County: West Yorkshire
Sat 30 July 13.00–15.45
Along packhorse track, canal, river and turnpike road, encountering a ‘Roman’ milestone, a West Riding CC milestone and a canal milestone, with lots of anecdotes.
Slaithwaite is an attractive village situated on the old route across the Pennines partially turnpiked by Blind Jack of Knaresborough and beside the Huddersfield Narrow Canal and the River Colne.
Our route encompasses all three, and also a well-preserved pack-horse track and a pretty clough or valley, meeting a possible Roman milestone, a West Riding CC milestone and a canal milestone.
Join Jan at the Old Bank car-park by the canal at 1pm for a walk of about 5 miles, returning around 3.45pm in time for tea on the Barge or a visit to the ice-cream parlour. Please wear suitable walking shoes for rough tracks and carry a drink.
Location: The Old Bank free car-park in Slaithwaite, by the canal. HD7 5AR. Grid Reference: SE 07850 13963