Put your best foot forward for Halifax pub’s Twixmas walk

Shibden Mill Inn, Halifax
Shibden Mill Inn, Halifax

Rural Calderdale pub, the Shibden Mill Inn, will once again be staging its popular Twixmas stroll between Christmas and New Year.

The guided walk through the picturesque Shibden Valley on the outskirts of Halifax will take place on Friday December 27 and help raise funds for the Shibden Valley Society.

Leaving from the Shibden Mill Inn at 11am, a free bacon roll and cup of tea or coffee will be available from 10:30am to all those wishing to take part; awaiting will be the valley in all its seasonal splendour and the chance to burn off a few Christmas pounds.

“It’s set to be a great deal of fun as it always is and raise money that will go towards the ongoing maintenance of Red Beck and the Valley itself,” says Shibden Mill Inn’s owner, Simon Heaton, who will be leading the walk.

To take part costs just £2 with all proceeds donated to the Shibden Valley Society.

Looking ahead, Simon describes the walk as being, “Not too strenuous and suitable for all ages.”

He added: “It is scheduled to last no more than two hours and sturdy walking shoes, along with suitable weather proof clothing, are advised.”

The Shibden Mill Inn will be open for business after the walk serving a wonderfully festive menu and line-up of drinks and for those wishing to stop and eat. Booking is advised.