A CONSERVATION group has organised a series of winter walks around Kirklees.
The Kirklees Countryside Volunteers will be leading several walks throughout this month.
On Saturday, there will be a six-mile walk of medium difficulty from Batley railway station.
Starting at 11am, the walk will take in the Kirklees Way, Spen Valley Greenway, the canal and riverbanks, before arriving at Mirfield. Trains run regularly back to Batley.
On Saturday, December 20, there will be an eight-mile walk of medium difficulty from Shepley railway station to Penistone railway station.
The walk will start at 9.50am and will take in sights including the River Dearne, a 16th century barn, two conservation areas and the countryside.
On Boxing Day, December 26, there will be a family walk of four or five miles from Denby Dale.
The walk will start at 11.15am from the viaduct below Denby Dale railway station, off Wakefield Road.
On Sunday, December 28, a six-mile family walk will be held at Meltham.
The starting point, at 11.15am, will be the car park behind the Carlile Institute off Huddersfield Road in Meltham.
The walk will take in water and woods and may be muddy in parts.
On Tuesday, December 30, there will be a nine-mile hard walk from Holmfirth Swimming Baths on Woodhead Road, Holmfirth.
Starting at 10am, the walk will take in Holme Valley paths and lanes, steep climbs and muddy terrain.
For further information, contact 01484 234076.