Green_Calderdale_5Windswept heather moorlands, stupendous views from the ‘Tops’, beautiful wooded valleys, a web of becks and streams flowing into the River Calder. Red Grouse, Golden Plover, Twite, deer, otters … all to see.

Even in our towns, parks and gardens there are opportunities for wildlife to thrive alongside people. What a place to explore, and conserve.

Find out more about local wildlife:

Get Calderdale Buzzing! The local Bee and Pollinator Partnership.

Calderdale Wildlife blog – provided by the Halifax Scientific Society

Calderdale Moths , Butterflies and Dragonflies blog

Calderdale Birds blog

Discover Local Nature Reserves:

Cromwell Bottom – hidden wetlands between Brighouse and Elland

Jerusalem Farm and Wade Wood – Thirteen hectares of beautiful woodland

Long Wood and Scarr Wood – Scarp Oak woodland with rich diversity

Gorpley Clough – Steep wooded valley of waterfalls and ancient mining

Explore our countryside:

70 walks around Calderdale – downloads provided by Casual Ramblers