May 2019


May 2019

to West Slaithwaite

Riverhead Tap Peel St Marsden HD7 6BR

for 10.30.

There isn’t a car park at the
pub, but parking on the street in Marsden is free. I recommend that
you try and park on Brougham Road as close to Peel Street as
possible, and meet outside the pub by the river.

From the
ring road in Huddersfield take the A62 Oldham road to Marsden, 7
miles. On the approach to Marsden there is a zebra crossing, take
the first right on to Brougham Road.

There is an alternative
avoiding Huddersfield which is to take the M62 to junction 24, and
the A640 Rochdale through Outlane to Round Ings Road. Take the first
left after ‘The Commercial’, then follow signs to Slaithwaite,
before joining the A62. Satnav or a good map recommended!

The Walk: A shorter version of my 2006 walk, so no more than 4.5 miles. It has one short climb and a few undulations with a couple of steep downhill sections before we return along the canal towpath.


Not a large choice, but good quality hot meals and sandwiches. The
pub is part of the Ossett Brewery group and has a micro brewery in
the basement,
so quite an extensive range of beers. We
will order before we set off. I recommend that you look at the menu
on the website beforehand.