Heritage Walk: The Wainhouse Trail

Meet David Nortcliffe on Monday 27 August, 2:15pm by the base of Wainhouse Tower for a 2 hour walk through the area where John Edward Wainhouse operated. Looking at his life, his properties and his famous feud with Sir Henry Edwards.

This is a Calderdale Heritage Walk and there is a charge of £3 (all ages) – no booking needed.

Access on foot from Wakefield Gate (off Skircoat Moor Road), Halifax.

(If you plan to ascend the Tower and walk the trail on the same afternoon, you’ll need to do the ascent first starting around 1:15pm as the Tower will have closed by the time the walk ends!).

  • Easy walk on level paths
  • Bus available to near starting point
  • Walk – please wear appropriate footwear and clothing.

Go Up Wainhouse Tower on Bank Holiday Monday!

On Bank Holiday Monday, 27 August, why not climb the 403 steps of the internal spiral staircase of Wainhouse Tower to take in the fantastic views from this fabulously ornate 77 metre (253 foot) high Victorian chimney!

Unfortunately, the last time that you should have been able to go up the tower in May, it was snowing so much that the event had to be called off for safety reasons. Somehow, I don’t think that we will have the same problem this time!

Wainhouse Tower will be open from 11:00am to 4:00pm (last ascent 3.30pm).

Prices are Adult £3; Children & Adult Passport to Leisure Holders (PPL) £2.50; Child PPL £2; Family ticket ( 2 Adult & 2 Children ) £10.

For further information please contact Dawn Mitchell on 07540 674307 or email dawn.mitchell@calderdale.gov.uk.

For more on the history of the Tower, see: History of Wainhouse Tower.

Go Up Wainhouse Tower on Easter Monday!

On Easter Monday, 2 April, why not climb the 403 steps of the internal spiral staircase of Wainhouse Tower to take in the fantastic views from this fabulously ornate 77 metre (253 foot) high Victorian chimney!

Wainhouse Tower is open from 11am to 4pm (last ascent 3.30pm) on the following dates in 2018:

  • Easter Monday 2 April
  • May Day Monday 7 May
  • Spring Bank Monday 28 May
  • August Bank Monday 27 August

Prices are Adult £3; Children & Adult Passport to Leisure Holders (PPL) £2.50; Child PPL £2; Family ticket ( 2 Adult & 2 Children ) £10.

For further information please contact Dawn Mitchell on 07540 674307 or email dawn.mitchell@calderdale.gov.uk.

For more on the history of the Tower, see: History of Wainhouse Tower.  A 360° view from Wainhouse Tower by Joby Catto from Anti Limited. This gives a preview of the views from the top of the tower.

Park Ward Heritage Festival – October 2016

park-ward-heritage-festDid you work at Macintosh’s? Or go to school at St Mary’s? Send your memories of places and buildings in Park ward that mean something to you, so that a “ Community
Heritage Display” can be pulled together for everyone to celebrate.

Send pictures, stories or videos to hci@calderdale.gov.uk or take them in to Halifax Central Initiative at Queen’s Road Neighbourhood Centre, HX1 4NE

Tuesday 25 October – 2pm
Meet at Lister Lane Cemetery for a guided tour around historical landmarks

Wednesday 26 October – 10am to 1pm
Views from Wainhouse Tower – Adults £2.50, Children £2, Family £8

Friday 28 October – Starts at 2pm with doors open at 1.30pm
King Cross Library – FREE stories from local residents who describe life in Park ward from
1940s to 1970s.

For more information call 01422 365948 or email parkwardndp@yahoo.com

Get active and enjoy fun guided walks this Summer

The guided walks programme includes everything from health walks, longer more challenging walks and family walks as well as some fun activities along the way.

Everyone benefits from the outdoors and there is something for everyone whether you want to:

  • improve your health and fitness
  • learn about local woods, trees, plants and other countryside features
  • meander through historic villages
  • or simply enjoy breathtaking views and scenery throughout Calderdale

From July to August there will be a number of guided walks taking place and further information on each walk can be found on the links below:

If you have any queries about these walks, contact Julie Swift on 01422 284415 or email julie.swift@calderdale.gov.uk

There are a few guidelines you should be aware of before participating in any of the walks listed above which can be viewed on the Council website here.

Heritage Walk: The Wainhouse Trail

Meet Iain Cameron at 2.15pm by the base of Wainhouse Tower for a 2 hour walk through the area where John Edward Wainhouse operated. Looking at his life, his properties and his famous feud with Sir Henry Edwards.

On Monday 31 August 2015

This is a Calderdale Heritage Walk and there is a charge of £3 (all ages) – no booking needed.

Access on foot from Wakefield Gate (off Skircoat Moor Road), Halifax.

(If you plan to ascend the Tower and walk the trail on the same afternoon, you’ll need to do the ascent first starting around 1.15pm as the Tower will have closed by the time the walk ends!).

  • Easy walk on level paths
  • Bus available to near starting point
  • Walk – please wear appropriate footwear and clothing.

Bank Holiday Ascents of Wainhouse Tower

On Monday 26 May climb the 400 steps of the internal spiral staircase to take in the views from this fabulously ornate, 77 metres (253 feet high) Victorian chimney!

For further details see www.calderdale.gov.uk/leisure

  • Adults £2.50
  • Children £2
  • Family Tickets £7