Walking in Pennine Yorkshire
There are numerous walks for all abilities in Pennine Yorkshire. Our towns and villages are geared up to meet walkers' needs and Hebden Bridge was the country's first Walkers are Welcome town.
Wriggles its way through our moors from Derbyshire to Lancashire and offers some of the finest upland walking in England. This national route runs for 268 miles (429km) from the Peak District in Derbyshire to the Scottish Borders, passing through the picturesque villages of Marsden, Hebden Bridge and Haworth.
A 72 mile/116 kilometre long circular walking route exploring the natural beauty of the Yorkshire countryside. It takes walkers through quaint villages, moorland, woodland and past many historical sites.
Near Hebden Bridge includes deep rocky ravines, tumbling streams and beautiful upland meadows.
Set in the heart of the South Pennines this 10 mile circular route traces the routes of transport and industrial heritage located in the charming Pennine village of Marsden. This walk is fun for all the family.
A 43 mile (69km) long distance footpath which crosses wild and desolate moorland, reservoirs and the famous Bronte Falls - the perfect place for a picnic stop. Civilisation is never far away with plenty of pubs, country houses and independent shops in the historic village of Haworth.
Discover a wide variety of scenery from quiet villages to rolling fields and wooded valleys on this 24 mile long walk, which can be divided into 13 short sections and involves almost 4000ft.
7 miles through the picturesque village of Meltham and the surrounding countryside.
A 12.5 mile circular route through the Colne Valley, which has glorious Pennine moorland, oak woodlands, weavers' cottages, Victorian Mills and the restored Huddersfield Narrow Canal.
A walk around Heckmondwike.
6 miles linear walking route following the River Holme from Magdale, through Holmfirth and Honley to Digley Reservoir.
Walk across the moor and take in the famous Cow and Calf and Ilkley Tarn.
Soak up the atmosphere of the Brontë landscapes first hand. Get your walking shoes on and follow the Brontë Way, a waymarked trail which links key locations associated with the Brontë family.
The town of Hebden Bridge is renowned for its walks and is the first town in the UK to acknowledge this by “Walkers are Welcome”. The Calderdale Way is approx. 50 miles and is a circular walk round the Borough of Calderdale.
The Pennine region offers walks for people of all ages and fitness levels. Walking Families offer downloadable guides on their website. Hebden Bridge Walkers Action offer details of a selection of walks along with photographs of the routes.
Calderdale Heritage Walks
Calderdale Heritage Walks offer a year-round programme of walks throughout Calderdale linked to the history and heritage the area. Well researched guided walks aim to explain the history and fascinating features of local towns and villages. Walks are 2 hours or just over and are fairly easy walking unless otherwise stated. The walks are not suitable for those under 13 years. The majority of walks are centred on the towns and villages, but some have a more rural feel and explore the old lanes, paths and settlements of the area. For almost all walks booking is not essential just turn up and pay a small fee on the day. Guides can be booked for private groups for further details.
The Stanbury Alternative
The walk is that bit longer if taken from Haworth centre, past the Bronte Parsonage (around 6 miles return). Alternatively you can begin at Stanbury, just before Haworth (take the path up from the bus stop). In Stanbury you'll find a couple of pubs to 'fuel up' with food and ale before or after the walk.
The Pennine Way & The Bronte Way
The Top Withins ruins actually sit on the Pennine Way National Trail, and the stunning moorlands of Haworth and Keighley Moors are popular with walkers.
The 43 mile (69km) Bronte Way is the definitive trail for Bronte fans. The trail takes in many key sites related to the Brontes including Thornton/Pondon Hall inspiration for Thrushcross Grave in Wuthering Heights, Haworth village and the Bronte Parsonage and the Kay-Shuttleworth's home Gawthorpe Hall in Padiham near Burnley to which Charlotte Bronte made frequent visits. Pick up a copy of the Ramblers Association's publication 'Bronte Way' by Marie Wilson for a comprehensive guide to walking this trail and its links and historic sites pertaining to the Brontes.
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