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Elland 700 at Elland Library – Walk and Write around Elland

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This year marks the 700 year anniversary of Elland becoming an official market town.

The town received a Royal Charter on 24 February 1317 from King Edward II allowing it to host a weekly market, as well as two fairs a year.

On 15 June 2017 – 14:00 to 17:00 take a short walk around Elland exploring its history with a knowledgeable local guide. Then return to the library to do creative writing inspired by the walk. For more information about this FREE event contact Elland Library on 01422 374472 or email elland.library@calderdale.gov.uk.

Castle Carr Fountain Walk 2017 – Tickets available!

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This July in the estate of Castle Carr, their famous gravity fed fountain will once again rise magnificently into the sky.

Sunday 2 July 2017  A picturesque walk, 2.5 miles each way will commence from the Cat I’th Well Inn at 12noon prompt.

The estate will be open from noon until 3. Suitable footwear should be worn as parts of the walk are wet and muddy and uneven.

The fountain itself will play from 2pm for just over 15 minutes.

Organised again by the Rotary Club of Halifax, and with permission granted by Yorkshire Water and the land owner, it is again hoped the fountain will reach a height of over 100 feet.

This is strictly a ticket only event. Tickets costing £5 each can be purchased from the Crossroad Inn, the Cat ith Well Inn, Woodlesford Newsagents near Mount Tabor and Harvey’s of Halifax ( 3rd Floor Customer Services).

For families, a ticket enabling entry for two adults and up to three children is available for £15. Children under 5 have free entry. Well behaved dogs are welcome, but must be kept on a lead. Tickets can also be booked online here

Keep active with Heartbeat, The Brighouse Heart Support Group

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Heartbeat is a registered charity based in Brighouse and run by volunteers who provide Exercise and Tai Chi classes, social events and walks for people who have had or are at risk of having a cardiac event.

The following activities cost just £2 for members and take place at Brighouse Sports Club, Russell Way, HD6 4LX

  • Tuesdays
    Tai Chi – 9.30am to 10.25am
    Tai Chi – 10.30am to 11.25am
    Exercise – 11.30am to 12.30pm
  • Wednesdays
    Exercise – 6.30pm to 7.30pm
  • Thursdays
    Exercise – 9.30am to 10.25am
    Exercise – 10.30am to 11.25am
    Exercise – 11.30am to 122.30pm

Walks / Health Walks
Walks are organised every alternate Tuesday morning and every Saturday. Walks typically last 2 to 3 hours and usually end with a lunch. Organised through trained walk leaders the walks are FREE to all members, carers and parents. People who do not meet the set criteria are welcome to join the walks as an Associate Member providing they pay the annual membership fee of £5.

How do you join?
There are several ways to join classes if you meet the criteria and become a member of Heartbeat:

  • See your Doctor or Practice Nurse and ask to be enrolled in the Better Living Programme.
  • Obtain a letter from your Doctor/Practice Nurse stating that you meet 1 or more of the criteria and you are able to exercise

What’s the Criteria?
Remember you must meet at least 1 of the following criteria to join the Exercise and Tai Chi classes:

  • You have a heart condition or have had a cardiac event
  • you have high blood pressure or high cholesterol
  • you are overweight (BMI greater than 25)
  • you are diabetic (Diabetes 1 or 2)

For more information on the work of Heartbeat visit heartbeat.uk.com – call 07475 943686 or email heartbeat.bhsg@gmail.com

Nature Walk at Cromwell Bottom

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Guided Walk Round Cromwell Bottom Local Nature Reserve Join members of the Cromwell Bottom Wildlife Group to enjoy the sights and sounds of autumn at this fascinating and varied site.

Tuesday 25 October 2016 – From 1pm
At Cromwell Bottom Nature Reserve (Meet in the car park at 1pm)

Refreshments will be available at the end of the walk.

Click here if you would like to book

Give walking a go and pledge to Try20 next month

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Next month is National Walking Month. Living Streets is asking the nation to give walking a go and pledge to #Try20. They’re challenging you to see if you can walk 20 minutes every day throughout the month.

There are lots of easy ways to fit walking into your day – at work, once you clock off, with your family and at the weekend. Pledge today and Living Streets will send you 20 tips throughout the month, so you can walk your way to happiness this May.

Feel-good reasons to #Try20

  • Feel the burn – burn calories and increase your metabolism
  • Feel fitter – improve heart health and blood pressure
  • Feel brighter – a 20 minute walk can boost your mood
  • Feel connected – discover new things in your community

Keep upto date on Twitter using #Try20 or follow @livingstreets 

Take a walk on the Wildside – New programme available now

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The latest edition of Wildside – the walks and events programme produced by Calderdale Council is now available in local tourist information centres, libraries and sports centres.

This year’s programme is packed full of walks, events and practical days suitable for adults and families so why not pick one up today or visit www.calderdale.gov.uk and search for ‘walks’ or have a look at the events calendar to find out more?

If you need more information or can’t find the new leaflet in your local outlet, please email countryside@calderdale.gov.uk

Heritage walk: Upper Rastrick

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Meet Margaret Sharp for this revised walk looking at a history of Rastrick for over 1000 years, but particularly the last 250 years when Rastrick industrialised and expanded dramatically.

Sunday 18 October 2015 – From 2.15pm
At St. Matthew’s Church, Church Street, Rastrick, HD6 3NF

Admission costs £3

This walk is two and a half hours of fairly easy walking and is suitable for accompanied children over the age of thirteen. No need to book, just turn up and pay on the day. Sensible footwear please.