Walk into spring at Castle Hill

Our Castle Hill Ranger, Julian Brown, is inviting people to join him on a free, guided walk to welcome Springtime, on Monday 21 March.

What route will the walk take?

The scenic six-mile route travels along some ancient footpaths will take in the colourful springtime views of Huddersfield, from the vantage point of Castle Hill and surrounding areas.

The walk, which will last approximately three hours, is also an opportunity to see the rich variety of new emerging springtime plants and flowers and local wildlife habitats.

The walk starts at 1 pm from the car park at the top of Castle Hill, Huddersfield with the hope of some seasonal springtime weather. However, walkers should wear good footwear and warm and waterproof clothing.

Councillor Will Simpson, Cabinet Member for Culture and Greener Kirklees said:

“Castle Hill is one of our most treasured landmarks and has spectacular views across the borough.

A free, guided walk with one of our knowledgeable rangers is a fantastic way for people to explore the area and learn about our wonderful Kirklees countryside and heritage.”

What will you need to join the walk?

Anyone wishing to join the walk will need a moderate level of fitness. Dogs are not allowed unless they are assistance dogs.

More information

The guided walk is free, however, places must be booked in advance. You can do this by contacting Julian Brown on Telephone number 07870 570914.

Meet at Castle Hill Car Park, off Lumb Lane, Almondbury, Huddersfield, HD4 6TA for 1 pm Monday 21 March.

Covid 19 restrictions

The walk is subject to change in line with any national guidelines regarding Covid-19. If you are feeling unwell or displaying any symptoms of Covid-19 or flu, please do not attend the walk.

Castle Hill and the Victoria Tower (kirklees.gov.uk)