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Notton and Newmillerdam Circular
distance 5.84mi Vertical gain +210ft Vertical drop -200ft Durée 2h50 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Notton - West Yorkshire

This an easy, relatively flat circular walk south of Wakefield. It makes use of a disused railway line and the Newmillerdam Country Park - beautiful woodlands and rolling countryside.

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distance 8.89mi Vertical gain +1135ft Vertical drop -1161ft Durée 5h05 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Holme Valley - West Yorkshire

The South Pennines are part of the Peak District National Park and this walk explores the moors to the west of Holme. The route uses well trodden paths and tracks and offers some fine views during the course of the walk.

Walking Luddenden Foot Circular ( Download : )
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distance 7.66mi Vertical gain +1168ft Vertical drop -1168ft Durée 4h30 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in West Yorkshire

This Calderdale walk takes you into an area that was once a dense hive of mills and industry: spinning, carding and weaving. Today much of the industry has long since departed and you can enjoy the scenic highlights of this area.

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distance 6.72mi Vertical gain +663ft Vertical drop -604ft Durée 3h40 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Haworth' Cross Roads and Stanbury - West Yorkshire

Top Withins is an excellent objective for a walk from Haworth in the South Pennines. The Brontë family have strong associations with Haworth and this walk onto the moors perhaps gives you the chance to experience the landscape that dominated their writing.

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distance 3.27mi Vertical gain +131ft Vertical drop -115ft Durée 1h35 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Crigglestone - West Yorkshire

A circular walk in Pugneys Country Park and around Sandal Castle.

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distance 2.31mi Vertical gain +82ft Vertical drop -79ft Durée 1h10 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Walton (West Yorkshire)-1 - West Yorkshire

Nice walk from Walton along railways and through Walton Colliery Nature Park.

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distance 5.04mi Vertical gain +207ft Vertical drop -226ft Durée 2h30 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Crigglestone - West Yorkshire

Easy walk around the Newmillerdam and Chapelthorpe.

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distance 6.15mi Vertical gain +423ft Vertical drop -236ft Durée 3h10 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Sitlington - West Yorkshire

Nice walk from Horbury Bridge along River Calder to Kirkhamgate using mainly Wakefield Way and Kirkless Way.

Walking Calderdale Way taster ( Download : )
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distance 7.32mi Vertical gain +820ft Vertical drop -804ft Durée 4h05 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in West Yorkshire

An energetic and varied walk sampling the Calderdale and Brinle Way.

Walking Shibden Dale ( Download : )
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distance 3.9mi Vertical gain +531ft Vertical drop -509ft Durée 2h15 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in West Yorkshire

Explore the valley short cut option and a surprise.

Walking Shibden Hall ( Download : )
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distance 2.82mi Vertical gain +282ft Vertical drop -256ft Durée 1h35 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in West Yorkshire

An easy, mostly level stroll to a local landmark.

Walking Otley and the River Wharfe ( Download : )
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distance 7.99mi Vertical gain +725ft Vertical drop -712ft Durée 4h20 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Carlton (West Yorkshire) - West Yorkshire

Stroll down into the historic town of Otley, returning via the River Wharfe and Chevin Forest Park.

Walking Chevin Forest Park ( Download : )
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distance 4.62mi Vertical gain +400ft Vertical drop -384ft Durée 2h30 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Carlton (West Yorkshire) - West Yorkshire

An extended exploration of our local woods and crags, with superb views and historic monuments.

Walking Around Ackworth and Hessle ( Download : )
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distance 4.02mi Vertical gain +131ft Vertical drop -154ft Durée 2h00 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Ackworth - West Yorkshire

A circular walk around Ackworth. You'll pass The Dando Way, Brackenhill Quarries, Constitution Hill, Hessle Hall and Water Mill.

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distance 2.84mi Vertical gain +66ft Vertical drop -69ft Durée 1h20 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Upton (West Yorkshire) - West Yorkshire

A short circular walk from Upton Country Park car park.

