Walk Details

January Walk 2024

A 6 mile circular walk from All Hallows Church in Kirkburton, Huddersfield.

The walk will be led by our South Yorkshire contingent of Adele and Heather.

If anyone would like to look at the route before the day of the walk, details can be found on the Kirkburton Parish Walks Website and this particular walk is called "Hester's Haunt".

Start at 11am PROMPT as usual.

Leave the Huddersfield Ring Road at the Sainsbury's roundabout on the A629 towards Waterloo (AKA Wakefield Road) and then keep right at the Waterloo traffic lights staying on the A629 where it becomes Penistone Road. After a further 2.5 miles turn left (after the chip shop) on to North Road leading to Kirkburton & All Hallows church HD8 0SJ (0.8 miles from the turn).

Unfortunately the village pub is closed down, but for the thirsty & hungry amongst us, back on Penistone Road The Foxglove is the closest chain pub & Restaurant if people want a drink or meal before the journey home (see Vintage Inns Website for info, Sue don't forget your works ID).

We could also stop on-route for a coffee or drink at The Venue on the Storthes Hall campus if enough people express an interest.

February Walk 2024

Saturday we are to meet at The Causeway Foot pub, Halifax HX2 8XX.

It will be around 5 miles and the road part will take us past the bomb making area of Illingworth 💣

DI Janine will be leading the hike with Stacey backing up.

March Walk 2024

Meet in Brighouse at Woodhouse Lane / Daisy Road triangle, adjacent to the children's playground. Roadside parking. Approximate postcode HD6 3TG (Woodhouse Lane).

The walk is around 7 miles and follows a figure-of-eight loop that visits Bradley Wood, a section of the Kirklees Way, Bradley viaduct and an assortment of riverside and canal paths and other connecting routes. The walk is largely flat with some gentle inclines and some steps in places, but please do be warned we expect some parts of the route to be significantly muddy, following from recent weather.

For those wishing to enjoy refreshments after the walk we propose to venture into Brighouse town centre, which is roughly a 1-mile drive from the walk's start point. The choice of establishment will be finalised on the day, by vote if necessary, but we are thinking maybe somewhere near the Sainsburys roundabout as a central point.

April Walk 2024

The walk is a 7 miler around Low and High Bradfield (Sheffield area). The walk will start at 10.58 and the starting point is in Low Bradfield - approximate postcode S6 6LB.

Can we please meet on the road to the entrance to the car park (off Mill Lee Lane). If the car park is full you are able to park anywhere along the road throughout the village. There is a recycling sign that points to the entrance of the car park and the location is shown on the picture with the yellow arrow (behind the cricket club).

The walk is through fields, country roads and tracks. Please be aware that the ground conditions may be sludgy, slippy and possibly waterlogged.

Afterwards, anyone wishing to partake in a drink or two, we intend to head to The Plough pub which is in the village of Low Bradfield. The pub is dog friendly. We may - or may not - be able to drive to their car park. A road closure is planned, adjacent to the pub, so we may need to stay parked in the village itself and do the short walk up to the pub. This we will be able to confirm on the day.

Fingers crossed that the weather is fine. Gail and John will be leading the walk and are looking forward to hosting their first walk and hope we all enjoy it.

See you all soon.

May Walk 2024

Meet at Oxenhope railway station top car park (BD22 9LB) at 10.54 on Saturday 11th May.

Walk the picturesque route into Keighley, 6 miles approx.

Train back to cars : Cost £8

Starts at Oxenhope railway station, very muddy to begin with, so boots or wellies needed unless we have plenty of sunshine beforehand.

It is planned for us to stop for a drink at the Waggon and Horses Oxenhope road after we depart the train. If anyone would like food this is a nice place to eat.

We have options on route as to where we eat. We can stop by Damems station and hopefully catch sight of a train or 2 or we can walk the entire walk to Keighley Railway Station and have a cup of tea with your sandwiches while we await the train.

NOTE. Trains are approximately every hour and a half. We are aiming for the 14.00 train back to Oxenhope. If anyone fancies walking the extra 5 miles, then there is a circular route to return to Oxenhope walking on the other side of the valley.

This walk does include some road walking!

June Walk 2024

The June hike, we will be meeting at St Bartholomew's church in Ripponden HX6 4DF at 10.54, parking is either on street or in Mill Fold Car park. Final details to follow, planning for a refreshment stop during the walk.

The Hike will be led by Mr David Wakeford.

July Walk 2024

Saturday 13 July meet 11.00 at Ball Grove Park off the A6068 Keighley to Colne Road, BB8 7HY grid ref SD 905 403. Short to medium walk approx 6 miles with only one short incline up through the woods from Wycoller park.

From the start the ramble follows the course of Colne Water to Covey Bridge then taking the Pendle way to the renowned Wycoller ruins.

Wycoller has a single slab or ‘clam’ bridge 200 years old crosses stream in depths of ancient woodland, nearby Wycoller Hall was the original of Fearn dean Manor in Jane Eyre. Also 19th century industrial village perfectly preserved

The rest of the ramble takes to higher ground round to the village of Trawden where we may partake in light refreshments at the well established Trawden Arms Public House.

Sandwiches etc can be eaten at the ruins for those who wish to take their own refreshments. Any questions please ask H.H.I.L.