Self Guided Walks

People’s Park – Short Walk



CREW – Short Walk

People’s Park

We start our walk from the North Bridge Leisure Centre, walk up the cobbled road to enter Northgate, turn left and walk on towards the Bus Station. Walk along Market Street and then turn right up Crossley Street towards the Yorkshire Bank. You will pass the Town Hall on your right.

Turn left along Commercial Street and then right up George Square. At the top of George Street cross the road and continue up King Cross Road to the junction with Hopwood Lane.

Continue up Hopwood Lane until you come to Park Road and the bottom entrance to People’s Park. You can now stroll around the gardens and lakes, at the top of the park is the statuary, with the statue of Sir Francis Crossley who gave the park to the people of Halifax. Sir Francis lived in Bell Vue the large mansion on Hopwood Lane.

When you have finished your stroll, leave the park at the top left-hand exist on to King Cross Road, with the junction of Parkinson Lane and Swires Road. Cross the roads to Swires Road and the Crossley Arms House, built by Joseph Crossley. Walk down and turn right onto Arden Road, continue along until you reach Savile Park Road, turn left and walk down, you will come onto Savile Road and further down Prescott Street.

You will have to cross the main road at Portland Place and continue down Prescott Street, passing the old building of the County Court. Walking down on your left you will come to the old drill hall of the Duke of Wellington Regiment. Continue down to the junction with Church Street, turn left and walk down towards the railway station and Eureka on your right.

Continue straight forward, the road becomes Square Road as you pass the Square Chapel, Central Library and the Industrial Museum (all worth a visit along with the Piece Hall, when you have time). The road now becomes Winding Road as you pass the shopping center and carpark, after the Old Post Office, you will reach Wade Street and Sainsbury’s carpark and your return to the NBLC.