Follow path to stunning scenery and top tales

Image for Calder Valley based Pathways Video's latest DVD release, covering walks in the Ryburn Valley
Image for Calder Valley based Pathways Video's latest DVD release, covering walks in the Ryburn Valley
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Calderdale-based two-man film production company Pathways have turned their cameras onto the lovely Ripponden and Ryburn valley for their latest production.

Cameraman Peter Thornton and presenter Ray Riches specialise in making films showcasing walks and talks which display the most beautiful parts of Calderdale and beyond, packing them with interviews, local history, anecdotes and proving everywhere has some great stories to tell.

As well as a great visual experience, they are also a very practical guide for you to pull on your boots and follow in their footsteps.

Their latest production, Ripponden and the Ryburn Valley, is their tenth all together and the second in their series of films, The Valleys of Calderdale, which celebrate the wonderful scenery of those valleys which branch off from the main Calder Valley.

From its industrial legacy to thriving sporting life, from grand houses to folk festivals like Rushbearing, and from railway engineering feats to a stop off at Ripponden’s Old Bridge Inn, claimed to be the oldest pub in West Yorkshire, it creates a rich tapestry.

Peter says: “Like most of our films it not only celebrates the natural beauty of the area but also its fascinating historical past.”

The film launches at a free showing at Ripponden Conservative Club on Saturday, November 8 (11am), where it will be on sale at a specially reduced price.

The DVD will be available from Sainsbury’s, Harveys, The Minster and the TIC in Halifax; at Tesco’s in Sowerby Bridge; and at St Bartholomew’s Church and Robin’s Nest at Ripponden.

More info at www.pathwaysvideo.co.uk or call 01422 202863.