The Huddersfield Lion Hunt is on – but no special bravery is required!

Discover Huddersfield’s 2022 programme of walks is the largest yet and one of them, Huddersfield Lion Hunt, takes place on Sunday April 3 from 2.30pm.

The guided walk is led by local historian Chris Marsden and research student and photographer Laura Mateescu.

The walks are designed to help people discover the history, culture, architecture and heritage that have shaped the town. Walks last for 90 minutes to two hours and cost £4 per person with under-12s free.

Huddersfield has almost 200 lions on its buildings and Chris and Laura will point out just some of them!

Chris said: “Huddersfield has almost 200 lions on its buildings and public art. We will explore their stories and makers. No bravery is needed but binoculars are encouraged!”

Chris and Laura have helped create a new artwork ‘The Joy of a Roar’ that celebrates the qualities and strengths of lions and wellbeing. This will be on display in the town centre.

The Lion Hunt must be pre-booked at

The walk starts at the statue of Lord Wilson in St George’s Square. For more information please e-mail or