Head for the hills with the Courier’s walking column

Withens Clough reservoir, Cragg Vale
Withens Clough reservoir, Cragg Vale

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

It showcases the best of the district’s walks, but we need your help to unearth even more.

And as spring blooms into life, there is no better way to explore our beautiful 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 in Calderdale via email to newsdesk@halifaxcourier.co.uk.

This week’s walk comes courtesy of Yorkshire Water and explores the picturesque Withens Clough reservoir.

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

l Here is your handy guide to some organised walks coming up in Calderdale.

l On Tuesday, March 31, CREW (Cardiac Rehabilitation by Exercise and Walking) will explore the Shibden Valley on a four-and-a-half mile long walk.

Meet at the Stump Cross Inn at 10am.

CREW is a local 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. Information can be found at www.crewheartsupport.co.uk or by contacting John on 07599 080666.

l Take a stroll around Illingworth and Ovenden on Monday, March 30, with two walks organised by the South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust.

Meet at 10.45am at the Illingworth Moor Methodist Church, Keighley Road, for a short, easy, 30-minute walk. Refreshments will be available after.

Or meet at the Ovenden Beechwood Medical Centre, Keighley Road, at 1pm for a moderate 60 to 90 minute long walk. There will be some inclines and walkers are asked to not bring dogs.