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- Abbott’s Hike

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- Calderdale Ramblers

- Fielden Trail

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- Settle District U3A

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- Golcar & Slaithwaite - Walkers Are Welcome

- Holmfirth - Walkers Are Welcome

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- Walking for Health - Wakefield

*Baildon - Walkers Are Welcome
Overview

'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.'

*Baildon Town Council
Overview

'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.'

*Bingley - Walkers Are Welcome
Overview

'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.'

*Boston Spa Parish Council
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. ...'

*Bradford CHA Rambling and Social Club
Overview

'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 ...'

*Burley-in-Wharfedale - Walkers Are Welcome
Overview

'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 ... '

*Calderdale Council
Overview

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

*City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council
Overview

'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 ...'

*Community Rights of Way Service [CROWS]
Overview

'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.'

*Craven District Council
Overview

'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.

*Denby Dale - Walkers Are Welcome
Overview

'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. '

*Discover East Peak
Overview

'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 ...'

*Fairburn Ings Reserve
Overview

'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.'

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RSPB

*Forest of Bowland AONB
Overview

'Offers some of the most beautiful and remote walking in the country, from the grandeur and isolation of the moorland hills to the undulating lowlands with their distinctive pattern of settlements, woodland cloughs and river valleys. These landscape contrasts, along with the serenity and tranquility of the area make this a walker’s paradise.'

*Harewood House
Size (acreage)700
Overview

'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]

*Hebden Bridge & Mytholmroyd Walkers Action
Overview

'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.'

*Hebden Bridge - Walkers Are Welcome
Overview

'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.'

*Kirklees Council
Overview

'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.'

*LDWA - Calderdale
Overview

'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.'

*Leeds CHA Rambling & Social Club
Overview

'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.'

*Leeds YHA Walking Group
Overview

'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.'

*Marsden - Walkers Are Welcome
Overview

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

*Marsden Moor Estate
Size (acreage)5000
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

*Meltham - Walkers Are Welcome
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.'

*Mytholmroyd - Walkers Are Welcome
Overview

'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.'

Description from

Mytholmroyd Walkers' Action

*National Trust - Yorkshire Dales Walking
Overview

‘The magnificent moorlands, meadows and valleys of the Yorkshire Dales are criss-crossed by miles of rolling footpaths. Explore these iconic limestone landscapes on one of our downloadable walking trails.‘

Description from

National Trust

*Nostell
Size (acreage)300
Overview

'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.'

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National Trust

*Otley - Walkers Are Welcome
Overview

'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.'

*Otley Chevin Forest Park Local Nature Reserve
Overview

'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

*Otley Walking Festival
Overview

Usually held Late June.

*Peak & Northern Footpaths Society
Overview

'Has been active for well over 100 years, promoting the interests of public footpath users in the North Midlands and North West of England. We monitor, protect, and improve the footpath network for the benefit of all.'

*Pennine Waterways
Overview

'Pennine Waterways is an independent non-profit-making website about the canals of the area ... Pennine Waterways is not connected with The Canal and River Trust (or the former British Waterways) and has no responsibility for the maintenance of canals or towpaths. I cannot provide information about moorings. Please do not email me about canal or towpath maintenance or about moorings ...'

*Pugneys Country Park
Size (acreage)250
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]

*Ramblers - West Riding Area
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.'

*ride2stride: The Settle-Carlisle Walking Festival
Overview

Usually held Late April.

*Selby District Council
Overview

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

*Skipwith Common National Nature Reserve
Overview

'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.'

Description from

Friends of Skipwith Common

*South Pennines Walk & Ride Festival
Overview

Usually held Mid September.

*St Ives Estate
Size (acreage)500
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

*Tadcaster - Walkers Are Welcome
Overview

'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.'

*Take A Hike Ramblers Group
Overview

'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.'

*The Really Active Club [TRAC]
Overview

'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 ...'

*Visit Bradford
Overview

'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 ...'

*Wakefield Council
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'

*Wakefield Walking Group
Overview

'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 ...'

*Wakefield Walking Womens Network
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.'

