Moving back to the Motherland – t'up North. But Yorkshire?
Somewhere near transport links, ideally an airport so you can get far away !
I’d take a look at local economy, try and find somewhere with an active private sector with some potential for economic activity. Communities over reliant on state employment (government, hospitals etc) are going to continue to suffer greatly.
FWIW I’d say Sheffield or Harrogate, the former due to proximity of motorway and riding the latter for a degree of sophistication.Posted 5 years agodjgloverMember
I moved from London to Ilkley a week and a half ago. Really when I boiled it down the other options were too much of a compromise
Harrogate: too far from the hills
Leeds: Well, its Leeds so its as rough as a dogs arse
More remote dales: to far from train / schools
So far so good.
25 mins to Leeds on the train (I work there 2 days a week)
Access to the dales in 15 minutes
Access to the moor in seconds
Almost crime free
Great indy shops
Close to the airport
Bad points (nit picking really)
Provincial service in some bars and restaurants
Its 4.5 hours to London and I have to work there every week (does not apply to everyone 🙂
on balance the hellish monday / tuesday commute to / from London is worth it for the quality of life the rest of the week.Posted 5 years agoskipratMember
If you head north of Sheffield, you kind of hit the bit between Sheffield, Huddersfield and Barnsley. Easy transport links all over, Woodhead pass to Manc (from Barnsley we hit Manchester Airport in 40mins. And it would be close enough for the mrs to pop to Huddersfield. Try Shelley, Shepley areas. Quite rural too.Posted 5 years ago
IHN using your criteria- around the Outlane area. Straight onto the M62 and you miss the accident section of J24-26 😆
From there its 40mins. 32mins from Salendine Nook to Stretford, Manchester when its quiet 8)
Why not the Prestwich/Whitefield etc area? A good compromise and only 25mins the other way to Hudds for visits etc.
Hebden is NOWHERE near a fast link IMO.Posted 5 years agomarsdenmanMember
Every time this q. comes up I wax lyrical about my home village 😳
But, it is brilliant
A62 road link. Rail station for Leeds / Manchester. Riding from the door. Great pubs, Great vibe, etc… etc
I could be beyond cheeky and link you to very a very nice 3 bed Victorian semi that’s currently up for sale in said village but, i’m not that cheeky.Posted 5 years ago
We’re not leaving the village, love it too much, just resizing 🙂SanchoMember
Toxic socks has it spot on, also if you are North Leeds you can hit the A1 then M62 quickly and still have access to Leeds/Harrogate, and the Airport.Posted 5 years ago
Awesome riding in Leeds too, check out the vid on roots riding.
South Halifax. I’m biased but moved from York here 10ish years ago with the view to staying here a bit and then moving back. No chance would I move back to York now…
ton – Elland? Really? We lived there for 2 years and its quite frankly a horrid little sh*thole of a place.Posted 5 years ago
So, we’re in the veeeeery early stages of thinking about a move from the land of spinach and ricotta tartlets, flat beer and surly shopstaff back up to the land of steak puddings, beer with a head on and friendly ladies in Greggs.
However, the little lady’s a Huddersfield lass (well, nearly, Birkenshaw) and she refuses to go anywhere other then Yorkshire. I’m trying to persuade her that there are other options, especially as I’d like to be closer to the Manchester end of things, but to no avail. It’s like what they say; you can always tell a Yorkshireman, but you can’t tell ’em much.
Her ‘compromise’ is West Yorkshire. So, where’s nice to live in West Yorkshire that would give easy access to major towns and cities for work (I’m a contractor so need a good spread of potential employers/locations), good riding, attractive locale, nice people, easy to get to Manchester (especially South Mcr) and all that?
Your answers on a postcard please….Posted 5 years agothe teaboyMember
I’ve lived in the Peak District, Sheffield, Meltham/ Holmfirth and Keighley/ Skipton. Work in Leeds, wife worked in Manc, family in Sheff.
I’d recommend Marsden. It’s beautiful, friendly, has easy access to Leeds/ Manc/ Bradford, is ok to Sheffield, has good pubs/ food and ace riding. The only downside is that the secondary schools aren’t great.
Airedale/ Wharfedale are great places to live but limit a sensible commute to Leeds or Bradford as it takes 30mins just to get to the M62.Posted 5 years agonaffriderMember
Haha, I love Bradford, totally in the minority I know, I like it grim I guess 🙂
So many good places around W. Yorkshire, quite I predicament I guess. Funnily enough I’ve heard good things about Marsden too outside this forum, must be ace, Brighouse supposedly pretty good too.Posted 5 years ago
Actually, there are some reasonably nice parts of Elland. Where we used to live opposite what was the Bupa hospital was quite nice (only 5 mins ride over the river to Headless Chicken too!) and the top end near Brooksbank School is pretty good. Its just the bit in the middle that lets it down!
Suppose in the grand scheme of things, its not too bad. Dirt cheap and great access to the M62 and they might even get around to re-building the station there (something they’ve been going on about for decades apparently).Posted 5 years agomosSubscriber
We were looking around the golden triangle of cleckhuddersfax & ended up in scapegoat hill. My parents live near hebden, in laws are in holmfirth & I work in cleck. We did look at marsden but for me it would have pushed my commute over 30 mins & I hate commuting as it is.Posted 5 years ago
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