Distance: 2 miles
Note: This walk is suitable for taking buggies
Did you know? A Silver Birch tree can grow up to 30 metres high and it is sometimes called the Queen of the Forest.
- Begin your walk at Mytholmroyd train station (Manchester side) by the ‘Mytholmroyd for Walking’ display board
- Walk along the cycle track through the silver birch wood.
- Keep to the main track nearest the railway line and follow this alongside a mossy stone wall on your left
- Walk along the iron bridge to cross the railway. Look for the carved standing stone on your right. What can you see carved on its side?
- Follow the lane past an old chapel. Can you find the date stone that shows how old the chapel is? Turn left at the end when you reach Brierley.
- Walk over the bridge across the river and keep left. Can you see the old stone cobbles of a weir downstream as you cross the bridge?
- Just before you join the canal towpath there is a small park and playground on the right beside the main road – a good place to stop for a snack or have fun on the see-saw!
- Go down onto the canal towpath by the bridge (no. 9) and walk back towards Mytholmroyd.
- Walk back to Mytholmroyd along the canal towpath past the industrial estate.
- Just before you pass under the next bridge (no. 10), leave the towpath and turn right (walkers with no buggies can stay on the towpath until the next bridge).
- Walk back to the main road and turn left back to the centre of Mytholmroyd – take care on the busy road!