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Elland

West Yorkshire


Slow Ways linking Elland and Brighouse, Halifax, Huddersfield, Ripponden, Sowerby Bridge

England / West Yorkshire / Elland

Elland’s five Slow Ways are 55% checked

Drawn: 5/5
reviewed: 5/5
verified: 1/5
and surveyed: 0/5

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Walk to Elland from further afield

Slow Way Route To do
Elland—Brighouse
Ellbri one

Double check Distance 5km/3mi Ascent 148m Descent 115m
Elland—Brighouse
Ellbri two Review me Distance 5km/3mi Ascent 124m Descent 93m
Elland—Huddersfield
Ellhud one

Survey me Distance 7km/4mi Ascent 190m Descent 186m
Halifax—Elland
Halell one Review me Distance 6km/3mi Ascent 97m Descent 143m
Ripponden—Elland
Ripell one

Double check Distance 9km/6mi Ascent 222m Descent 266m
Ripponden—Elland
Ripell two Review me Distance 8km/5mi Ascent 279m Descent 331m
Sowerby Bridge—Elland
Sowell one Review me Distance 7km/4mi Ascent 93m Descent 84m
Sowerby Bridge—Elland
Sowell two Pioneer me Distance 8km/5mi Ascent 320m Descent 311m

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Collective progress

50% of Elland’s five route options are drawn, reviewed, surveyed and/or verified

8/8

drawn

7/8

reviewed

0/8

surveyed

1/8

verified

7 people have contributed to Elland’s Slow Ways

1 people have pledged to walk and review a route

0 people have surveyed a route in Elland

47km out of 55km have been walked and reviewed

67km of reviews have been shared in Elland

Latest Updates

Joanna M Simpson took this photo on Ellbri two

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An easy to walk route, with a few shallow steps leading over a bridge, and a partly overgrown field where I imagine the ground could be very wet in inclement weather. Passing through Cromwell Bottom Nature Reserve, where there is a cafe open on a Tuesday and Thursday and adjoining exceptionally clean toilets. Very peaceful walk along the canal....

Joanna M Simpson

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Lorna Mitchell took this photo on Ellhud one

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I walked this route from Huddersfield to Elland, it starts out of Huddersfield, quite urban but nice. This part is steep, overgrown and narrow, until you cross a small lane when the views get better! When walking this from Elland to Huddersfield, look out and take the right hand path when crossing the small lane, there are two paths that come out close together. Behind the houses is still a bit overgrown (look out for berries, yum!), but the golf course has a clear path across the middle and is easy going....

Lorna Mitchell

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I walked Elland to Sowerby Bridge and it's very straight forward though there were some restoration work being done so there were some diversions. Only downside of the route is the huge amount of fly tipping that is around the route....

Woffenden

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The walk out of Huddersfield not the most pleasant part of the route - certainly not the pleasantest part of Huddersfield. Once you reach Cowcliffe Hill the route is better and the climb out of town gives some great views of the town. There is one slight deviation round a building just before descending onto the B6114 but it is nothing major....

Woffenden

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Route works okay…..footpath from SE126 203 to SE123 206 is not obvious on the ground and may be muddy if livestock are present in the fields. SE120 205 to SE 119 206 is a steep downhill about 200m in length on grass/mud, which may be challenging to less confident users....

Saul Muldoon

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I set off to walk this route from Ripponden to Elland. Apart from having to backtrack and reroute I enjoyed this route, especially the unexpected mill complex at Bowers Mill and seeing how even a small valley supported big mills....

Jane Taylor

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Turn off the B road onto a quiet road, which descends through Barkisland village all the way to the Black Brook valley. At this point the route has met up with Ripell One and now both routes continue on the same path. After lunch I followed the Black Brook through meadows (and some industrial units too, where the path is clearly marked), all the way to Elland outskirts....

Jane Taylor

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I found it to have an unnecessary climb out of Elland up a steep, busy A road - unnecessary because it is followed immediately by a descent, and it is easier just to walk round at town level, instead of going up and down....

Jane Taylor

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Ripponden—Elland

Jane Taylor added Ripell two, a new walk from Ripponden to Elland

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Elland—Brighouse

Jane Taylor added Ellbri two, a new walk from Elland to Brighouse

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Apart from the very beginning near SB station this is an excellent mostly flat, some tow path cobbles, some tarmac, enjoyable canal side path....

Paul Simpkins

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I walked EllHud One from Huddersfield Railway Station to Elland town centre on the afternoon of June 16th, 2021....

Alan Lansdowne

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Alan Lansdowne took this photo on Ellhud one

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Elland—Brighouse

Slow Ways added Ellbri one, a new walk from Elland to Brighouse

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Elland—Huddersfield

Slow Ways added Ellhud one, a new walk from Elland to Huddersfield

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Halifax—Elland

Slow Ways added Halell one, a new walk from Halifax to Elland

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Ripponden—Elland

Slow Ways added Ripell one, a new walk from Ripponden to Elland

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Sowerby Bridge—Elland

Slow Ways added Sowell one, a new walk from Sowerby Bridge to Elland

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Sowerby Bridge—Elland

Slow Ways added Sowell two, a new walk from Sowerby Bridge to Elland

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Elland, Thu 22 February

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Heavy rain

Elland’s Slow Ways starting point

Grid ref

SE1097920913

Lat / Lon

53.68458° / -1.83525°

Easting / Northing

410,979E / 420,913N

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