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Sowerby to Halifax Afternoon Walk

Public Transport based walk suitable for new walkers, with Gavin.

5.0 mi


This is a joint walk with the Weekend Walkers.

An unusual short walk which starts off along the flat canal path but might not be a beginner's walk as this is followed by a steep ascent of 150 metres. And when you get there you can climb another 77 metres; what can that mean?! There is a pub stop midway and the chance to paddle your feet? Later we drop down to the river and follow it into the centre of Halifax.

Meet & Travel arrangements - Public Transport

We’ll use public transport from Manchester to travel to and return from the walk start/end.
Itinerary is below - click station links for map and further information.

12:26: Meet at Manchester Victoria for the train at 12:26. You will need to purchase a ticket prior to meeting.

Suggested ticket:

Day Return to Halifax £11.30 or Duo £16.90

12:26: Train departs for the walk start at Sowerby Bridge.

13:20: Walk starts at Sowerby Bridge.

Return from Halifax Train Station. x:26 & x:53

Waypoints: Calder & Hebble Navigation, Wakefield Road, Long Wood, Scarr Wood, Big Six, Savile Park, Manor Heath Park Gardens, Hebble Brook


No toilets at Walk Start; please use the train's. Nearest free car parking at Sowerby Bridge is Luddenden Foot on Station Road (HX2 6AD). Free car parking at Halifax: SE097249; you will need to catch the train to Sowerby Bridge at 12:26 (£1.60). Map EX OL21.

31-8-2015 12:26 31-8-2015 20:00:00 Europe/London Sowerby to Halifax Afternoon Walk Sowerby Bridge MAD Walkers
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