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Yorkshire Walks

Yorkshire is a walker's paradise with countless wonderful trails, umpteen beauty spots, waterfalls, challenging hill climbs and a glorious coastline. Highlights include the stunning Aysgarth Falls Walk. These falls are generally considered to be one of the finest in England are a must see if you are visiting the area.
The beautiful Malham Cove, the wonderful Nidderdale AONB, the Howardian Hills AONB and the challenging Yorkshire Three Peaks are other highlights of this special county.

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In the spring walkers flock to the beautiful bluebell woods in Yorkshire. Click the 'Woodland' button below to see these.

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Agden Reservoir2 miles (3.5 km)Enjoy a circular walk around this pretty reservoir on the edge of the Peak District near Sheffield. The walk starts at the village of Low Bradfield and follows a popular footpath around the water with some nice woodland trails to enjoy too. There's great views across the water to the surrounding countryside. View Full Details>>
Aire Valley Towpath16 miles (26 km)Follow the Leeds & Liverpool Canal and the River Aire from Leeds to Bingley on this waterside cycle or walk. The route follows National Cycle route 66 and passes Kirkstall Abbey, Bramley Fall, Rodley, Calverley Woods, Apperley Bridge, Thackley, Shipley, Hirst Wood and Dowley Gap with both countryside and urban sections to enjoy. View Full Details>>
Aislabie Walk17 miles (27 km)This walk follows a circuit that connected the estates and gardens of the Aislabie family in the 18th century. You will visit the picturesque landscapes of Studley Royal, Laver Banks and Hackfall on this delightful circular walk which takes place near the Yorkshire city of Ripon. View Full Details>>
Allerthorpe Woods2 miles (3.5 km)This area of common land near Pocklington has some nice tracks to follow through the attractive pine woodland. The woods are popular with dog walkers with miles of flat tracks to try. View Full Details>>
Anglers Country Park2 miles (2.5 km)Enjoy a peaceful walk or cycle around this pretty country park in Wakefield. The park consists of a large lake and pretty pond with several bird hides for you to observe the wildfowl visitors. These includes herons, coots, mallard, pied wagtail, osprey, widgeon and yellow wagtail. The lakeside path is perfect for a nice, easy stroll or ride. View Full Details>>
Anston Stones2 miles (4 km)Anston Stones Wood is a biologicalsite of Special Scientific Interest in Anston,South Yorkshire. It's a nice place for a peaceful stroll with interesting vegetation and the Anston Brook running through the woods. The site is a local nature reserve consisting of grassland, scrub and wetland. The woodland is the second best example of limestone woodland in South Yorkshire. View Full Details>>
Askrigg5 miles (8 km)Enjoy riverside paths, waterfalls and moderate climbs on this walk around the North Yorkshire village of Askrigg. It's a figure of eight walk but you could complete as two separate circular walks if you prefer. View Full Details>>
Aysgarth Falls2 miles (4 km)Enjoy a woodland walk to the spectacular Aysgarth Falls in the Yorkshire Dales National Park. There are three tiers to the falls which make for a wonderful spectacle, particularly in wet weather. The upper and middle falls were featured in the film'Robin Hood, Prince of Thieves'. View Full Details>>
Baildon Moor2 miles (3 km)This large area of moorland near Bradford is great for walkers and cyclists. There's miles of good trails and fantastic views of Leeds and Bradford from the elevated position of the moor. View Full Details>>
Barningham Trail24 miles (39 km)Travel through the beautiful Yorkshire Dales National Park on this circular walk around the pretty village of Barningham in County Durham. The walk passes through the stunning Arkengarthdale - the northernmost of the Yorkshire Dales where there are stunning views of the Pennine Hills to enjoy. Scenery on the walk includes waterfalls, moors, becks and forests while there is also a visit to the village of Langthwaite which was used for the filming of several scenes in the television series All Creatures Great and Small. View Full Details>>
Barnsley Boundary Walk73 miles (117 km)A super circular walk around the South Yorkshire town. Walk highlights includes a series of lovely reservoirs, the beautiful Peak District scenery and the splendid Bretton Country Park. The country park includes 500 acres of lakes and parkland, housing various sculptures as well as being the home of several endangered species. The fascinating Yorkshire Sculpture Park also sits within the park and is well worth exploring. The only one of its kind, the park is an international centre for modern and contemporary art, which receives thousands of visitors each year. View Full Details>>