*Walking in the Yorkshire Dales
Overview

'The Yorkshire Dales provide one of the best walking areas in the country covering a wide variety of scenery and some isolated locations many of which can be accessed by public transport. Many of the walks make use of the excellent Settle-Carlisle train service and local transport links - no car needed! For this reason I would initially recommend a visit to the Ribblehead and Three Peaks area, Moorcock Inn, Dentdale and Little White Bus [Hawes] pages.'

Description from

John Carey

Abbey Trail
Distance (miles)116
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).

Aire Valley Towpath
Distance (miles)17
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

Airedale Way
Distance (miles)50
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

Bentham Walks
Overview

'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 to Rail to Trail. (I have retained the original description.)

Description from

Community Rail Lancaashire

Bog Dodgers Way
Distance (miles)20
Overview

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

Bolton Abbey Walks
Overview

'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.'

Description from

Bolton Abbey Estate

Bracken Way
Distance (miles)85
Overview

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

Description from

Where2Walk

Bradford Countryside Guided Walks
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

Bradford District Fair Trade Way
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

Bradford Faith Trail
Distance (miles)1
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

Bradford Local Access Forum
Overview

'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.'

Description from

City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council

Bradford Millennium Way
Distance (miles)45
Overview

'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.'

Bradford to Ilkley: The Dalesway Link
Distance (miles)13
Overview

'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.'

Description from

City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council

Bradford's Sculpture Trail
Overview

'A self guided walk around some of Bradford's sculptures.' The colourful Brochure gives details of about forty sculptures around and about Bradford.

Description from

Visit Bradford

Brontë Way
Distance (miles)43
Overview

'Long distance footpath which starts at Oakwell Hall ("Fieldhead" in Charlotte Bronte's novel "Shirley") near Birstall in Kirklees near Bradford, and ends at Gawthorpe Hall in Padiham near Burnley in Lancashire's Pendle Witch Country. '

A complete description of the Brontë Way, including historical information and details of eleven circular walks along the main route can be found in The Brontë Way by Marje Wilson.

Description from

Eagle Intermedia's Bronte Country

Cal-Der-Went Walk
Distance (miles)30
Overview

'Crossing 3 counties (West Yorkshire, South Yorkshire and Derbyshire), the Cal-Der-Went walk links the rivers Calder with the Derwent and was devised by Geoffrey Carr in the 1970s.'

Description from

Visit Penistone

See also

The Cal-Der-Went Walk by John Merrill (The John Merrill Foundation, 2014)

Calder & Hebble Navigation
Distance (miles)22
Overview

'The navigation, which is part-canal and part-river, connects the Yorkshire and Pennine canals, and provides easy access for walking in the Pennines. Canal enthusiasts will appreciate the unusual waterways architecture, including quirky lever-operated locks.'

Description from

Canal & River Trust

See also

Calder and Hebble Navigation [Wikipedia] | Calder & Hebble Navigation [Milestone Society] (7 miles)

Calderdale Heritage Guided Walks
Overview

'Up to 2003, Calderdale Council had a small group of "Tourist Guides" supported by their Tourism Unit which operated a limited summer programme covering some of Calderdale's towns and villages. When local authority funding was withdrawn in 2003, that group was disbanded. But half a dozen people came together, agreed that such walks ought to continue and they were prepared to start their own group. They planned a modest programme for summer 2004 and that was the start of Calderdale Heritage Walks as an independent walks organisation ... '

Description from

Calderdale Heritage Walks

Calderdale Local Access Forum
Overview

'Calderdale has the largest density of Open Access Land of any district access authority in England. Its access facilities also include a very high density of public rights of way, the National Trust land at Hardcastle Craggs, Yorkshire Water access facilities and much more.'

Description from

Calderdale Council

Calderdale Public Rights of Way
Overview

'The Borough of Calderdale has a network of around 2000 paths including 125 miles of bridleways, along with a very short network of byways open to all traffic. Some of these paths are one of the best ways of seeing Calderdale's countryside while others provide useful short cuts to your local shops, bus stop or other services. You can see most of the rights of way network using Calderdale Maps Online although this should not be relied on for legal purposes.'

Description from

Calderdale Council

Calderdale Way
Distance (miles)50
Overview

'Walk exploring the hills, moors and valleys of Calderdale. It is an "up and down" journey with few level sections. The higher levels, however, provide some exceptionally fine panoramic views.'

