THIS EVENT IS NOW SOLD OUT
We are sorry if you are dissapointed but we have had to restrict numbers this year - but don't worry we will be back next year so watch this space
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 or £15 for a family ticket (2 adults and up to 3 children) children under 5 are free,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.
The walk will start at 12 noon from the Cat I'th Well pub at the bottom of Wainstalls Lane and covers 2.5 miles up to the fountains. Parking is available near the start. For those not wishing to walk so far there is parking above the site which is accessed via Castle Carr Road, which leads out of the village of Wainstalls. From this parking site it is approximately half a mile to the fountains. Whichever route you take please wear suitable footwear for walking on uneven and possibly wet surfaces.
We are sorry but the final access to the site is not suitable for wheelchairs or people with mobility problems.
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