West Yorkshire: Berry Greave and Fairfield

Distance: 2/3 ( two thirds) mile

Difficulty: Mostly Moderate, but Difficult through the farm

Links with: Tunnel End to Hey Green

Circular walk, starting and finishing at Tunnel End crossroads.

From the crossroads, go along Waters Road till you reach a gate on the left, which leads into the Nature Reserve. To get easily through the gate, go slowly and as close to the left post as possible.

Keep as far left as you can

Keep as far left as you can

Turn right on the wheelchair-friendly path, and continue till you reach a gate on the right, leading to the road.

Turn left on the road, then immmediately turn right, up a lane that gets progressively steeper. Unless you have a powerful scooter, you will need help here, or you will need to walkl a bit to lighten the weight. Use your wheelchair or scooter as a walking frame.

As the lane nears the crest of the hill, thgere is a lane running off to the left. You are probably too tired at this point, but the lane is short and pretty, and you get a lovely view down the valley from the group of houses, called Fairfield, at the end. The track continues across the moor from here, but it is not accessible.

The turn to Fairfield, coming from the other direction

The turn to Fairfield, coming from the other direction

Looking down the valley from Fairfield

Looking down the valley from Fairfield

At the top the lane turns right and flattens out. There is a handy bench here, on the left, where you can get your breath back, and enjoy the view across the valley to Pule Hill. The hill you are on at the moment is Huck Hill.

After you have recovered your customary sang froid youi can continue along the road, which remains fairly level although the surface deterioates. Go slowly and carefully.

The view from the bench to Pule Hill

The view from the bench to Pule Hill

When the road bends right and left you are at Berry Greave Farm. Keep following the road. Ahead of you now is the hill Scout Top.

The road to Berry Greave, with Scout Top ahead

The road to Berry Greave, with Scout Top ahead

Pass through the group of houses at the foot of Scout Top, follow the bend to the left, then take the first track on the right. This looks like a private path to a house, but is, in fact, part of the Kirklees Way.

When you get to the farm gate, go through and turn immediately left, in front of the cottage, andout of the yard through the gate ahead.

Now just follow the path down and across the field to the Tunnel End pub, where you need to cross the cobbled yard to the road, thus completing the circle. Turn left to return to Marsden.

 

 

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I am blind, and I hate it. It stinks. But life is still sweet. I have multiple sclerosis, and that stinks too, but life is still sweet. These are my musings.
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