Distance: 2 miles
Did you know? Years ago, Bee Boles were built as a sheltered place for bee hives in the wall of a garden, so families could collect honey to eat.
- Walk down to the canal towpath and head in the Halifax direction
- Continue along the towpath to Brierley (bridge no. 9), then walk over the bridge across the canal and very carefully cross over the main road.
- Follow the footpath to the left of the house and steeply up into the woods.
- Follow the track uphill, climb some cobbled steps and then the very old stones of a packhorse trail.
- Leave the woods past a couple of houses on your left and cross straight over Midgley Road following the signpost to Foster Clough.
- You are now at Stoney Royd Farm – remember to leave the gate as you find it.
- Follow the track and just before the farmhouse on your left, fork right onto a grassy path.
- Go through a tiny gate then at the end of the wall, on your left, look back through the wide wooden gate where you can see the Bee Boles (there would have been a house here many years ago).
- Almost immediatelt follow the track downhill on your left, through a tiny gate and then down between two tall walls.
- Climb over a stile and follow the track down to the road.
- Walk carefully in single file back down Midgley Road, past Calder High School, to Mytholmroyd.