Walks Under 5 Miles in and around Huddersfield

Short Distance Walks, for easy strolls

Kirkburton to lower cumberworth
Huddersfield Historic Building Trail
Huddersfield Cosmopolitan Trail
Holmfirth Blue Plaque Trail

 

Kirkburton to lower cumberworth

4 1/2 miles, 2 hours

Dogs – YES

Startingat the car park on the B6116 opposite All Hallows in Kirkburton this easy, mostly flat walk will take you past Shelley and Shepley. Arriving in Lower Cumberworth a couple of hours later

This is a part of the Trans Pennine Trail. It is Route 1 of the Kirkburton to Penistone extension.

This walk is shown here as a map and can be downloaded as a gpx file

kirkburton-lowercumberworth.gpx

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Discover huddersfield- historic buildings trail

one of the Discover Huddersfield series of walks

1 1/4 miles, 1/2 hour

Dogs – YES

Startingat the train station in Huddersfield, this easy, flat walk will take you around the town centre. Some very interesting history just waiting to be discovered.

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This walk is shown here as a map and can be downloaded as a gpx file

Huddersfield Historic Building Trail.gpx

a pdf brochure of this walk is available, courtesy of discoverhuddersfield.com

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Discover huddersfield- cosmopolitan trail

one of the Discover Huddersfield series of walks

2 miles, 1  hours

Dogs – YES

Starting at the the oldest mosque in Huddersfield, this easy walk will take you around the town to experience the amazing cultural diversity it has to offer. Originating from Ireland, Italy, India, China, the Caribbean and many other places from all over the world, Huddersfield is a town with a varied and interesting population mix.

This walk is shown here as a map and can be downloaded as a gpx file

Huddersfield Cosmopolitan Trail.gpx

a pdf brochure of this walk is available, courtesy of discoverhuddersfield.com

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holmfirth blue plaque trail

This charming little walk was produced by Holme Valley Civic Society, and is recreated here from their brochure

1.2 miles, 1/2 – 1  hour

Dogs – YES, kept on leash

The walk is circular, so start point is not critical. The suggested spot is at the Crown Bottom car park, which seems as good a place as any to start.

There are 12 blue plaques to spot on this walk.

  1. The Drill Hall, became Holme Valley Civic Hall in 1947
  2. Holmfirth Technical College, opened 1894
  3. Holmfirth Almshouses, constructed as a monument after the great flood of 1852
  4. Druids Hall
  5. Bamforth & co
  6. Towser, possibly the oldest building in Holmfirth
  7. Harold Wagstaff, signed as a pro rugby player for Huddersfield in 1906
  8. The Nook, Holmfirths oldest pub, also has a micro-brewery
  9. Beast Market
  10. Lower Mill
  11. Toll House
  12. Picturedrome, an early, purpose built cinema. A popular destination still with music lovers and film goers

This walk is shown here as a map and can be downloaded as a gpx file

Holmfirth Blue Plaque Trail.gpx

a brochure of this walk is available, I picked one up at the Holmfirth tourist information building.

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