Join the Calderdale Heritage Walks every fortnight until March 2020

Even walks in Brighouse attract walkers from further afield so why not join in a fun activity that combines gentle exercise with fascinating insight into the history of Calderdale?

Walks take place every second Sunday on a fortnightly basis. Each walk has its own topic of interest and takes place in a different part of Calderdale. All welcome to join, all levels of fitness welcome.
Walks that are wheelchair accessible are marked as such.

December walks:

  • December 1st: Big ‘Cs’ IN RIPPONDEN:  Church, catastrophe, conflict, cooperation, Chartism and more. Ripponden had them all!
  • December 15th: Brighouse Extends Northwards: In the 1800s Brighouse expanded rapidly particularly to the north. Many buildings from that period are still in use, some with rich histories. Wheelchair accessible.
  • December 29th: How Hebden Bridge: The story behind the growth of the town and the changes that have taken place. Wheelchair accessible.

For more information, take a look at the Calderdale Walks or visit

Wednesday walk for all November 27 Northowram Surgery

Wednesday 27 November sees the launch of Active Calderdale’s  Better Living ‘Wednesday Walk for All’ which will be a gentle 1.5 mile circular stroll with a café stop for a brew and a natter.

Anyone in the local community is welcome. No need to book, just turn up. Meet at 10am at Northowram Surgery.

Your friendly walk leaders will be Ella and Charlotte. No special equipment is required.

Contact Ella on 07966273037 if you have any questions.

Northowram Surgery, 55 Northowram Green, Northowram, Halifax HX3 7JE

St Michael’s Church Shelf Christmas Fair Saturday December 7th, 2-5pm

Come along to St Michael’s Church in Shelf (opposite Lidl) for some fabulous festive fun during our Christmas Fair on Saturday December 7th from 2pm-5pm!

There will be refreshments, cake stalls, Tombolas, Raffle, Games, Christmas Quiz to name but a few and of course, Santa in his grotto!

We look forward to seeing you!

Medley Matinee at St Michael’s Church, Shelf

Join Shelf with Buttershaw for the Medley Matinee – Buttershaw Community Choir, Krys Lyon and Pauls Singing Choir make up a great trio of acts to bring you a very special afternoon of song and sign .

Saturday 19 October 2019 – 2pm doors open, performance starts at 2pm
At St Michael’s Church, 80 Carr House Rd, Shelf, HX3 7RJ

Entry is FREE – Refreshments and raffle tickets on sale and a collection will be taken during the show with all proceeds going to the church funds.

Volunteer with the Friends of Shelf Hall Park

Interested in Volunteering and want to help keep Shelf Hall Park clean and tidy? Then get involved with Woodland maintenance sessions in the Park.

Sessions taking place on the 12th 18th 19th 25th and 26th October meeting at 10am at the bridle Stile car park, David Wager from the group will be there to meet you.

Please wear sturdy footwear, appropriate clothing and gloves.

Medley Matinee

A trio of acts, one special afternoon of song and sign with Buttershaw Choir and Paul’s Signing Choir.

On Saturday 19 October 2019 at St Michael’s Church, Shelf (opposite Lidl)

FREE entry

Doors open 2pm, performance starts 2.30pm.

Refreshments and raffle tickets on sale. All proceeds for church funds.

medley matinee

Halloween Event at Shelf Pre-School

Enjoy yourself at a Sure Start Childrens Centre Halloween event with refreshments and more – Fancy dress optional!

Tuesday 29 October 2019 – 2pm to 4pm
At Shelf Pre-School, Shelf Village Hall, Halifax Road, HX3 7NT

Book your place by calling 01422 434006