Go wild this spring and summer

Cromwell Bottom

The latest edition of Wildside – the walks and events programme produced by Calderdale Council, is out now. 

Available in local tourist information centres, libraries, Ogden Water visitor centre and sports centres, the Wildside guide brings together all the walks and events run by the Council’s Countryside and Woodland team and their partners.  

Calderdale Council’s Cabinet Member for Neighbourhoods and Communities, Cllr Susan Press, said: 

“The Wildside leaflet is a really useful guide to make the most of the spring and summer weather, giving you lots of ideas to get outside and enjoy the countryside. 

“As always we are grateful for the support given by walk leaders and event organisers which enables the programme to continue to offer such a wide variety of experiences for the people who live in or visit Calderdale. 

“There’s so much going on right on our doorstep, that there’s no excuse not to pick up a guide and get planning.”

This year’s programme is packed full of walks, events and practical days suitable for adults and families. 

There are a number of highlights including the ever popular chance to climb Wainhouse Tower, a traditional charcoal burn in North Dean Wood and a variety of walks with a wildlife theme. 

There are also plenty of practical days, as well as training courses where you can learn new skills like weaving with willow. 

For families there’s a variety of family learning sessions where participants can learn more about creatures who live in streams, create a kite to fly or take part in Native American Indians event at Ackroyd Park amongst the many other things on offer.  

There are also lots of events at Cromwell Bottom Local Nature Reserve including opportunities to learn more about what makes this such as special place.   

There really is something for everyone, whether you’re looking for a leisurely walk or something more hands-on, it’s all in the Wildside guide. Pick up a programme today or visit and search for Wildside. 

If you need more information or can’t find the new leaflet in your local outlet, please email who will be happy to help. 

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