Area: Yorkshire West Riding

'The Countryside and Rights of Way Service aims to protect, enhance, promote and inform responsible public enjoyment of Bradford's natural environment and rights of way network. The Countryside of Bradford covers over 140 square miles (375 square km) and includes some of the finest and most distinctive landscapes in the region ...'

Category Bradford
Visits to the Website1188
Views of 'Full' Record1966

'Baildon is a fantastic place to walk. Although Skipton claims the title "Gateway to the Dales", many think that Baildon could just as easily hold that accolade.'

Category Bradford
Starting fromBaildon
Visits to the Website699
Views of 'Full' Record1491

Countryside and Conservation 'Information about the green spaces available in the local countryside and how to enjoy them.'

Category Barnsley
Starting fromAround and About
Visits to the Website927
Views of 'Full' Record1500

'The town and surrounding area, situated in verdant Airedale, is very accessible thanks to its two rail stations (Bingley and Crossflatts) and good bus links. It offers great walks for those who love the great outdoors, of all ages and abilities.'

Category Bradford
Starting fromBingley
Visits to the Website706
Views of 'Full' Record1466
Navigate the Website>>> Festival
Starting fromBoroughbridge
Visits to the Website1171
Views of 'Full' Record1736

'The Parish Council has published a selection of circular walks which ... you will be able to print off and take with you on your walk. They are all included in the new Welcome Pack which we hope to give to all newcomers to the village. ...'

Category Leeds
Starting fromBoston Spa
Visits to the Website940
Views of 'Full' Record2036

'Bradfield village’s excellent location on the northwest fringes of the Peak District, with close proximity to long-distance trails and a superb variety of shorter walks around local villages, and spectacular reservoirs means that it has something special to offer walkers, whether visitors or local residents.'

Category Sheffield
Starting fromBradfield
Visits to the Website1073
Views of 'Full' Record1855

'Without doubt Bradford CHA Rambling and Social Club is one of the most successful Rambling Clubs in Britain. One does not need to look far to understand why the club is so successful.  I believe the reason is because of the effort put into the Club by so many people, past and present, giving their time freely and without asking for reward ...'

Category Bradford
Starting fromAround and About
Visits to the Website916
Views of 'Full' Record1747

'Spectacularly restored to their full Victorian splendour, the gardens are home to a collection of grand gardens in miniature, filled with colourful seasonal plantings and displays. Stroll through the statue walks, the fern dell grotto and the beautiful wild rose dell.'

Starting fromBrodsworth Hall and Gardens
Walks described here by
Visits to the Website750
Views of 'Full' Record1850

'Burley-in-Wharfedale is superbly situated for walking and also for those who prefer to run! Surrounded by fields and meadows and with the River Wharfe passing close to the village centre, the area is rich in wildlife ... The surrounding countryside is wonderful walking territory, with numerous footpaths accessing Burley and Baildon Moors to the south, Ilkley and Addingham Moors to the West, the Chevin Country Park to the East, and the Nidderdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty to the North ... '

Category Bradford
Starting fromBurley-in-Wharfedale
Visits to the Website709
Views of 'Full' Record1361

'Calderdale Council serves the towns of Brighouse, Elland, Halifax, Hebden Bridge, Sowerby Bridge and Todmorden.'

Category Calderdale
Starting fromAround and About
Visits to the Website934
Views of 'Full' Record1631

'If Cawthorne was situated in the Cotswolds or even the Yorkshire Dales, it would be a tourist "honeypot", as it is it remains one of South Yorkshire's treasures and a vital lung for the more developed local areas.'

Category Barnsley
Starting fromCawthorne
Visits to the Website753
Views of 'Full' Record2181

'Aims to maintain and repair Rights of Way and permissive paths in the Upper Calder and Ryburn valleys and to report to the local council on the condition of the Rights of Way network.'

Starting fromUpper Calder and Ryburn Valleys
Visits to the Website566
Views of 'Full' Record833

'Great walking routes are spread across the whole of Craven. Gentle town and village trails explore the heritage and hidden treasures of Craven. Circular walks, from a short riverside stroll to a day out on the fells, an ideal way to venture into the surrounding countryside, or take the bus or train and walk back. Strenuous day walks and challenges are for the more adventurous include the Three Peaks, a 26 mile walk over the summits of Pen-y-ghent, Whernside and Ingleborough.' ALERT A Section 'Walking in Craven' seems no longer to be accessible via the Council Website.

