Explore the Kirklees metropolitan district on this challenging walk through West Yorkshire. The walk visits the upper Colne Valley, Spen Valley and Holme Valley and passes Dewsbury, Holmfirth, Denby Dale and Marsden.
Highlights on the route include a series of picturesque reservoirs including Holme Styes, Ramsden Reservoir, Scammonden Reservoir, Digley and Bilberry Reservoirs. The walk also visits the interesting Standedge Tunnel Visitor Centre on the Huddersfield Narrow Canal at Marsden.
Kirklees Way Ordnance Survey Map - view and print off detailed OS map
Kirklees Way Open Street Map - view and print off detailed map
Kirklees Way OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking
Kirklees Way Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking
Kirklees Way Pubs/Cafes
In Marsden there's the noteworthy Riverhead Brewery Tap to visit. It does good food and is an excellent place for real ale connsiseurs. On the ground floor in the bar, there are 10 real ale hand pumps several of which are permanently dedicated to the popular Riverhead beers brewed on-site. The famous Riverhead micro-brewery is housed downstairs in the cellar. Here they brew a wide range of beers all with a local connection. Hot and cold food is served regularly with all dishes freshly prepared on site. You can find the pub in the picturesque village, next to the River Colne, on Peel Street with a postcode of HD7 6BR for your sat navs.