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

Walks in Calderdale - including the towns of Brighouse, Elland, Halifax, Sowerby Bridge, Hebden Bridge, Todmorden and surrounding villages.

Walks in City of Bradford – Bradford itself, plus Keighley, Shipley, Saltaire, Bingley, Ilkley, Haworth, Silsden, Denholme and surrounding villages.

Walks in Kirklees – including Batley, Birstall, Cleckheaton, Denby Dale, Dewsbury, Heckmondwike, Holmfirth, Huddersfield, Kitkburton, Marsden, Meltham, Mirfield, Slaithwaite and surrounding villages.

Walks in City of Leeds – includes boroughs of Leeds and other local towns and villages including Farsley, Garforth, Guiseley, Horsforth, Morley, Ottley, Pudsey, Rothwell, Wetherby, and Yeadon.

Walks in City of Wakefield – which as well as the city of Wakefield also includes Normanton, Pontefract, Featherstone, Castleford, Knottingley, Ossett, Hemsworth, South Kirkby, Moorthorpe, and South Elmsall.


 Map of West Yorkshire