Take a walk on the Wildside

Calderdale view

The new edition of Wildside – Calderdale Council’s walks and events programme is now available in local tourist information centres, libraries and sports centres.

Kicking off this year’s programme is an Easter event in Clay House Park, West Vale on Wednesday 1 April at 10.30am and 1pm where families can choose from a variety of activities including decorating an egg, egg rolling races and the chance to make a willow lantern. The cost is £3.50 per child (£2.50 for Passport to Leisure holders) and there’s no need to book, just turn up on the day of the event.

Other programme highlights include a Lammas Day (the festival of the wheat harvest) event on Saturday 1 August, where you can weave a corn dolly from straw and make your own flat bread to cook over an open fire; and two map reading courses in Shibden Park organised by David Austin from the Calderdale branch of the Ramblers Association.

For craft lovers there is a series of willow weaving sessions at Ogden Water led by Joevanka Gregory, a local artist who specialises in willow work. Why not book yourself a place on one of her courses and learn how to make a frame basket or make willow angels and stars to decorate your home at Christmas?

For families we have a variety of holiday events including the ever popular stream dipping at Jerusalem Farm and geology walks led by the West Yorkshire Geology Trust focussing on the rocks beneath our feet.

These are just a snapshot of the events available. There really is something for everyone, whether it’s a leisurely walk, craft activities, or getting stuck in with practical days, you’ll find it all in the 2015 Wildside guide.

Calderdale Council’s Head of Neighbourhoods, Andrew Pitts, said:

“The Wildside guide brings together a fantastic collection of events that celebrate the wonderful countryside we have around Calderdale.

“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.”

This year’s programme is packed full of walks, events and practical days suitable for adults and families. Why not pick up a programme today or visit our website  or to find out more?  If you need more information or can’t find the new leaflet in your local outlet, please email and we’ll be happy to help.

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