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2018 EVENT LISTINGFiltered by: Calderdale MBC (28 Events) [clear]

Welcome to the event listings for the 2018 South Pennine Walk and Ride Festival. As we have so many events in 2018 we've introduced a new feature - you can now search the listings by activity, or by Local Authority area, using the filters on the right of the page. Then click on the event of your choice to get full details about start times and locations.

Updates


Due to the pocket guide going to print in July sometimes events have to change for the actual festival due to circumstances beyond our control. Please check the Walk and Ride Festival website for up to date advice.


- Event 69 Walking the West Pennine Way walk 4 of 6 in the pocket guide is to be held on Monday 17th September NOT on the Sunday.


- Extra events: August 23rd, 27th and 30th Walk and Ride Boost-boost your confidence in getting out into the South Pennines. Staups Lea Farm, Staups Lane, Blackshaw Head, Ol14 8RR. Contact amy@splattraining.co.uk



For self guided routes throughout the year visit www.walkridesouthpennines.co.uk.

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Spectator Event

08th September - Through the Lens Photographic Exhibition

Start Time: 10:00
A beautiful collection of photographs taken from this year?s ?Through the Lens? competition entries. The exhibition aims to show visitors the magic of the South Pennines, captured on camera. Photographs to include our iconic landscape, its wildlife, its people and the events that take place here in the South Pennines.
Walk

08th September - Reaps, Hambeldon and Gorple

Start Time: 10:15
Clough Foot to Reaps Cross, Hoar Side Moor, Black Hambeldon (refreshment stop), Hare Stones, Dicken Rocks and Gorple Reservoirs
Kite Making Workshop

08th September - FLY! The South Pennines Kite Festival Kite-making workshop

Start Time: 10:30
Join us at The Piece Hall for the Halifax Heritage Festival celebrations. Learn about stories of years gone by in a special oral history exhibition and join one of the guided heritage tours. Families can get involved in creative workshops - have a go at making your own kite to fly today or at FLY! The South Pennines Kite Festival or make a vegetable creature before potato printing a scene to go with them. Booking may be required, visit thepiecehall.co.uk/whats-on
Walk

08th September - Todmorden Open Studios Trail

Start Time: 11:00
Use our map and brochure to plan your own self-guided walking trail around The Todmorden Open Studios event. Stroll around art exhibitions in the town centre or head for the hills to visit outlying artists studios. See brochure for venues offering disabled access. Not suitable for dogs. Also on 9th September. You can take as long as you like visiting as many studios as you like.
Walk

08th September - The Overgate Hospice Midnight Walk

Start Time: 23:45
Starting at midnight on the 8th of September into the early morning of the 9th. This dog and family-friendly walk takes in a 7 or 13 mile round route around Calderdale with refreshments en-route and a goodie bag at the finish line. People usually finish between 2 and 6 hours depending on distance chosen.
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Award

09th September - National Navigation Award - Bronze Award PART 2

Start Time: 09:30
Provides the candidates with the basic skills of map selection, symbol interpretation, scale, orientation, use of handrails, distance estimation, compass skills, planning and safety procedures.
Cycle

09th September - Shibden Valley Explorer

Start Time: 09:30
A guided off-road cycle ride. A moderate mornings exploration of the bridleways around the beautiful Shibden Valley with members of the Rough Stuff Fellowship off-road Cycle Club. Not suitable for beginners.
Walk

09th September - The ups and downs of the Calder Valley

Start Time: 10:15
Assistance dogs only, family-friendly, guided circular walk.
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Walk

10th September - Langfield Common Heritage Walk

Start Time: 10:30
A high-level linear heritage walk that traces the boundary of Langfield Common above Todmorden, visiting packhorse tracks, a corpse road, milestones, boundary stones and a medieval deer park. Some rough ground involved.
Walk

10th September - Moorland Sling Walk

Start Time: 11:00
Come along for a pleasant amble with your babe in arms, bring sun hats or bobble hats for you and baby and protect yourselves from whatever weather we end up with on the day.
Walk

10th September - Walk and Talk Club

Start Time: 13:00

Walk

10th September - Wainhouse Wander

Start Time: 13:00
A gentle 4 mile circular walk taking in the grounds of Wainhouse Tower and the surrounding area in Skircoat and King Cross. A chance to meet new people and enjoy some local facts and history provided by our walk leader. Suitable for all abilities. Part of the Halifax Central Walk and Talk Initiative.
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Walk

11th September - Back to the Fells! Fell running Taster

Start Time: 18:30
Have you ever wondered what fell running is all about? Find out with a friendly, supportive group running in our beautiful Pennine landscape. If you are able to run or jog 3mls/5km or you go to the gym regularly to keep up a level of fitness then please come along and join us! Wear your grippiest trainers and remember to bring an extra layer for the moors! And do stop for a drink with us afterwards in the Shoulder of Mutton.
Walk

11th September - Pop Out Walk

Start Time: 18:30
This walk is designed to encourage people to pop out after work for a walk in our lovely countryside. The walk will start with a steep climb into the woods that surround the town. The ground is uneven and may be muddy after rain, so stout footwear is necessary. It is not suitable for pushchairs. Dogs will need to be on a lead
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Walk

12th September - No Cat’ in Well

Start Time: 10:00
A lovely circuit of the Luddendean Valley visiting many historical points of interest. Dogs allowed on leads. Suitable for families with older children with endurance!
Walk

