Halifax Scientific Society walk, Saturday 2nd July: Middlefold
A walk and visit to a garden, wild flower meadow and wildlife haven created at 1000ft in Colden
Please meet outside the New Delight Inn, Jack Bridge, Blackshaw Head, Hebden Bridge, HX7 7HT. There is roadside parking, but please make sure that your cars are not causing an obstruction on this twisty road, and are not in the New Delight’s car park!
We will be walking up to Middlefold, home of Jim and Elaine, which will take approx. 40 minutes. For those who are fascinated by historical architecture, we will pass spots of great interest. We will be shown round the extensive garden they have created, including the vegetable garden, woodland area and the hay meadow, which will take approx. an hour.
The return journey is via a different, longer route and can, if desired, take in the 6 acre upland garden of Land Farm, Edge Lane, Colden (www.landfarmgardens.co.uk), one of the National Gardens Scheme’s Yorkshire gardens, which is dog friendly, offers teas and charges an admission charge. Alternatively, folk can return by the same path we took at the beginning.
Depending on which route you wish to take, this walk will take anything from 3 hours to much longer.
· No dogs in Middlefold gardens and meadow please
· Children welcome
· Bring a packed lunch/drink etc.
· The New Delight will be open if you’d like to have a drink at the end of the walk!
Walk Leader Charlotte Weightman: 07801 968404