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Oxley Trail
Distance (miles)7
Overview

'A fun day out exploring the beautiful countryside in and around the Skelmanthorpe and Deffer Wood area.'

Description from

Kirklees Council

Paulinus Way
Distance (miles)87
Overview

'This is an amazing new pilgrim and heritage way created for the 21st century, which starts in the market town of Todmorden in West Yorkshire and retraces the steps of St Paulinus until it reaches the historic city of York.'

Description from

British Pilgrimage Trust

Pennine Journey, A
Distance (miles)247
Overview

'From Settle to Hadrian's Wall in Wainwright's footsteps.'

Description from

David & Heather Pitt

Selby Horseshoe Walk
Distance (miles)9
Overview

'Pleasant, flat stroll - in all seasons - using short sections along roadside pavements, the canal towpath, & well-trod tracks & footpaths, with only 2 stiles to climb.'

Settle to Carlisle Way
Distance (miles)97
Overview

'Newly developed route that runs from station to station, mostly within sight of the famous railway.'

Description from

Settle to Carlisle Way Vivienne Crow (Rucksack Readers, 2012).

See also

Settle to Carlisle Way (Harvey Maps, 2012) | Settle to Carlisle - Hill Walk [LDWA]

Six Dales Trail
Distance (miles)38
Overview

'The Six Dales Trail project is our most extensive development springing from the Walkers Are Welcome Otley project.  The trail, which was launched in June 2010, starts in Otley, and winds across the entire length of the superb Nidderdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty to end at Middleham, in Wensleydale.'

Six Peaks Trail
Distance (miles)48
Overview

'Follows the line of the railway from Settle to Kirkby Stephen. As the name suggests, it takes in six peaks: Pen-y-ghent, Ingleborough, Whernside, Great Knoutberry, Swarth Fell and Wild Boar Fell (in mountain-bagging parlance, all six are Nuttalls and Hewitts, and all but Swarth Fell are Marilyns).'

Description from

Skyware Press

See also

Dales Rail Trails Tony & Chris Grogan (Skyware Press, 2012)

South Pennines Walks
Overview

'The South Pennines is a wild, wonderful and occasionally wuthering landscape at the place where Yorkshire and Lancashire collide. A land of steep-sided valleys, heather-covered moorland, canals, reservoirs and packhorse trails. The people who live here describe it as "spectacular", "inspiring", "breathtaking" and "dramatic'.  It's a place where you'll find intense local pride - people who are passionate about the area and want to share what they know ...'

Description from

Pennine Prospects

Southern Washlands Nature Corridor
Distance (miles)6
Overview

'Comprises a series of countryside sites less than a mile from Wakefield City Centre. The individual areas stretch from Stanley Ferry Flash in the north, through Parkhill and the Southern Washlands Nature Reserve, to Half Moon and the Ashfields in the south.'

Spen Valley Greenway
Distance (miles)7
Overview

'The route is a wonderful green corridor running through densely populated urban areas with long distance moor-land views, it passes a wildlife reserve and a rolling golf course.'

Description from

Sustrans

See also

Spen Greenway [Spen Valley Civic Society]

Spen Way Heritage Trail
Distance (miles)21
Overview

'Walking trail around Spen Valley West Yorkshire through countryside, parkland and urban roads. It was created by Cleckheaton & District Rotary Club in 2000 as a Millenium project.'

Description from

Spen Valley Civic Society

See also

Spen Way Heritage Trail [GPS Cycle & Walking Routes]

Stanza Stones Poetry Trail
Distance (miles)47
Overview

Short family walks and 47 mile trail from Marsden to Ilkley which 'features six new poems by Simon Armitage, carved by Pip Hall into six atmospheric locations and whether you're a keen walker ready to tackle full day walks incorporating two or more stones in one go or just fancy a short family outing there's something for everyone'.

Description from

Ilkley Literature Festival

The Colne Valley Trail [Kirklees]
Overview

'The former Colne Valley Society produced an excellent set of walk leaflets for the Colne Valley area. This was done about fifteen years ago and the leaflets now need updating. Our leaflets project involves walking the walks, updating the text and arranging for the leaflets to be re-printed. When we've finished, we'll have updated leaflets for six local walks, based on the original designs. These will be available widely in the local area.'

