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Designing a Winter Challenge in Rastrick

Thursday 8th December 2022

Following the success of this summer’s Rastrick Around the World Challenge, Active Calderdale, alongside local residents and organisations in Rastrick, are co-designing a new winter challenge. Following two partnership meetings to gather insights and design the challenge, we can now confirm this will be a Pole-to-Pole challenge involving two separate teams.

  1. Lower valley
  2. Creating active community assets

A Visit to Cromwell Bottom

Wednesday 2nd November 2022

A former quarry, landfill site and ash tip do not sound like the location of one of Calderdale’s best-kept secrets. Cromwell Bottom Nature Reserve, however, is just that! Taking advantage of its ash-rich soil and abundant water, it is home to some of Calderdale’s most diverse habitats for fauna and flora. Surrounded by the river Calder and the canal, it really is a hidden gem, highlighted by our recent guided tour and video below!

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  2. Lower valley
  3. Walking
  4. Creating active parks & green spaces

Sure Start Active Challenge

Wednesday 14th September 2022

Active Calderdale truly believe that when we move, we feel stronger and one of our key aims is to help support organisations embed physical activity into their working day.

  1. Lower valley
  2. Creating active workplaces

Rastrick Around the World Challenge

Thursday 8th September 2022

They've done it!! Our Rastrick Challengers have put in an amazing effort over the last two months, completing over 35 million steps and travelling the equivalent of 17,903 miles around the globe!

Now the challenge is complete, it would be great to hear your thoughts and feedback, and we are asking all participants to complete the survey below. Completing this survey will help us understand the impact of the challenge and where we could improve to make our next challenge bigger and better!

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