12th September - Walk and Talk with Warren

Start Time: 10:15
Visit a local nature reserve - Cromwell Bottom - birds, bees, trees, pond life, wild flowers, family friendly, easy access
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Walk

15th September - Guided Walk using 906 bus Widdop Gate to Gibson Mill

Start Time: 11:00
This is a short walk mainly in woodland and partly following the route of the old railway line used to build reservoirs. It starts with steep steps down and then follows the railway line, after which you then head down hill and follow the river down stream. Arriving at the mill pond continuing down to Gibson Mill. Gibson Mill is a National Trust property with facilities and refreshments available at the Weaving Shed cafe. From here you can then head back up the hill up the stone stepsto end at the Clough Hole car park, catching the 906 bus back. At Gibson Mill there is an option here to add a mile onto the walk following a wide track that contours along through woodland to Midghole car park to catch the 906 bus. The route can be muddy, so grippy footwear advisable. Dog/Family friendly area
Walk

15th September - Pop Out Walk, Longfield Hamlet

Start Time: 12:00
A walk along the canal towpath, on lanes and tracks with a short stretch of woodland and field paths. There are several stiles to cross. Great views. Point of interest including a Quaker graveyard.
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Cycle

16th September - Cycle Ride to Foulridge

Start Time: 08:45
A hilly road cycle ride with a mid-morning coffee stop at Scar Top; option to return home for around lunchtime under the guidance of an experienced rider. Otherwise carry on to Foulridge returning by late afternoon. Route may change on the day depending on weather and participants. facebook.com/groups/ctccalderdale for information. Averaging 10-12 mph ride speed, depending on the hills, so we can chat and enjoy the scenery. We will not leave anyone behind.
Training

16th September - An Introduction to Hill Walking in the Calder Valley

Start Time: 09:45
A practical introduction to map reading with members from the Calder Valley Search and Rescue Team, so you can start enjoying the hills safely. In this 4 hour beginners session we will cover: Basic map features, simple route planning and what to take with you on a day walk in the local area. Please bring: walking boots/ shoes with a grippy sole, small rucksack containing: waterproof jacket and trousers (if you have them), a hat, a spare warm layer, snacks and a drink.
Walk

16th September - From Portsmouth to Holme - and Back

Start Time: 10:30
Walking the Burnley Way to above the Irwell Valley, onto the Ram Inn the over The Scouts. Back to the Roebuck for refreshments.
Art workshop

16th September - Art From Nature taking inspiration from Andy Goldsworthy

Start Time: 12:30
A family workshop exploring 2D & 3D drawing and collage techniques using natural, re-cycled and man-made materials, led by Sarah OBoyle. All resources provided. You might like to go for a walk before the event and bring inspiration from what you find such as photographs (but please be aware of picking up anything unsavory - critters, monsters and mud). Visit our Open Studios and other activities.
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Walk

17th September - Dementia-Friendly Towpath Walk

Start Time: 12:00
Dementia-friendly walk open to all including dogs. Follow the canal path to the Watermill pub at Salterhebble (via the halfway point at Salterhebble Locks). Time for you to buy and enjoy a relaxed lunch - returning to Copley when everyone is ready. The towpath is a well-maintained, generally level, tarmac surface except for approx 50 metres of cobbles with a short slope at Salterhebble Lock and a short slope from canal to street at the Watermill. Seats provided between Salterhebble Locks and The Watermill. We have a minibus available to convey people who don't wish to do the whole walk (minibus can call at Copley Bridge, Salterhebble Locks, and the Watermill pub).
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Cycle

19th September - Ogden Water to Haworth

Start Time: 09:30
A moderate off-road ride to Haworth for lunch with members of the RSF Off-Road Cycling Club returning via bridleways, part of the Great Northern Railway Trail and quiet country lanes. Not suitable for beginners. Adults only.
Walk

19th September - Todmorden Circular Walk

Start Time: 10:00
Starts at Todmorden Gordon Riggs Garden Centre, Mary Townley Loop, Chelburn Moor, Light Hazzels and Warland Reservoirs and Gaddings Dam. Packed lunch and drinks required. No children, unsuitable for people with disabilities.
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Walk

22nd September - Hebden Bridge Loop on the Pennine Way

Start Time: 10:30
The Hebden Bridge loop has a steep climb uphill to Heptonstall, up the Colden Valley on historic causey stones crossing the Packhorse Bridge before another uphill climb to Blackshaw Head. The route goes downhill to Charlestown and then up towards Horsehold and back to Hebden on tracks and cobbled paths. Superb views. Several stiles to negotiate. Stout shoes/boots required. Not suitable for pushchairs. Well controlled dogs welcome. Bring a picnic lunch.
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Cycle

23rd September - Bolton Abbey Ride

Start Time: 08:45
Hilly road ride to Bolton Abbey on a mixture of main and quiet roads at an average of 10 to 12 miles per hour.
Walk

23rd September - The Cragg Challenge 2018

Start Time: 09:00
Cycle climb (Cragg Vale), 5Km, 10 Km or 10 Mile Runs, 5 Mile school relay, 5km, 10Km or 10Mile Walks. Events on the 'longest continuous incline in England', through Cragg Vale. Walks and runs of 5K, 10K and 10 Mi using the road up and down the hill. Cycling event is an ascent of the hill, 5Mi. School relay ascent, 5Mi. Fully closed road, café? and other spectator activities at Start/Finish line.
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