Walk and Cycle in West Yorkshire - Long Distance / Waymarked Trails and Tracks

 

The Bradford Millennium Way - 45 miles - circular walk in the countryside that surrounds the City of Bradford
www.bradfordmillenniumway.co.uk

 

The Calderdale Way - 50 miles - The walk encircles Halifax, Hebden Bridge and Todmorden, following old packhorse ways
www.visitcalderdale.com/calderdale-way

 

The Dales Way Link - 135 km footpath that connects Leeds to Ilkley
www.dalesway.org
www.thedalesway.co.uk

 

The Ebor Way - 112 km route between the North Yorks Moors (Helmsley) and Ilkley
www.ldwa.org.uk

 

The Hebden Bridge Loop on the Pennine Way - a waymarked route to Hebden Bridge and back to the Pennine Way via the ancient village of Heptonstall -
www.hebdenbridgeloop.org.uk

 

The Leeds Country Way - 62 miles - footpath around Leeds through some of the countryside surrounding the city - The route is split into four main stages, each of which has an accompanying leaflet - (1) Golden Acre Park to Barwick-in-Elmet; (2) Barwick-in-Elmet to Carlton; (3) Carlton to Cockersdale; (4) Cockersdale to Golden Acre Park.
www.leeds.gov.uk/leisure/
www.visitleeds.co.uk/Leeds-Leeds-Country-Way/

 

The Six Dales Trail - 38 miles - between Otley abd Middleham - crosses the six dales - Wharfedale, Washburndale, Nidderdale, Colsterdale, Coverdale and Wensleydale - the trail varies from quiet steep pastures to high heather moorland, from stretches alongside fast-flowing rivers to stretches through the parkland surrounding the ruins of Jervaulx Abbey.
www.waw-otley.org.uk

 

The Stanza Stones Poetry Trail - between Marsden and Ilkley - 47 miles (3 days) / short family walks - The Trail features six poems by Simon Armitage, carved by Pip Hall into six locations do as full day walks or short family outing -
www.ilkleyliteraturefestival.org.uk

 

The Chevin Forest has a number of short trails including - see the Heritage Time Trail - 2km - circular route starting from Lower Shawfield car park and along Chippendale Ride - 8 timber sculptures created by a local artist that represent a different time period in The Chevin’s history - It has a fairly good surface suitable for mobility scooters and only has two steeply sloping sections -
www.chevinforest.co.uk/explore/self-guided-walks/

 

Shorter Walks / Family Walks

 

Length and Breadth of Ilkley Moor 8 walks around the area - Archived PDF download

 

Railway Children Walk - Archived PDF download

 

Bronte Connection Walk 4.5 miles - Archived PDF download

 

Saltaire Canal Walk - Archived PDF download

 

The Worth Way - Archived PDF download - 11 miles - circular walk from Keighley Railway Station

 

Useful walking / cycling links

Six Reservoir Walks in West Yorkshire - from Yorkshire Water
www.yorkshirewater.com/walks-and-leisure/recreation-locations

www.walkingwiththetaxidriver.co.uk Archive PDF download

 

 

Cycle Hire

Go by E-Bike (Brunswick Bike Hire) - Otley, Wharfedale

 

Times Two Tandems - Guiseley, Leeds

 

 

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