An easy circular walk, mainly on roadside pavements and green footpaths alongside field edges.
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.
Start at the Health Centre on New Street (pay & display parking nearby).
(D/A) Turn left and walk down Prospect Road, then right onto Queen Street. Turn left into West Wells Road. Walk the full length of West Well Road walking over the Old Coach Road to Westfield Street.
(1) Turn left and walk down the hill. After 50m turn left into Runtlings Lane. At the end of Runtlings Lane walk onto a broad track which then leads to a narrow green path. Walk downhill to Healey Old Mills affording beautiful views across the valley ahead. Pass through a kissing gate and continue down a narrow green path. Pass through a second kissing gate and continue forward to a third kissing gate.
(2) Turn right at the Mills and walk past the car park and through a green iron farm gate. Continue through a fourth kissing gate as far as the Sewage Works. You are now on part of the Kirklees Way.
(3) Turn right and walk alongside a stone wall up a gentle slope. Continue until you reach another kissing gate on your left. Walk through the gate and follow the path uphill.
(4) Keep walking ahead then bear right at a tree covered bank and follow a hedge until the path turns sharp left uphill. Follow the narrow path past a high brick wall on your right and merge onto The Runtlings. From here, retrace your steps back to the Health Centre.(D/A)
D/A : km 0 - alt. 105m - Health Centre
1 : km 0.87 - alt. 98m - Intersection
2 : km 1.76 - alt. 36m - Mills
3 : km 2.39 - alt. 41m - Stone wall
4 : km 2.87 - alt. 59m - Path
D/A : km 4.47 - alt. 105m - Health Centre
Some stiles will be encountered.
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