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Walking Surprise View ( Download : )
distance 1.55mi Vertical gain +108ft Vertical drop -89ft Durée 0h50 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Otley - North Yorkshire

A pleasant stroll to our local viewpoint, with a prehistoric cup-and-ring marked rock en route.

Walking Chevin Forest Park ( Download : )
distance 4.62mi Vertical gain +400ft Vertical drop -384ft Durée 2h30 Average Average
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 Otley and the River Wharfe ( Download : )
distance 7.99mi Vertical gain +725ft Vertical drop -712ft Durée 4h20 Average Average
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.

distance 11.5mi Vertical gain +364ft Vertical drop -348ft Durée 5h35 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Oswaldkirk - North Yorkshire

This North Yorkshire walk is full of interest, visiting three villages, the rivers Rye and Riccal, a section of old railway and a section of the Ebor Way. The route also starts from an excellent pub.

distance 12.51mi Vertical gain +1637ft Vertical drop -1640ft Durée 7h10 Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting point in Cold Kirby - North Yorkshire

This North York Moors walk includes a further stage in the series of circular walks on the theme of the Cleveland Way. This route takes in a short section of the Cleveland Way between Cold Kirby and Rievaulx Bridge and provides an excellent taste of the scenery in this area.

Walking Rievaulx Circular Walk ( Download : )
Rievaulx Circular Walk
distance 6.67mi Vertical gain +469ft Vertical drop -463ft Durée 3h30 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Old Byland and Scawton - North Yorkshire

A circular walk around the countryside West of Rievaulx Abbey, passing the fish ponds that were established by the monks, the lovely village of Old Byland and its ancient church, then Caydale Mill and the valley that returns to the River Rye and the emerging views of Rievaulx Abbey.

distance 9.76mi Vertical gain +755ft Vertical drop -755ft Durée 5h10 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Helmsley - North Yorkshire

This North York Moors walk starts from Helmsley and takes in Beck Dale, the River Rye & Rievaulx Abbey before joining the final stage of the Cleveland Way from Rievaulx Bridge back to Helmsley.

distance 6.63mi Vertical gain +456ft Vertical drop -430ft Durée 3h25 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Masham - North Yorkshire

A pleasant North Yorkshire walk that starts from the brewing town of Masham. The outward route follows the banks of the River Ure. The return uses paths and lanes to return via Nutwith Common.

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.

Walking Castleford to Pontefract ( Download : )
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.

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.

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.

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.

Walking Stanley to Castleford ( Download : )
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.

distance 9.55mi Vertical gain +495ft Vertical drop -499ft Durée 4h50 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Helmsley - North Yorkshire

This North York Moors walk around Rievaulx Moor is easy to follow and gives periodic views into the lower valleys below the Rievaulx Bank. There are some muddy stretches after heavy rain.

distance 8.33mi Vertical gain +1142ft Vertical drop -1168ft Durée 4h50 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Hawnby - North Yorkshire

This North York Moors route explores the moors to the north of the village of Hawnby and mainly uses moorland tracks. The walk makes a circuit of Hawnby, Bilsdale West and Wetherhouse Moors and gives views into upper Ryedale, Bilsdale and Ladhill Gill.

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.

distance 1.99mi Vertical gain +39ft Vertical drop -39ft Durée 0h55 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in West Yorkshire

Nice walk along Aire and Calder Navigation and Park Hill.

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.

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.

distance 1.72mi Vertical gain +148ft Vertical drop -148ft Durée 0h55 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in West Yorkshire

A circular walk around Pinderfields Hospital passing by hill and golf course.

distance 1.93mi Vertical gain +92ft Vertical drop -92ft Durée 1h00 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in West Yorkshire

An easy circular walk, mainly all-weather footpaths together with some field walking.

Walking St Swithuns to Kirkthorpe ( Download : )
distance 3.56mi Vertical gain +135ft Vertical drop -121ft Durée 1h45 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in West Yorkshire

A moderately difficult circular walk round The Half Moon Ox-Bow Lake.

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.

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.

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 : )
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.

distance 2.04mi Vertical gain +72ft Vertical drop -72ft Durée 1h00 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in West Yorkshire

A moderately difficult walk, mainly on good field side footpaths together with some roadside walking.

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.

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.

Walking Black Hambleton Circular ( Download : )
Black Hambleton Circular
distance 6.5mi Vertical gain +732ft Vertical drop -732ft Durée 3h40 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Osmotherley - North Yorkshire

A circular walk around and over Black Hambleton and the end of Arden Moor; described here in a clockwise direction but just as good in reverse. There is a mixture of open moorland crossed via broad tracks and upland pasture crossed by narrow paths through the heather.

Walking Kirkhamgate to Stanley ( Download : )
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.

distance 3.61mi Vertical gain +144ft Vertical drop -138ft Durée 1h45 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Warmfield cum Heath - West Yorkshire

This walk start at the large common at Heath, then take you along footpath and bridleways to the smaller commons at Warmfields, Goosehill and Kirkthorp where you can discover the hidden gems such as pond at Goosehill or the village stocks, last used in the 1860's, at Kirkthorp.

distance 1.5mi Vertical gain +20ft Vertical drop -20ft Durée 0h45 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in West Yorkshire

A circular and easy walk mainly along River Calder.

