Route 699 of the National Cycle Network links Dewsbury to Ossett.

This route has recently opened and provides a traffic-free connection along the side of the Calder Valley between the areas of Savile Town, Ossett and Earlsheaton and Dewsbury town centre. It also links to the Spen Valley Greenway, providing a direct route through Dewsbury between Bradford and Osset.

The route uses the Headfield Viaduct to cross the River Calder and also travels through the Earlsheaton tunnel. 

The canal towpath has been improved along Dewsbury Cut.

Please note

We have taken all responsible steps to ensure that these routes are safe and achievable by people with a reasonable level of fitness.

However, all outdoor activities involve a degree of risk. To the extent permitted by law, Sustrans accepts no responsibility for any accidents or injury resulting from following these routes.

Walking and cycling routes change over time. Weather conditions may also affect path surfaces.

Please use your own judgement when using the routes based upon the weather and the ability, experience and confidence levels of those in your group.

To make sure everyone gets the most out of their time by the water, please ensure you follow the Towpath Code.

Please help us protect this route

Route 699 is part of the National Cycle Network, cared for by Sustrans. Your donation today will help keep the Network safe and open for everyone to enjoy.

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