Brighouse is a breath of fresh air. Nestling in the Lower Calder Valley, Brighouse has ample beautiful countryside and many walking trails, offering enviable views for miles around.
Wellholme Park a delight at all times of the year, the park is known for its beautiful blooms in the warmer seasons, which have earned it some much coveted awards including the ‘Green Flag’ status and the ‘Queen Elizbeth II Fields’ status. A steady 10 minute walk from the town centre, this park is easy to access and also has plenty of roadside parking. The park boasts a new café with food and drinks, great footpaths along the side of the Clifton Beck and around the perimeter of the park, as well as plenty of open green space. There is also a vibrant skatepark and large children’s playground with a climbing frame, slides, swings and roundabouts.
Brighouse Boundary Walk For the advances walkers, this 18 mile trek explores the areas around the town. The circular route visits Norwood Green, Hartshead, Hipperholme, Bailiff Bridge and Clifton. Don your walking boots and explore the area by foot!
Calder & Hebble Navigation If the relaxed pace of the canal is more your scene, look no further than this walk, starting from Brighouse town centre. Join on the route from the towpath at Anchor Bridge and head towards Elland. Go as far as you like on the canal, it stretches all the way to Sowerby Bridge and beyond – if you’re up for a challenge! This is a bike friendly route so great if you’re wanting to go the distance on two wheels. We’ve recently been able to add a host of new seating along the towpath in Brighouse, so if you’re around at dinner time, grab yourself a takeaway lunch, take a pew and watch the world pass by.
Cycling Route 66 This route from Greater Manchester to Spurn Head shows off some of Yorkshire’s beautiful industrial heritage with long stretches of canal towpaths. As the route comes straight through Brighouse, the town can be your starting point, your destination, or just somewhere you decide to stop off!