Railway Walk, Hardcastle Crags
How to get there: A646 westbound from Halifax then A6033, 1.5 miles north-east of Hebden Bridge.
Grid Reference: SD 969 297
Nearest Postcode: HX7 7AZ
Parking: Clough Hole, Hardcastle Crags (National Trust) car park.
Map with thanks to Ordnance Survey.
1 From the car park, head across to Gibson Mill, then leave the Mill by crossing the footbridge and turning right. Pass by the weir and go up the steps. Walk along the side of the river.
2 When you reach the fork in the path, turn left to go up the hill. Climb up the valley side, and where the path meets a wall, it will level out, and is where the old railway track was. Continue along the path.
3 After you up some steps, follow the route as it turns right and some further steps. Descend the steps and at the bottom you will continue back along the riverside.
4 After passing by a stream, the path will turn right and go uphill, then down some steps. It will head up again and meet a track. Turn left downhill to the river.
5 Cross the river by the footbridge and go up the valley ahead to reach a road, where you should turn right. Follow the road along and pass through a gate to meet the road through the estate. Head downhill to continue on back to Gibson Mill.