Barnsley Canal5 miles (8.5 km)Enjoy a waterside walk or cycle along the Barnsley Canal on this easy route near Royston. This section of the canal follows National Cycle Network Route 67 from Shaw Bridge, near Royston, to Walton. The route runs for just over 5 miles passing Rabbit Ings Country Park, Wintersett Reservoir and the woodland of Haw Park. It's a peaceful area with a nice surfaced path ideal for a safe cycle or easy walk. View Full Details>>
Beamsley Beacon3 miles (5.5 km)This short climb in the Yorkshire Dales visits Beamsley Beacon which is also known as Howber Hill. It's located close to the little village of Beamsleyin the Craven district of North Yorkshire. You can start the walk from here and then follow a mixture of country lanes and public footpaths to the hill. The summit stands at a height of 326 metres (1,070ft) and includes a number of stone cairns, dating from the Bronze Age.From the peak there are splendid views over the surrounding hills and countryside including the nearby Chelker Reservoir. You can extend the walk by continuing on to Old Pike. View Full Details>>
Bedale3 miles (5 km)Enjoy a walk along the pretty Bedale Beck on this easy walk in North Yorkshire. The beck includes a pretty harbour, a waterfall and tree lined footpaths. It's a nice place for a peaceful afternoon stroll. After visiting the beck you can stroll around the town and visit a unique 18th centuryLeech House, the 14th century Grade I listedmarket crossand numerousGeorgianbuildings. The town is also on the Wensleydale Heritage Railway which you can catch to Northallerton and Garsdale. View Full Details>>
Bempton Cliffs7 miles (12 km)Bempton Cliffs RSPB Nature Reserve is considered the best place in England to watch seabirds. Start species include Puffins, Gannets, Kittiwakes, Guillemots and Razorbills. In the summer months it is a spectacular sight with hundreds of thousands of birds around the cliffs. The RSPB have created several cliff-edge viewing platforms from which to observe the action. View Full Details>>
Beningbrough Hall4 miles (6 km)The 18th century Beningbrough Hall has 8 acres of formal gardens to explore including a walled kitchen garden, herbaceous borders and Italian border filled with colourful Mediterranean blooms. You can also follow footpaths through woodland to the River Ouse where you can enjoy a long waterside stroll. Look out for Oystercatchers, Curlews and Sand Martins along the riverside. View Full Details>>
Beryl Burton Cycleway2 miles (3 km)Travel from Knaresborough to the village of Old Bilton on this traffic free cycle path. It starts near the town centre and train station in Knaresborough and heads west through Foolish Wood to Old Bilton passing Bilton Hall Farm on the way. The route can be extended to nearby Harrogate along National Cycle Network Route 67. It's a quiet country lane with nice countryside views so it's also suitable for walkers. View Full Details>>
Beverley Twenty20 miles (32 km)This 20 mile walk runs from Hessle to Beverley through the Yorkshire wolds. View Full Details>>
Bewerley Industrial Heritage Trail9 miles (14 km)Explore the Pateley Bridge area of Nidderdale, North Yorkshire on this historical circular walk. The trail explores nearly a thousand years of lead mining history while also offering splendid views of the beautiful Nidderdale area. View Full Details>>
Bingley St Ives2 miles (3.5 km)Explore 500 acres of woodland, parkland and gardens in this splendid country park near Bradford. You can start your walk from the car park off Harden Road just west of Bingley town centre and train station. Then pick up the trails heading west through Cuckoo Nest Wood before climbing to Lady Blantyre's Rock and descending to Coppice Pond. The pond has a bird hide where you can look out for the variety of birdlife. Other wildlife in the park includes kestrels and lots of butterflies in the summer months. View Full Details>>
Blackmoorfoot Reservoir2 miles (3 km)This short walk visits Blackmoorfoot Reservoir in Huddersfield. The reservoir is located a couple of miles south west of Huddersfield town centre. You can stroll along the water and then follow a bridleway through the countryside to Crosland Edge and the little village of Helme. View Full Details>>
Blacktoft Sands2 miles (4 km)Enjoy a circular walk around this pretty RSPB nature reserve. The reserve is located at the confluence of the River Ouse and River Trent, a few miles east of Goole. It is known for its wetland breeding birds, includingmarsh harrier,bittern, kestrels, avocetsandbearded tit. View Full Details>>
Blue Man Walk16 miles (26 km)This woodland walk takes you through View Full Details>>
Boltby Forest8 miles (13 km)This large area of coniferouswoodland on the western edge of the North York Moors is very popular with mountain bikers and walkers. View Full Details>>
