Area: Yorkshire West Riding

Category Leeds
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The Category Leeds is a subset of West Yorkshire.

Category Bradford
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'The Baildon Plan, first put together by Baildon Town Council, following much public consultation in 2011, included an aspiration for Baildon to achieve the designation of becoming a Walkers are Welcome town. A steering group of local residents with a keen interest in walking and the countryside was established and set out to demonstrate that we met the criteria for achieving national designation. In 2013 Baildon was awarded Walkers are Welcome status, thanks to its fantastic countryside location and abundance of routes for walkers of all abilities.'

Category Bradford
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'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 Barnsley
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Member of the Ramblers - South Yorks & N E Derbyshire Area Grouping

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

Category Bradford
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'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 Leeds
Overview

'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 Sheffield
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'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 Bradford
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'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
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Member of the Ramblers - West Riding Area Grouping

Category Doncaster
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'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.'

Description from

English Heritage

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

Category Calderdale
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Member of the Ramblers - West Riding Area Grouping

Category Barnsley
Overview

'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 Bradford
Type of Website
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'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 Calderdale
Type of Walk
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'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.'

Category Barnsley
Type of Website
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'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.'

Description from

The Land Trust

Category Rotherham
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Member of the Ramblers - South Yorks & N E Derbyshire Area Grouping

Category Kirklees
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'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
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'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 Doncaster
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'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
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'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
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Member of the Ramblers - South Yorks & N E Derbyshire Area Grouping

Category Doncaster
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'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 Sheffield
Overview

'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.'  ALERT At Review: 'The council has been working with local walking groups. We have produced some great suggested walks for all. You can either pick up the leaflets at the council offices on Mortomley Lane or in due course we will provide them on this page.'

Category Doncaster
Type of Walk
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Member of the Wellbeing Walks - Yorkshire (South) Grouping

Category Leeds
Size (acreage)700
Type of Website
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'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 ...'

See also

Harewood House Walk [The Walking Englishman]

Category Harrogate
Type of Website
Overview

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

Category Calderdale
Type of Website
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'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.'

Category Calderdale
Type of Website
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'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 Kirklees
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Member of the Ramblers - West Riding Area Grouping

Category Bradford
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Member of the Ramblers - West Riding Area Grouping

Category Kirklees
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'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 Calderdale
Type of Walk
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'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 Leeds
Type of Walk
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'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
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Member of the Ramblers - West Riding Area Grouping

Category Leeds
Type of Walk
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'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 Kirklees
Type of Website
Overview

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

Category Kirklees
Size (acreage)5000
Type of Website
Overview

'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.'

Description from

National Trust

Category Kirklees
Type of Website
Overview

'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 Calderdale
Type of Website
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'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.'

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Mytholmroyd Walkers' Action

Category Kirklees
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Member of the Ramblers - West Riding Area Grouping

Category Wakefield
Size (acreage)300
Type of Website
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'Built as an ambitious statement by the Winn family between 1725-1785, Nostell is a showcase for elegant and fashionable design. It was created not simply as a home, but also to send out an important message about the family's wealth and social status.'

Description from

National Trust

Category Leeds
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'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
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'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.'

Description from

Friends of Chevin Forest

Category Leeds
Type of Website
Overview

Usually held Late June.

Category Doncaster
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'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.'

Description from

Yorkshire Wildlife Trust

Category Wakefield
Size (acreage)250
Type of Website
Overview

Pugneys is one of several country parks managed by Wakefield Council and containing a number of attractive walks around and about.

See also

Pugneys Country Park. [GPS Cycle and Walking Routes]

Category West Yorkshire
Type of Website
Overview

'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 Rotherham
Type of Website
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'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 ...'

Category Rotherham
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Member of the Ramblers - South Yorks & N E Derbyshire Area Grouping

Category Rotherham
Type of Website
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Access to details of Rotherham's Parks, Woodlands and Nature Reserves

Category Rotherham
Overview

'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 Sheffield
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Member of the Ramblers - South Yorks & N E Derbyshire Area Grouping

Category Sheffield
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Member of the Ramblers - South Yorks & N E Derbyshire Area Grouping

Category Sheffield
Size (acreage)19
Type of Website
Overview

'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
Type of Walk
Type of Website
Overview

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

Category Sheffield
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Member of the Ramblers - South Yorks & N E Derbyshire Area Grouping

Category Sheffield
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'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
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Member of the U3A - West Yorkshire Gouping

Category Sheffield
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'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
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Member of the Ramblers - South Yorks & N E Derbyshire Area Grouping

Category West Yorkshire
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Overview

'The South Pennines Park is a park with a difference.  Geographically, we’re part of the Pennine ridge of hills, stretching between the Peak District and the Yorkshire Dales National Parks. Covering 460 square miles of spectacular uplands, we take in lush, sheltered valleys, drystone walls and urban fringes. We’re a wild and wonderful place, home to rare birds, vast peat and heather moorlands and big skies. However, we’re equally shaped by our legacy of industry and farming ... '

Category Bradford
Size (acreage)500
Type of Website
Overview

'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!'

Description from

Bradford Parks

See also

Friends of St Ives

Category Sheffield
Type of Website
Overview

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.

Category Leeds
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Member of the Ramblers - West Riding Area Grouping

Category Wakefield
Type of Walk
Type of Website
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'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 Bradford
Type of Website
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'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 Wakefield
Type of Walk
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Member of the Ramblers - West Riding Area Grouping

Category Wakefield
Type of Website
Overview

'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
Type of Walk
Overview

Member of the Wellbeing Walks - Yorkshire (West) Grouping

Category Wakefield
Type of Website
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'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
Type of Website
Overview

'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.'

Category Leeds
Type of Walk
Type of Website
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Member of the Ramblers - West Riding Area Grouping

Category Sheffield
Type of Website
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'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 Leeds
Distance (miles)116
Type of Walk
Overview

'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.'

Description from

Walking Pages

See also

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

Category 3: 51-100 Miles
Distance (miles)100
Type of Walk
Overview

'Named after Peter Abbott, its originator, links 25 miles of the Dales Way, 14 miles of the Three Peaks Walk and three miles of the Pennine Way National Trail to provide a route from Yorkshire to the Lake District. The walking is classed as challenging and is on upland and moorland and it certainly is that.'

Description from

The Walking Englishman

Category Leeds
Distance (miles)17
Type of Walk
Overview

'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.'

Description from

Sustrans

Category Leeds
Distance (miles)50
Type of Walk
Overview

'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.'

Description from

The Airedale Way by Douglas Cossar

Category Barnsley
Distance (miles)73
Type of Walk
Overview

'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.'

See also

Barnsley Boundary Walk [GPS Cycle & Walking Routes]

Category Barnsley
Type of Website
Overview

'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.'

Description from

Barnsley Council

Category Sheffield
Distance (miles)5
Type of Walk
Overview

'This diverse landscape on the edge of the Peak District celebrates its natural, cultural and industrial heritage with grit and charm.' ALERT Unable to raise the Woodland Trust description of this Walk at Review. Linked instead to guide to similar Walk from Stocksbridge Walkers are Welcome.

Category Kirklees
Distance (miles)20
Type of Walk
Overview

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

Category Bradford
Type of Walk
Overview

'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 ... '

Description from

City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council

Category Bradford
Distance (miles)13
Overview

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'.

Description from

City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council

Category Bradford
Distance (miles)1
Type of Walk
Overview

'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.

Description from

Casual Ramblers

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