Calderdale Heritage walks reveal estate’s historic past

David Nortcliffe
David Nortcliffe

The popular ‘Outlaws and Nuns’ walks on the Kirklees estate at Clifton will go ahead this year and bookings are now being taken.

The estate has been up for sale and there was some uncertainty that the annual walks would not take place.

But David Nortcliffe, who leads the walks with his wife Margaret, has confirmed that walkers will be able to visit the estate on June 29 and 30.

The walk includes the former Cistercian nunnery site, gate house, 15th to 18th century farm buildings and Robin Hood’s Grave.

Because of the uncertainty surrounding the sale of the site, bookings have been down this year.

Interested walkers must book by phone on 01422 843831 or at Hebden Bridge Tourist Information Centre. The cost is £5 per head.

The walks take two hours and start at 10am, 10.45am, 2pm and 2.45pm.

The walks are over woodland paths and strong shoes are advised.