Best Foot Forward: Shelf to Bailiff Bridge

Shelf to Bailiff Bridge

Shelf to Bailiff Bridge

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Our trek along the Calderdale Way, courtesy of www.casualramblers.co.uk, takes in another 3.25 section of the route from Stone Chair, past the War Memorial to Bailiff Bridge.

Cross the road to an unmade track called Bridle Stile.

Shelf to Bailiff Bridge

Shelf to Bailiff Bridge

Keeping the park on your left and the houses on your right, follow this road as it bears right then left downhill. Continue for about half a mile until you reach a farm at the end called Dean Head.

The one we want is over a step stile on your left. Follow this down towards another stile, where a bridge and steep steps leads you to the other side of the stream.

At the top, go through a gate onto a rough lane. Turn right past a house to where a stile leads you along a path through the top of North Wood.

At the end bear left through an opening into a field, where a small climb uphill towards a pylon, to a stile. Turn right and follow the wall side into a grassy lane leading to Middle Ox Heys Farm and the village street at Norwood Green.

Shelf to Bailiff Bridge

Shelf to Bailiff Bridge

Now turn left following the main road to find the War Memorial.

Go past the swings and Norwood Terrace on your left, Upper Rookes Hall and the cricket field to your right.

After crossing the railway bridge, turn right into a field. Follow this downhill to where a stile takes you across the very busy A58 main road. On the opposite side, next to Nord Green Nurseries, another stile takes you into more fields. Bearing left, go over the next stile and a small bridge.

Go the ginnel at the far end to follow Victoria Road all the way to then end, where the Punch Bowl Hotel sits at the left hand side of the road.

Shelf to Bailiff Bridge

Shelf to Bailiff Bridge

From here, there a several bus stops, in the local vicinity.

Shelf to Bailiff Bridge route map.

Shelf to Bailiff Bridge route map.

Shelf to Bailiff Bridge

Shelf to Bailiff Bridge

Shelf to Bailiff Bridge

Shelf to Bailiff Bridge

Shelf to Bailiff Bridge

Shelf to Bailiff Bridge