Booth Wood Reservoir2 miles (4 km)This pretty reservoir in Ripponden has nice footpaths climbing above the water. You can park at the Booth Wood Reservoir car park at the eastern end of the water, off Oldham Road. Then follow the public footpath above the reservoir's northern side, taking you through some nice Calderdale countryside. The path runs west, passing Rishworth Lodge and then down to the water. You could continue west to visit Green Withens Reservoir and then climb to the wonderful viewpoint on Blackstone Edge. View Full Details>>
Boulsworth Hill7 miles (12 km)Climb to Lad Law, the 1,696ft (517m) summit of Boulsworth Hill on this challenging walk in the South Pennines. The walk starts in the historically fascinating village of Wycoller and makes use of the Bronte Way and the Pendle Way footpaths to take you to Boulsworth Dyke where you begin the serious climbing to the hill summit. The views are far reaching with the Lake District Peaks, the Peak District, Pendle Hill and Blackpool Tower all visible on a clear day. You then descend via Bedding Hill Moor and return to Wycoller on the same paths. View Full Details>>
Bradford Millennium Way45 miles (72 km)This waymarked circular walk takes you on a tour of some of most beautiful countryside, pretty villages and attractive moorland in West Yorkshire. View Full Details>>
Bretton Country Park3 miles (5 km)This country park includes 500 acres of lakes and parkland, housing various sculptures as well as being the home of several endangered species. The fascinating Yorkshire Sculpture Park also sits within the park and is well worth exploring. The only one of its kind, the park is an international centre for modern and contemporary art, which receives thousands of visitors each year. Also of interest is the Grade II listed Bretton Hall built around 1720. View Full Details>>
Bridestones2 miles (3 km)Visit these fascinating sandstone sculptures on this splendid walk in Dalby Forest. The geologically significant area dates back to the Jurassic period 150 million years ago. The Bridestones is a nature reserve with good footpaths taking you around the rocks to woodland and meadows with fabulous views from the reserve's elevated position. The area is run by the National Trust so there is a car park off Dalby Forest Drive near Staindale Lake and Adderstone Wood. From here you can pick up the walking trails taking you up to the stones. It's great in the summer with lots of wildflowers, heather, butterflies and birds to look out for. View Full Details>>
Brighouse Boundary Walk18 miles (29 km)A circular walk exploring the area around the town of Brighouse in West Yorkshire View Full Details>>
Brimham Rocks3 miles (4.5 km)Brimham Rocks is a National Trust owned site with a collection of fascinating rock formations. You can explore the labyrinth of paths while enjoying fabulous views over Nidderdale. View Full Details>>
Brockadale Nature Reserve2 miles (2.5 km)This lovely nature reserve near Pontefract has miles of woodland walking trails and a riverside path along the River Went. You can reach the reserve by following a footpath along the River Went from the nearby village of Wentbridge or from the car park on Leys Lane just east of the reserve. At the reserve you can visit the steep sided gorge of the River Went with its craggy cliffs and interesting vegetation. It's a really beautiful place in the spring and summer months with carpets of bluebells and lots wildflowers which attract a variety of butterflies. Look out for Marbled White, Dark Green Fritillary, Small Tortoiseshell and Gatekeeper. There's also dragonflies, yellow hammer birds, woodpeckers, foxes and common lizards to look out for. There's a wide diversity of plantlife with 350 plant species including cowslip, orchids, bellflower and common dog-violet. View Full Details>>
Brodsworth Community Woodland2 miles (3 km)These lovely woods in Doncaster have lots of nice walks to try. The park consists of broadleaf woodland,expansive meadows and wetland areas. There's a really nice mixture of habitats with great views of the surrounding countryside from the park's high points. Also look out for a number of tranquil ponds and a series of interesting sculptures dotted around the site. View Full Details>>
Brodsworth Hall1 miles (1 km)Explore the beautiful gardens surrounding this Victoriancountry house in Doncaster. The gardens are extensive with nice surfaced paths taking you to pleasure grounds, fern dell grotto, the Italian garden and the wild rose dell. It's beautifully laid out with attractive woodland, topiary and ornate statues. There's also nice views of the surrounding countryside with poppy fields and the Yorkshire hills. View Full Details>>
