An easy bee-sy walk for all the family

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This week’s featured walk is courtesy of Mytholmroyd Walkers Action, as the group invites families to take part in The Bee Boles Walk on Saturday, May 30.

Walkers are asked to meet at Mytholmroyd War Memorial, off Burnley Road, at 10.30am.

The 2.2 mile easy walk is suitable for children but not buggies and includes some uphill walking.

It’s a great chance to show children some historic Bee Boles.

The route

Walk down to the canal towpath and head in the Halifax direction.

Continue along the towpath to Brierley (bridge no. 9) then walk over the bridge across the canal and very carefully cross the woods.

Follow the footpath to the left of the house and steeply up into the woods.

Follow the track uphill, climb some cobbled steps and then the very old stones of a packhorse trail.

Leave the woods past a couple of houses on your left and cross straight over Midgley Road following the signpost to Foster Clough.

You are now at Stoney Royd Farm - remember to leave the gate as you find it.

Follow the track and just before the farmhouse on your left, fork right on to a grassy path.

Go through a tiny gate then at the end of the wall, on your left, look back through the wide wooden gate where you can see the Bee Boles (there would have been a house here many years ago).

Almost immediately follow the track downhill on your left, through a tiny gate and then down between two white walls.

Climb over a stile and follow the track down to the road.

Walk carefully in single file back down Midgley Road, past Calder High School, to Mytholmroyd.


Here is your handy guide to some of the walks coming up in Calderdale:

On Sunday, May 31, meet Richard Jackson, of the Calderdale Ramblers, for a nine-mile moderate walk at Trough Edge End.

Meeting point and time:

10.30am at Todmorden Railway Station. Contact the leader Richard Jackson on 07769 034038 for more information.

Get the month off to a good

start with a health walk

around Ovenden on Monday, June, 1.

Routes vary depending on ability of those taking part but will be between one and four miles long and will often visit Beechwood Park and Shroggs Park.

Meeting point and time:

1pm at Beechwood Medical Centre, Keighley Road, Ovenden. Call the leader on 01422 244302 for further information.

There will also be a Best Foot Forward walk on Tuesday, June 2, at Elland with Breast Cancer Care.

Best Foot Forward walks are free, low impact, volunteer-led local walks lasting between 30 minutes and an hour.

They provide a supportive and sociable environment for people who have been affected by breast cancer, including family and friends. There is no need to register, just turn up on the day and a walk leader will be there to welcome you.

Meeting point and time:

10.45am for 11am start at the Barge and Barrel Pub, Park Road, Elland. For further details contact 0345 0771893.

A wildside walk: up and down from Shibden will take place on Wednesday, June 3.

Meet Chris Sutcliffe for this 8.5 mile moderate/hard walk, taking in three different valleys and lots of ups and downs. Bring a packed lunch.

Meeting point and time:

10.30am outside Mereside cafe, Shibden Park.

On Saturday, June 6, follow in the footsteps of Sam Hill, of Soyland, a great wool baron, who lived in the beautiful Ryburn Valley 300 years ago. Admission is £3.

Meeting point and time:

11am at St Bartholomew’s Church, Ripponden. Email for details.