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distance 1.33mi Vertical gain +43ft Vertical drop -43ft Durée 0h40 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Upton (West Yorkshire) - West Yorkshire

A short circular walk from Upton Country Park car park.

Walking North Elmsall Hall Farm ( Download : )
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distance 1.62mi Vertical gain +16ft Vertical drop -16ft Durée 0h45 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Upton (West Yorkshire) - West Yorkshire

A short circular walk from Upton Country Park car park.

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distance 2.97mi Vertical gain +16ft Vertical drop -16ft Durée 1h25 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in West Yorkshire

A short circular walk along River Aire and through open fields.

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distance 2.51mi Vertical gain +49ft Vertical drop -52ft Durée 1h10 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in West Yorkshire

Lovely circular walk along the River Aire from Ferrybridge.

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distance 1.26mi Vertical gain +56ft Vertical drop -56ft Durée 0h40 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in West Yorkshire

The ideal route to do your 30 minutes of walks by day.

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distance 2.82mi Vertical gain +121ft Vertical drop -118ft Durée 1h25 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in West Yorkshire

A nice and easy circular walk around Airedale Square.

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distance 2.98mi Vertical gain +108ft Vertical drop -92ft Durée 1h30 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Featherstone (West Yorkshire) - West Yorkshire

Lovely walk from Purston Park to Castle Syke Hill.

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distance 1.45mi Vertical gain +43ft Vertical drop -43ft Durée 0h40 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Featherstone (West Yorkshire) - West Yorkshire

A short and easy circular walk from Featherstone Library.

Walking Featherstone Library ( Download : )
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distance 2.03mi Vertical gain +33ft Vertical drop -33ft Durée 1h00 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Featherstone (West Yorkshire) - West Yorkshire

A short and easy circular walk around Featherstone Library.

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distance 1.08mi Vertical gain +20ft Vertical drop -20ft Durée 0h30 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Featherstone (West Yorkshire) - West Yorkshire

A short walk around a playing field in Featherstone.

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distance 1.13mi Vertical gain +23ft Vertical drop -23ft Durée 0h30 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Featherstone (West Yorkshire) - West Yorkshire

A quick and lovely walk to (re)discover Featherstone.

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distance 1.88mi Vertical gain +52ft Vertical drop -52ft Durée 0h55 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Crofton - West Yorkshire

Much of the walk takes place over an area of restored opencast mineral workings.

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distance 2.6mi Vertical gain +49ft Vertical drop -49ft Durée 1h15 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Crofton - West Yorkshire

Nice walk with superb views of the East Pennines from the top of Windmill Hill.

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distance 2.6mi Vertical gain +59ft Vertical drop -59ft Durée 1h15 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Crofton - West Yorkshire

An easy, circular walk, mainly on roadside pavements and good footpaths with some field side grass walking.

Walking The Balk ( Download : )
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distance 1.62mi Vertical gain +75ft Vertical drop -75ft Durée 0h50 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Walton (West Yorkshire)-1 - West Yorkshire

Nice and easy walk passing by The Walton War Memorial and using mostly the Wakefield Way.

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distance 2.92mi Vertical gain +105ft Vertical drop -82ft Durée 1h25 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Walton (West Yorkshire)-1 - West Yorkshire

Lovely walk from Walton to Haw Park using Trans-Pennine Trail.

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distance 1.7mi Vertical gain +108ft Vertical drop -108ft Durée 0h50 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in West Yorkshire

An easy walk mainly on roadside pavements and green footpaths alongside field edges.

Walking Healey Old Mills ( Download : )
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distance 2.78mi Vertical gain +226ft Vertical drop -226ft Durée 1h30 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in West Yorkshire

An easy circular walk, mainly on roadside pavements and green footpaths alongside field edges.

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distance 1.82mi Vertical gain +43ft Vertical drop -43ft Durée 0h50 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in West Yorkshire

An easy, circular walk, mainly on pavements and good footpaths.

