Castle Hill ranger Julian Brown is inviting people to join him on an invigorating walk to celebrate the arrival of Spring on Monday March 21.

The guided six-mile walk, which takes in some ancient footpaths, will last approximately three hours. As well as some panoramic views of Huddersfield, this is also an opportunity to see the rich variety of new emerging springtime plants and flowers and local wildlife habitats.

The walk starts at 1pm from the car park at the top of Castle Hill. Walkers should wear good footwear and warm and waterproof clothing – just in case!

Anyone wishing to join the walk will need a moderate level of fitness and dogs are not allowed unless they are assistance dogs.

Clr Will Simpson, Cabinet member for culture and greener Kirklees, said: “Joining others from our community for a free and inclusive guided walk round our much-loved Castle Hill site is a wonderful way to welcome the changing of the season.

“Julian’s knowledge of the area is second to none, so people can not only enjoy the great outdoors, but also learn about the Kirklees countryside and heritage.”

The guided walk is free, but places must be booked in advance by contacting Julian Brown on 07870 570914.

The walk is subject to change in line with any national guidelines regarding Covid-19. If you are feeling unwell or displaying any symptoms of Covid-19 or flu, please do not attend the walk.