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The attractive riverside terrace of this handsome stone-built mill overlooks the fast-flowing weir that once drove the mill race. Set in extensive grounds that also house a hotel and a school The Old Mill is a tranquil spot surrounded by woodlands on a bend in the river yet just minutes off the M62.The Calder & Hebble Navigation which connects Wakefield with the Rochdale Canal at Sowerby Bridge joins the Calder just downstream of The Old Mill and offers attractive walks through the Calder Valley. Just 10 miles south lies Holmfirth the beautiful Pennine village on the edge of the Peak District National Park best known as the location for the BBC comedy series Last of the Summer Wine.Kirklees Priory of which The Old Mill once formed part was founded in 1155 and endured for over 400 years gaining notoriety for its reputed role in the death of the legendary outlaw Robin Hood. Today all that remains of the Priory the ruins of the gatehouse and some Grade I listed outbuildings are on private land. A landmark building on the pleasant Calder River the historic Old Mill is an ideal location for country dining and leisurely Sunday lunches. Dine al fresco on the riverside terrace when the sun is shining or enjoy a pub lunch or seasonal special indoors amid exposed beams and open fires when it's chilly outside.