Walk: Denby Dale

in Denby Dale in Huddersfield

Take a journey around Hagg Wood and Calverly Wood taking in the sights of Square Wood Reservoir near to Denby Dale.

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The Route

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  • Start Point: Wakefield Road Railway Station bus stops on Wakefield Road, Denby Dale, Huddersfield HD8 8QH
  • Finish Point: Wakefield Road Railway Station bus stops on Wakefield Road, Denby Dale, Huddersfield HD8 8QH
  • Distance: 4 Miles

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Walk Description

From the bus stops on Wakefield Road, head towards the impressive viaduct high over the to, and almost immediately veer left down the side road. When the road stops, carry on along the footpath under one of the arches to walk underneath the viaduct, then follow the path left to walk alongside it. Around half way down, turn to the right and follow an enclosed path to reach the side of a house. At the A635 Barnsley Road, turn right and walk towards a side road on the left. Carefully cross over Barnsley Road and head up the side road, called Toby Wood Lane.

The road eventually turns to the left, but here stay on the track continuing on the previous line of the road. Once through the small section of woodland, turn left and go through the gate into the field. Walk through the field and through the next two gates, turning right straight after the second. Turn left to right along the line of the trees to reach the access road, and turn right to follow it through the farm.

As the road turns to the right, look for the public footpath sign on the left, and take it into the field. Turn left again and follow the clear path through the trees ahead to another access road. Turn left and then at the end of the road, turn left to continue on the footpath alongside the wall. Follow the clear path between the trees and then veer slightly to the right to follow the line of trees on your left.

With Square Wood Reservoir on the left, you meet another road. Turn right and follow the road and onto the path after the road ends, turning left to walk around Calverley Wood. Pick up the long straight access road and at the junction, hairpin turn to the left to walk up Bank Lane.

At the main road, turn right to walk the opposite way along Barnsley Road to go underneath the viaduct. Once under, cross over the road and turn left on the public footpath through Churchfield. The path becomes a road, which crosses over Bank Lane. Carry straight on and then turn left on Nether Dale. Look for the snicket on the right and turn left at the main road to return to the bus stops at the start.

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