Calderdale Wind Farm: A Hostile Act?

Calderdale Wind Farm: A Hostile Act?

Public forum to explore the environmental and cultural impact of de-wilding Walshaw Moor

Venue: Birchcliffe Centre, Birchcliffe Road, Hebden Bridge HX7 8DG

Date: Wednesday 15 May 2024 at 7.30pm. Doors open at 6.45pm

The Pennine Heritage Trust in partnership with Hebden Bridge Literary and Scientific Society and Stop Calderdale Wind Farm (www.stopcalderdalewindfarm.co.uk) are hosting a Public Forum to raise awareness about the environmental and cultural issues of the proposed Calderdale Wind Farm on Walshaw Moor.

Five well-informed speakers will share their knowledge and insights into the potential consequences of this massive industrial development on the countryside, wildlife, communities and literary heritage of the Calder Valley. Topics will include the impact of the Wind Farm on protected moorland habitats and wildlife, the rich bird life of Walshaw Moor, damage to peat and carbon footprint of construction project and the poetic legacy of Ted Hughes. Following the presentations, the audience will be invited to participate in an open discussion.


Horatio Clare - Nature and Travel Writer and Broadcaster

Walshaw Moor: 'A little bit of miraculous old Britain'

Dr Steve Ely - Poet and Director of the Ted Hughes Network (University of Huddersfield)

Ted Hughes & Walshaw Moor: ‘A stage for the performance of heaven'

Carl Lawrence - Professor Emeritus (University of Leeds – Engineering)

Wind farms on Peat: The Green Debate

All Welcome. Free Admission. No Advance Booking but seating limited to 350. There is very limited parking at the Birchcliffe Centre so please park in Hebden Bridge.