By Andy Hirst

People can discover Huddersfield’s history … by walking it.

The guided walks reveal the town’s history from its spooky past to its outstanding architecture.

The 20 walks have been produced by the Discover Huddersfield partnership and each is led by an expert in the town’s history, culture or heritage.

Walks include the intriguing Lion Hunt, the Halloween themed ‘Shuddersfield’ and strolls around Edgerton, Birkby and Lindley, as well as new themes including Surprising Springwood, a family discovery walk and a couple of walks around Marsden organised with Marsden History Group.

The first of this season’s walks called The Irish in Huddersfield will be on Saturday, March 19, followed by a free film showing the first ever St Patrick’s Day event in the town.

The next walk will be The Villas of Edgerton on March 27 led by historian David Griffiths. He has written a book about them which is available via the Huddersfield Civic Society website at

There will also be free four walks organised as part of the Heritage Open Days festival in September.

The walks’ programme 2022 leaflet is now being distributed to information points and libraries around the area as well as the Hello Huddersfield shop in Market Avenue and selected shops and cafes around the town centre.

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The walks cost £4 per person, usually last between one-and-a-half and two hours and can be booked through Eventbrite no more than 14 days before each walk. To view all the year’s walks, go to:

Discover Huddersfield also has a series of trails which people can explore for themselves from leaflets packed with information.

Two new free trails, the Textile trail and the Greasepaint and Limelight trail which focuses on the town’s cinemas and theatres are now available, adding to the 16 free leaflets already available.

Discover Huddersfield is a community led, non-profit company supported with funding received from Kirklees Council’s High Street Innovation Fund.

* Written by ANDY HIRST who runs his own Yorkshire freelance journalism agency AH! PR ( specialising in press releases, blogging and copywriting. Copyright Andy Hirst.