Bronte Waterfall and Top Withens7 miles (12 km)Visit these two landmarks associated with the Bronte sisters on this delightful literary walk in West Yorkshire. The two sites can be reached from Haworth which is just a few miles east of the falls. The area known as Bronte Country is exceptionally beautiful with flowing becks, attractive moorland scenery and great views of the Pennine Hills. It is quite a challenging walk climbing to a height of over 1300ft on the high points. View Full Details>>
Bronte Way44 miles (71 km)Follow the Bronte Way through Lancashire and Yorkshire and visit many of the places associated with writings and lives of the Bronte Sisters. View Full Details>>
Buckden Pike7 miles (12 km)This circular walk climbs to the 702 metres (2,303ft) summit of Buckden Pike in the Yorkshire Dales National Park. Buckden Pike is considered to be one of the finest climbs in Yorkshire with its splendid views over the beautiful Wharfedale and the Nidderdale AONB. View Full Details>>
Burton Constable3 miles (5 km)Explore the extensive parks and gardens of this Elizabethan country house near Hull View Full Details>>
Butterley Reservoir5 miles (8 km)This walk uses part of the Kirklees Way to visit three pretty reservoirs on the splendid Marsden Moor Estate in the Peak District. View Full Details>>
Calder Aire Link17 miles (27 km)This route provides a link from the Bingley St Ives Estate to the Pennine Bridleway Mary Towneley Loop in Calderdale. It is suitable for walkers and cyclists though a mountain bike is really needed due to the nature of some of the terrain on the path. View Full Details>>
Calder and Hebble Navigation Canal6 miles (9 km)This section of the Calder and Hebble Navigation Canal runs along National Cycle Network route 66 from Sowerby Bridge to Brighouse. It's a nice easy, traffic free ride along the towpath with some lovely views of the Calder Valley countryside and the River Calder. Walkers can also enjoy this section of the canal. View Full Details>>
Calderdale Way50 miles (80 km)The Calderdale Way is a walking circuit around the beautiful district of Calderdale in West Yorkshire. The walk passes through exposed moorland and woodland paths, while there are also waterside sections along the Rochdale Canal, the River Calder and around Withens Clough and Warlands Reservoir. The walk officially starts at Greetland and passes through Ripponden, Mankinholes, Todmorden, Heptonstall, Holdsworth, Shelf and Brighouse. The Calderdale Way website has split the walk into manageable sections. View Full Details>>
Calverley Woods2 miles (2.5 km)These woods in Leeds have walking trails and cycling trails suitable for mountain bikes. There's lots of good tracks with some decent jumps. The area also includes the adjacent West Wood with its walking trails taking you to bluebell woodland, an old walled garden and hidden grottoes. View Full Details>>
Campsall Country Park2 miles (3 km)Enjoy a short walk around the pretty grounds of Campsall Hall. The estate consists of open grassland, meadow, ponds and woodland. The landscaped pleasure gardens also contain ornamental specimen trees. View Full Details>>
Cannon Hall Country Park2 miles (3 km)Explore the beautiful lansdscaped gardens of Cannon Hall in Cawthorne, Yorkshire. The park includes sweeping grasslands, woodlands, a stream and a lake with a waterfall nearby. The hall itself is also worth a visit, housing collections of fine furniture, paintings, ceramics and glassware. View Full Details>>
Captain Cook's Monument6 miles (10 km)Enjoy a walk from Great Ayton to this iconic landmark on Easby Moor. Captain Cook's Monument is an obelisk 60ft (18m)high in memory of the great British explorer. This walk starts in the village of Great Ayton and climbs to the monument through woodland and moorland. You then pick up the Cleveland Way to take you across Great Ayton Moor to the wonderful Roseberry Topping. This distinctive hill commands wonderful views across the Cleveland Plain towards the Pennine Hills. The route then descends from Roseberry Topping to Great Ayton and the finish point. View Full Details>>
Castle Bolton2 miles (4 km)Visit the wonderful grounds of the 14th century Bolton Castle before exploring the beautiful countryside surrounding the village. It's a short walk to the castle from the village of Castle Bolton. For a fee you can explore the gardens and the maze before climbing the castle for wonderful views over the Yorkshire Dales. You can also learn about the fascinating history of the castle. Mary, Queen of Scotsstayed there for six months in the 16th century. After her defeat in Scotland at theBattle of Langsidein 1568 she fled to England, posing a threat to the position of the ProtestantQueen Elizabeth I. View Full Details>>
Castle Hill Huddersfield1 miles (1 km)Climb to this prominent landmark and scheduled ancient monument on this walk in Huddersfield. At the top of the hill you will find the grade IIlistedVictoria Tower. The tower is106 feet (32.3 m) high, making the hill over 1000 ft high. From the summit there are fantastic views over the town and the surrounding countryside of the Holme Valley. View Full Details>>
