Mirfield: Castle and Canal Walk

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The Mirfield walk is one of several walks available for booking by local groups and societies. Click here to see a complete list.

An outline of the walk

Mirfield is a village that has moved. Medieval Mirfield focused on castle church and rectory. The present town developed as businesses sited themselves along the valley bottom transport links with all their opportunities for commerce and industry. After all, to quote an old Yorkshire saying: ‘where there’s muck, there’s brass…’

Most of Mirfield’s industry has gone now, but this guided walk offers a fascinating glimpse into over 2, 000 years of Mirfield’s history.

Detailed information

Starting point  In the old market place outside the former Black Bull Hotel (now a Tesco)
Public transport Mirfield is situated on one of the major transpennine railway links with regular services to York, Leeds Wakefield, Huddersfield and Manchester.   There are also frequent bus services.
Length of walk About 3 miles
Duration of walk This is difficult to assess without knowing how fast the members of any group walk or how likely they are to ask questions. Probably about 2 hours.
Difficulty Easy. Much of the walk is on the flat and there are no steep ascents.The route is not suitable for buggies or wheelchairs.
Some of the things you will see or hear about Mirfield’s henge monumentDomesday MirfieldThe motte and bailey castleThe legend of the castle’s foundingThe 13thcentury church towerThe Old RectoryThe Calder and Hebble NavigationTransport linksVictorian shop fronts and signs 

Cost

All walks cost £50 for  group bookings.  A 20% discount is available if you book two or more talks or guided walks.

How to book

To find out more or to book a session contact me here.

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