Discover Huddersfield

Discover Huddersfield / Events / Thu 22 Aug 2019

Magnifying Glasses at the Ready for Building Stones Walk

Magnifying Glasses at the Ready for Building Stones Walk

Although Huddersfield may be best known for its buildings constructed of local sandstone, from the mid C19th a great variety of rocks were used to embellish and decorate buildings around the town.

To discover the variety of stones, marvel at their exotic origins and geological history join Huddersfield Geology Group member Ailsa Burrows for a guided walk on the evening of Thursday 22 August, starting from St. George’s Square (Harold Wilson Statue) at 7.00pm.

Ailsa will reveal the many and varied rocks on some of the town’s most distinguished buildings. Those attending will be able to study the variety of rocks and the way they have been used to create many decorative features. People are invited to bring their own magnifying glasses, although some will be provided.

Organised by the Discover Huddersfield partnership, the walk and will last between 1.5 and 2.0 hours.

The walk costs £3.00 per person but no booking is required.

Information about the annual programme of walks organised by Discover Huddersfield and a series of 16 free printed trails exploring the history, culture and architecture of the town can be found at local information points and libraries or by visiting

Event Location

St. George's Square (Harold Wilson statue)

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