GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Brighouse Boundary Walk

18 miles (29 km)

A circular walk exploring the area around the town of Brighouse in West Yorkshire. The walk visits Norwood Green and Hartshead and includes a waterside stretch along the River Calder.

Brighouse Boundary Walk OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Brighouse Boundary Walk Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Pubs/Cafes

The Millers Bar in Brighouse is a great place for refreshments. It's located on the Calder and Hebble Navigation Canal slightly off the route. There's a good menu and a lovely canalside beer garden to relax in on warmer days. From the garden you can also watch as climbers dare to risk the UKs tallest outdoor climbing wall, ROKTFACE which is located right next to the pub.It's a fine, award winning place and can be found at a postcode of HD6 1EB for your sat navs.
In Bradley you could try 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 canal at postcode HD2 1XD.
Near here there's also The Royal and Ancient. 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.

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

To continue your walking around Brighouse you could follow the canal and the River Calder to nearby Mirfield on the Brighouse to Mirfield Canal Walk. It's about a 5 mile walk with lots of pretty locks and old bridges to see on the way.

Photos

Rail Crossing on Brighouse Boundary Walk - geograph.org.uk - 675039

Rail Crossing on Brighouse Boundary Walk. The River Calder and Cromwell Bottom can be seen in the distance

Quarry Track and Footpaths in Strangstry Wood - geograph.org.uk - 716506

Quarry Track and Footpaths in Strangstry Wood. The footpath junction lies on the Brighouse Boundary Walk on the descent to the valley floor. The Footpath Arrow marker is visible. On the left of the footpaths is, what seems to be an old quarry track leading from workings adjacent to Boothroyd Lane down to the disused Tag Cut on the Calder and Hebble Navigation. I have yet to determine the nature of the stone blocks , which appear to be part of the track.

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.

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GPS Files

GPX File

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Memory Map Route

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