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Winter Walks Programme 2017 - 2018


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Our winter programme has fortnightly walks plus an extra one at Christmas.
The majority are on Sundays, with 2 Saturdays and 2 on Bank Holidays.
No pre-booking required, just turn up and pay the Guide – its £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@aol.com

  To check if a walk has been cancelled please check Facebook


Winter Walks Programme 2017-2018

Sunday 5th November 2017

Brighouse centre

How the town centre expanded and developed in many different ways from around 1850 onwards.


Meet Ian Philp at 2.00 p.m. by the Black Bull Hotel in Thornton Square, Brighouse. HD6 1EF

Sunday 19th November 2017

historic heptonstall

Before Halifax took over, Heptonstall was the local centre for the cloth trade with a long history and fascinating buildings.

Meet Margaret Nortcliffe at 2.00 p.m. in the Bowling Club carpark at Heptonstall. HX7 7LT

Sunday 3rd December 2017

almshouses to mansions

Looking at some 18th - 19th century private estates. Many now have new and quite different roles.


Meet Iain Cameron at 2.00 p.m. by the central gate to Crossley Almshouses on Arden Road, Halifax. HX1 3AA

Saturday 16th December 2017

halifax markets

Various market sites (some go back to 1400s) and a look 'behind the scenes' in the Borough Market


Meet David Nortcliffe at 2.00 p.m by the Piece Hall's North Gate (Woolshops side). HX1 1RE

Tuesday 26th December 2017

The dark side of Halifax

Certain areas in central Halifax have experienced objects such as severed heads, ghosts, creaking gibbets, strange burials and a guilty pig. Find out more!


Meet John BIllingsley at 2.00 p.m. by the West Gate (i.e. top gate) of Halifax Piece Hall. HX1 1PW

Monday 1st January 2018

georgian halifax

Three or four Halifax buildings of 1700s / early 1800s are well known, but many others are far less familiar. You'll be surprised at the extent of Halifax's Georgian heritage.


Meet Anne Kirker at 2.00 p.m. by the West Gate (i.e. top gate) of Halifax Piece Hall. HX1 1PW

Sunday 14th January 2018

Cricket, chapels, clubhouses & more!

Old Town is an ancient settlement with written records going back to Domesday. It has retained
an interesting range of buildings from 1600s through to 20th century.


Meet Jo Bird at 2.00 pm. by the entrance to the Cricket Club, Mill Lane, Old Town HX7 8ST. New walk


Sunday 28th January 2018

the changing face of sowerby bridge

Tracing the development and regeneration of the centre of this mill town over the years.
Suitable for wheelchairs. Dogs must be on a lead. New walk


Meet David Cant at 2.00pm at the Moorings Car Park, Sowerby Bridge. HX6 2AG

Sunday 11th February 2018


We'll see many aspects of the Victoria Theatre (inside and out) plus the story of some earlier
local theatres.


Meet David Nortcliffe at 2.00 p.m. outside the Victoria Theatre, Halifax. HX1 1BP

Sunday 25th February 2018

Todmorden in the 1800s

The town was transformed in that century by the developments in transport and industry.


Meet Anne Mealia at 2.00 p.m. by the entrance to Todmorden railway station. OL14 7AA. New walk

Saturday 10th March 2018


Elegant Georgian days, great benefactors, forgotten houses, fine architecture and a murder.


Meet David Glover at 2.00 p.m by The King's Centre, Park Road, Halifax HX1 2TS. New walk

Sunday 25th March 2018

When panic seized the town

A major outbreak of smallpox hit Brighouse area in1892. We'll visit key sites in Clifton.


Meet John Brooke at 2.00 p.m. by the War Memorial in the centre of Clifton. HD6 4HS.


Our programme for next summer will run from early April through to October 2018.

To receive Programmes and Newsletters by email, contact us at : CdaleHeritageWks@aol.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.