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Enjoy some stunning views with a walk though Kirklees

Enjoy some stunning views with a walk though Kirklees

A motorway junction might not appear a logical place to begin a walk; however, this week’s eight-mile route, thanks to Kirklees Countryside Volunteers who regularly lead walks and conservation projects across the area, is a dip into the district of Kirklees, into perhaps a less-obvious area keen walkers would flock to. Nevertheless, it rewards the walker with woodlands, moorlands and far-reaching views, WRITES CAROLINE SPALDING.

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Great views from other side of motorway

Great views from other side of motorway

A motorway junction might not appear a logical place to begin a walk; however, this week’s eight-mile route, thanks to Kirklees Countryside Volunteers who regularly lead walks and conservation projects across the area, is a dip into the district of Kirklees, into perhaps a less-obvious area keen walkers would flock to. Nevertheless, it rewards the walker with woodlands, moorlands and far-reaching views.

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The joys of discovering new pathways

The joys of discovering new pathways

This week’s 7.5-mile route illustrates perfectly why Calderdale is such wonderful walking country – because no matter how well you believe you know the paths of a certain area, there are always new ones to explore.

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A stunning walk from Sowerby Bridge

A stunning walk from Sowerby Bridge

This week’s eight-mile route begins from Station Road in Sowerby Bridge [approaching the train station]. Offering a variety of countryside – farmland, moorland, woodland – it begins with a gentle stroll along the canal towpath to get your legs in gear for the many muddy sections that lie ahead, WRITES CAROLINE SPALDING.

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Woodland valleys and water holes

Woodland valleys and water holes

Set in the heart of the Calder Valley, the two woodland valleys through which this 5.5 mile ramble takes you are, in my opinion, two of the prettiest paths you can walk at almost any time of the year.

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Date: 8th October 2017.'Picture James Hardisty.'Possible Picture Post.....A Draconid meteors pasing over head in night's sky at Castle Hill, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, just visible through the cloud base last night (Sunday).

A circular route around scenic Castle Hill

The grey skies and ominous clouds that greeted me this past Sunday morning did not exactly fill me with much eager desire to go outside, and as the raindrops started to fall I decided that a short walk, donned head to toe in waterproof clothing, would suffice for the day’s activity, writes Caroline Spalding.

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