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13 Aug 2023 - 13 Aug 2023

All About Wainhouse – A Calderdale Heritage Walk

Price: £4

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Often overlooked compared to other big names in Halifax, John Wainhouse is responsible for the creation of one of Calderdale’s most famous landmarks – Wainhouse Tower – known locally as the Tower of Spite. This walk explores some other projects of Wainhouse, and the role he played in the development of King Cross. The walk includes steep slopes, cobbles and steps. Good footwear is required. The walk is not suitable for wheelchairs/mobility scooters.

Walk does not include entry to the tower.

Meet Steve Crabtree at Wakefield Gate, adjacent to the tower, off Skircoat Moor Road, HX2 7EN


Unless stated, walks begin at 2pm. Please wear appropriate footwear.

Most walks lasts 2 to 2¼ hours and those are fairly easy walking – normally on surfaced paths.  A few walks are a little longer, use rural paths or are harder walking – there will be a note in the text about those.   Almost all starting points are served by public transport.

The majority of walks are circular, finishing at the starting point, however a few walks are linear and these are marked in the text. Except where stated otherwise, there’s no need to book, just turn up and pay on the day. The charge for our walks is £4 (all ages).

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