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.

distance 1.1mi Vertical gain +62ft Vertical drop -62ft Durée 0h35 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in West Yorkshire

A circular walk with superb panoramic views from the top of the hill.

distance 1.14mi Vertical gain +75ft Vertical drop -75ft Durée 0h35 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in West Yorkshire

A circular walk from St George’s Centre passing by Mormon Church.

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.

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.

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 Healey Old Mills ( Download : )
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.

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.

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 Around Ackworth and Hessle ( Download : )
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.

Walking The Rudland Ridge ( Download : )
distance 10.13mi Vertical gain +876ft Vertical drop -876ft Durée 5h25 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Bransdale - North Yorkshire

This North York Moors circular walk's main focus is to enjoy the views from Rudland Rigg. This is a quiet part of this National Park and you can almost be guaranteed solitude.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Walking The Balk ( Download : )
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.

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.

distance 7.38mi Vertical gain +1224ft Vertical drop -1224ft Durée 4h30 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Bilsdale Midcable - North Yorkshire

A circular walk passing through farmland, onto the open moors and up to the ridge with the dramatic Wainstones. Return via the peaceful hamlet of Urra, passing the farm at Bilsdale Hall. Good refreshments in the Buck in at Chop Gate.

distance 10.11mi Vertical gain +1276ft Vertical drop -1276ft Durée 5h45 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Bilsdale Midcable - North Yorkshire

This North York Moors walk takes you into the wild open moorland of this National Park. The route is mostly along well defined tracks and paths but do choose fine weather to enjoy the view.

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.

Walking The Wakefield Way ( Download : )
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.

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.

A circular tour of Farndale: ridge top and valley bottom
distance 11.77mi Vertical gain +1106ft Vertical drop -1099ft Durée 6h20 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Farndale West - North Yorkshire

This lovely walk takes you on a tour of upper Farndale; a delightful and peaceful valley in the North York Moors. Starting at Low Mill it heads immediately uphill onto Blakey Ridge and follows the old iron ore railway towards the head of the dale, with great views, before descending into farmland and eventually taking the riverside path back to Low Mill. Where the walking is on the road these are quiet and traffic will be infrequent.

Walking Around Newmillerdam ( Download : )
distance 2.92mi Vertical gain +121ft Vertical drop -118ft Durée 1h25 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Crigglestone - West Yorkshire

Easy walk around the Newmillerdam and Bushcliff Wood.

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.

distance 8.09mi Vertical gain +768ft Vertical drop -768ft Durée 4h25 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Spaunton - North Yorkshire

A North York Moors walk that is never too strenuous. The route offers some fine views into the Seven Valley with some wonderful moorland walking. In poor visibility a sense of direction and good map reading skills are essential.

distance 8.1mi Vertical gain +751ft Vertical drop -732ft Durée 4h25 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Rosedale East Side - North Yorkshire

A pleasant and interesting circular walk from Rosedale Abbey. Farmland, open moors and the remains of the old iron ore mine workings and railway. Lovely half way tea room at Dale Head Farm.

distance 10.96mi Vertical gain +774ft Vertical drop -774ft Durée 5h45 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Farndale East - North Yorkshire

A relatively 'easy' but lengthy North York Moors walk that takes in the railway and mining heritage of the Rosedale valley. The walk also provides some wonderful views of the valley and surrounding moors.

distance 12.02mi Vertical gain +991ft Vertical drop -1004ft Durée 6h25 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Farndale East - North Yorkshire

A North York Moors walk that offers miles of easy walking around Farndale. There is some uphill walking at the start but the rewards are some wonderful views.

distance 3.54mi Vertical gain +246ft Vertical drop -246ft Durée 1h50 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Easby (North Yorkshire) - North Yorkshire

A short circular walk along the banks of the River Swale with the chance to explore Easby Abbey, Richmond Castle and the lovely market town of Richmond.
Lots to see and do and you can make a short walk into a full day out. Great Ice cream parlour in the Old Railway Station for the return leg.
About 2 hours for the actual walking but longer if you are exploring.

Kidstones, Fleet Moss and Buttertubs : A 100km ride in the Yorkshire Dales
distance 63.82mi Vertical gain +4685ft Vertical drop -4678ft Durée 6 hrs Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting point in Richmond - North Yorkshire

A 100km circular ride starting in Richmond and passing through the Yorkshire Dales taking in the climbs of Kidstones Pass, Fleet Moss and Buttertubs Pass. Great scenery and places for refreshment stops.

distance 11.87mi Vertical gain +1037ft Vertical drop -1037ft Durée 6h20 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Egton - North Yorkshire

This North York Moors route has the disdvantage that much of the walk follows quiet moorland roads. However the walks offers some beautiful views of Northdale, Rosedale, the Fryup Dales and Glaisdale.

distance 4.96mi Vertical gain +13ft Vertical drop -13ft Durée 2h15 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Crowle and Ealand - North Lincolnshire

This walk goes from the car park on Crowle Moor to the viewing tower in the middle of Thorne Moors from where you have a great view of the moors.

distance 5.22mi Vertical gain +13ft Vertical drop -10ft Durée 2h25 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Crowle and Ealand - North Lincolnshire

This is my favourite walk around Crowle & Thorne Moors. It takes you over the Bailey bridge and back over the new foot bridge.