GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Bradley Walks

5 miles (8 km)

This village in the Craven of NorthYorkshire has some nice trails along the local canals and river which run through the area.
This circular walk around the village visits the Huddersfield Broad Canal, the River Calder and Bradley Park.
The walk starts to the east of the town centre where the canal and the river meet. Follow the canal south and it will take you past Colne Bridge and the aqueducts to Deighton and Fieldhouse Bridge. Here you leave the canal and head north through Woodhouse Hill and Riddings to link up with the Kirklees Way. The trail will take you past Bradley Woods and Bradley Park before returning to the village.

Bradley OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Bradley Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Walks near Bradley

Pubs/Cafes

The Royal and Ancient is a good choice for some post walk refreshment. The pub dates back to 1780 and does a fine Sunday lunch. You can find them at Colne Bridge, 19 Dalton Bank Road, HD5 0RE.
Next to the canal there's also the White Cross. Standing at the busy Leeds Road, Bradley crossroads the inn is a multi-award winning pub. It dates from 1806 and has a good menu and a beer garden to relax in. You can find it close to the Huddersfield Broad canal at postcode HD2 1XD.

Dog Walking

The countryside and woodland trails make for a good dog walk. The Royal and Ancient mentioned above is also dog friendly with water bowls available.

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

Head north and you could pick up the Calder and Hebble Navigation Canal on the Brighouse to Mirfield Canal Walk.

Photos

Junction Lock No 1, Huddersfield Broad Canal - geograph.org.uk - 789417

Junction Lock No 1, Huddersfield Broad Canal Below this lock, the canal joins the River Calder. Beyond the lock a footbridge can be seen and behind that is the main A62 roadbridge across the river, (Cooper Bridge).

Colne Bridge Lock No 2, Huddersfield Broad Canal - geograph.org.uk - 827676

Colne Bridge Lock No 2, Huddersfield Broad Canal

Colnebridge Road Bridge, Huddersfield Broad Canal - geograph.org.uk - 789354

Colnebridge Road Bridge, Huddersfield Broad Canal. Colnebridge Road is the B6118, giving access to Kirkheaton and Grange Moor, and thence towards Wakefield and the M1. This road is more to be recommended for the several public houses which lie along it, than for its use as a rapid through route.

Bradley Park Golf Course - geograph.org.uk - 2037155

Bradley Park Golf Course

The River Colne and the Huddersfield Broad Canal, Bradley, Huddersfield - geograph.org.uk - 381621

The River Colne and the Huddersfield Broad Canal, Bradley, Huddersfield. Looking east from the Bradley viaduct. The buildings and the pipe bridge are part of Huddersfield Sewage Works. The former 19C church, now used for other purposes, can be seen on the left.

Bradley - canal cottage at Lock 1

Bradley Canal cottage

Video

GPS Files

GPX File

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Memory Map Route

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