Category Craven
Starting fromAround and About
Visits to the Website657
Views of 'Full' Record1193

'This scenic park raises above the surrounding area so fabulous views over the RSPB's Edderthorpe Ings reserves and for many miles into the distance can be enjoyed as you wander round this wild green space. Keep an eye open for the intricate wooden sculptures which celebrate both the site's mining heritage and bright new future as community park. Ferrymoor Flash, a small lake (or large pond) which is separated from the main part of the site, should not be missed when visiting the site because of the fantastic range of wildlife such as swans, shelducks, tufted duck and a colourful variety of butterflies that inhabits this small wetland area.'

Navigate the Website>>> Cudworth Common
Starting fromCudworth Common
Description from

The Land Trust

Visits to the Website661
Views of 'Full' Record1724
Description from

Dearne Valley Walking Group

Visits to the Website885
Views of 'Full' Record1450

'The walking opportunites around here are excellent, so we hope you'll come and explore the area if you are not local! The leaflets include maps and provide details of local transport, places of interest, local history, etc. '

Category Kirklees
Starting fromDenby Dale
Visits to the Website1033
Views of 'Full' Record1686

'On the edge of the Pennines, the Denby Dale and Kirkburton area offers rolling countryside with attractive stone-built villages connected by a network of footpaths and trails. Steeped in industrial history, traces of the past can be found at the heart of the villages: the imposing Denby Dale viaduct; the impressive Emley mast; old coaching inns; early churches and chapels; and traditional weaver’s cottages ...'

Category Kirklees
Starting fromDenby Dale & Kirkburton
Visits to the Website697
Views of 'Full' Record1274

'The club was founded in 1948 under the auspices of the Holiday Fellowship, now known as HF Holidays, to whom we are affiliated, and has a wide cross section of membership from all parts of Doncaster. The Club aims to provide, in good company, opportunities for the healthy enjoyment of countryside and the open air.'

Category Doncaster
Starting fromAround and About
Visits to the Website915
Views of 'Full' Record1550

'We generally meet every 4 weeks on a Sunday at 8.00am at the Market Car Park for a full day out, and enjoy a variety of interesting walks all over the area, from the Yorkshire Dales, North York Moors, Yorkshire Wolds, East Coast and Peak District, to walks around historic sites and geological features, and finishing in historic towns or pretty villages ... We are an adult Fell Walking Club and as such everyone must have a sense of Personal Responsibility.'

Category Doncaster
Starting fromAround and About
Visits to the Website656
Views of 'Full' Record1368

'We provide walks on Tuesdays and Saturdays throughout the year. These walks are usually of about 10 miles in length and vary in location from local walks starting from Thorne, Fishlake, Edlington and Epworth, etc, to Grindleford, Calver and Hathersage in the beautiful Peak District, to walks in the Castle Howard area, in the Wolds, as well as many more locations up to about an hour's drive away. These walks are for reasonably experienced walkers ...'

Category Doncaster
Visits to the Website637
Views of 'Full' Record1508

'Friendly and welcoming walking club for all ages and abilities ... The second Sunday of August 1978 was the inaugural walk of the Doncaster Wayfarers walking club ... The Club was formed by a breakaway group from the [former] International Fellwalkers, who were looking for a more family orientated venue.'

Category Doncaster
Starting fromAroundand About
Visits to the Website667
Views of 'Full' Record1541

'A series of easily accessible countryside sites within the Bradford Metropolitan District.' Unfortunately Bradford have reorganized their Web Sites so I have replaced the original Link here with one more generic.

Category Bradford
Starting fromAround and About
Visits to the Website739
Views of 'Full' Record1316
Navigate the Website>>> East Peak Outdoors
Starting fromDenby Dale
Visits to the Website758
Views of 'Full' Record1472

'The Parish of Ecclesfield covers an area of about 22 square kilometres of north Sheffield and is one of the most highly populated Parishes in the North of England. It comprises much of Ecclesfield and all of Chapeltown, High Green and Grenoside.'

