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Cricket Heritage Trails in Calderdale & Kirklees

Take a summer stroll and find out more about the history and heritage of your local community

The outcomes of this Cricket Heritage Project have been many, and now include a series of cricket-orientated Heritage Trails. Invariably, cricket clubs are located at the heart of the local community - and this series of Trails will enable the general public to discover more about their local cultural and sporting environment.

These unique Trails are designed for walkers, local history enthusiasts and cricket-lovers.

1. Making History - Kirkheaton & Lascelles Hall (350kb PDF)
2. Urban Halifax - King & Queens (96kb PDF)
3. Super Spen - Scholes & Hartshead Moor (1.4mb PDF)
4. Bygone Brighouse. (111kb PDF)
5. Compo Country - Holmfirth & Thongsbridge (148kb PDF)
6. Park Life - Kirkburton & Shelley (484kb PDF)
7. Up and Down the Colne Valley - Slaithwaite & Linthwaite (140kb PDF)
8. Beyond Holmfirth - Holmbridge & Cartworth Moor (143kb PDF)
9. Baptists and Brickworks - Blackley and Back (138kb PDF)
10. Pies and Viaducts - Denby Dale & Denby (108kb PDF)
11. Wainstalls Old and New (160kb PDF)
12. Lancashire Hot-Pot - Walsden & Todmorden (75kb PDF)
13. East is East - Norwood Green & Lightcliffe (1.4mb PDF)

If you have any comments about specific walks or suggestions for others (maybe you’d like to devise one?), please contact Dr Peter Davies via

The Trails were researched by Lindsay Pollick, Huddersfield Examiner local history correspondent, Dr Peter Davies, Project Leader, 'The Cricketing Heritage of Calderdale & Kirklees', Frances Stonehouse and Rachel Heyes.

Disclaimer: Please take care on the walks, take a good map with you, and always look out for relevant signage. We do not take responsibility for anything that might happen to you on these walks.

Please let us know if you have any feedback about any of the Trails – or if you would like to devise your own!



Rastrick NR Lumb Cup Winners 1935
Rastrick NR Lumb Cup Winners 1935



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