Category West Yorkshire



This is the place to be for walks in Wakefield and the surrounding areas. We’ve got a wide range of casual rambles for you, all under 6 miles, across the whole of the City of Wakefield Borough.

Fancy a little jaunt out in Castleford? Or Normanton? Ossett? Pontefract? Below are a number of walks round the woods, fields, waterways and towns in the area surrounding Wakefield. There’s something to suit everyone.

Heritage Walks

Sandal Castle – A 2 mile, 3 mile or 3.75 mile walk from Pugneys Country Park to Sandal Castle

Pontefract Castle - A 1...

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City of Leeds

Sculpture from Otley Chevin by SamSaundersLeeds

Leeds is a bustling and busy city, full of trendy boutique shops and bars. There are, however, surprising opportunities for walks in Leeds, along the canal and around the city centre. Added to that the fact that the Metropolitan Borough of Leeds also includes the towns of Farsley, Garforth, Guiseley, Horsforth, Morley, Ottley, Pudsey, Rothwell, Wetherby and Yeadon and you’re all set for a casual ramble!

Database of Walks in Leeds and the surrounding area

Park Walks

Farnley Hall – A 1.25 mile circular walk for health in the parkland surrounding Farnley Hall

Becketts Walk – A 1...

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Database of Walks around Kirklees

Kirklees is a metropolitan borough which includes Batley, Cleckheaton, Denby Dale, Dewsbury, Holmfirth, and Huddersfield among others...

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City of Bradford

By: Tim Green
“A database of walks around Bradford”

The City of Bradford is a metropolitan area of West Yorkshire which not only includes the recently titled UNESCO City of Film Bradford, but Keighley, Shipley, Bingley, Ilkley (moor bar t’at), Haworth (home to the Bronte sisters) and the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Saltaire, not to mention the surrounding villages. Ilkley and Baildon are both ‘Walkers are Welcome’ towns. As such, there are hundreds of great walks around Bradford, the towns and countryside, through the woods and over the moors. I’ve picked the ‘casual’ rambles of up to 6 miles (10km)...

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200 not out!


We’ve just added our 200th walk and we’re not even half way through our second county! It just goes to show that here at we’re going out of our way to bring you the biggest and best database of walks from all different sources.

In case you’re interested, the 200th casual ramble is a walk for health around Shroggs Park in Halifax. Check it out here or why not have a look at the interactive map to see what else is on offer!



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The Bridestones - Todmorden

“A Database of Walks in Calderdale”

The Metropolitan Borough of Calderdale consists of Brighouse, Elland, Halifax, Sowerby Bridge, Hebden Bridge and Todmorden as well as the surrounding villages. The area covers part of the South Pennines and the very South of the Yorkshire Dales (although isn’t included in the Yorkshire Dales National Park). Both Mytholmroyd and Hebden Bridge have been named as ‘Walkers Welcome’ towns which means that you can feel spoilt by the massive number of local walking routes .

Historical / Heritage Walks

Urban Halifax: Kings & Queens - A 1 hour stroll through West Ha...

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West Yorkshire

Walks in West Yorkshire

Why bother with walks in West Yorkshire? This is a metropolitan county within Yorkshire with a population of around 2.2 million people. Its rocky landscape –  with the South Pennines in the West and the Yorkshire Coalfield in the East – makes for some dramatic scenery with steep valleys and rolling hillsides and the rivers Aire and Calder. The industrial past of the region is easy to see and there are a lot of  canals and railways. The region is broken down into five Metropolitan Boroughs, and that’s the way we’re going to approach the walks.

Walks in West Yorkshire


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