Walks di­ary

Halifax Courier - - Business -

Here is your handy guide to or­gan­ised walks com­ing up across Calderdale. On Satur­day, April 25, meet Steve Black­smith from Hal­i­fax Sci­en­tific So­ci­ety for a chance to see Lit­tle Owls and na­tive daf­fodils.

The three-and-a-half mile walk takes around four hours to com­plete and walk­ers are ad­vised to take their own binoc­u­lars if pos­si­ble.

Meet at 10.30am by Rip­pon­den Bowl­ing Green, Mill Fold, Rip­pon­den. There will also be a chance to ex­plore the Pack­horse Trail from Black­shaw­head to Hep­ton­stall on the 25th.

The two-mile walk be­gins at 12.35pm at Black­shaw­head Methodist Chapel and ends in Hep­ton­stall. There will be a £3 charge and for de­tails con­tact Katie@pen­nine-hori­zons.co.uk. Satur­day will also see the launch of the Heb­den Bridge Loop on the Pen­nine Way.

The launch of the route starts at Heb­den Bridge sta­tion from 10.35am.

The walk, on good tracks and paths, is in five stages and walk­ers are wel­come to leave or join at any stage,

For de­tails visit www. hb­walk­er­s­ac­tion.org.uk/ pen­nine-way A her­itage walk fo­cus­ing on votes for women will also be held in Heb­den Bridge on Satur­day.

Meet Jill Lid­ding­ton to fol­low in the foot­steps of Lavena Sal­ton­stall, vis­it­ing the homes of Heb­den Bridge suf­fragettes, the fus­tian cloth­ing fac­to­ries where they worked and the square where Emmeline Pankhurst ad­dressed a vast crowd in 1907. This is a three-hour walk and in­cludes some hill­side paths. The paths may be muddy so ap­pro­pri­ate footwear is ad­vis­able.

Meet at Heb­den Bridge sta­tion at 2.15pm. There will be a charge of £3. On Sun­day, April 26, ex­plore the rad­i­cal his­tory around Tod­mor­den and Heb­den Bridge.

The Tod­mor­den walk will look at sites as­so­ci­ated with the early rad­i­cal so­cial move­ments in­clud­ing Char­tism and the Anti-Poor Law Move­ment, while en­joy­ing the beau­ti­ful scenery of the Up­per Calder Val­ley.

The eight-mile walk starts at 10am from Tom­dor­den sta­tion and will cost £3.

The Heb­den Bridge walk will ex­plore sites as­so­ci­ated with move­ments in­clud­ing co-op­er­a­tives, trade unions and women’s rights and be­gins at 1.30pm from Heb­den Bridge sta­tion. The four-mile walk will cost £3.

For more in­for­ma­tion about both walks, con­tact Katie@pen­nine-hori­zons.co.uk Or meet Anne Kirker in Rip­pon­den on the 26th to delve into Rip­pon­den’s past with a her­itage walk.

The “Big Cs” walk will ex­plore Rip­pon­den’s his­tory since me­dieval times and will look at Church, catas­tro­phe, cot­ton, con­flict, co-op­er­a­tion, child labour and more.

Her­itage walks are gen­er­ally two hours of fairly easy walk­ing and are suit­able for ac­com­pa­nied chil­dren over the age of thir­teen. No need to book, just turn up and pay on the day.

Meet at 2.15pm at Rip­pon­den Parish Church. There will be a £3 charge, On Mon­day, April 27, there will be three health walks or­gan­ised by the South West York­shire Part­ner­ship NHS Foun­da­tion Trust.

Meet at Illing­worth Moor Methodist Church, Keighley Road, for an easy 30-minute walk. The walk is not buggy friendly and walk­ers are asked to not bring dogs.

There will be an easy, 60- minute, flat and slow walk around Tod­mor­den from 11am. Meet at the main en­trance of Tod­mor­den Mar­ket.

And at 1pm there will be a mod­er­ate 90-minute walk around lling­worth.

Meet out­side Keighley Road Surgery - this walk is not pram friendly and walk­ers are asked not to bring their dogs. And on Tues­day, April 28, CREW (Car­diac Re­ha­bil­i­ta­tion by Ex­er­cise and Walk­ing) has or­gan­ised a four-and-a-half mile walk around Shelf.

The walk will be led by Bernard Collins and walk­ers are ased to meet at 10am at the Bot­tom­ley Arms, Shelf.

CREW is a lo­cal car­diac sup­port char­ity of­fer­ing ex­er­cise classes, ed­u­ca­tional ses­sions, a weekly four to five mile walk and so­cial events for peo­ple with car­diac or cir­cu­la­tory prob­lems.

For de­tails visit www. crew­heart­sup­port.co.uk or www.heart­beat.uk.com.

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