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Shibden valley walk

A leisurely walk (countryside) in West Yorkshire, England, about 10.10km (6.28 mi) long with an estimated walking time of about 3:30h. It is suitable for families with children, but unsuitable for prams & pushchairs, wheelchairs.
Elevation Profile
Ascent 253m (830ft)
Descent 260m (853ft)
Max. Elevation 240m (787ft)
Altitude Gain & Loss 513m (1683ft)
Start & End
Stump Cross
Distance 10.10km
Duration ~3:30h
Created by Fransmith on 25 Mar 2015
A 7.5 mile walk around the Shibden Valley, with fantastic views, some hills and varying paths (from bridleways to muddy woodland paths). Easy access by bus from Halifax, or from Bradford (bus 681) or Leeds (508).

Walk Functions


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Walk Map

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Start the walk at Stump Cross, just outside Halifax.
OS Grid SE097262
Take the path heading west towards Claremount.
About 0.92 km (~0.57 miles) from
OS Grid SE092271
Follow the path above Shibden Dale to the ski slope.
About 1.08 km (~0.67 miles) from
OS Grid SE086275
The path continues around Pule Hill.
About 0.74 km (~0.46 miles) from
OS Grid SE091283
Cross the road and descend into the valley via the Calderdale Way.
About 0.88 km (~0.55 miles) from
OS Grid SE098277
Stay on the path past Dam Head.
About 0.93 km (~0.58 miles) from
OS Grid SE117278
The Calderdale Way continues all the way to Stone Chair. On the edge of the town, take the path heading south.
About 1.89 km (~1.17 miles) from
OS Grid SE124270
Follow the road to Coley, just outside Northowram. By the cemetery, the path returns towards the starting point.
About 1.16 km (~0.72 miles) from
OS Grid SE116261
Continue along the hillside path, passing under the A6036 to reach the starting point.
About 1.16 km (~0.72 miles) from
OS Grid SE107261
Finish back at Stump Cross for the bus home.
About 0.91 km (~0.57 miles) from

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