3. Cragg Vale

Cragg Vale – Mills and dynasties, wilderness and traditions.

Cragg Vale – This linear walk takes you down a wooded stream where you can see remnants of the area’s rich industrial heritage.

From 10,000 years ago when Stone Age hunters were firing flint arrows to the importance of 13th Century rabbits, and 1930s chicks. You’ll see our Million Pound Churchand and we’ll show how this tranquil valley pulsed with industry, noise and smoke from 11 busy mills. We’ll bring you up to the present day with our business park made from chicken sheds – and hosting Le Tour De France.

About the Trail


This 8km (5 mile) e-Trail will take about 3 hours (including stops).

How strenuous:

There are two quite steep uphill stretches but both have steps.

Start & Finish:

The walk starts at Sykes Gate which is served by the 901 bus which runs between Hebden Bridge, Mytholmroyd and Huddersfield. (postcode: HX7 5TS Grid reference: SD 99716 21433).

The walk ends in Mytholmroyd. (Postcode: HX7 5LH, Grid reference: SE 01260 26029).

To read the script for the audio commentary, please click here Cragg Vale – Mills and Wilderness

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