Explore local heritage with the Birkby History Walk

Heritage walk from Birkby and Fartown Library

As part of this year’s Heritage Open Days, you are invited to join Lorna Brooks, from the Kirklees Local Studies Library for the ‘Allotments, Orchards, Dikes and Shrogs walk’ and discover the green spaces of Birkby past and present.

When is it?

Wednesday 15 September 2021 and it’s expected to take around 2 hours.

It’s free, but places must be booked.

How difficult is the walk?

The is considered a moderate/hard level with steps and footpaths. Dress appropriately for the weather and make sure you’re wearing suitable footwear.

Where to meet

Walkers should meet at the newly opened Birkby and Fartown Library at 1pm.

Want to join us?

It’s free to join the walk but places are limited. Tickets can be booked online via Ticketsource.

How else are the council involved in the Heritage Open Days?

A number of other council-owned parks, museums, and venues are getting involved in the Heritage Open Days Festival including a look at Spen Valley’s Food & Drink Heritage at Cleckheaton Library, a family-friendly food trail at Bagshaw Museum, an introduction to trees and their many uses at Dewsbury Country Park, and behind the scenes tours of Dewsbury and Huddersfield Town Halls.

Photo credit: Alan Stopher