Skirting Around the Moor: Calderdale Heritage Walks

 

 

The summer programme has fortnightly walks plus extra ones including Bank Holiday Mondays.
No pre-booking required, just turn up and pay the Guide – its £3 (all ages).

Almost all starting points are served by public transport. Well behaved dogs on leads are allowed on walks unless indicated by the No Dogs symbol.

The next Heritage Walk is on;

Sunday 7 July 2019; Skirting Around the Moor – a journey through some of the people, buildings and events around Skircoat Moor.

Meet Anne Kirker at 2:15pm at St. Jude’s Church on Free School Lane.

Keep an eye on the Facebook page to see any late alterations.

The complete Summer Walks Programme as shown below can be downloaded here.

Calderdale Heritage Walks: Anne Lister’s Halifax – Her Public Face

 

The summer programme has fortnightly walks plus extra ones including Bank Holiday Mondays.

Unusually, for this walk pre-booking is essential at £4 with tickets available from Halifax Visitor Centre, The Piece Hall, Halifax HX1 1RE.

The Centre is open 7 days a week 10:30am to 5:30pm. Bookings can be made in person, by phone on 01422 368725.

The walk is on Sunday 17 July, 2:30pm to Shibden, to recreate Anne Lister’s estate in 1832.

On 7th May, she returned home from her travels despondent, betrayed by yet one more woman’s marriage plans. Then reacquaintance with neighbouring heiress Ann Walker of Lightcliffe changed her life forever.

Anne Lister deployed all her considerable skills to enthral and seduce this wealthy young woman – all out of sight of Halifax’s prying eyes.

Meet Jill Liddington – details of the meeting place will be given when tickets are booked.

Walking boots/shoes are advised, and bring a packed lunch/snacks.

The walk includes short readings from Nature’s Domain, and ends at 4:30pm with Q&A plus tea and cake.

Bus back to Halifax as this is a linear walk.

The complete Summer Walks Programme as shown below can be downloaded here.

Cattle Market, Debtors’ Gaol & Lister Lane Cemetery: Calderdale Heritage Walks

 

 

The summer programme has fortnightly walks plus extra ones including Bank Holiday Mondays.
No pre-booking required, just turn up and pay the Guide – its £3 (all ages).

Almost all starting points are served by public transport. Well behaved dogs on leads are allowed on walks unless indicated by the No Dogs symbol.

The next Heritage Walk is on;

Saturday 1 June; Cattle Market, Debtors’ Gaol & Lister Lane Cemetery.

Rediscovering vanished facilities and buildings including the Halifax Fairground, ‘St Helena’ Debtors’ Gaol, St Augustine’s Church, and The Workhouse.

Concludes with a 90 minute tour of Lister Lane Cemetery – now a European Cemetery of Significance – where thousands of noted local residents lie buried.

Meet David Glover at Victoria Road, Halifax HX1 5PT at 2:15pm.

A linear walk ending at Lister Lane Cemetery.

The cemetery section not very suitable for wheelchairs / prams.

Keep an eye on the Facebook page to see any late alterations.

The complete Summer Walks Programme as shown below can be downloaded here.

Walsden: Calderdale Heritage Walks

 

 

The summer programme has fortnightly walks plus extra ones including Bank Holiday Mondays.
No pre-booking required, just turn up and pay the Guide – its £3 (all ages).

Almost all starting points are served by public transport. Well behaved dogs on leads are allowed on walks unless indicated by the No Dogs symbol.

The next Heritage Walk is on;

Monday 27 May, 2:15pm – Walsden.

A walk at one of our westernmost extremities. Looking at the area and local transport systems back to pack horse tracks and toll roads.

Plus the stories of local chapels, mills and a Nobel Prize winner.

Meet Anne Mealia at 2:15pm outside the Walsden train station, OL14 7QQ.

Keep an eye on the Facebook page to see any late alterations.

The complete Summer Walks Programme as shown below can be downloaded here.

Calderdale Heritage Walks: Anne Lister’s Halifax – Her Public Face

 

The summer programme has fortnightly walks plus extra ones including Bank Holiday Mondays.

Unusually, for this walk pre-booking is essential at £4 with tickets available from Halifax Visitor Centre, The Piece Hall, Halifax HX1 1RE.

The Centre is open 7 days a week 10:30 to 5:30. Bookings can be made in person, by phone.

The walk is on Sunday 19 May, 11:30am and is around two hours, recreating the town that Anne Lister knew so well in 1832.

She used Halifax for certain key functions: business transactions with her lawyer, shopping and catching up on political news, plus visits to the homes of the few families she saw as social equals.

The walk includes short readings from Nature’s Domain and ends at 4:30 with questions and answers plus tea and biscuits.

Timing and meeting point details are issued with the tickets.

The Guide is Jill Liddington.

The complete Summer Walks Programme as shown below can be downloaded here.

Hove Edge: Calderdale Heritage Walks

 

 

The summer programme has fortnightly walks plus extra ones including Bank Holiday Mondays.
No pre-booking required, just turn up and pay the Guide – its £3 (all ages).

Almost all starting points are served by public transport. Well behaved dogs on leads are allowed on walks unless indicated by the No Dogs symbol.

The next Heritage Walk is on;

Sunday 28 April, 2:15pm – Hove Edge.

Now (almost) a Brighouse suburb, but was an isolated hamlet in earlier times.

The special features of the walk include:

  • a former private railway system;
  • stone mines & quarries;
  • WWII sites;
  • a house from the 1500s;
  • and a General buried in Westminster Abbey.

Meet Ian Philp at 2:15pm by the Dusty Miller HD6 2PB, on the A644 in Hove Edge.

Keep an eye on the Facebook page to see any late alterations.

The complete Summer Walks Programme as shown below can be downloaded here.

Transport Links in Sowerby Bridge: Calderdale Heritage Walks

 

 

The summer programme has fortnightly walks plus extra ones including Bank Holiday Mondays.
No pre-booking required, just turn up and pay the Guide – its £3 (all ages).

Almost all starting points are served by public transport. Well behaved dogs on leads are allowed on walks unless indicated by the No Dogs symbol.

The next Heritage Walk is on;

Sunday 7 April, 2:15pm – Transport Links in Sowerby Bridge.

David Cant discusses the impact of the first trans-Pennine turnpike, canal and railway on Sowerby Bridge. Meet David at 2:15pm outside the railway station Jubilee Refreshment Rooms.

Keep an eye on the Facebook page to see any late alterations.

The complete Summer Walks Programme as shown below can be downloaded here.