3.4 of 5 (4 votes)

Ravensthorpe Rly Sta to Dewsbury Rly Sta

A moderate walk (countryside) in West Yorkshire, England, about 16.30km (10.13 mi) long with an estimated walking time of about 5:15h. It is unsuitable for families with children, prams & pushchairs, wheelchairs.
Elevation Profile
Ascent 259m (849ft)
Descent 245m (803ft)
Max. Elevation 190m (623ft)
Altitude Gain & Loss 504m (1652ft)
Start & End
Ravensthorpe Railway Station
Distance 16.30km
Duration ~5:15h
2Created by mac.hawk on 15 Mar 2016
Another station to station walk on the Huddersfield-Leeds rail line of approx 12 miles. Mainly along bridleways & the canal towpath. A couple of sections involve crossing fields that will have cattle in them outside the colder months so if that's an issue ... It's a 1/2 day for energetic walkers, a full day for those that like to amble. Lovely church in Whitley is well worth a detour to.

Walk Functions


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Walk Map

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OS Grid SE228199
Exit the railway station and turn left over the road bridge then immediately right down a track that follows the railway line on your right.
OS Grid SE223196
The track descends to a footbridge on the right over the railway line, cross the bridge and follow the track left.
About 0.64 km (~0.4 miles) from
OS Grid SE219196
After a short distance turn right along a footpath between the river on the right and the fish ponds on the left.
About 0.34 km (~0.21 miles) from
OS Grid SE215198
The footpath reaches the road by the Ship Inn, turn right over the bridge over the river then cross the road to access the canal towpath and carry on ahead to reach Mirfield.
About 0.46 km (~0.29 miles) from
OS Grid SE203196
Exit the towpath at Mirfield and turn left down the road to pass Mirfield railway station and continue ahead to the road junction just beyond the bridge over the river.
About 1.19 km (~0.74 miles) from
OS Grid SE203191
At the junction turn left along Granny Lane for 1/3 mile then turn right into Hagg Lane (signposted) and follow to the next junction.
About 0.47 km (~0.29 miles) from
OS Grid SE210189
Turn right up the wayposted tarmac road as it rises uphill (local information boards along the way). Nearing the top of the rise turn left into a wayposted narrow-ish lane.
About 0.67 km (~0.42 miles) from
OS Grid SE209186
After a short distance turn right through a wide gate into a wide lane and carry on ahead. After 1/4 mile exit the lane into open field (cattle here in the warmer months).
About 0.32 km (~0.2 miles) from
OS Grid SE206183
Carry on ahead through the first field and initially ahead into the second field. As you approach the wood ahead turn left and climb uphill to each a metal gate and go through.
About 0.43 km (~0.27 miles) from
OS Grid SE203181
Through the metal gate carry on ahead rising the hill. Halfway up the hill turn right and follow the hedge-line as it continues to rise the hill gently to fairly shortly reach the road.
About 0.36 km (~0.22 miles) from
OS Grid SE200176
At the road turn right for 1/2 mile to reach Liley Hall farm.
About 0.55 km (~0.34 miles) from
OS Grid SE205172
At Liley Hall farm turn left, following the wayposts, into a wide track heading downhill. After a little over 1/2 mile reach a wide gate, go through, carry on ahead to pass a small pond on the right.
About 0.63 km (~0.39 miles) from
OS Grid SE209182
Just after the small pond turn right through a waymarked gap stile and head uphill to reach wayposted crosstracks and take the tarmac road ahead, uphill towards the houses.
About 1.02 km (~0.63 miles) from
OS Grid SE211181
Upon reaching the housing turn left and at the end house enter the driveway to see a waymarked footpath at the rear of the house. Follow the footpath uphill, eventually on a track.
About 0.24 km (~0.15 miles) from
OS Grid SE213179
A short way along the track turn left (waymarked) into woodland briefly before exiting into open field and follow the field edge (at right) to reach the road adjacent Charlotte's Ice Cream Parlour.
About 0.26 km (~0.16 miles) from
OS Grid SE216176
At the road turn left for 1/3 mile then turn left again down Scopsley Lane (signposted). Where the road ends take the right hand track following the edge of the golf course at left.
About 0.44 km (~0.27 miles) from
OS Grid SE219181
Follow Back Lane to the far end of the golf course where it starts to veer left & descends. Just as it starts to descend take a path on the right that exits the wood and enters a narrow lane.
About 0.57 km (~0.35 miles) from
OS Grid SE227187
Follow the lane (or adjacent path in the field if the lane's really muddy).Soon reach a bridleway junction and take the left hand route to Ouzelwell Hall and thence into Ouzelwell Lane.
About 1.01 km (~0.63 miles) from
OS Grid SE233193
At the bottom of Ouzelwell Lane turn follow the path right briefly then carry on ahead through the housing to the main road junction (Lees Hall Road).
About 0.85 km (~0.53 miles) from
OS Grid SE235196
At Lees Hall Road turn left, pass the mini-roundabout then take the slip road on the right (actually still Lees Hall Road) - with the industrial units on your right.
About 0.40 km (~0.25 miles) from
OS Grid SE235202
Keep to the right and follow a wayposted (littered) footpath under the railway bridge to reach the bridge over the canal, cross and turn right.
About 0.53 km (~0.33 miles) from
OS Grid SE249198
Follow the canal towpath for a little over a mile to reach a canal junction. At the junction, once over the bridge, turn left and follow the towpath for a further 3/4 mile to the marina.
About 1.50 km (~0.93 miles) from
OS Grid SE249208
Exit the marina and turn left and follow the road for 1/2 mile to reach the traffic lights at the cross roads. Cross the road and head for the Asda supermarket entrance.
About 1.03 km (~0.64 miles) from
OS Grid SE243213
At the Asda entrance turn right to reach the footbridge over the river and cross. The bus station is on your right.
About 0.75 km (~0.47 miles) from
OS Grid SE242218
Once over the river, cross the road and turn left briefly to the traffic lights. Turn right up Old Westgate (signposted) and take the first or second left turn to find the railway station.
About 0.47 km (~0.29 miles) from

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