4.8 of 5 (2 votes)

Huddersfield to Dewsbury

A moderate walk (countryside) starting and finishing in West Yorkshire, England, about 13.30km (8.26 mi) long with an estimated walking time of about 4:00h. It is suitable for families with children, but unsuitable for prams & pushchairs, wheelchairs.
Elevation Profile
Ascent 54m (177ft)
Descent 60m (196ft)
Max. Elevation 120m (393ft)
Altitude Gain & Loss 114m (373ft)
Bond Street, Dewsbury
Distance 13.30km
Duration ~4:00h
2Created by mac.hawk on 27 Aug 2016
A simple walk along canal towpath and old railway line between Huddersfield & Dewsbury. A good walk for when the fields are full of 'mush' but you might have to 'puddle dance' a bit. From Huddersfield town centre follow the directions towards the University to reach the start point. Walk is approx 10 miles, might be pram OK but riverbank sections just a bit too tight for my liking.

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OS Grid SE150165
The route starts at Aspley Wharf marina which is on the A629 Wakefield Road 1/2 mile SE of the bus & rail stations. From the marina take the towpath heading north along the Huddersfield Broad Canal.
OS Grid SE171196
Follow the towpath for 3 miles and at Bridge 5 (wayposted) cross the canal to take the Calder Valley Greenway as it rises left uphill. At a T-junction turn left to pass over the disused aqueduct.
About 3.79 km (~2.35 miles) from
OS Grid SE179200
Continue ahead under the road bridge, up a slight incline and follow the tarmac path to reach Bog Green Lane. Cross the road onto tarmac path through the woodland.
About 0.90 km (~0.56 miles) from
OS Grid SE200195
Exit the woodland, carry on ahead along road. Shortly leave the road onto a tarmac track on the right and follow to Mirfield. (This all still wayposted Calder Valley Greenway).
About 2.16 km (~1.34 miles) from
OS Grid SE215198
After passing the school on the right go left down Chadwick Lane then take the bridge over the river following the road (Newgate) under the rail bridge. Take the canal towpath towards Shepley Bridge.
About 1.50 km (~0.93 miles) from
OS Grid SE219196
At the marina exit the canal towpath onto the road and turn right briefly. Take a route on the left through the Ship Inn car park to reach the river bank. Follow the riverside path for 1/3 mile.
About 0.51 km (~0.32 miles) from
OS Grid SE227198
Take the path that leaves the river bank, reaches the railway line & turn left. Rise uphill, cross the footbridge & turn left along a track to the road near the railway station then turn left.
About 0.80 km (~0.5 miles) from
OS Grid SE230203
Take waymarked steps on the right down to the river and turn right along the riverbank for 1/3 mile. Reach a lock/bridge and cross and follow the canal towpath to pass under the rail bridge.
About 0.57 km (~0.35 miles) from
OS Grid SE233203
Shortly after the rail bridge take an exit point on the left onto the old railway line & head left to cross the river. Over the green bridge immediately U turn right at an exit point to reach the road
About 0.28 km (~0.17 miles) from
OS Grid SE230205
Cross the road at the pedestrian crossing, turn left then first right down Backravenswharf Road to reach the river again and follow the footpath left. Cross the footbridge over the flood defence.
About 0.40 km (~0.25 miles) from
OS Grid SE238206
Once over the river turn left up the access lane to reach Thornhill Road, directly cross the road, turn left over the bridge then immediately right down the footpath to rejoin the river.
About 0.81 km (~0.5 miles) from
OS Grid SE241215
At the river turn left and follow the adjacent path towards Dewsbury town centre. Carefully cross the busy road directly ahead and Dewsbury bus station is ahead on the left.
About 0.86 km (~0.53 miles) from
OS Grid SE243218
For the rail station go diagonally left up Old Westgate (left of the church/police station) then left up Wellington Street. The walks about 10 miles long.
About 0.37 km (~0.23 miles) from

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Frances Smith
25 Sep 2017
Nice Walk For A Rainy Day

Enjoyed this walk, it was very wet today but as it was on mostly cycle routes I kept my feet dry.

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