Flockton Sponsored Walk

Following the new tradition, Cllr Steve Beresford chose one of the Parish Walks for the Chairman's charity sponsored walk.  This time it was the turn of Flockton and the Billy Sweep Saunter.  The walk is named after a young boy, William Guest who worked as a chimney sweep and met his untimely death in September 1889.  He was climbing down a shaft in a winding engine near Haigh Lane to get some clean water but was killed by the winding cage.  He has a gravestone in St James' the Great Churchyard.

The walk is a gentle 4-mile circular and takes in lots of beautiful countryside and views, whilst at the same time passing some places which point to Flockton's industrial past.

Cllr Beresford raised £514 for his Chairman's Charity, the Forget Me Not Children's Hospice.

Full details of the walk and the route can be obtained from this link

Paper copies of this walk and the others in the series can be obtained from the Parish Council office and the local libraries.

Electronic versions of the leaflets are available for download from http://www.kirkburtonparishwalks.co.uk/