From your base at Old East View, there are plenty of outdoor and sporting activities to choose from.

We recommend bringing clothing for all weather - our local climate can change quickly!

The Calderdale Way: just a short walk up the hill from Old East View
The Bridestones is an outcropping of large boulders just a short walk from Old East View
There are several colourful local legends surrounding the Bridestones, just ask any local!
There is excellent gristone bouldering at the Bridestones
Bouldering at the Bridestones ranges from grades 5a to 6c
The local bridleways make for excellent mountain-biking terrain
Stunning scenery literally on our doorstep makes for some great walks
Stoodley Pike: just one of the many great views you'll encounter!
Even in Winter, the nearby walks are very attractive
The Calderdale Way: just a short walk up the hill from Old East View


Old East View provides the ideal opportunity for anyone who enjoys outdoor activities - whether you like walking, climbing, cycling, riding, or even boating or fell-running, there's plenty to do!

The great outdoors is right on your doorstep at Old East View, but if you don't mind a short drive, you can easily reach the Peak District and the Yorkshire Dales in under an hour.


From easy yet picturesque walks along the newly restored Rochdale Canal to more demanding hikes up hill and down dale, there's plenty of walking on offer nearby. There are lots of marked trails along the Calderdale Way and Pennine Way (which can easily be accessed from the doorstep of Old East View), and for more adventurous souls there are vast open moorlands - a challenge for the keenest orienteer!

Index of walks along the Calderdale Way

Climbing and bouldering

Old East View is very handily located for a wide variety of traditional and sport climbing, and also bouldering. A short walk up the hill from our doorstep are the famous "Bridestones", a collection of gritstone outcrops ranging from 5a to 6c. A short drive north is the legendary climbing destination of Malham, and south lies the Peak District - take your pick!

Map of 40-odd climbs within 5 miles

Cycling and mountain biking

There's plenty of cycling around Todmorden, whether your preference is mountain biking (try the famous Mary Townley Loop!) or road cycling, you won't be disappointed. Todmorden is even home to the mountain biking magazine Singletrack, and a new Trail Centre at Lee Quarry is located nearby.

Singletrack Magazine

There are many other outdoor pursuits possible from Old East View - from equestrian sports to fell running, boating at Hollingworth Lake to bird-watching - the sky's the limit, whatever the weather! (In the depths of winter it's even been possible to ski-tour on the high moors...)

Malham Dale

Hollingworth Lake