Category Sheffield
Starting fromEcclesfield
Visits to the Website910
Views of 'Full' Record2176

'The three main trails take you through a variety of habitats allowing stunning views of birds such as willow tits and tree sparrows in the woodland, and lapwings, snipe and redshanks in the wet grassland. In winter Fairburn hosts an array of swans, ducks and geese on the main lake, so there is something to see whatever the season.'

Category Nature Reserves
Starting fromFairburn
Walks described here by
Visits to the Website679
Views of 'Full' Record1183

Outline descriptions of about two dozen Walks - including length, ascent, timing, grading. Download route maps, instructions and GPS Waypoint Data by taking out a Subscription to the Service.

Category West Yorkshire
Walks described here by
Visits to the Website624
Views of 'Full' Record1127

'There are approximately fifteen miles of footpaths and bridleways across the Estate. This allows visitors to have access to unspoiled parkland and wonderful views. Harewood has a policy of welcoming public access and if you have any queries please contact us ...'

Category Leeds
Size (acreage)700
Starting fromHarewood
See also

Harewood's Treasure House [AA Walks and Bike Rides] | Harewood House Walk [The Walking Englishman]

Visits to the Website761
Views of 'Full' Record1473

Helping People with Disabilities to Access the Countryside

'Open Country is a Harrogate-based organisation that seeks to enable anyone with any disability to access the countryside. We achieve this through a variety of countryside activities and the provision of information, training and advice. Fully accessible transport is provided and teams of trained volunteers are on hand to offer assistance as necessary.'

Category Harrogate
Starting fromAround and About
Visits to the Website792
Views of 'Full' Record1686

'The Harrogate district has an abundance of green space. A wide variety of parks, gardens and open spaces offer landscaped areas, floral beds, nature trails or green open space for relaxation or play ...'

Category Harrogate
Starting fromAround and About
Visits to the Website595
Views of 'Full' Record1117

'We have approximately 100 members who mostly live in the Harrogate District (including Harrogate, Knaresborough, Ripon, Pateley Bridge, Wetherby).'

Category Harrogate
Visits to the Website1076
Views of 'Full' Record2248

'Hebden Bridge was the first Walkers are Welcome town. Since then, the network has expanded rapidly and there are now over 100 towns and villages across the UK that have joined this community-led scheme.'

Category Calderdale
Starting fromHebden Bridge
Visits to the Website700
Views of 'Full' Record1323

'A group of local people who love walking and want to encourage others to share our enjoyment. Hebden Bridge was the first Walkers are Welcome town and we aim to make it a great place for walkers to visit. We hope you enjoy discovering our beautiful south Pennines countryside in Yorkshire.'

Starting fromHebden Bridge
Visits to the Website716
Views of 'Full' Record1244

'The Metropolitan Borough of Kirklees is a metropolitan borough of West Yorkshire, England. It has a population of 422,500 and includes the settlements of Batley, Birstall, Cleckheaton, Denby Dale, Dewsbury, Heckmondwike, Holmfirth, Huddersfield, Kirkburton, Marsden, Meltham, Mirfield and Slaithwaite. Huddersfield is the largest settlement of the district, and its centre of administration.'

Category Kirklees
Starting fromAround and About
Visits to the Website822
Views of 'Full' Record1330

'The Group on the West Yorkshire border with Lancashire are from a catchment area with the postcodes HX & OL14 and have a programme of social walks which is published in Strider ... Prospective members of the LDWA are welcome to join one of the social walks for a trial period, but should be aware that walks are around 20 miles at a reasonable pace and that it is advisable to make contact with the Leader beforehand to confirm details. All walks are to the strength of the slowest walker.'

Category Calderdale
Starting fromAround and About
Visits to the Website540
Views of 'Full' Record1248

'Leeds CHA was established in 1898 and we currently have over 300 members. Despite our size, we remain a friendly club and welcome any new members wishing to come along and join us for walks and get a taste of what our club has to offer. We cater for all levels of fitness and often run several walks each week that vary in distance and difficulty.'

Category Leeds
Starting fromAround and About
Visits to the Website758
Views of 'Full' Record1731

'We are a friendly group of people who enjoy walks and outdoor activities. We have been running for over 76 years. We do: Walks or activity most weekends; A weekend away, most months; During the summer we go on wide range of walks around the Leeds area every Tuesday night starting at 7.30 pm.'

