FROM the small garden in front of the library (seat) with your back to the library, turn right and walk to the traffic lights, then right down Station Road.
Cross over canal on road bridge, then turn right on to the public footpath towards the Navigation Tavern and continue beyond the Tavern on surfaced footpath.
At Newgate Road turn right to cross the bridge then immediately left on public footpath down to canal towpath, following this path as it bends right then left then right and left again. A track then leads up to Huddersfield Road.
Cross the main road on to a public footpath almost immediately opposite. At Nettleton Road turn left, cross the road then first right on to another path. At a junction of two paths take the left path to climb some steps. At a second junction turn left to go gradually up hill. At the top of the hill turn right to follow a further path, garages on your right.
Cross Knowl Road and enter Knowl Park, walking up hill (no proper path) towards the playing fields/football pitch. Keeping the playing area to your right, take a track between a wall and a fence – this leads to Beechwood Avenue.
Walk up Beechwood Avenue. At the top of Beechwood Avenue turn right on to Beechwood Road, then immediately left down a public footpath – sections can be slippery in wet weather. At the end of this path turn right down another path – this leads to Fernhurst Lea. Go straight forward on to another public footpath, following round the school and grounds (on your right) on to a surfaced public footpath down to Sousa Lane. Go right onto Towngate until the road bends to the right then go straight forward on to Pinfold Lane to take a footpath on the left. This path goes uphill to meet Dunbottle Lane via three steps at the top.
Turn right on Dunbottle Lane to walk to the church. Just beyond the church there is a seating area under a tree near the 13th century tower. There are also stocks here.
From here go through a squeeze stile at the side of a heritage sign – St Mary’s Church.
Follow the path down hill, with a wall on your left – this path becomes flagged. At the end of this flagged path go forward keeping another wall on your right. At the end of this wall go up two steps to take a ginnel to the left. This leads you back to Dunbottle Lane.
At Dunbottle Lane turn right to follow the lane then turn left down Camm Lane. At the bottom of Camm Lane bear right then immediately left up a tree-lined footpath towards the school.
At a footpath junction go right, with playing fields on your right and school on your left, to pass the school. Just beyond the school at a footpath junction go right into a ginnel then after a few metres left to Westfield Avenue. Cross Westfield Avenue to take another ginnel to Westfield Road. Go left down Westfield Road. At the bottom of Westfield Road turn right down Crowless Road to the junction with Doctor Lane. Go down Doctor Lane then left on to Huddersfield Road to walk back to Mirfield Library.