A walk up to Wolfstones trig point and back via the golf course. (6 miles)
- Distance – 6 miles
- Time – 3 hours
- Route Type – Moderate
Please note this is not an official route.
From the Carlile walk past the back of the Co-op to the Zebra crossing.
(1) Cross over and turn left away from Meltham. Continue for around 300m and turn right (2) onto Woodlands.
After about 200m turn left (3) onto the footpath (Harden Hill Rd). Continue up the footpath for 1 km until you reach a farm house on your left (4). Take the style (it’s quite a difficult style so please be careful) and walk along the uneven path
At the second stile by the wooden gate take a breather and enjoy the view over Meltham!
At the end of the field turn right on the Thick Hollins road (5) then first left onto Bradshaw Rd and walk down the hill past Australia Farm.
Opposite the junction with Wilshaw Mill Rd & Wolfstone Rd cross into the woods (6) and turn right following path through the woods (permissive).
Follow the path up the hill and at the top you enter a field over a small stile, follow the path towards the top of the hill, as you walk up the hill on your left you will see a monument to Alfie.
Continue through the gate to the trig point and take a little time to enjoy the amazing view 325m above sea level.
Continue along the path to the right of trig point and at the end of the path facing Wolfstone Heights farm (7) turn left down the hill.
On the right hand bend (8) turn left at stone house along the partly tarmac drive (private road owners currently give permission please do not offend!).
At the end of the drive (9) turn right onto Bradshaw Rd and walk to the junction of Wilshaw Rd and turn left onto Wilshaw Rd (10).
After about 200m you will see a public footpath sign on the right (11), turn onto it and head down the concrete track for about 100m.
Turn left at gate (12) following path across field towards Wilshaw buildings and over a way marked stone steps over a stone wall and follow the path between two walls
Turn right onto Wilshaw Rd (13) and then next right right onto Lower Greave Rd following the road bearing right through the houses.
At the end of the road take the footpath at the top left of the clearing (14) and walk down past the golf course, at the end turn left following the stone wall down to the reservoir.
Cross over the bridge along the bottom of the reservoir and then turn left (15) down the hill into Windy Bank woods.
Go through the stile and continue till you reach Knowle Lane, turn left down the hill past the Pleasure Grounds and then turn left onto Mill Bank Rd (16).
100m turn right onto footpath(17) at the end of the path turn first left onto Deacon close, then right onto Bishops Way (18).
Turn left onto Huddersfield Rd (19) back to the Carlile car park.