Nestled in a deep valley, Todmorden station serves a pretty Pennine village in Calderdale, West Yorkshire. Trains arrive at a simple Yorkshire stone building close to the town centre, where the shops and restaurants are almost exclusively independent - they're ranged along the three main roads that run through town, and which join at a roundabout just downhill from the station.
Todmorden makes a great base for local walks, whether in the surrounding hills or along the banks of the River Calder; a particularly popular route is the walk east to Hebden Bridge, along the Calder and the Rochdale Canal. But it's equally pleasant just exploring the town, with landmarks that include the grand neoclassical town hall, the Grade I listed church and the market hall, which still hosts regular markets both indoors and out.
The town lies midway between Leeds and Manchester, making it a popular base for commuters. Trains reach Leeds in about an hour, and Manchester Victoria in just 25 minutes.