Walk: Halifax Canal Circular Walk

in Brighouse in Halifax

Explore the historic wool town of Halifax with this amazing circular walk that takes in the canal and woodlands to the south of the town centre.

The Route

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  • Start Point: Halifax
  • Finish Point: Halifax
  • Distance: 9 Miles

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Walk Description

Starting near the world famous Piece Hall close to the train station you’ll get a fantastic feel of the town’s rich industrial heritage. Head on the path of the Hebble way to pick up the Halifax arm of the Calder and Hebble navigation which was the main artery for goods in Georgian times as the industrial revolution was beginning.

Follow the route of the canal towards Elland and the beautiful Elland Woods, which are know for their bluebells in the spring.

Before Brighouse is reached you can cross the river onto the Calderdale way and pick up the return route on the opposite bank towards Halifax. Once you’ve returned back to the town centre make sure you visit the Piece Hall for refuelling at the excellent cafes.

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