Superlative Walks

Urban trails, each with something very special


This walk around the centre of the market town of Huddersfield visits the sites some splendid Victorian  architecture, and a canalside walk. 

Huddersfield, population 162,000, is known for its role in the Industrial Revolution, and for being the birthplaces of rugby league, British Labour Prime Minister Harold Wilson, and the international film star James Mason.

Huddersfield is a town of Victorian architecture, its development was hugely influenced by the Ramsden family, who purchased the Manor of Huddersfield in  1599. The family increased their holdings in the town until 1920, when they sold to the Corporation of Huddersfield.




Key Facts

Location: Huddersfield

Parking : Parking can easily  be found outside the ring road.

Distance: 3 miles

Time : 2.5 hours (excluding stops)

Ascent/Descent: 240 feet

Map: OS Explorer 288, Bradford and Huddersfield

The Map

We have used the excellent Plotaroute to lay out and display our walks. With this map you can print, zoom and carry out other functions using the menu at the top right of the box. Alternatively you can click on the link below the map to visit the walk on the plotaroute site.

For your convenience we offer the directions in two different formats


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