Shibden Valley and Dale Circular Walk
This circular walk explores Shibden Valley and Shibden Dale near Halifax in West Yorkshire. The valley is a lovely place for a walk with some hill climbs with fine views over the surrounding countryside.
The walk starts from the car park at the popular Shibden Park on the north eastern side of the town. From here you can pick up trails heading north west towards Pepper Hill, Swales Moor and Lower Shibden Hall.
The route then heads east across Shibden Dale, passing the old quarry before linking up with the Calderdale Way near Addersgate Farm. Follow the waymarked footpath east towards Stone Chair before turning south to Northowram.
You then head south west to past Upper Brear to return to the park where you could enjoy some post walk refreshments at the on site cafe. The park is also well worth exploring with some fine walking trails taking you to woodland and a lovely lake.
Shibden Valley Ordnance Survey Map - view and print off detailed OS map
Shibden Valley Open Street Map - view and print off detailed map
Shibden Valley OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking
Shibden Valley Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking
Further Information and Other Local Ideas
Just north of the valley 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.