Walk: Mirfield Boundary Walk

A fabulous stroll around the outskirts of the town of Mirfield, West Yorkshire – just near Dewsbury.

The Route

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  • Start Point: Mirfield
  • Finish Point: Mirfield
  • Distance: 11 Miles

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Walk Description

An 11 mile circular route which can be started at many locations and also has options to cut short if the need arises. The route follows most of the former Urban District Boundary of Mirfield before the creation of Kirklees in 1974. The town has many historical and cultural links which the walk explores also passing the Star Inn, where a member of the Luddite rising was taken to die whilst seeking information from him.

The site of the former Verona fathers catholic seminary now a world renowned school for those with profound challenges, looking across at the historic Kirklees estate from which the Metropolitan Council took its name but which ironically is outside their boundaries.

We cross the River Calder on a former toll bridge and site of a historic ford, taking in views across the wider Pennines and on a clear day the power stations and Goole Docks to the East. Mirfield has industry, rail links and in recent years – thanks to Welcome to Yorkshire’s Grand Depart – saw our Ambassador Brian Robinson BEM recognised as Britain’s first Tour de France stage winner.

It is also the birthplace of Hollywood legend Sir Patrick Stewart famous for playing Captain Jean-Luc Picard in Star Trek; The Next Generation. So why don’t you boldly go and try out this great walk.

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