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Welcome to our new look Community page

Every month we will feature a community initiative in the South Pennine area who are active in their support of Walk Cycle Ride. This can be through your work on the nuts and bolts infrastructure of footpaths and bridleways, like the Calderdale Countryside Volunteers featured below.

Or it could be that you are a member of a group that does a particular activity (any geocachers or llama trekkers out there???) and would like to appear on this page to tell people what you do and see if they would like to join you.

Contact Walk Cycle Ride at and we will feature you...

Calderdale Countryside Volunteers

Calderdale Countryside Volunteers could be the thing for you if you enjoy meeting people, getting out and walking, or are looking to volunteer at something a little different. Members meet regularly and undertake a massive range of activities in order to manage and conserve the countryside of Calderdale. Tasks include clearing footpaths, building stiles, gates and bridges, woodland management, dry stone walling, hedge laying, coppicing, and wetland management.

For those who do not want to get their hands dirty with practical sessions then volunteers also lead guided walks, help out and lead environmental education sessions with schools, manage the visitor centre at Ogden Water, undertake ecological, access and visitor surveys, help out at shows and give talks to other groups about their work.

Calderdale Countryside Service also offer the volunteers a range of training courses including volunteer induction, health & safety, habitat management, risk assessments, tree felling, dry stone walling, fencing, hedge laying, woodland management, species identification workshops and much more.

So if all this makes you want to join in contact Chris Sutcliffe on 01422 393208 or email him at

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