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Winter Walks Programme 2014 - 2015


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As usual, this five month winter programme has a walk per fortnight. They are in and around our towns and bigger villages as we feel those are more suitable for winter walks. Most are on Sundays, but there’s one on a Saturday. Do join us !


The normal charge is £3 for all ages unless shown otherwise. For virtually all our walks there's no need to book, just turn up and pay on the day.


For enquiries, please email us at : CdaleHeritageWks@aol.com


2014 - 2015 Winter Walks

Sunday 14 December


Looking at parts of Halifax south-west of the town centre which were large private estates in 18th century but are now mainly residential areas.  However … some interesting surprises remain.

Meet  Iain Cameron at  2.00 p.m. on Arden Road, Halifax, (off A.58) by the central gates of the Joseph Crossley Almshouses.

New walk

Sunday 28 December


Halifax is noted for its many fine mid/ late 19th century ornate buildings in the central area.  We plan to see many of the best on this walk.  Lasts 2¼ hours.


Meet David Nortcliffe at 2.00  p.m. by Halifax Town Hall notice boards. Suitable for wheelchairs

Sunday 11 January


The story of Colonel Edward Akroyd, his business, life, house, Church and his legacy.  Includes a walk through the historic Akroydon village Conservation Area.

Meet David Nortcliffe at 2.00 p.m. at the bottom of Range Lane, off Haley Hill  (A.647) in Halifax.

Sunday 25 January


Rastrick was a separate authority until 1893 with its own distinctive history. We'll look mainly at the 19th/ 20th century developments to see how radically the area changed in that period.

Meet Margaret Sharp at 2.00 p.m. in the Sports Centre carpark, Rastrick High School, Field Top Road, Rastrick.

Sunday 8 February


Appleyard, Akroyd & Albert; Toffee, Tower & Trams - all these crop up as we discover how this Halifax suburb developed from the open common.

Meet Iain Cameron at 2.00 p.m. by Heath Training Centre, Free School Lane, Halifax.

Sunday 22 February


From pack horse to juggernaut via barges and bogies. A look at the development of different forms of transport in Sowerby Bridge.


Meet David Cant at 2.00 p.m. by the station Refreshment Rooms, Sowerby Bridge. suitable for wheelchairs New walk

Sunday 8 March


Detailed maps were drawn as part of a long dispute between powerful families here around 1600. We’ll see the features they showed and more recent Ordnance Survey work following developments in the Luddenden valley. (Refreshments at the Civic Centre afterwards).

Meet David Cant at 2.00 p.m.at Luddendenfoot Civic Centre, Station Road. new walk

Sunday 22 March


Three or four buildings in Halifax from 1700s to early 1800s are well known, many others are far less familiar. This walk looks at some of them.  You might well be surprised !

Meet Anne Kirker at 2.00 p.m. by Halifax Piece Hall, North Gate (Woolshops side). suitable for wheelchairs

New! = A new walk.

No dogs = Sorry, no dogs.   

Wheelchair = Suitable for powered wheelchair users, though a short diversion may be needed at times.

Guides can also be booked for private groups – we have over 90 walks available right across Calderdale.