Brighouse to Mirfield Canal Walk
This walk runs from Brighouse to Mirfield along a section of the Calder and Hebble Navigation Canal and the River Calder. The walk runs for just under 5 miles and follows the canal towpath or riverside footpaths for most of the route. Along the way you'll pass lots of pretty locks, old bridges and barges.
Start the walk in Brighouse on the southern side of the river and head east through Birds Royd and Woodhouse where you follow the canal towpath past Bradley Park and the Kirklees Cut. Here there's a pretty lock and lockeepers hut.
The route then follows a section of the Kirklees Way through Bradley before rejoining the canal to Battyeford. You continue along the towpath for a short while before arriving in Mirfield.
Brighouse to Mirfield Canal Walk Ordnance Survey Map - view and print off detailed OS map
Brighouse to Mirfield Canal Walk Open Street Map - view and print off detailed map
Brighouse to Mirfield Canal Walk OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking
Brighouse to Mirfield Canal Walk Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking
The Navigation Tavern is located at the end of the walk in Mirfield. It's right on the canal so you can enjoy your refreshments with a nice view of the boats going by. You can find the pub at 6 Station Road with a postcode of WF14 8NL for your sat navs.
Further Information and Other Local Ideas
To continue your walking in the area pick up the waymarked Brighouse Boundary Walk. This circular trail explores the countryside and villages surrounding the town.