See also

Crossing the Pennines Heritage Trail [The Milestone Society]

Todmorden Boundary Walk & Pike Hike
Distance (miles)22
Overview

'The 22 mile route of the Boundary Walk & Run takes in parts of both the Calderdale Way and the Pennine Way and follows the old Todmorden Borough boundary. The 12 mile Pike Hike follows the canal towpath to Eastwood before joining the final Boundary Walk section up to Stoodley Pike. All routes are flagged and have radio controlled checkpoints. All checkpoints will have water and light refreshments available as well as transport back to the start for anyone not able to continue for whatever reason.' Held in May.

Towton Battlefield Guided Walks
Overview

'We aim to do two walks per month – but obviously need to have volunteers to lead them so keep visiting this page as when we can put more walks on this is where they will be shown.'

Description from

Towton Battlefield Society

See also

The Battle of Towton 29th March 1461 [Yorkshire - Visitors - Guide]

Tributaries Walk
Distance (miles)95
Overview

'Seven day circular walk following the rivers and tributaries that run through Yorkshire's finest limestone Dales - originally devised by Mike Schofield of Brigantes Holidays. From Kingsdale to Ribblesdale and visiting all the major dales in between, the Tributaries Walk provides some of the best walking and most dramatic landscapes you could hope to experience in England.'

Description from

Pocket Routes

Wakefield Rights of Way
Overview

Rights of Way Map  'Information displayed when a link is followed is taken from our definitive map which forms the legal record of public rights of way ... The information provided on The Wakefield District Public Rights of Way Map is provided for information purposes only. You should not rely upon it when you make, or refrain from making, any decision or when you take, or refrain from taking, any action.'

Description from

Wakefield Council

Wakefield Way
Distance (miles)70
Overview

'Circular walking route around the Wakefield Metropolitan District, visiting Wintersett Reservoir, Newmillerdam, Woolley, Bretton Hall, Bank Wood, Horbury Bridge, River Calder, Gawthorpe, Bottom Boat, Stanley Ferry, Aire & Calder Navigation Canal, Pontefract Park and East Hardwick.' Ramblers Routes has accessible for Members descriptions of 5 mile or so chunks of the Way.

Walking Around Malham
Overview

'Malham is a popular village in the Yorkshire Dales on the Pennine Way. The main attractions are the stunning scenery of Malham Cove and Gordale Scar - probably the two most impressive sights in the whole of the Yorkshire Dales and both within easy walking distance of the village as is Janet's Foss Waterfall. '

Access to details of a wide range of Walks around and about Malham.

Description from

malhamdale.com

White Rose Way
Distance (miles)104
Overview

'Links sections of existing trails with little used public footpaths to create a new 104 mile walking trail from Leeds City Centre to Scarborough.'

Description from

Paul Brown

White Wells Moorland Heritage Walk
Distance (miles)4
Overview

'The area of the moor above Ilkley has a great variety of landscape and habitat. This walk takes you from the edge of the town on to the high moor, with wide views across Ilkley and the Wharfe Valley.'

Description from

Friends of Ilkley Moor

Wolsey Walk Cawood
Distance (miles)5
Overview

'A popular walk from the historic village of Cawood. Stiles, field and riverside paths, some road sections.'

Note 'The information about this Walk is temporarily unavailable while we update the documents with new details about the routes.' [14 February 2016] (but see the AA Walk referenced in 'See Also' for an alternative)

Yorkshire Dales Celebration Way
Distance (miles)130
Overview

'The "Yorkshire Dales Celebration Way" is my own creation. This unique Long Distance Footpath is my tribute to this fantastic National Park. At approximately 130 miles long (depending on the various alternatives provided) it is designed to be walked in eight days. It conveniently fits it into a "one week holiday window" especially suitable to starting and finishing on a Saturday or Sunday.'

Description from

The Walking Englishman

Yorkshire Sculpture Park Walks
Overview

'There are usually at least 60 sculptures in the landscape for you to see as well as special exhibitions and projects in the galleries and outdoors. Displays change throughout the year so call ahead if you plan to see something in particular ... You will probably need four hours to explore the furthest reaches of the Estate and sculpture displays'.

Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge
Distance (miles)24
Overview

'Takes on the peaks of Pen-y-ghent, Whernside and Ingleborough, usually in this order, and in under 12 hours. These peaks form part of the Pennine range, and encircle the head of the valley of the River Ribble, in the Yorkshire Dales National Park.'

Description from

Three Peaks Challenge Ltd

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