Walking The Wakefield Way ( Download : )
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distance 74.79mi Vertical gain +3130ft Vertical drop -3274ft Durée 11 days Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Wintersett - West Yorkshire

The Wakefield Way is a 70 mile walk around the Wakefield Metropolitan District. It takes the walker through attractive undulating countryside of fields and woodland, stretches of water, country estates, charming villages and unexpected views. The walk visits places of historical interest and sites of Wakefield’s industrial past.

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distance 6.71mi Vertical gain +187ft Vertical drop -171ft Durée 3h15 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in South Kirkby and Moorthorpe - West Yorkshire

Easy walk from Henswmorth Bypass to Anglers Country Park using mostly Wakefield Way.

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distance 7.48mi Vertical gain +410ft Vertical drop -305ft Durée 3h50 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in South Elmsall - West Yorkshire

Nice walk from South Elmsall to Hemsworth Bypass passing by fields, hills and parks.

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distance 6.1mi Vertical gain +243ft Vertical drop -262ft Durée 3h00 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Thorpe Audlin - West Yorkshire

Thorpe Audlin to South Elmsall Station using mostly Wakefield Way.

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distance 7.57mi Vertical gain +154ft Vertical drop -246ft Durée 3h35 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in West Yorkshire

From Pontefract to Thorpe Audlin using mostly the Wakefield Way.

Walking Castleford to Pontefract ( Download : )
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distance 4.54mi Vertical gain +194ft Vertical drop -36ft Durée 2h15 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in West Yorkshire

An easy linear walk from Castleford Bus Station to Pontefract Bus Station.

Walking Stanley to Castleford ( Download : )
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distance 8.16mi Vertical gain +36ft Vertical drop -115ft Durée 3h45 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in West Yorkshire

A nice and easy walk mostly on Wakefield Way and along the Aire & Calder Navigation.

Walking Kirkhamgate to Stanley ( Download : )
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distance 7.19mi Vertical gain +262ft Vertical drop -466ft Durée 3h30 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in West Yorkshire

A nice walk from Kirkhamgate to Stanley using Wakefield Way.

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distance 8.54mi Vertical gain +610ft Vertical drop -883ft Durée 4h30 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in West Bretton - West Yorkshire

Starting from Bretton Country Park Visitor Centre, this walk will lead you to Horbury Bridge through woodland, Overton and Middlestown.

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distance 6.06mi Vertical gain +203ft Vertical drop -262ft Durée 3h00 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Wintersett - West Yorkshire

Nice walk from Anglers Country Park to Notton passing by wood, hill and dam.

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distance 6.28mi Vertical gain +407ft Vertical drop -292ft Durée 3h15 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Notton - West Yorkshire

Lovely walk from Notton to West Bretton Country Park passing on some Wakefield Way section.

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distance 2.14mi Vertical gain +144ft Vertical drop -144ft Durée 1h05 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in West Yorkshire

A circular walk from the Maypole and around Gawthorpe.

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distance 2.46mi Vertical gain +98ft Vertical drop -98ft Durée 1h15 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Crigglestone - West Yorkshire

A circular walk in Pugneys Country Park to the Sandal Castle and back passing on the other side of the lake.

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distance 1.85mi Vertical gain +72ft Vertical drop -98ft Durée 0h55 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in West Yorkshire

A circular walk passing by Red Hall and Wrenthorpe Park.

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distance 2.4mi Vertical gain +23ft Vertical drop -23ft Durée 1h05 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in West Yorkshire

The Stanley Marsh Nature Reserve is small but contains a wide variety of habitats and can be enjoyed in any season of the year.

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distance 2.75mi Vertical gain +13ft Vertical drop -13ft Durée 1h15 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in West Yorkshire

A walk in Southern Washlands Nature Reserve with its lakes, beautiful trees, wildlife and excellent views of the River Calder.