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September 2018

Duck Feeding Area – weeding and planting

September 24 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Duck Feeding Aera, Crown Bottom
Holmfirth, HD9 7EQ United Kingdom
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Help us to tidy up the Duck Feeding Area by joining our weeding and plug planting volunteering event. For more information, contact Simon Hirst our River Steward, by email riversteward@riverholmeconnections.org or call us on 01484 661756. Or just come along on the day and join in! Hope to see you there.

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October 2018

Volunteer Day Spa Wood

October 2 @ 11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Spa Wood, 1 Queens Mill Road, Lockwood
Huddersfield, HD4 6AT United Kingdom
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We’re teaming up with volunteers from Voluntary Action Kirklees to clean up Spa Wood. Come along and meet new people. Lunch provided!  

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fairandfunky River Holme Clean-up

October 3 @ 10:00 am
old bridge hotel, Market Walk
Holmfirth, West Yorkshire HD9 7DA United Kingdom
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fairandfunky are tidying up the River Holme in Holmfirth to make sure it’s looking good for the Holmfirth Food and Drink Festival. Can you spare an hour to help?  

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Third Saturday Work Party – October

October 20 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Meltham Pleasure Grounds, Knowle Lane
Meltham, West Yorkshire United Kingdom
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We're teaming up with Meltham Walkers are Welcome and The Friends of Meltham Pleasure Grounds to help them tidy up the riverside areas. Join us for the work party and bring the family along, as we'll be making lanterns for the Meltham Light up the Pleasure Grounds event.

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Light up the Pleasure Grounds – Meltham

October 27 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Meltham Pleasure Grounds, Knowle Lane
Meltham, West Yorkshire United Kingdom
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This event is hosted by Meltham Walkers are Welcome and The Friends of Meltham Pleasure Grounds. Anyone or any school or group in the area is welcome to join in the event. The event is free and the rules are simple - make lights and lanterns from waste, recycled, up-cycled materials, let your imagination run riot. There is no theme, butif you’re stuck for ideas, how about Hallowe’en, animals, under the sea, butterflies, bees, fairies, colours of the rainbow, transport…

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Spa Wood Young Riverside Explorers

October 30 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Spa Wood, 1 Queens Mill Road, Lockwood
Huddersfield, HD4 6AT United Kingdom
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Join us on the Riverside Way in Lockwood for a walk on the wildside! Discover the wildlife that lives above and below the surface of the River Holme, get rid of some alien invaders, try your hand at fishing and help us create some unique artworks. All ages welcome. Follow the signs from Lockwood Scar or Queens Mill Road. Wear old clothes and stout shoes. This is an accessible event. Postcode: HD4 6AT

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November 2018

Half term – Thongsbridge Bushcraft

November 2 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Thongsbridge Rec, Off Miry Lane
Thongsbridge, HD9 7RY United Kingdom
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Join us by the River Holme on Thongsbridge Rec for a morning or afternoon of bushcraft. Eden’s Forest will be on hand to help you hone your bushcraft skills. You'll have the opportunity to have a go at whittling wood, lighting a fire and cooking your own flatbread on an open fire. Be part of the start of an exciting new adventure area in this lovely riverside setting. Booking is essential by phoning 01484 661 756 or find our event…

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Bird spotting along the River Holme

November 4 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am

Join Chris Abell from Huddersfield Birdwatchers Club on a walk to look for birds along the River Holme from Crown Bottom Car Park, Holmfirth to Sands Recreation Ground.  On the river we may see Dipper and we will look at the trees for flocks of Tits and Finches.  Please bring binoculars and make sure you wear sufficient warm clothes as we move slowly at times. Meet at 9am on the bridge at Crown Bottom Car Park.  

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Woodland Trust Talk

November 13 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Ahead of National Tree Week join Roger from the Woodland Trust for a talk about the history of the Woodland Trust, find out some of the new tree pests and diseases and listen about several projects Roger has been involved with and how networking and partnerships have helped to progress them with some surprising outcomes. Free event although donations towards the Woodland Trust and River Holme Connections. Venue to be confirmed.

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