The West Yorkshire Woods Part 1 - The Calder Valley by Christopher Goddard

An illustrated hand-drawn guide to walking and exploring the extensive woodlands in the borough of Calderdale.

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The West Yorkshire Woods : Part 1 is an original cartographic guide to the Calder Valley’s woodlands.
The book covers the rich variety of landscapes that lie between Norwood Green and Walsden, including Cragg Vale, Shibden Dale, Hardcastle Crags, and the Ryburn, Luddenden and Blackburn Valleys.
From ancient oak woodlands and Victorian beech plantations to the recent rewilding of former industrial sites, the book traces the history of these woods and gives advice for exploring them today.
There are extensive notes and sketches on wildlife, fungi, etymology and local history.
Over twenty suggested routes are included, offering new ways through old country, each with a focus on the woods and other landscapes defined by trees.
Author: Christopher Goddard
No of Pages: 208
Page Size: 148 x 210 mm
ISBN 10: 1913625060
ISBN 13: 9781913625061
Publisher: Gritstone Publishing Co-Operative
Published Date: March 2021
Edition: 2nd, Mar 2021
Binding: Paperback

Illustrations: Hand drawn
Weight: 410g
i Overview Map
iii The West Yorkshire Maps
 vii How Trees Wok
ix History of the Woodlands of the Calder Valley
xxxi List of Ancient Woodland
xxxv Woodland Glossary
 I    Chapter I - Norwood Green & Shelf
      Route I : Judy & Shelf Woods from Shelf
 9   Chapter 2 - Shibden Dale
      Route 2: Shibden Dale from Northowram 
      Route 3: Beacon Hill, Shibden Park, Sunny Vale & Chelsea Valley from Halifax
 23  Chapter 3 - Brighouse & Elland
       Route 4: Elland Park, Cromwell & Strangsty Woods frm Elland or Brighouse
 33  Chapter 4 - Halifax & Copley
       Route 5: North Dean Wood, Wainhouse Tower & Wood House Scar from West Vale or Copley
      Route 6: Wheatley Valley & Mixenden from Halifax
 47 Chapter 5 - Blackburn & Holywell Valleys
      Route 7: Blackburn Valley from Barkisland
      Route 8: Holywell Brook from Stainland
 57 Chapter 6 - Ryburn Valley
      Route 9: Lower Ryburn Valley from Sowerby Bridge
      Route 10: Upper Ryburn Valley from Ripponden
 71 Chapter 7 - Luddenden Dean
      Route 11: Luddenen Dean from Luddenden Foot
 79 Chapter 8 - Mytholmroyd & Cragg Vale
      Route 12: Redacre Wood, Brearley Wood,& Scout Rock from Mytholmroyd
      Route 13: Cragg Vale from Mytholmroyd
 95 Chapter 9 - Hebden Dale
      Route 14: Crimsworth Dean & Lumb Falls from Hebden Bridge
      Route 15: Hardcastle Crags & Hebden Dale from Midgehole
113 Chapter 10 - Hebden Bridge to Todmorden
       Route 16: Colden Clough & Eaves Wood from Hebden Bridge
       Route 17: Jumble Hole, Rawtonstall Wood & Hosehold Scout from Hebden Bidge
       Route 18: Lumbutts, Shaw & Ingham Cloughs from Todmorden
137 Chapter 11 - Todmorden & Walsden
       Route 19: The Woods of Todmorden
       Route 20: The Cliviger Gorge from Lydgate or Cornholme
       Route 21: Gorpley & Ramsben Cloughs from Walsden
153 Bibliography
158 Index / Gazetteer 
For any updates / enforced changes to the routes see Chris's website

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