Description from

Heart of the Pennines

Coastliner Way
Distance (miles)170
Overview

Named because the route the authors devised ran 'roughly parallel to the route taken by the Coastliner bus and we used that bus each day to get back to our parked car'. However, subsequently, 'the Coastliner 845 bus route from Staxton to Filey and Bridlington has been cancelled as from 1st July 2018 ... This means that Walks 21, 22 and 23 of the Coastliner Way can no longer be completed using the Coastliner bus. However, if you do wish to follow these three sections of the trail it will be possible to do so using a two car system by parking one car at the end of the day’s walk'.

Description from

John and Nancy Eckersley

See also

Coastliner

Colne Valley Circular Walk
Distance (miles)13
Overview

Report of a walk of 'thirteen miles of fascinating wayfaring in the beautiful South Pennine countryside of Kirklees, West Yorkshire. A walk full of history by moor and mill, clough and canal, weaver's cottage and ancient hamlet'.

Description from

Halfway Hike

See also

Colne Valley Circular Walk [GPS Cycle & Walking Routes]

Cricket Heritage Trails in Calderdale and Kirklees
Overview

'Take a summer stroll and find out more about the history and heritage of your local community. The outcomes of this Cricket Heritage Project have been many, and now include a series of cricket-orientated Heritage Trails. Invariably, cricket clubs are located at the heart of the local community - and this series of Trails will enable the general public to discover more about their local cultural and sporting environment.'

See also

ALERT Unfortunately, the Server originally cited here seems to have been taken offline; so I have had to resort to referencing the Casual Ramblers Website which describes at least some of the Walks listed here.

Crossing the Pennines - Highway Heritage Walk
Distance (miles)8
Overview

'Members of the Milestone Society are leading a group of local community organisations in establishing the "Crossing the Pennines" Heritage Trail in the scenic valley of the River Colne in Yorkshire. Our trail showcases the travel and transport history that shaped the West Riding ...'

Description from

The Milestone Society

Dales High Way
Distance (miles)90
Overview

'Across the glorious high country of the Yorkshire Dales. Walk this spectacular landscape from Saltaire to Appleby-in-Westmorland ... and back on England's most beautiful train journey along the Settle-Carlisle line.'

Description from

Friends of A Dales High Way

See also

Published Guides available from Skyware Press

Dales Way
Distance (miles)80
Overview

'Long distance footpath of about 80 miles (128 km) situated in the north of England and running from Ilkley to Bowness-on-Windermere.'

Description from

The Dales Way Association

Emley Boundary Way
Distance (miles)14
Overview

'The actual Boundary Walk uses private land and is only used once every seven years with the kind permission of the landowners. It must not therefore be used at any other time. The Boundary Way described ... therefore used the nearest public rights of way to the boundary - on footpaths, lanes and, by necessity in places, on roads.'

Great Northern Railway Trail
Distance (miles)3
Overview

'The Great Northern Railway Trail is a work in progress, but the completion of the first section over two spectacular viaducts opens up the potential for day rides [and walks] in this beautiful corner of Bronte country ... Although there are plans to extend the railway path via Denholme and Thornton to Queensbury, it currently ends just south of Hewenden viaduct.'

Description from

Sustrans

Haworth Brontë Country Walks
Overview

'Haworth village is situated at the edge of the Pennine moors in West Yorkshire, England, the area made famous by the Brontë sisters, known as Brontë country.'

Description from

Haworth Village

Haworth to Hebden Bridge Walk
Distance (miles)16
Overview

'The walks linking the "Brontë" connected village of Haworth and the "funky" little town of Hebden Bridge are suitable for reasonably fit walkers. The walks are long, with some parts going through remote moorland in an upland environment.'

Description from

City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council

Huddersfield Local History Walks
Overview

Local history and heritage walks around and about Huddersfield.

Huddersfield's Green Fringe Walk
Distance (miles)10
Overview

'This walk is along well established paths to the south west of Huddersfield. Although some of it is close to an urban area, it retains a remarkably rural feel throughout and being close to the town it's well served by public transport.'

