At the weekend, as we were crossing the Pennines to go for lunch to celebrate my mother-in-law’s birthday, we stopped off in the West Yorkshire town of Holmfirth.
On any day, this town is a great place to spend a few hours and the roads and hills around it make pretty breathtaking driving and walking country.
But the weekend saw its annual food and drink festival, with more than 60 stalls selling produce grown and made in Yorkshire.
As we drove back through at tea time many of the stalls had packed up but plenty of punters were enjoying a drink in the the evening sunshine.
This Huddersfield mill town has more to offer than just Last Of The Summer Wine memorabilia, Sid’s cafe and the Wrinkled Stocking tea shop.
It’s a haven of independent shops, with a thriving community spirit, winding cobbled streets, a meandering river and a cinema where you can enjoy a beer while watching a film.
It’s a place that is well worth stopping by some time.