Castle Howard2 miles (3.5 km)The 1000 acres of parkland and gardens surrounding this stately home is a walker's paradise. There are peaceful woodland trails, two large lakes, a series of ponds, formal gardens and fountains. There's a lovely walled garden with romantic Italianate trellises and peaceful woodland trails in the Yorkshire Arboretum. The Arboretum covers120 acres and includes a wonderful collection of trees from all over the world. There's also beautiful rhododendrons and a wildflower meadow to enjoy. All the while there is the beautiful surrounding countryside of the Howardian Hills making a splendid backdrop. View Full Details>>
Catrigg Force7 miles (12 km)This circular walk visits the beautiful Catrigg Force waterfall in the Yorkshire Dales. It's a wonderful spot and can be easily reached from Stainforth. This longer walk starts at Settle and involves some more challenging hill climbing. View Full Details>>
Centenary Way Yorkshire83 miles (134 km)Explore the Howardian Hills and the Yorkshire Wolds on this splendid walk devised to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Yorkshire County Council. The walk starts at the fabulous York Minster next to the Roman York Walls in the historic city. It then runs all the way to Filey Brigg on the Yorkshire coast. View Full Details>>
Chalkland Way40 miles (64 km)This circular walk takes you on a tour of the beautiful Yorkshire Wolds around Pocklington, where the walk starts and ends. You will pass through Britain's most northerly chalk outcrop while also visiting a series of pretty villages including Great Givendale, Thixendale, Fimber, Wetwang and Huggate. View Full Details>>
Chellow Dene Reservoir2 miles (2.5 km)Visit this lovely beauty spot on the outskirts of Bradford on this easy walk in West Yorkshire. The area includes a peaceful wooded valley with two reservoirs and lots of interesting flora and fauna to look out for. View Full Details>>
Cleveland Street Walk8 miles (13 km)Follow the Cleveland Street Walk from Guisborough to Loftus through lovely rolling Yorkshire countryside. View Full Details>>
Cleveland Way109 miles (176 km)This wonderful trail runs from Helmsley to Filey, taking you through the beautiful North York Moors national park, atop the Hambleton Hills ridge and along the stunning North Yorkshire coastline. View Full Details>>
Cod Beck Reservoir1 miles (2 km)Enjoy a short walk around this pretty reservoir on the western edge of the North York Moors. It's a very popular beauty spot with the lovely waters surrounded by attractive woodland and moorland scenery. You can follow the circular walking trail around the reservoir. It runs for roughly 1.5 miles so it's about a 40 minute stroll. For cyclists there is a country lane to follow along the western side. There's also a traffic free National Cycle Network path running along the southern side of the reservoir next to the dam. It runs along route 65 through the woodland on the eastern side of the reservoir. View Full Details>>
Colne Valley Circular Walk13 miles (21 km)Take in the stunning scenery of the Colne Valley on this circular footpath through Kirklees in Yorkshire. View Full Details>>
Cotter Force1 miles (1 km)This walk visits the lovely Cotter Force waterfall near Appersett in the Yorkshire Dales. The walk starts at the roadside parking area next to Holme Heads Bridge and follows a good footpath along the Cotterdale Beck to the falls. The falls are very pretty, comprising of six steps, each with its own small waterfall. The area is good for birdwatching too. Look out for dippers, grey wagtails, kingfishers and redstarts. View Full Details>>
Coxley Woods2 miles (4 km)These woods near Netherton have miles of trails to follow through attractive woodland. There's pretty streams, becks and a series of ponds to enjoy. Also look out for lots of bluebells in the spring and a variety of woodland birds. View Full Details>>
Cropton Forest6 miles (9 km)This large area of coniferous woodland on the North York Moors has miles of footpaths and bridleways for walkers and mountain bikers. This route starts from Levisham train station where you can pick up the tracks into the forest. The trails are on nice wide paths with some climbs and fast descents to enjoy. Keep your eyes peeled for deer as you make your way through the woods. View Full Details>>
Cuckoo Way46 miles (74 km)This walk follows the Chesterfield Canal through Nottinghamshire, South Yorkshire and Derbyshire from Chesterfield to West Stockwith. You will pass 36 locks and 11 bridges as you walk along one of England's most beautiful waterways. View Full Details>>
