An easy bee-sy family walk
Get a buzz out of the great outdoors. Our Best Foot Forward column features the Bee Boles Walk.
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.
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.
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The canal towpath