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The surrounding area of Huddersfield, Halifax and nearby Saddleworth are areas of beautiful countryside, rolling hills, heather moorland, a wealth of archaeological remains from Scammonden, Pule hill and remote hamlets with history spreading over many centuries. The Launds Inn Museum is situated high on the Southern Pennines between Golcar and Scammonden. The museum is popular with walkers, cyclists, and tourists, and is directly situated on the Kirklees Way, and within close proximity of numerous other walks. At just over 1175' feet above sea level. The local scenery is breathtaking to say the least, the surrounding area offers plenty of attractions for all the family, here's a small sample:-


The Rockingstone, also known locally as 'Druid's Rock', is situated only yards from Launds.

The stone is somewhat of a mystery as little is known about it's origins, although it is mentioned in the Broadbent's of Launds family documents.


Scammonden reservoir is located a mile from Launds.

The reservoir was completed in 1971 and opened by the Queen. The M62 motorway (the highest in England) that crosses the pennines, runs along the top of the dam head - quite an amazing feat of engineering! Activities at Scammonden water include sailing, walking and it is ideal in the summer for picnics. Part of the old hamlet of Broadlee lies beneath the water.


Pole Moor Graveyard

Ghostly goings-on may be found at the old graveyard of Pole Moor Chapel situated 1/2 a mile from Launds.

All the old families of the Pole, Scammonden and the surrounding villages are buried here including a few Broadbent ancestors and former occupiers of Launds!

Local Walks

From the door-step of Launds there are many great walks to do. The Kirklees way passes close to Launds and public footpaths are well sign-posted. Walkers are most welocome at Launds - please let us know in advance so you can stop off for a tasy snack.

Other Local Attractions

Castle Hill, Huddersfield

Holmfirth, Near Huddersfield

Halifax Piece Hall

Hebden Bridge

Bronte Parsonage, Haworth

Saddleworth and Uppermill

Historic York

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