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spen valley heritage trail, sustrans route 66 (approx 12.4miles)

  • Jul 27, 2013 · 10:00 AM
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would anyone be interested in doing the spen valley heritage trail from Victoria park (west and south section, there is another section to the east but i will save that for another day) and part of route 66 back to the park.

 

 

meet in the car park in Victoria park, oakenshaw,

there is free parking in the small car park located above the bowling green at the top end of the park, between the end of the park wall and a tree you will see a little muck road.

there is a bus stop directly across the road from the car park (Oakenshaw, Cleckheaton Rd Frogmore Terrace SE-bound) you can get the bus from Bradford interchange stand M, service number 268, arriva bus service to dewsberry (approx 17 mins journey time)

we head out of the park and up green lane towards the spen valley heritage trail (west section), we follow the trail all the way down to scholes, we then join the kirklees way, then the Bronte way all the way down to roberttown, we then once again join the spen valley heritage trail (south section)

once more. this leads us to the sustrans route 66, we will have our lunch here beside the massive sculpture "rotate" by judi entwistle.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

we then walk along route 66 back to Victoria park, along the route we will see "we follow the same flock" this is a sculpture by sally mathews (a collection of life size swaledale sheep made out of scrap metal)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

and lots of other little sculptures including lots of benches made from old digger buckets.

 

there are also lots of old bridges/ tunnels to go over and under before arriving back in the park.

 

 

 

 

 

 

*26/06/13 just got my new map measurer device and on measuring the route i have upped the distance of the walk from 10 miles to 12.4

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  • Michele

    Thanks Gareth, long walk with plenty of laughs even learnt something new about women playing golf !

    July 28, 2013

    • Michele

      Very tactful Steve xoxo

      July 28, 2013

    • Steve Y.

      They play off a tee nearer to the hole. Self-preservation prevents me from making further comment....!

      July 28, 2013

  • Michele

    Hi Gareth, I am just checking the facts - I am sure that Steve will share the red tee with you ...

    July 28, 2013

  • Steve Y.

    Well done Gareth, not easy keeping such a big group together on a long, hot walk. Nice to catch up with the regulars and meet some new faces.

    July 28, 2013

  • Dale

    Thanks Gareth, good long walk and good company.

    July 28, 2013

  • Imelda

    Great company, as always.

    July 28, 2013

  • Ana M

    I like two types of walks:
    a) Long and easy &
    b) Short and scrambly/hilly-like.
    This was a) and loved it!! Great fab chemistry within the group also -which is as vital as good quality walks themselves!! Thanks Gareth!! :-) 14.1 miles!! Wow! we did fab.

    July 28, 2013

  • cathy

    Great walk even Loulou struggled at the end, or that's my excuse for strolling in at the end, legs & feet a bit worse for wear today. Thanks Gareth really enjoyed it

    July 28, 2013

  • Julie

    Great company and lovely walk, thanks Gareth.

    1 · July 27, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      thank you for the lift home, you saved my weary legs :)

      July 27, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thank you to everyone for today, 14.1 miles done in total, well done, everyone did fantastic though we all had tired legs at the end, was a beautiful day with a brilliant bunch of people who made the walk a pleasure, hope to see you all soon for another little stroll.

    1 · July 27, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Thanks Gareth

      July 27, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      you and your guest did great, hope to see a lot more of you :)

      July 27, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    It was great

    July 27, 2013

  • Simon C.

    Super day,really great to catch up with old friends and meet some new ones too.
    Thanks again Gareth.

    July 27, 2013

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