Category Leeds
Starting fromAround and About
Visits to the Website1004
Views of 'Full' Record2745

'Marsden in the South Pennines. A great place to walk, a lovely place to be.'

Category Kirklees
Starting fromMarsden
Visits to the Website982
Views of 'Full' Record1723

'Take a walk on the wild side and explore an ecological paradise ... From self-led walks to guided tours there's something to please everyone at our special place.' (Note that this Website - as other NT Sites - is prone to restructuring, but you could try to raise the What's On section ...)

Category Kirklees
Size (acreage)5000
Starting fromStation Road, Marsden
Walks described here by
Visits to the Website376
Views of 'Full' Record951

'Formed in the early months of 2013. Our aim is to promote the area as a special area for walkers, cyclists, runners, and all those who to come and enjoy highlighted routes and amenities the village has to offer.'

Category Kirklees
Starting fromMeltham
Visits to the Website803
Views of 'Full' Record1732

'Mytholmroyd Walkers’ Action (MWA) aims to: Encourage more walkers, walking more; Ensure public rights of way and footpaths are kept open; Make walking more attractive to a wider range of residents; Encourage more visitors to make Mytholmroyd a walkers’ destination; Encourage more journeys to be undertaken on foot, rather than by private car; Encourage the use of public transport to get to designated walks; Work with other partners and providers to promote walking for a healthy lifestyle.'

Category Calderdale
Starting fromMytholmroyd
Description from

Mytholmroyd Walkers' Action

Visits to the Website752
Views of 'Full' Record1357

'Along the Upper Wharfe Valley the characteristic dry-stone walls and barns of the Dales, important flower-rich hay meadows, beautiful riverside and valleyside woodland combine to create a wonderful place to relax and explore the great outdoors.'

Category Craven
Navigate the Website>>> Things to See and Do
Distance (miles)0
Size (acreage)0
Starting fromUpper Wharfedale
Walks described here by
Visits to the Website755
Views of 'Full' Record1528

'Covers 233 square miles (603 km2) of Northern England in the county of North Yorkshire.The AONB shares a common boundary with the Yorkshire Dales National Park immediately to the west ... We think one of the best ways to explore Nidderdale AONB is on foot. Go at your own pace, enjoy the sights and sounds and benefit from some of the most peaceful walking in the Yorkshire Dales.'

Category North Yorkshire
Visits to the Website655
Views of 'Full' Record1557

'Our charming historic market town, 10 miles northwest of Leeds, nestles below the forested Chevin ridge at one of the oldest crossing points on the River Wharfe.'

Category Leeds
Starting fromOtley
Visits to the Website807
Views of 'Full' Record2238

'Chevin Forest Park Local Nature Reserve is located in the Wharfe Valley and overlooks the market town of Otley. The reserve consists of north-facing escarpment, which has a mixed cover of woodland, meadow and heathland and covers an area of some 180 hectares. Massive outcrops of millstone grit dominate the crest of the escarpment, which rises steeply to a height of 280m above sea level, and offers magnificent views of the Wharfe Valley.'

Category Leeds
Navigate the Website>>> Downloads
Starting fromOtley
Description from

Friends of Chevin Forest

Visits to the Website943
Views of 'Full' Record1636
Starting fromOtley
Visits to the Website781
Views of 'Full' Record1329

'The brainchild of a group of keen volunteers who all live in the locality. Having literally walked up and down dale for many years, we felt it made sense to share the beauty of Nidderdale with other people who take pleasure in exploring on foot and so the idea of a walking festival was born ...' Held Late September.

Category Harrogate
Starting fromPateley Bridge
Visits to the Website756
Views of 'Full' Record1352

'Nature paths suitable for wheelchairs and pushchairs will wind you around a stunning, safe wetland habitat littered with pockets of woodland and wildflower meadows, and the friendly Kingfisher Tearooms is a great place to you recharge with friends and family.'

Category Doncaster
Starting fromMallard Way
Description from

Yorkshire Wildlife Trust

Visits to the Website694
Views of 'Full' Record1885

'These walks explore Pugneys Country Park, which is a former open cast mine and the surrounding area which is steeped in history - including findings from the Mesolithic people, a medieval road and the place where Richard of York died.'

