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About CHW

Up to 2003, Calderdale Council had a small group of 'Tourist Guides' supported by their Tourism Unit which operated a limited summer programme covering some of Calderdale's towns and villages. When local authority funding was withdrawn in 2003, that group was disbanded. But half a dozen people came together, agreed that such walks ought to continue and they were prepared to start their own group. They planned a modest programme for summer 2004 and that was the start of CALDERDALE HERITAGE WALKS as an independent walks organisation.


As well as printed leaflets, we send out an email version of the winter and summer programmes plus an occasional Newsletter to those on our emailing list to keep our 'regulars' up to date. If you'd like to be on the emailing list, please contact us at CdaleHeritageWks@gmail.com

There are now 12 Guides in the group. All are passionate about our local Heritage and undertake considerable research for the walks they lead. They are experienced in explaining features seen on the walks and setting those into a wider local or national context. They also have to be capable of organising the actual walk itself, understand Health & Safety rules, and keep smiling whatever the weather!  They enjoy sharing what they've discovered with others who are similarly interested.

The Guides also undertake private bookings for parties. These have included local history societies, exchange parties from twin towns, coach parties visiting the area, school parties, and others who just have a general interest in the area and want an interesting summer evening out.

The full list of all the walks we can offer is shown on the Private Groups page.

Mount Cross

Lonely Mount Cross


If you’d like to be on our emailing list to receive our newsletters plus an advance copy of new programmes, please contact us by Email at cdaleheritagewks@gmail.com

Please use the links in the header to access more information about us and our walks.