Explore Calderdale’s beauty spots with our new walking column

CREW walk around Warley.
CREW walk around Warley.

The New Year is the perfect time to get into shape.

And what better way to get fit than taking in the splendour of Calderdale on a scenic walk.

The Courier’s new walking column will showcase the best of the district’s walks.

Pick up this week’s paper to see this week’s route, which explores Ogden Kirk, Nab Hill and Warley Moor from Causeway Foot.

There is also a handy guide to organised walks coming up in Calderdale, but we need your help to unearth even more walking routes across the borough.

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 via email to newsdesk@halifaxcourier.co.uk.

The CREW walking group enjoyed a four-mile stroll around Warley. They began in Warley Village and meandered along Stocks Lane to West View Park for a coffee stop.

The group walked to Warley Edge and took in some stunning views, before stopping at the Maypole Inn for a well-earned lunch.

CREW (Cardiac Rehabilitation by Exercise and Walking) is a local cardiac support charity offering exercise classes, educational sessions, a weekly 4 to 5 mile walk and social events for people with cardiac and circulatory problems.

Membership is free and open to all and information can be found on the website www.crewheartsupport.co.uk or by phoning John on 07599 080666.

Here is your guide to organised walks coming up in Calderdale:

On Monday, February 2, there will be three walks organised by the South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust.

Meet at 10.45am outside Illingworth Moor Methodist Church for a 30-minute short walk. Refreshments will be available following the walk.

At 11am, there will a 60-minute slow walk in Todmorden. Meet outside the main entrance of Todmorden Market.

And from 1pm there will be a 60 to 90 minute walk of moderate difficulty around Ovenden. There will be some inclines and walkers are asked not to bring dogs.

Meet outside Ovenden Beechwood Medical Centre.

Call 01422 397340 for more information.

On Tuesday, February 3, there will be a ‘Best Foot Forward’ walk from Elland with Breast Cancer Care.

Best Foot Forward walks are free, low impact, volunteer led local walks lasting between 30 minutes and an hour,

They provide a supportive and sociable environment for people who have been affected by breast cancer - including family and friends.

There is no need to register - turn up on the day and a walk leader will be there to welcome you.

For further details, please phone phone 0345 0771893 or e-mail bestfootforward@breastcancercare.org.uk.

Meet at the Barge and Barrel Pub, Park Road, Elland at 10.45am for an 11am start.

Calderdale Ramblers will hold an eight-mile walk around Ripponden on Sunday, February 8.

The walk will be of moderate difficulty.

Meet at 10.30am at Mill Fold Car Park, off Elland Road.

Email calderdaleramblers@outlook.com for further details.