Category Wakefield
Size (acreage)250
Starting fromPugneys Country Park
Description from


See also

Pugneys Watersports Centre and Country Park [Wakefield Council]

Visits to the Website1019
Views of 'Full' Record1673

Access to details of about a dozen Groups operating within the SYNED Area.

Category South Yorkshire
Visits to the Website656
Views of 'Full' Record1387

'The region that we look after on behalf of our members and the walking community is centred on Leeds and Bradford, and extends from Ingleton to Pontefract, and from Holmfirth to Wensleydale.'

Category West Yorkshire
Navigate the Website>>> Your Local Group
Visits to the Website526
Views of 'Full' Record1144

'Set in a valley and very much a part of the Yorkshire countryside, the garden has a wide variety of growing landscapes, from running and still water to woodland and wildflower meadows.'

Category Harrogate
Size (acreage)68
Starting fromRHS Harlow Carr
Description from

Royal Horticultural Society

Visits to the Website642
Views of 'Full' Record1366
Starting fromAround and About
Visits to the Website769
Views of 'Full' Record1512

'Fresh Air and Exercise Nothing Better ... Here at Rother Valley we have an extensive network of Nature trails and walks which all the family can enjoy ...'

Starting fromRother Valley Country Park
Visits to the Website852
Views of 'Full' Record1523
Starting fromAround and About
Visits to the Website686
Views of 'Full' Record1542

'Offers walks throughout the stunning Peak District and beyond in good company ... We are an independent club with a membership of approximately 150 people, the cost a mere £6 annually. We welcome new members as they are the way forward and also ensure that the Club continues to thrive.'

Category Rotherham
Starting fromAround and About
Visits to the Website712
Views of 'Full' Record1241

'Rothwell Footpath Group keeps a close eye on the condition of local paths, helping to restore sign posting and stiles.' In addition, the Group has a regular walking programme (plus social events including winter monthly Sequence Dance 'Faith Suppers'). Unfortunately the original Link used here seems to have disappeared, so I have had to resort to a Link to details of the 'Faith Suppers' ...

Category Leeds
Starting fromRothwell
Description from

LS26 (Rothwell & District Community Website)

Visits to the Website716
Views of 'Full' Record2517

Access to details of a wide range of walks and walking locations around and about Selby.

Starting fromAround and About
Visits to the Website753
Views of 'Full' Record1490

'The Group has two levels of walk. The Tuesday walks average between 4 and 6 miles and are usually fairly easy. Thursday walks, which average about 8 miles, are more challenging ... New members are always welcome.'

Category Craven
Starting fromSettle
Visits to the Website811
Views of 'Full' Record2749

'Sheffield Botanical Gardens cover 19 acres and were first opened in 1836. Originally designed by Robert Marnock in the Gardenesque style, the site now has fifteen different garden areas featuring collections of plants from all over the world, including Mediterranean, Asian, American prairie-style, woodland and rock-and-water plantings. The National Collections of Weigela, Diervilla and Sarcococca are sited here.'

Category Sheffield
Size (acreage)19
Starting fromSheffield Botanical Gardens
Visits to the Website732
Views of 'Full' Record1352

'We are a membership organisation. We presently have about 130 members ... Originally the club was affiliated to the Countrywide Holidays Association, a national organisation operating walking holidays which was formed in the 1890s. This has now been wound up, but our Club decided to continue using the initials CHA.'

Category Sheffield
Starting fromAround and About
Visits to the Website681
Views of 'Full' Record1433

'Find out what is available in Sheffield to help you to walk more ... '

Category Sheffield
Starting fromAround and About
Visits to the Website568
Views of 'Full' Record1164

'Do you enjoy walking but want to do this at a leisurely pace? Fed up with walking groups that want to beat the clock over the distance of the walk? Or maybe you are new to walking and fear that you won't be able to keep up with experienced walkers? Then come and join the Sheffield Shamblers Walking Group ... We organise midweek walks, Sunday walks and the occasional Saturday walk.'

Category Sheffield
Starting fromAround and About
Visits to the Website1062
Views of 'Full' Record4230

Details of the activities of about a score of different walking groups within this U3A Branch.

Category Sheffield
Navigate the WebsiteGroups A-Z >>> Walking
Visits to the Website1228
Views of 'Full' Record3703

'Organises volunteer led walks for VIPs living in and around Sheffield ... This user led group offers VIPs the opportunity to go walking regularly, assisted by trained volunteer guides.'

