HEBDEN BRIDGE WALKERS ACTION
901 BUS WALKS 12
Stainland to Sowood
Main features of the walk
This walk is in a rarely walked part of the area, you may see deer, you will get some great views and you are only a stones throw from Huddersfield.
Length and time
It’s about 3km (approx 2 miles) and should take you about 1 hour (plus stops). You may want to join this walk with the one from Barkisland to Stainland making a total of 8km (5 miles)
Gradients – how strenuous?
Most of the walk is flat or gently down hill, with about 1km uphill at the end
Terrain – how uneven?
The first half of the walk is on farm a good track, the remainder is on good footpaths
Obstacles – stiles, steps etc.
There are a couple of gates and a stile.
Facilities on the walk
There are three pubs at the start and the New Inn at Sowood at the end
What to take?
You need a pair of boots or reasonable walking shoes with ‘grippy’ soles as parts of the route will be muddy, especially after rain.
- Ask the driver to put you off at the stop for Stainland (near the school)
- Walk past the school keeping it on your right. At the junction turn right along Bowling Green road and at the next junction turn left on to Stainland Road.
- After 700 metres, just before the church, fork right on a track called Carr Hall Lane. Follow this bridleway for 750 metres, and just after Castle Farm (fenced with security cameras), turn right through a tall metal gate on to a footpath.
- Cross a stream and follow the footpath up hill and at a fallen tree walk into the woods heading diagonally uphill towards another tall metal gate. Follow the path ahead and drop down, crossing the stream and a stile.
- Follow the path to the left, going uphill to some steps to the right of a wall. Continue on the path following the wall to a metal gate and just after it bends sharply to the left it arrives at a junction where you turn right on to a track. After 300 metres the track joins New Road at Sowood.
- Turn right on the road and the 901 bus stops are close by or you can cross the road and head straight uphill on a grassy path that leads you to Forest Hill Road. The New Inn is to the just to the left.