From sausages to shortbread, pies to parkin and cheese to chocolate, the South Pennines is very proud of its food. There are wine producers and cider producers too. All of them passionate about what they produce. And don't get us started on beer. The South Pennines boasts so many breweries that we had to create a website to celebrate them all...

We hope you'll buy local produce to take home with you and share with your friends, but please get stuck in while you're here. Smell it, taste it and buy some more.

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Diggle Chippy - in Diggle! (Photo: Sarah Mason)

Take it away…packed lunches, picnics and chips!

Our favourite places for food on the move. We all have days when we just can’t wait to get out on the moors,  trails and canal paths.  Days when we don’t […]


Flavours to savour…

Locally-made produce to put in your picnics (or take home to the person feeding your cat). Bread is the staff of life.  For bread so-good-you-have-to-eat-it-all-in-one-go, we love The Handmade Bakery in […]

Got a sweet tooth?  Head for Mrs Beighton's. (Photo: Mark Davis)

Sweets and treats.

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 […]



If you’re here for the beer, you’ve come to the right place… The South Pennines area has an incredible concentration of independent micro-breweries and good pubs. Alongside well-known names like Timothy Taylor, […]