The Fountains at Castle Carr are the highest gravity fed ones in Europe, not only in the height that they drive the column of water to but also because they are over 1000 feet above sea level to start with!
The grounds of the once magnificent home are tucked away in the valley above Halifax and offer secluded surroundings that are alive with greenery and wildlife and the Fountains are not able to be seen unless you are right alongside them. Hence describing them as a 'Hidden Treasure'.
Now located on private land The Rotary Club of Halifax are grateful to the Scholfield family for allowing us to organise public access for this once a year event. We are also grateful to Yorkshire Water for their assistance and maintainance of the Fountains as part of their overall management of the water catchment and supply that runs through the area.
Members of the Halifax club lead a walk through the surrounding countryside that takes in the, now ruined, house that was owned by the builders of the fountains. Access is also gained via a shorter route for those unable to take part in this part of the event. A charge of £5 per adult is made and all proceeds are used by the Rotary Club of Halifax to support Local, National and International Charities. One of which is the Rotary Foundation Polio Eradication campaign, which aims to rid the world of this terrible disease.
Until the current pandemic restriction are lifted we are unable to hold this popular event but we will as soon as we are able - please watch for announcements on this page, on our facebook page, in the local media and on Eventbrite where tickets can be obtained.
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