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Tuesday, 28 June 2016

July 2nd walk to Middlefold (Hill Farm Garden and Hay Meadow) Colden

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.

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Please note:
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

1 comment:

Steve Blacksmith said...

This walk was slightly marred by cold driving rain showers (just a few ) but it was warm and sunny as it ended so everyone said goodbye happy! There were 11 of us there and part of our ramble crossed the historical bridge in upper Colden, a narrow stone bridge said to be a rare "milking bridge" from when the milkmaids went out to the cows with their pairs of pails, with yokes to carry them and their three-legged stools to sit on.

The gardens at Middlefold were a marvellous artwork of colour and texture, the meadow that has been created a fine mix of grasses and native meadow flowers, and the fruit and veg gardens admirably well set-up. With thanks to our hosts for having us and warming us with hot drinks, and to Charlotte for arranging it.