Walk: Halifax Canal Circular Walk

in Brighouse in Elland 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.

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The Route

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

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Walk Description


Embark on a journey from the heart of Halifax, starting near the iconic Piece Hall, just a stone’s throw from the train station, where the town’s rich industrial saga comes alive. Set out along the Hebble Trail to connect with the Halifax arm of the Calder and Hebble Navigation, the lifeblood of Georgian trade as the flames of the Industrial Revolution first sparked.

Navigate your way along the historic canal path, heading towards the picturesque vistas of Elland and the enchanting Elland Woods, famed for their carpet of bluebells come spring.

As you approach Brighouse, take a scenic detour across the river to join the Calderdale Way. Your return trip unfurls on the opposite bank, offering fresh perspectives back towards Halifax. Upon your urban re-entry, the Piece Hall awaits, inviting you to indulge in the culinary delights of its exceptional cafes, the perfect epilogue to your historical exploration.

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Bracken Lodge

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