This new walk will take you on a stroll through a landscaped Cemetery, uncovering the tale of the lost 1760s Rawson mansion, later a Fever Hospital. Learn about the many South Parade graves moved in the 1880s, and discover fascinating stories of an airship man, a great tramways inventor and a doctor who gained a seat in the House of Lords. View EP Thompson’s house and hear a very strange anecdote about Anne Lister.
Meet David Glover outside the cemetery, on Swan Bank Lane near entrance, HX3 9HR. (Please park outside the cemetery) Mostly on good pathways or pavements, much is suitable for mobility scooters (one section easily bypassed).
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).