Description from

Walking Britain

Ilkley Walks & Trails
Overview

'Due to Ilkley's position in beautiful Lower Wharfedale, there are some superb walks beginning here, whether they be easy riverside strolls or longer moorland rambles. Thanks to the farsightedness of the Parish Council in the last century, who purchased the moor as a public open space, there are walks suitable for the young and old alike.'

Description from

Wharfedale Online Trust

Ingleton Waterfalls Trail
Distance (miles)5
Overview

'The Ingleton Waterfalls Trail boasts some of the most spectacular waterfall and woodland scenery in the North of England. With its fascinating history, breathtaking views and a rich variety of plants and wildlife, a visit to Ingleton Falls is a great family day out or education field trip ...'

Description from

Wikipedia

See also

Ingleton Waterfalls Trail [Photographers Resource]

JTrails - Bradford
Overview

'Bradford has a proud history. It was the wool capital of the world (a trade which originated in Yorkshire in the 14th century, based on the Cistercians and their superior woolly sheep), and part of the cradle of the Industrial revolution - a city full of "Yorkshire grit". These are some of the titles that apply to Bradford. However, at first glance the Jewish connection to Bradford seems a strange one ...'

JTrails - Leeds
Overview

'Leeds Historian, Murray Freedman, has written a history and trail of Jewish Leeds, and details its history from small beginnings in the early 19th century, to its height as one of the leading Anglo-Jewish communities. While Leeds has declined from its pre-War importance, it is still a leading Jewish center in England out-side of London and Manchester.'

Kettlewell Walks
Overview

Excerpts from the the books A Walk Around Kettlewell which has 66 pages of history and 40 photographs, and Walks from Kettlewell which features a selection of circular walks all starting and finishing in the village of Kettlewell: 'from easy to hard, walks to suit all'. Both books are available from village shops and online.

Description from

Kettlewell Village

Kirkburton Parish Walks
Overview

'Ten walks around the villages of Kirkburton Parish. You will be led by a historical character for each village. On each walk you will find a guidestoop, modelled on an old directional post, and depicting some feature of the village. Stop and rest here, and use the stoop to rest your flask of tea.'

Description from

Kirkburton Parish Council

Lady Anne's Way
Distance (miles)100
Overview

'This classic long distance route passes through stunning scenery on its 100 mile journey from Skipton to Penrith. Starting from the magnificent Skipton Castle, the walk passes through the very popular Yorkshire Dales on its way into Cumbria and the hidden delights of the Upper Eden Valley.'

Description from

Sheila Gordon

Leeds - Liverpool Canal Gargrave Circular Walk
Distance (miles)8
Overview

'A walk along the canal towpath & Pennine Way, with some hills, stiles and muddy paths.'

Leeds Country Way
Distance (miles)62
Overview

'Footpath around Leeds that takes users through some of the beautiful and varied countryside surrounding the city.'

Description from

Leeds City Council

Leeds Industrial Heritage Trail
Distance (miles)10
Overview

'If you're interested in the history of Leeds, the Leeds Industrial Heritage Trail is the ideal way to find out more about people, places and spaces that have made this multicultural and vibrant city what it is today. The Trail is easy to follow on foot and most of the places of interest are within walking or cycling distance of each other.'

Leeds Local Access Forum
Overview

'Meets around four times a year and has a membership of up to 12 members. You can find the minutes of meetings in the Documents section ... Forum members bring a wide range of experience, including recreational use (e.g. walking, riding, cycling) and land management, to the Forum ... If you would like to contact the Forum or register an interest in becoming a member, please email ...'

Description from

Leeds City Council

Length & Breadth of Ilkley Moor Walk
Distance (miles)7
Overview

'An invigorating walk in the footsteps of the giant Rombald crossing rough open moorland, walking mainly on well used paths, many of which can be wet and muddy in places. Although the first half of the walk involves several stiles and some hill climbing, there's nothing too strenuous.'

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City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council

Mary Towneley Loop
Distance (miles)47
Overview

'The Mary Towneley Loop is a section of the Pennine Bridleway National Trail for horse riders, mountain bikers and walkers ... The Trail follows a mix of old railways, packhorse routes and newly created tracks. It is signposted (follow the National Trail Acorn) with easy to use gates and special road crossing points.'

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