GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Huddersfield to Sowerby Bridge

14 miles (23 km)

Follow National Cycle routes 68 and 69 on this attractive route through the Calder Valley in Yorkshire. You start by following the Huddersfield Narrow Canal west to Slaithwaite where you turn north into the countryside passing the Slaithwaite Reservoir. Quiet country roads lead you onto Scammonden Reservoir and Deanhead Reservoir before passing Norland Moor and finishing at Sowerby Bridge train station.
There's some splendid Yorkshire countryside to enjoy on this route with several traffic free sections a further draw.

Huddersfield to Sowerby Bridge OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Huddersfield to Sowerby Bridge Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking


In Slaithwaite we recommend The Little Bridge which has a delightful outdoor terrace overlooking the canal. There's also a great menu and a cosy fire indoors on colder days. You can find the pub right next to the canal on Britannia Road with a postcode of HD7 5HF.

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby

Elevation Profile

GPS Files

GPX File

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Memory Map Route

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