Parks and open spaces

Discover Calderdale's parks and open spaces, we have nature reserves, parks and play areas along with outdoor gyms.


Working on an allotment is a great way to socialise, exercise and enjoy the fresh air. You can develop your horticultural skills to grow vegetables, soft fruit and herbs.

Buy a park a tree

Calderdale Council are introducing a new tree planting scheme for parks and open spaces within the borough. We would love for you to help us do this.

Event hosting and filming permissions

Find out what permission you need to hold an event or film in Calderdale public open spaces (including highways).


Information on fishing licences and rights of access to fish from Council land.

Guided walks

The programme includes everything from health walks, longer more challenging walks and family walks, all organised by Calderdale Council's Safer Cleaner Greener Countryside Team.

Nature reserves

Find out about and visit local nature reserves in Calderdale including Ogden Water, Cromwell Bottom, Jerusalem Farm, Long Wood and Scarr Wood.

Norland moor

Background and Options Appraisal for the Management of Norland Moor (April 2018).

Outdoor gyms

Outdoor gyms are located in parks and open spaces around Calderdale. The equipment is low impact and includes a variety of exercises that anyone can try.


Visit Calderdale's parks and open spaces. Go boating on the lake at Shibden. Explore the Jungle Experience at Manor Heath. Discover the heritage at People's Park and enjoy the beauty of the flowers at Wellholme Park.

Paths and bridleways

Calderdale has a superb landscape for outdoor recreation. The diversity of scenery is a main attraction of the area, with many well-marked and maintained paths to explore.

Play areas

Details and locations of the numerous play areas in Calderdale, which are provided, managed and maintained by the Council.

Sports pitch and facility hire

Information on the numerous sports pitches throughout Calderdale available for hire for football and rugby.