Shepley, Marsh Farm
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About the Event
Set in the dramatic West Yorkshire countryside at Shepley, Sheffield DA venture to the north of the region for this weekend to enjoy a spectacular view of the 1,084 foot (330m) tall iconic Emley moor transmitting station. The impressive grade 2 listed structure remains the 4th tallest tower in Western Europe even though it has been transmitting telecommunications since 1971.
Shepley village is mentioned in the Domesday book, 1086, although there is evidence of settlement prior to this date. The village industry was primarily farming, developing into wool from the 14th Century. Since 1996 Shepley has established a major natural spring water bottling operation, Shelpey Spring.
Shepley lies in rolling West Yorkshire countryside and offers pleasant walking. The popular village of Homfirth is a short drive away where visitors like to discover locations used over the 31 series of BBC TV sitcom Last of the Summer Wine.