Welcome to the Washburn Heritage Centre

‘A hidden gem’ run by volunteers to celebrate the heritage of the wonderful Washburn Valley. A stunning extension to Fewston Church, it’s free to come in!

The Centre features exhibitions about the heritage of the Valley, and we run an extensive programme of events including walks, workshops, talks and courses. At weekends there is a popular Tea Room featuring a wide selection of homemade cakes. The Centre is fully accessible and is available for hire.

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Sun 14th April, 2024
11:00
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Mon 15th April, 2024
14:00
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Tue 16th April, 2024
09:30
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Sat 20th April, 2024
11:00
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Sun 21st April, 2024
11:00
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Sun 14th April, 2024
11:00
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Mon 15th April, 2024
14:00
- 16:30
Tue 16th April, 2024
09:30
- 14:00
Sat 20th April, 2024
11:00
- 16:00
Sun 21st April, 2024
11:00
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Sun 14th April, 2024
11:00
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Mon 15th April, 2024
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Tue 16th April, 2024
09:30
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The Otley Wetlands Nature Reserve has been developing for over twenty years now on what was a gravel and sand quarry area. The walk will show a variety of habitats including lakes and woodland created from the quarry-land.  We will then walk to the Gallows Hill Reserve; its position high on the riverbank makes for a different character from that of the Wetlands.  The total length of the walk will be about 5 miles.

Cost £12 member, £15 non-member.

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Thu 18th April, 2024
19:30
- 21:00

Following his talk on Dry Stone Walling last year, Brian will take us on a journey through the history of Enclosure of the land. Where and why did it begin? Who were the landowners? How did Enclosure shape the built landscape of the Valley as we know it today. Maybe some intriguing local tales!

Light refreshments served.  Cost £10 member, £12 non-member.

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Sat 20th April, 2024
11:00
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Sun 21st April, 2024
11:00
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