Hey Farm Barn
Hey Farm Barn is located on the edge of Marsden, a pretty, lively Pennine Yorkshire village, next to the National Trust Estate, so you can step out of the door and be on the Moor within minutes, no need for a car or to worry about parking. Numerous routes are available for all types of walkers, including the Pennine Way and the Colne Valley Circular.
Please visit www.nationaltrust.org.uk for full information on the walks available which also include organised walks, with a guide, all year round. The NT Estate, covering nearly 2429ha (5685 acres) of unenclosed common moorland almost surrounding the village of Marsden, takes in the northern part of the Peak District National Park, with valleys, reservoirs, peaks and crags, as well as archaeological remains dating from pre-Roman times to the great engineering structures of the canal and railway ages. The landscape supports large numbers of moorland birds such as the golden plover, red grouse, curlew and diminutive twite. The estate is a designated SSSI forming part of an international Special Protection Area and is a candidate Special Area of Conservation. At the National Trust Estate office, at the Old Goods Yard next to the Railway Station, is the 'Welcome to Marsden' exhibition, giving a good insight into the area.
Marsden is a small Pennine village with a busy high street and a variety of shops including local butchers, bakers, Co-op and pharmacy.
As well as wine bars, there is a real ale pub and a wide selection of eating places including pubs, pizza restaurant and a fabulous gourmet restaurant, all within walking distance of Hey Farm Barn. There are also a number of cáfes and an ice cream parlour.
Why not time your visit to coincide with one of Marsden’s popular events? Marsden Jazz Festival is a lively annual festival that brings traditional and modern jazz to the valley in October each year. Imbolc, a festival of fire and Marsden Cuckoo Day - an event that celebrates the arrival of Spring, are annual events held in February and April respectively.
Marsden is also the site of Standedge Tunnel - the longest, highest and deepest canal tunnel in the country. The canal and Tunnel End are just below Hey Farm Barn offering lovely walks, canal boat rides, museum and a cáfe!
Marsden village has a very friendly, local atmosphere and a long history. It is also the memorable location for 'Last of the Summer Wine' and 'Where the Heart Is' as well as a number of other films and TV programmes including 'Happy Valley', 'A Monster Calls', 'Remember Me' and 'Walk Like a Panther'.
The village golf course is set on the edge of the Moors, with the most amazing views at every hole!
There are Sunday services at St Bartholomew's (Anglican) and United Church (Methodist), with St Bartholomew's renowned as 'The Cathedral of the Colne Valley'.
The Surrounding Area
The immediate surrounding area includes Holmfirth, Slaithwaite and Saddleworth as well as the northern part of the Peak District National Park. Huddersfield, Manchester, Leeds and York are all easily accessible by train from Marsden railway station.
E-bike hire is available www.cyclewithrachael.co.uk
Horse riding is available at the local stables.
Booking & Availability
Hey Farm Barn is available all year round, please contact Rebecca tel 07932 961981 or email Enquiries@hey-barn.co.uk for full details & rates.