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Kirklees Countryside Volunteers

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  1. We provide and lead a programme of guided walks. We also run one-day courses in basic map-reading and using a compass.

    Our activities also include practical conservation work such as improving rights of way and dry stone walling.

    Come on our walks and other events and see for yourself. Details are usually listed under 'Events organised by this group' on this web page.

    To contact us by telephone you may need to ring in the evening.

    If you are interested in becoming a volunteer, we usually meet on the first Thursday of each month at a venue in Huddersfield.

Contacts

Susan - Kirklees Countryside Volunteer
Walks and general information
07979 292781
Nigel - Kirklees Countryside Volunteer
Conservation Information
07746 973281

Organisation last updated

  1. 08 November 2021

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  1. John Smiths Stadium, Stadium Way, Huddersfield, HD1 6PG
    1. All key services are accessible. Wheelchair access
    2. Either, there are specially marked parking spaces for disabled people, or disabled people can park within 50 metres of an accessible entrance. Disabled parking
    3. There is a toilet which can be accessed by people with disabilities including wheelchair users. This means that it complies with the standards set out in Part M of the Building Regulations,'Access to and use of buildings. Fully accessible toilet
    4. There is a loop system. Please contact the venue if you need further information. Loop system

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New Programme Oct 2016 to end Apr 2017

  1. Details of walks, events and conservation listed in our Signpost publication now available at all Kirklees Libraries/TIC and many other outlets.

    There are links to many of these events on this web page under Events in Kirklees organised by this group.

  2. 08/11/2021

History

  1. Our group developed out of the West Yorkshire Metropolitan County’s Voluntary Ranger Service, which was attached to the county’s Countryside Service. When the WYMC was abolished in 1985/6, the five Metropolitan Boroughs (Bradford, Calderdale, Kirklees, Leeds and Wakefield) inherited the responsibilities of caring for rights of way and the countryside in general. Kirklees therefore established its own Countryside Service which continued the tradition of using a group of volunteers to assist in conservation work and to encourage the public to get out and enjoy our own local scenery.
    In November 2006 we became an independent and self-supporting group retaining the name Kirklees Countryside Volunteers. Some of our members have been involved since the early days of the 1980s, others have joined over the years since. For almost 30 years we have been undertaking conservation work such as improving footpaths and bridleways, tree-planting and dry-stone walling, leading guided walks for the general public, and running courses in map-reading and compass use, all within our district of Kirklees.
    There are several other dedicated groups of volunteers who are, mainly, localised and site-specific but our group activities cover the whole area of Kirklees.
    Our aim is to help people to discover their local countryside with its network of footpaths and bridleways, and to maintain them.