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Winter Walks Programme 2019 - 2020


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Our winter programme has fortnightly walks plus an extra one at Christmas.
As usual, the majority are on Sundays, though one is on Saturday. All start at 1:30pm.
No pre-booking, just turn up and pay the Guide – it’s £3 (all ages).

Walks suitable for powered wheelchairs are shown by the wheelchair symbol (though a short diversion may be needed in places).

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.


  For enquiries, please email us at : cdaleheritagewks@gmail.com

  To check if a walk has been cancelled please check Facebook


Winter Walks Programme 2019 - 2020

Sunday 3rd November 2019

Young Anne lister, her halifax friends and foes

Where did Anne attend school 1802-03, where did she live with her parents from 1806-11, and from which shop did she buy her blank diaries? Where did her earliest girlfriend live in the town? You'll discover on this new walk, view Christopher Rawson's home, and the fine structure which housed his family bank. This walk will be about 2½ hours.
Details of where to meet David Glover are on the ticket. Some of the route may be steep.

This walk must be PRE-BOOKED and tickets cost £4 per head. Booking opens on 1st October at the 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 on 01422 368725 (phone bookings will incur a p&p fee), or by post to the Halifax Visitor Centre, The Piece Hall, Halifax HX1 1RE. with full payment and a reply paid envelope (cheques to 'Calderdale MBC'). New Walk

Sunday 17th November 2019

odd tod

Straddling a historically fluid county border, Todmorden has acquired a name for strange, and sometimes dark, historical (and contemporary) happenings.

Meet John Billingsley outside Todmorden Town Hall, the market end. OL14 5AA.

Sunday 1st December 2019


Ripponden's history since mediaeval times is bound up with places and events that start with 'C'. Church, catastrophe, conflict, cooperation, Chartism and more. Ripponden had them all! Riverside footpath can be muddy. Strong footwear advised. This walk is not suitable for wheelchairs.

Meet Anne Kirker at St Bartholomew's Church Ripponden HX6 4DF.

Sunday 15th December 2019

Brighouse extends northwards

In the 1800s Brighouse expanded rapidly particularly to the north. Many buildings from that period are still in use, some with rich histories.

Meet Ian Philp outside Brighouse Civic Hall HD6 1RW. wheelchairs

Sunday 29th December 2019

how hebden bridge

The story behind the growth of the town and the changes that have taken place.

Meet David Cant outside the information centre by the marina on New Road HX7 8AD. wheelchairs

Sunday 5th January 2020

HALIFAX of the 1800s

This is the period when Halifax expanded dramatically and the area prospered. We'll look at some of the impressive buildings from that period.

Meet David Nortcliffe by the notice board at Halifax Town Hall HX1 1UJ.

Sunday 19th January 2020

northowram village, history on the northern side

A walk round the northern part of the village discovering the history of the buildings and interesting stories associated with people living there in past times.


Meet Mike Beecham in the front of Northowram Methodist Church, Northowram Green. HX3 7JF. Parking at road side. wheelchairs

Sunday 2nd February 2020

middle of rastrick

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

Meet Ian Philp outside Rastrick High School sports centre car park HD6 3XB.

Sunday 16th February 2020


The Fielden family left its mark on Todmorden in so many ways including work, religion, education and leisure. This walk around Todmorden explores the story of the Fieldens looking at many of the fine buildings they left us and some of the places where they lived and worked. Some paths may be muddy.

Meet Anne Mealia by Todmorden Town Hall OL14 5AQ.

Sunday 1st March 2020

the west end of town

Learn how Sowerby Bridge grew from a river crossing to an industrial centre.

Meet David Cant outside Sowerby Bridge Library,Hollins Mill Lane, HX6 2QG.

Sunday 15th March 2020

more halifax hostelries

Following the success of last year's 'Halifax Hostelries' walk, here's a new collection of those fascinating heritage locations. The walk ends at the Ring o'Bells.

Meet Anne Kirker outside old Post Office building, opposite Lloyds Bank, Commercial St. HX1 1AD.

Saturday 28th March 2020


Hear about elegant buildings and great benefactors, plus a house where Anne Lister went courting. Where did the notorious Coiners' Murder of 1769 take place, and where was Halifax's first Infirmary? We shall also view the oldest surviving 'mill' in Halifax. This is a two and a half hour circular walk.

Meet David Glover outside The King's Centre, Park Road, HX1 2TS.

Sunday 29th March 2020

pellon & around

This walk explores Pellon and some of the areas south of it. More fascinating history there than you might expect. Come and find out.

Meet David Nortcliffe by Pellon Baptist Church, Spring Hall Lane, HX1 4UA.


Our programme for winter will run from November 2019 to the end of March 2020.

To receive Programmes and Newsletters by email, contact us at : cdaleheritagewks@gmail.com

extended= Extended walk.

No dogs = Sorry, no dogs.

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

New! = A new walk.

We must reserve the right not to take anyone on walks who seems unlikely to cope with the conditions.   Every effort is made to adhere to the published programme, but we must also reserve the right to cancel or amend any walk if circumstances make that necessary.  These walks are not really suited to under 13s.
Our sincere thanks go to various sections of Calderdale MBC for their continuing co-operation and support.