Part of being away is indulging yourself and the South Pennines has enough treats to keep you going for months. Read on to discover some of our guilty pleasures….
Have your cake and eat some more… To celebrate Saddleworth style, visit The Hazelnut Bakery in Delph or The Frostery in Uppermill – the cakes look too good to eat. And both places offer masterclasses and courses, so you can perfect your piping skills.
Lottie Shaw’s parkin recipe was passed down to her by her great-grandmother and is definitely not just for bonfire night. (We know – together with Grandma Wilds’ biscuits we eat a lot of it at South Pennines HQ.) Lottie’s products can be found in shops and visitor centres across the area.
Screaming for ice cream? We love Vanilla Bean at Slaithwaite, where Eric uses local fruit in his sorbets. Don’t leave it at that though. Make sure you try A Month of Sundaes in Marsden, Longley’s in Holmfirth and Grandpa Greene’s on the towpath at Diggle.
The treat emporium that is Sweet Memories in Uppermill is where you’ll find locally handmade chocolate by Sugar Violets. For other good-ole fashioned bags of sweets like Yorkshire Mix, pay a visit to Mrs Beighton’s Sweetshop in Haworth or Something Sweet in Hebden Bridge. Something Sweet are also stockists of Mr Fitzpatricks’s vintage cordials, originally produced during the late 19th century Lancashire Temperance movement.
And if you’d like to see treats being made, head over to The Fudge Factory at Whitworth in Rossendale and watch how award-winning fudge is produced!