Walking ideas in Calderdale

Introduction Walking ideas in Calderdale

Trying to think of ways to build more walking in to your daily routine.

Here are some ideas:

  • Walk the children to school or park further away from the school - walking is good for them too!
  • Park and Stride:  If you have to drive to work, park further away and walk the rest of the journey. It's cheaper to park further away from the centre. If you live within 1 to 2 miles of your work place, walk it - it should only take about 20 - 40 minutes. Find other residents from your local area to walk with - it's a great way to get to know new people.
  • Use the stairs instead of lifts or escalators
  • Walk to talk to someone at work rather than using the phone or e-mail.
  • An organisation dedicated to offering the public a year-round programme of walks throughout Calderdale linked to the history and heritage of this rather special area.

  • The Calderdale Way, a circuit around Calderdale. The main and link routes to the valley bottom are designed so that they can be completed in short stages. The walk encircles Halifax, Hebden Bridge and Todmorden.

  • CREW is a voluntary organisation based in Calderdale which provides walks and exercise classes for people who have had or are at risk of having a cardiac event.

  • This programme includes everything from health walks to longer more challenging walks and family walks, all organised by Calderdale Council's Countryside Service.
  • A beauty spot located in Hebden Bridge with unspoilt woodland, tumbling streams, glorious waterfalls and more than 30 miles of footpaths. At its heart is Gibson Mill, a family-oriented visitor centre.

  • There are 10 Local Nature Reserves (LNRs) in Calderdale. Local Nature Reserves are for both people and wildlife. They are places with wildlife or geological features that are of special interest locally.

  • Calderdale has a rich heritage of well-marked and maintained paths to explore. Of extra benefit are the long-distance routes which pass through the area.

  • Securing a healthy natural environment for people to enjoy, where wildlife is protected and England’s landscapes are safeguarded for future generations.

  • A British registered charity which promotes rambling, protects rights of way, campaigns for access to open country and defends the countryside.

  • Search the Calderdale Sports and Activity Directory for details on a walking club or group.  The directory provides contact details (e-mail and web address), if they cater for disabled people, quality standard, information on the ages, sessions and ability.

  • If you are looking for a short walk near you, or want to create your own walks then this is the website for you.

  • Walk 4 Life Miles are 1 mile long walking routes. They are easy to follow and free of barriers such as gates or stiles, and are clearly waymarked. This leaflet will provide you with information about the routes within Calderdale.

  • A host of walks of various abilities to suit everyone. Whether you simply fancy a gentle stroll around one of our picturesque reservoirs or a more adventurous cross-country trek then there's something for you.

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Last Updated: 27/04/2015