Category Sheffield
Starting fromAround and About
Visits to the Website532
Views of 'Full' Record1284

'The Walking Group for people in their 20s and 30s.'

Starting fromAround and About
Visits to the Website954
Views of 'Full' Record839

'If you are feeling energetic you can try one of the three waymarked trails which have been established on the Common in a joint project between The Friends of Skipwith Common, Natural England and the landowner Escrick Park Estate.'

Category Selby
Starting fromEscrick
Description from

Friends of Skipwith Common

Visits to the Website890
Views of 'Full' Record1766
Visits to the Website710
Views of 'Full' Record1378

'A wonderful Country Park with woodlands, open moor, and a wildflower meadow, and paths throughout ... This Park needs to be explored and should not to be missed!'

Category Bradford
Size (acreage)500
Starting fromSt Ives Estate, Bingley
Visits to the Website954
Views of 'Full' Record1413

Access to details of three dozen walks around and about Stocksbridge: [1] Eight Short Walks (less than 5 miles) - - - : [2] Twenty-three Medium Walks (5 - 9 miles) - - - : [3] Five Long Walks (10-15 miles).  Stocksbridge was the only Yorkshire nomination to make the 2018 shortlist for Britain's Best Walking Neighbourhood. Organised by the Ramblers, this prestigious award recognises an area where walking is the safe, pleasant and an easy way to travel.

Starting fromStocksbridge
Visits to the Website711
Views of 'Full' Record1649

'Tadcaster, surrounded by quiet countryside, is steeped in history: romans, railways, country houses, ancient tracks and battle places. And after the walk, visit the many pubs and cafes in the town. Long or short, there is always an enjoyable walk from Tadcaster.'

Category Selby
Starting fromTadcaster
Visits to the Website731
Views of 'Full' Record1295

'The Leeds and Bradford young persons' walking group: We are a very friendly walking group run by the members and part of the Ramblers Association.'

Category Leeds
Starting fromAround and About
Visits to the Website998
Views of 'Full' Record1515

'It's the club for people who believe there's more to life than watching telly but don't want to dedicate their spare time to a single activity. The focus of the group though is walking. Walks range from the really gentle poddle to more strenuous long distance walks. But we don't just walk ...'

Category Wakefield
Starting fromAround and About
Visits to the Website386
Views of 'Full' Record947

'Discover over 90 rural and urban walking routes in South Yorkshire. Use our searchable map to help you get around and plan your walk. You can enjoy walks along picturesque riversides, areas of natural beauty and places of historic interest. You can download a range of walking guides, see an outline of the walk on the map, and plan how to get to and from the walk using public transport.'

Category South Yorkshire
Navigate the Website>>> Walking
Visits to the Website785
Views of 'Full' Record1512

'The Upper Nidderdale Landscape Partnership is a £1.8 million scheme to look after and help people get involved with Upper Nidderdale’s historic landscapes, cultural heritage and wildlife habitats ... The Partnership is led by Nidderdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and brings together a wide range of organisations who are working with land managers, farmers and local communities.'

Category North Yorkshire
Visits to the Website118
Views of 'Full' Record271

'One of the best ways to explore Bradford district is on foot. Renowned for our rolling hills and rugged moorland, Bradford is a paradise for walkers of all abilities. You will find three Walkers are Welcome towns throughout the district, Ilkley, Baildon and Burley in Wharfedale which proves we really are walker friendly. There are lots of walks for all abilities including long distance walks or you can simply enjoy the peace and tranquility as you stroll along the canal towpaths ...'

Category Bradford
Starting fromAround and About
Visits to the Website808
Views of 'Full' Record1201

'Walking routes - half hour ... Walking routes - 1 hour ... Longer walks ... Walks with buggies ... Walks with wheelchairs ... Wakefield health walks ... Public Rights of Way online map'

Category Wakefield
Navigate the Website>>> Outdoors >>> Walking
Starting fromAround and About
Visits to the Website763
Views of 'Full' Record1501

'Formed over 30 years ago and now has over 250 members. The Group welcomes new members to come along and join our walks. Walking boots, waterproofs and a packed lunch are required for all but the local evening walks ...'

