Calderdale Local Access Forum

What is Calderdale Local Access Forum?

As set down in the Countryside and Rights of Way Act 2000, the Calderdale Local Access Forum’s function is to provide advice to the Council and other bodies on matters relating to:

Calderdale has the largest density of Open Access Land of any district access authority in England. Its access facilities also include a very high density of public rights of way, the National Trust land at Hardcastle Craggs, Yorkshire Water access facilities and much more. For information on enjoying our outdoors, go to Visit Calderdale|External link

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The forum membership is so far made up of local people interested in walking, heritage, environmental issues, education, mountain biking, horse riding and the management of Calderdale's paths and bridleways, along with 2 or 3 Calderdale Councillors. It is hoped that more representation from landowners and farmers, the disabled community, and minority countryside user groups can be obtained soon. If you are involved in those latter activities and interested in becoming a member, your nomination can be submitted by e-mailing

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You don’t have to be a member to have a view on these issues. As an observer, you can attend and, by arrangement, have the opportunity to ask questions at the Forum meetings. Alternatively, you can email your comments to

Meeting dates

Calderdale Local Access Forum will meet at 6.15pm in Halifax Town Hall on the following dates:

Minutes of meetings


Last Updated: 10/02/2017