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Walkshire – Mytholmroyd and Ted Hughes House

Distance: 2.5 miles approximately

Pram friendly: Yes

I spent five years living in the lovely village of Mytholmroyd when my eldest son was a baby, so did this walk many times in when he was in the pram.

The village is often overshadowed by it’s bigger, and perhaps more famous neighbour Hebden Bridge but it worth a visit for its lovely countryside, pubs, cafes and, if you’re a poetry fan, the home of poet laureate, Ted Hughes.

The walk starts just outside the door of Ted Hughes house where he had lived until he was seven years old from 1930 to 1938

If you are coming from Halifax on the A646 you need to take a right up Midgley Road, a left onto Zion Terrace and the house can be found on the corner with Aspinall Street.

There is some street parking or you can find parking in the village itself.

Having looked at the house head across the road to the park and walk through the bottom of the park heading along the road towards Halifax.

After some time you will see a pedestrian crossing, cross over and head along Moderna Way. Take a sharp left down not the side of the Rochdale Canal towards Halifax.

Eventually you will reach a lovely hamlet called Brearley and cross over a bridge, before picking up a footpath which will take you eventually back into Mytholmroyd village.

The footpath takes you through some lovely woods and tracks until you arrive right next to Mytholmroyd train station. Turn right at the bottom of the track and you are back in the heart of the village.

Rochdale Canal

Footpath to the canal