Category Wakefield
Starting fromAround and About
Visits to the Website694
Views of 'Full' Record1468

'We have over 100 members of all ages and abilities who enjoy walking in the countryside. These walks are open to all women in the surrounding areas of Wakefield.'

Starting fromAround and About
Visits to the Website918
Views of 'Full' Record3450

Doncaster Walking for Health Scheme 'These are regular weekly short walks, designed with health in mind and are perfect for those who would like to become more active or perhaps lack the confidence and knowledge about where to walk.'

Category Doncaster
Starting fromAround and About
Description from

Doncaster Council

Visits to the Website758
Views of 'Full' Record1424

'All the walks will be within the Leeds boundaries where there is a great deal of attractive countryside, as well as interesting urban routes.' Held Early June.

Category Leeds
Visits to the Website706
Views of 'Full' Record1406

'Lying in the floodplain of the River Rother, the nature reserve straddles the boundary between Sheffield and Rotherham ... The Trans-Pennine Trail, running along an edge of the site, allows easy access for cyclists and wheelchair users in good weather (it can get very muddy in wet weather).'

Category Sheffield
Starting fromFurnace Lane
Description from

Yorkshire Wildlife Trust

Visits to the Website540
Views of 'Full' Record1409

'The beautiful Yorkshire countryside, with its gently sloping hills, valleys and amazing scenic views, is home to some of England's greatest abbeys. The Abbey Trail links seven of these historic buildings at Kirkstall, Fountains, Byland, Rievaulx, Lastingham, Rosedale and Whitby into a great long distance path with an ecclesiastical and historical theme.'

Distance (miles)116
Starting fromKirkstall Abbey
Walks described here by
See also

The Abbey Trail by Clive Newsome (Sigma Press, 2003)

Visits to the Website769
Views of 'Full' Record1930

'Peaceful route through Leeds and out past Kirkstall Abbey, Bramley Fall, Rodley, Calverley Woods, Apperley Bridge, Buck Wood at Thackley, Shipley, Hirst Wood, Dowley Gap and the Three and Five Rise Locks at Bingley.'

Category Leeds
Distance (miles)17
Starting fromLeeds City Railway Station
Walks described here by
Visits to the Website1294
Views of 'Full' Record2459

'The idea behind the Airedale Way is that it provides a link between Leeds and the Yorkshire Dales by following, as far as possible, riverside paths.'

Category Leeds
Distance (miles)50
Starting fromGranary Wharf, Leeds & Liverpool Canal
Description from

The Airedale Way by Douglas Cossar

Walks described here by
Visits to the Website1009
Views of 'Full' Record3268

'During the mid 18th century William Aislabie owned estates at Studley Royal, Laver Banks and Hackfall. He and other members of the Aislabie Family created a picturesque landscape to delight their guests and transported them by carriage and on horseback through this sublime countryside on byways and tracks ...'

Category Harrogate
Distance (miles)18
Starting fromStudley Royal Deer Park
Walks described here by
Visits to the Website1258
Views of 'Full' Record2175

'Twelve short walks joined together to form a continuous route of 73 miles (117Km) in length. This walk mainly runs through the Metropolitan Borough of Barnsley but also passes through parts of Kirklees, Wakefield, Doncaster and Sheffield.'

Category Barnsley
Navigate the Website>>> Search the Peak District 'Barnsley' >>> Barnsley Boundary Walk
Distance (miles)73
Starting fromIngbirchworth
Description from

Peak District View

See also

Barnsley Boundary Walk [GPS Cycle & Walking Routes]

Visits to the Website839
Views of 'Full' Record4203

'Barnsley Council is responsible for managing 750km of public footpaths, bridleways and restricted byways across the Barnsley Borough ... You can view public rights of way in Barnsley on our Interactive Map. Click on a path to see its number, parish and status.'

Navigate the Website>>> Interactive Map
Starting fromAround and About
Description from

Barnsley Council

Visits to the Website985
Views of 'Full' Record4221

'With the pressure on the more easily identified focuses of outdoor recreation such as the Lake District and the Three Peaks, interest is increasing in quieter and more unspoilt areas "off the beaten track". In recent years, Bentham has come to be appreciated as a walking centre with distinct possibilities ...' ALERT Link changed from Bentham Town Council to Friends of Bentham Station.

