GPS Cycle and Walking Routes


Elland Park Wood

2 miles (3 km)

These woods in Halifax have some nice walking trails and pretty bluebells in the springtime. The site is located just to the south east of the town centre and consists of a network of footpaths and oak woodland.
The woods are positioned just north of the Calder and Hebble Navigation Canal. You can easily extend your walk by picking up the towpath and heading east to the Cromwell Bottom Nature Reserve.

Elland Park Wood OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Elland Park Wood Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby

Photos

Public Footpath in Elland Park Wood - geograph.org.uk - 702306

Public Footpath in Elland Park Wood. This is just one part of a network of paths in the woods; it leads steeply downhill. The path is sunken through use and erosion, not helped by a motorcyclist, who has left a track. In the foreground the natural ground is exposed - small fragments of sandstone in sandy clay. The leaf litter is predominantly oak.

Elland Park Wood from Park Nook - geograph.org.uk - 702212

Elland Park Wood from Park Nook. The photo is taken from the public footpath heading north from the north-west corner of the woods. The 1:25,000 OS sheet shows the relatively new triangle of woodland, closest to the camera, whereas the 1:50,000 series has yet to be updated in this respect.

Gateposts in Elland Park Wood - geograph.org.uk - 702311

Gateposts in Elland Park Wood. There is no sign of a nearby wall or fence. The only visible feature is the footpath, following the line of the posts.

Public Footpath to Park Nook, through Elland Park Wood - geograph.org.uk - 701430

Public Footpath to Park Nook, through Elland Park Wood. This footpath is well used and easy to follow. Note the diagonal transverse line of masonry in the foreground, to catch rain water and minimise surface erosion. The woodland is predominantly oak but holly bushes appear to be taking over.

Narrow Boat on the Calder and Hebble Navigation at Elland Park Wood - geograph.org.uk - 702293

Narrow Boat on the Calder & Hebble Navigation at Elland Park Wood The photo is taken at the back of the Colliers' Arms Public House. The canal was built in 1770 by John Smeaton, founder of the Society of Civil Engineers, later to become the Institution of Civil Engineers.The canal is a 'broad' canal, although most present-day craft are narrow boats such as the one in the picture.

Track across the Cromwell Bottom Nature Reserve, Elland (1) - geograph.org.uk - 250145

Track across the Cromwell Bottom Nature Reserve, Elland

GPS Files

GPX File

Elland Park Wood.gpx (On Desktop:Right Click>'Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold>Share>Save to Files')

Memory Map Route

Elland Park Wood.mmo (On Desktop:Right Click>'Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold >Share>Save to Files)