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WOVEN walks offered the opportunity to get active as well as find out more about the textile industry’s past, present and future.

Walks and tours were available for all physical abilities and included Hidden From Sight, a walk across Marsden Moor using found objects to draw and weave, a Huddersfield wool walk for families and a mindfulness walk at Bagshaw Museum.

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June 2019

Self Guided Walks

June 8, 2019 - June 16, 2019
Huddersfield, United Kingdom + Google Map

One of the reasons the textile industry took off in Kirklees was the glorious landscape. If you’d like to explore it more, we’ve given you links to some maps and walking directions from some of the towns and villages where WOVEN is holding events. Slaithwaite – Made Beautifully Here and Wild about Wool  Exploring old Slaithwaite – 2 miles, around the village Slaithwaite to Merrydale – 2 ½ miles, countryside Slaithwaite to Linthwaite circular – 4 ½ miles, countryside, canal…

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Hidden From Sight: exploring the role of the textiles in the landscape

June 9, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Mount Road, Marsden, Mount Road, above Marsden Golf Club HD7 6HP United Kingdom + Google Map

Come along to walk, make and sketch in the open air on the Pennine moors above Marsden. Our walk leader, who is a weaver and a researcher who works on textiles and landscape, will guide us on a walk of about three miles, stopping on the way to sketch, make and chat, sharing stories of textiles, the changing moorland landscape and hidden heroes of the textile world. The walk will be approximately a 3 mile loop starting from Mount Road…

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Guided Tours & Walks at Skelmanthorpe Textile Heritage Centre

June 11, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Skelmanthorpe Textile Heritage Centre, 6 Queen Street
Skelmanthorpe, West Yorkshire United Kingdom
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Skelmanthorpe Textile Heritage Centre is situated at number 6 Queen Street, Skelmanthorpe. It is a small privately owned museum in a one up, one down former weaver's cottage. The downstairs family living quarters have been maintained and furnished as a weaver's family home, as it would have been in 1900. Upstairs you'll find an authentic handloom in full working condition along with fascinating displays of artefacts linked to the rich textile heritage in the area. On Tuesday 11 June and…

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Guided Tours & Walks at Skelmanthorpe Textile Heritage Centre

June 13, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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One event on June 13, 2019 at 2:00 pm

Skelmanthorpe Textile Heritage Centre, 6 Queen Street
Skelmanthorpe, West Yorkshire United Kingdom
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Skelmanthorpe Textile Heritage Centre is situated at number 6 Queen Street, Skelmanthorpe. It is a small privately owned museum in a one up, one down former weaver's cottage. The downstairs family living quarters have been maintained and furnished as a weaver's family home, as it would have been in 1900. Upstairs you'll find an authentic handloom in full working condition along with fascinating displays of artefacts linked to the rich textile heritage in the area. On Tuesday 11 June and…

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Wool Walk – Made in Huddersfield

June 15, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
University of Huddersfield, Queensgate
Huddersfield, West Yorkshire HD1 3DH United Kingdom
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A weird, wonderful and unbeWEAVEable scavenger hunt. Get your family or team of friends together to take on this woolly walk through Huddersfield! Pick up your trail map from the Spectacular Showcase at the University of Huddersfield and travel through town collecting clues which will unveil facts about Huddersfield textile history... and bring you closer to a special prize at the end! Suitable for all ages, including children and families. Pick up your map between 10-11.30 am Trail takes approximately…

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Skelmanthorpe Guided Heritage Walk

June 15, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Denby Dale Parish Council Building, 24 Commercial Road
Skelmanthorpe, HD8 9DA United Kingdom
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Visit Skelmanthorpe between the 10-15 June and enjoy the Skelmanthorpe Textile Festival with workshops, walks, tours and demonstrations. Enjoy a guided heritage walk around Skelmanthorpe and the surrounding countryside and find out more about the rich textile heritage of the area. Meet at Denby Dale Parish Council building, please wear strong footwear and suitable clothes. Please note, this walk is not suitable for pushchairs. Free, no need to book. Skelmanthorpe Textile Heritage Centre will be open each day Monday-Friday from…

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July 2019

Tree Time Mindfulness Walk at Bagshaw Museum and Wilton Park

July 3, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Bagshaw Museum, Wilton Park
Batley, West Yorkshire WF17 0AS United Kingdom
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Take a glimpse behind the scenes of this Victorian mill owner’s house and a mindful walk. Enjoy a private viewing of textile artefacts from the archives with a museum curator, followed by a slow and meditative walk guided by artist and wellbeing expert Rachel Howfield Massey. Ancient Woodlands surround the park, with trees that have witnessed many decades of life passing by. Join Rachel in the woods to contemplate the passing of time, the seasons, the abundance of life and…

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