Explore Calderdale’s beautiful scenery with our new walking column

Sue Mardell resting at Salterhebble Lock.
Sue Mardell resting at Salterhebble Lock.

If you love your walking and love the great outdoors of Calderdale, you will love our new Best Foot Forward column.

What better way to get fit than taking in the splendour of our beautiful countryside on a scenic walk?

The Courier’s new walking column will showcase the best of the district’s walks, but we need your help to unearth even more.

So whether it’s an old favourite, a hidden gem, or a route with breathtaking views of our stunning landscape, we want to know all about it - and share it with fellow readers.

Please send the details, directions and photographs of your favourite walking routes in Calderdale via email to newsdesk@halifaxcourier.co.uk.

This is week’s walk is another fantastic route shared by Sue Mardell, of Savile Park.

Beginning in Halifax town centre, it takes in Savile Park Moor, Norland, Copley, the Salterhebble locks and then follows the Hebble Trail back to Halifax.

Pick up a copy of this week’s Courier for the full route and map.

Here is a handy guide to other organised walks coming up across Calderdale.

Explore Tordmorden, Illingworth and Ovenden on Monday, March 16, with three walks organised by the South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust.

From 10.45am there will be an easy 30-minnute walk around Illingworth. Walkers should meet outside Illingworth Moor Methodist Church.

Or if you are based in the Calder Valley, meet outside the main entrance of Todmorden Market at 11am for an easy, 60-minute slow walk.

And from 1pm, meet outside Ovenden Beechwood Medical Centre, Keighley Road, for a moderate 60 to 90 minute walk. This walk will have some inclines and walkers are asked not to bring dogs.

Calderdale Ramblers have organised their “It’s all downhill from here” walk for Saturday, March 21.

Meet at 10.30 at the Summit pub, Todmorden Road, Littleborough, for a six-and-a-half mile walk.

Public Transport: Train from Halifax to Todmorden at 08.53 then 590 bus from Todmorden Bus Station at 09.40

For more information email walk leader David Austin on david@alanaustin.myzen.co.uk)

And on Tuesday, March 24, CREW (Cardiac Rehabilitation by Exercise and Walking) will enjoy a walk around Luddenden and Jerusalem Farm.

Meet at 10am at Luddenden Village car park.

CREW is a cardiac support charity offering exercise classes, educational sessions, a weekly four to five mile walk and social events for people with cardiac or circulatory problems. Membership is free and open to all. Visit www.crewheartsupport.co.uk for more information.