Nearby: Kirklees

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 Kirklees
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'Golcar and Slaithwaite are 2 traditional stone built weaving villages located in the distinct area known as the Colne Valley ... Both villages are surrounded by small former weaving hamlets linked by numerous public footpath routes, some formerly packhorse trails and later routes to the mills, schools, canal and railway, running up, down, around and along the valley side and bottom.'

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

Category Kirklees
Size (acreage)5000
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'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.'

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National Trust

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

Category Kirklees
Distance (miles)20
Type of Walk
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'A walk across Black Hill And Saddleworth Moors which visits some of the wettest bogs on the Pennines.'

Category Kirklees
Distance (miles)43
Type of Walk
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'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.

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Eagle Intermedia's Bronte Country

Category Kirklees
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'.

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Halfway Hike

See also

Colne Valley Circular Walk [GPS Cycle & Walking Routes]

Category Kirklees
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 ...'

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The Milestone Society

Category Kirklees
Distance (miles)14
Type of Walk
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.'

Category Kirklees
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Local history and heritage walks around and about Huddersfield.

Category Kirklees
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.'

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Walking Britain

Category Kirklees
Type of Walk
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'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.'

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Kirkburton Parish Council

Category Kirklees
Distance (miles)7
Overview

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

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Walking Englishman

Category Kirklees
Distance (miles)7
Type of Walk
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

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Spen Greenway [Spen Valley Civic Society]

Category Kirklees
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]

Category Kirklees
Distance (miles)47
Type of Walk
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'.

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Ilkley Literature Festival

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