A circular and easy walk mainly along River Calder.
Calculated time is computed with the distance, the height difference, and an average speed of 2.2 mph. For an intermediate walker, this time includes small breaks.
(D/A) Start outside Kirkgate Train Station. Plenty of Pay-and- Display car parks nearby. Walk away from the station following signs for the Hepworth. Turn left past the Grey Horse Pub and under the railway bridge. At the next junction, turn left and cross over the road following the signs for Chantry Chapel. Follow the road and continue over Chantry Bridge.
(1) Just before the traffic lights turn left, and walk over a narrow stone ‘Pack Horse Bridge’ and along a grassy track on the riverbank.
(2) At the canal, cross over the bridge and turn right and walk along the canal towpath to some black metal gates. Pass through the 2 gates across the canal and alongside a grassed area to your right. Keep to the right and regain the towpath. Walk past Howarth Timber’s Yard to the steps at the concrete bridge.
(3) Climb the steps at the bridge onto the roadside. Turn right and walk back to Chantry Bridge. Return along the roadside pavement back to the Station.(D/A)
D/A : km 0 - alt. 30m - Kirkgate Train Station
1 : km 0.48 - alt. 26m - Traffic lights
2 : km 1.06 - alt. 25m - Canal
3 : km 1.68 - alt. 25m - Steps
D/A : km 2.42 - alt. 30m - Kirkgate Train Station
Mainly on good footpaths together with some roadside walking. Climbing of steps is involved. Paths may become muddy and slippery in wet weather.
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