GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Shibden Park

1 miles (2 km)

This delightful country park in Halifax is the perfect place for a peaceful afternoon stroll. The park includes a Wilderness Garden, cascades and pools, woodland and a fruit garden with a collection of heritage fruit trees. The centrepiece of the park is the Mere, where you can hire a rowing boat or just stroll along the shore. You can also visit Shibden Hall - a Grade II listed timber framed hall with a history dating back back to 1420. Park facilities include a popular cafe and visitor centre.
The circular Shibden Valley Walk also starts from the car park. The trail explores the lovely countryside and hills of Shibden Dale, to the north of the park. It's a good way of further stretching your legs if you have time.


HX3 6XG - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

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There's a good on site cafe selling a range of meals, snacks and drinks.

Dog Walking

The parkland and woodland are a lovely place for a dog walk and very popular with dog owners. The on site cafe mentioned above is also dog friendly.

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

Head north west of the town and you can enjoy a lovely waterside walk around Ogden Water. There's lovely views of the Pennine hills and moors in this scenic area. Warley Moor Reservoir can also be reached on foot from here.
Just a few miles to the north there's Horton Bank Country Park to explore. The park includes a nice lakeside trail and a viewpoint with fine views over the city of Bradford and the surrounding Yorkshire Dales countryside. The picturesque Chellow Dene Reservoir is also located near here.

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby


Shibden Park - - 903879

Shibden Park. The boating lake, picnic area and miniature railway.

Top entrance to dry stone wall exhibition, Shibden Park, Southowram, Halifax - - 162258

Top entrance to dry stone wall exhibition. The conical pillars were inspired by mountain cairns, and show off the skill of the waller.

The miniature railway, Shibden Park, Northowram - - 1917476

The miniature railway

Flood plain of Red Beck, Shibden Park, Northowram - - 1917507

Flood plain of Red Beck

Shibden Park Lake, Halifax - - 162244

A family walks on the surfaced path running along the lake. Frequented by ducks and rowing boats.

Wooded valley in Shibden Park, Halifax - - 162225

Wooded valley. Most of these plants are water dock, from which dock pudding is made.

Sheep pound in dry stone wall exhibition, Shibden Park, Halifax - - 162263

Sheep pound in dry stone wall exhibition. Just to make this more difficult to build, it was sited on sloping ground.

Pond in Shibden Hall garden, Southowram, Halifax - - 162236

Pond in Shibden Hall garden, Southowram, Halifax. The style of the fences suggests that this was intended as a 'Chinese' garden.


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