News 2013

Countryside Service reorganisation (July 2013)

The new structure of the Countryside Service is being implemented in August. Things are still a little uncertain but the following changes are clear:

  • The Mytholmroyd volunteer team who service the Upper Valley is being disbanded and the Mytholmroyd base has closd
  • There is a move to a centralised system for allocating work
  • The Countryside service priorities are to improve access and maintenaance of its own sites. Rights of Way work will only be done if it is funded (ie from Rights of Way Department or external sources).

The full implications of this change are for discussion at our July meeting.

Newly published 3 walks leaflet (July 2013)

This popular leaflet has been re published thanks to the generous support of Hebden Royd Council and HBWA friends who walked out the routes. The routes have been improved, the directions checked and new waymarks placed.

The leaflet is now available from Calderdale Visitors centres, the Bookcase and walking shops in Hebden Bridge. The display boards at the station and Bridgegate car park will be updated in the next few week.

Wadsworth Parish Boundary Walk (April 2013)

The Rotary Club of Hebden Bridge is organising this on Sunday 2nd June. Full details of the walk can be found on the Rotary website.

Rewrite of 3 walks leaflet (March 2013)

This is now out of print, but thanks to a grant from Hebden Royd Town Council, we can now update and reprint this popular guided walk leaflet. we hope it will be ready in May.

906 Launch (March 2013)

The first service leaves Hebden Bridge railway station on Sunday March 31st. We will be leading two guided walks, a short walk from Midgehole from the 10.46 bus and Longer walk over the tops from the 11.12 departure. See 906 page for details of 906 project.

2013 snow

There are loads of fantastic pictures of spindrifts etc (see HebWeb) but our favourite was taken by Harry who we met above Horsehold. It’s the Pennine Way sign at Swillington farm.


906 bus project funding secured (February 2013)

Metro has agreed to fund the production of leaflets and a booklet of walks for the 906 bus. We still need people to check the walk directions. If you are interested ring Richard on 0787 296 0942

Overgate 3 mile sponsored Ogden walk (February 2013)

This takes place on Sunday March 10th for further details, contact fund raising team on 01422 387121

Report form (January 2013)

The form for reporting problems with footpaths and bridleways is now live and is being advertised. Tell your friends!

Walkers are Welcome (January 2013)

HBWA will aim to get a meeting with all the people with an interest in the Walkers are Welcome ‘brand’ to see what should be done with it.

906 bus (January 2013)

The project is still moving ahead, but we have still not heard about funding for the walks from the 906 bus

Relaunch January 14th (January 2013)

It was agreed to keep HBWA going for another six months so that existing projects could be completed. We will then look at what activities are needed and what form HBWA should take.