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Halifax - the Magna Via and Southowram
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Photo from the walk - Halifax - the Magna Via and Southowram

County/Area - West Yorkshire

Author - Allan Friswell

Length - 5.5 miles / 8.9 km

Ascent - 800 feet / 242 metres

Time - 3 hours 30 minutes

Grade - easy/mod

This is not a long walk in Calderdale but one to be followed if you like the feel of history beneath your feet. Despite the industrialisation of the valleys there is still plenty of often wild country in the hills so it is no surprise that this walk offers magnificent views across Halifax and some wilder surroundings.

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Note : The distances quoted to other walks in the vicinity are measured in a straight line. The distance by road may be further.

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