Category Craven
Starting fromBentham
Description from

Friends of Bentham Station

Visits to the Website942
Views of 'Full' Record1791

'This walk is a lovely wander around the Pateley Bridge area. It is also a fascinating history lesson. The walk starts in the town and takes us to the lovely Fishpond Wood near Bewerley. We then head west over deep green meadows covered in swathes of buttercup and vetch. Eventually we arrive at the edge of Coldstones Quarry at Greenhow. Coldstones is a working quarry with accommodation for a viewing of modern quarrying techniques should you wish to visit. Our walk takes us past the quarry and round Bewerley Moor to visit old lead workings at the disused Cockhill and Providence Mines ...'

Category Harrogate
Distance (miles)9
Starting fromPateley Bridge
Walks described here by
See also

Bewerley Moor and The Coldstones Cut [Happy Hiker]

Visits to the Website808
Views of 'Full' Record2049

'This diverse landscape on the edge of the Peak District celebrates its natural, cultural and industrical heritage with grit and charm.'

Category Sheffield
Navigate the Website>>> Beaten Track Walks >>> Bitholmes - South Yorkshire (PDF]
Distance (miles)5
Starting fromStocksbridge
Walks described here by
Visits to the Website1056
Views of 'Full' Record3028

'A walk across Black Hill And Saddleworth Moors which visits some of the wettest bogs on the Pennines.'

Category Kirklees
Navigate the Website>>> Download Route Description [DOC]
Distance (miles)20
Starting fromMarsden
Walks described here by
Visits to the Website832
Views of 'Full' Record1974

'There are over eighty miles of footpaths across some of the most spectacular countryside in England. Whether you wander beside the river, cross the exposed purple heights of the heather moorland or explore the woodland nature trails, there is something for everyone.'

Category Craven
Starting fromBolton Abbey
Description from

Bolton Abbey Estate

Visits to the Website978
Views of 'Full' Record1244

'A multi day walk passing through the main valleys in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales.'

Category Craven
Distance (miles)85
Starting fromSettle
Description from


Visits to the Website884
Views of 'Full' Record3009

'The purpose of this Guided Walks programme is primarily to introduce people to walking in the Bradford District. You may be surprised at the variety of landscape and wildlife to be experienced both in the countryside that we have, and in the urban areas ... '

Category Bradford
Navigate the Website>>> Countryside Guided Walks [PDF]
Starting fromAround and About
Visits to the Website832
Views of 'Full' Record1740

Three stages from the Bradford Fair Trade Way which 'is a scenic, circular walking route linking all the Fairtrade villages and towns in the Bradford district: Bradford, Bingley, Shipley, Baildon, Burley, Ilkley, Haworth, Denholme and Thornton. The route uses public footpaths through the district's beautiful countryside, passing places of historical interest'.

Category Bradford
Distance (miles)13
Starting fromShipley Railway Station
Visits to the Website780
Views of 'Full' Record2299

'A mile long walk along Leeds road in Bradford City Centre exploring the places of worship of different faiths.' Note that the Project Treasures Revealed has now ceased: further information should be available from Visit Bradford.

Navigate the Website>>> Bradford Faith Trail [PDF]
Distance (miles)1
Starting fromSt Peter's RC Church
Description from

Casual Ramblers

Visits to the Website450
Views of 'Full' Record1027

'The Forum’s members are volunteers appointed to give a broad mix of interests including countryside visitors, landowners and occupiers, parish councils, nature conservation and other relevant subjects. Up to three Councillors from the Local Authority may also be members of the LAF ... There are currently vacancies for members who could represent the countryside access interests of landowners, businesses and minority groups.'

Category Bradford
Starting fromAround and About
Visits to the Website643
Views of 'Full' Record1508

'Circular walk encompassing much of the idyllic countryside that surrounds the City of Bradford in West Yorkshire. The walk was devised by five volunteers from the Bradford Countryside Service as a suitable way for Bradford to commemorate the new millennium.'

Category Bradford
Distance (miles)45
Starting fromBracken Hall, Baildon
Visits to the Website1126
Views of 'Full' Record3197

'The route has been devised to provide a link to the start of the Dalesway long distance path at Ilkley. It also offers a good recreational linear walk with good public transport links to get you back to your start point.'

Category Bradford
Distance (miles)13
Starting fromBradford Cathedral
Visits to the Website715
Views of 'Full' Record1615

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