Up & down from Ogden Water – Guided Walk

Meet Chris Sutcliffe outside the Ogden Water visitor centre for a 6 mile, medium grade walk over hill and dale taking in the south and eastern countryside – Sorry no dogs

Thursday 14 July – Meet at 10.30am

Please take your own lunch and contact Chris on 07769 954956 if you require more information.

Celebrate Yorkshire Day this weekend – Events

Yorkshire DayThis Saturday is Yorkshire Day and there’s a lot of events and activities going on in Calderdale for you and your family to enjoy:

Halifax Visitor Centre, Central Library, Halifax.
Yorkshire Day Raffle to win a Yorkshire Hamper and other great prizes. £1 a strip with all proceeds to the Mayors Charities. Tasting of Farrahs’s biscuits and fudge.

Kershaws Garden Centre, Halifax Road, Brighouse, HD6 2QD
Yorkshire Day Fayre 1st & 2nd August. Face Painting, Games, Stalls Competitions a great family event – Tel: 01484 713435

Cedar Court Hotel, Ainley Top, Elland
Yorkshire Day activities and the launch of the New Bar Grill 54 Bouncy Castle, Garden Games, leisure access – Tel: 01422 375431

Hebden Bridge Visitor Centre, The Marina, Hebden Bridge
Yorkshire Day Wine tasting from Luddenden Valley Wines and Yorkshire parkin treats to try from Lottie Shaws – Tel: 01422 843831

Another World Adventure Centre, Moss Farm, Ogden, HX2 8YB
A Reet Yorkshire Weekend. Free Entry, Free Parking, £3 per activity or £25 for a day pass to all activities – 1st & 2nd August 10am to 5pm – Tel: 01422 240464

Lammas Day celebrations at Ogden Water Halifax 11am-4pm
Learn how to make a corn dolly and make some flatbread to cook over an open fire. £3.50 per person or £2.50 with  passport to leisure – Book Now 

Hebden Bridge Vintage Weekend at Calder Holmes Park, Hebden Bridge
1st & 2nd August a Rally for vintage, veteran & classic vehicles. Family event

Yorkshire Day Themed Park Run at Shroggs Park, Halifax, HX3 5BX.
5k route, Free event just need to register and start running. Blue and White clothing the order of the day.

Bankfield Museum, Boothtown Road, Halifax, HX3 6HJ
Opening of Cabinets of Curiosity exhibition 1st August and runs until 3rd October
Free Entry – Tel: 01422 352334

A FREE tree-mendous recycling idea

??????????With Christmas now over, many of you may be thinking about how to get rid of the Christmas tree.

In the UK approximately 250 tonnes of Christmas trees that could have been recycled are simply thrown out after Christmas but at Ogden Water nature reserve, outside Halifax, there is a FREE Christmas tree recycling service, which is the perfect way to get rid of your unwanted tree.

Read more for further information by clicking here.


Would you like to be a countryside volunteer?

calcountryservThe Calderdale Countryside Service are always looking for new volunteers and they will be holding an induction/taster session at Ogden Water Country Park and Nature Reserve on Thursday 20 November 2014.

If yourself or anybody you know of would be interested in becoming a volunteer, please email Philip.Singh@calderdale.gov.uk for further details.

If you would like to keep up with all things Countryside within the Calderdale area and beyond, please visit The Countryside and Woodlands Team Facebook page here.