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Start: Brighouse railway station (Grid ref: 147224)
Finish: Walsden railway station (Grid ref: 932222)
Total Distance: 23.4 miles (37.7km)
Total Ascent: 1430m ascent (4700ft)
The Calder Woodland Way is a brand new route between Brighouse and Walsden that provides a wonderful exploration of the woodland landscapes of the Calder Valley. Though not wooded in its entirety, the walk links many beautiful woods and is pleasantly varied throughout.
The Calder Woodland Way can be walked as one long route or broken into a number of sections at further railway stations in between. It passes the stations in Sowerby Bridge, Hebden Bridge and Todmorden and within half a mile of Mytholmroyd station. There is a regular service between these stations on the Caldervale line between Leeds and Manchester. On Sundays, you will need to change in Halifax to go between Sowerby Bridge and Brighouse however. There are also bus services at Elland, Luddenden Foot and Eastwood.
It probably works best as three sections of 6 to 9 miles, broken at Sowerby Bridge after 9 miles and Hebden Bridge after 15 miles. Alternatively, Mytholmroyd is close to the mid-point of the route and can be used to split it reasonably into two longer sections of 14 and 10 miles.
The route is not waymarked, but is mapped and described in detail in this leaflet. It follows a mix of Public Rights of Way, towpaths and other well-used paths throughout, and only has relatively short sections on public roads. The paths are generally well defined and easy to follow with this guide. For up-to-date information about the route and changes to public transport, check the website: www.walescoastpath.info
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