Cusworth Country Park1 miles (2 km)Explore acres of historic parkland in this country park in Doncaster. The estate surrounds the Grade I listed Cusworth Hall and includes lakes, plantations and pleasure ground with dramatic views across the town. In the park there is an Italianate Chapel with beautiful ceiling paintings and an excellent museum with a collection of 36000 objects including accessories, toys and games and kitchen equipment. Look out for watervoles, kingfishers and green flowered heleborine orchids at the delightful lake. View Full Details>>
Dalby Forest5 miles (8.5 km)Enjoy miles of cycling and walking trails in this large forest in the North York Moors. The forest has lots of different cycling trails to try. These range from easy family routes to challenging trails for experienced mountain bikers. You can hire a bike and then pick one of the colour coded trails. The easy green route is a great one for families while the 21 mile red route is a more challenging single track trail. The trails start from the Dalby Visitor Centre on Dalby Forest Drive. There's also miles of country lanes to follow through the forest and its surrounding area. View Full Details>>
Dale Dike Reservoir4 miles (6 km)This pretty reservoir near Sheffield has waterside paths to follow around the perimeter. There is also the opportunity to climb into the woodlands and countryside around the reservoir. View Full Details>>
Dales Way78 miles (126 km)This wonderful walk takes you through the fabulous Yorkshire Dales and on into Cumbria and the spectacular Lake District. View Full Details>>
Damflask Reservoir3 miles (5 km)Enjoy a circular walk around this lovely reservoir near Sheffield. A good foopath runs around the perimeter of the reservoir which is ideal for an afternoon stroll. There are long waterside sections and some woodland trails to enjoy. The water is also surrounded by some lovely Peak District countryside. View Full Details>>
Danby Beacon6 miles (9.5 km)This circular walk from the village of Danby climbs to Danby Beacon for wonderful views over the Fryup dales. It follows quiet country lanes for most of route with splendid views of the heather covered moors and the River Esk. You'll also pass the excellent Moors National Park Centre with information, exhibitions and refreshments set in 13 acres of grounds on the banks of the River Esk. The walk passes the village of Houlsyke and the remains of the 14th century Danby Castle. Now a working farm the castle was once inhabited by Catherine Parr before she became the sixth wife ofHenry VIII. View Full Details>>
Dane's Dyke1 miles (2 km)These delightful little woods near Flamborough are perfect for a peaceful afternoon's stroll. The woods are located right next to the coast, just east of Sewerby Hall. In February you will find snowdrops covering the area, while in spring carpets of bluebellsappear. View Full Details>>
Danum Trail50 miles (80 km)Enjoy the woodlands, nature reserves, country parks and farmland around Doncaster on this splendid walk through the Yorkshire countryside. The walk begins at the Dome Leisure Park in Doncaster and passes through a series of pretty towns and villages including Rossington, Tickhill, Maltby, Conisbrough and Stainforth before finishing at Kirk Sandall. View Full Details>>
Dearne Valley Park2 miles (3.3 km)Enjoy a short walk or cycle around the pretty Dearne Valley Park in Barnsley. You can follow the path alongside the River Dearne, around the pond and through the peaceful woodland. The park is located just a mile from Barnsley town centre. View Full Details>>
Dearne Way30 miles (48 km)Travel from Birds Edge to Mexborough along the River Dearne on this delightful riverside walk through Yorkshire. View Full Details>>
Digley Reservoir2 miles (2.5 km)Enjoy an easy circular walk around this delightful reservoir near Holmfirth sin the Yorkshire Dales. There are lovely views of the surrounding moorland, woodland and countryside to enjoy as you make your way around the water. View Full Details>>
Doncaster River Walk6 miles (9.5 km)A lovely riverside walk along the River Don from Doncaster to Conisborough. It's a really nice section of the river with weirs, nature reserves, bridges and locks to see along the way. The walk runs for about 6 miles on nice flat paths with the option of getting the train back at the end of the walk. View Full Details>>
Doncastrian Way33 miles (53 km)This is a circular walk through the countryside and woodland around the Yorkshire town of Doncaster. The walk includes lovely waterside stretches along the River Don and the River Torne, while there are also pleasant woodland sections through Edlington and Wadworth Wood. The path passes the villages of Wadworth, New Rossington and Auckley. View Full Details>>
Druids Temple9 miles (15 km)Visit this fascinatingreplica ofStonehenge, on this lovely walk from Masham. View Full Details>>
Duncombe Park2 miles (4 km)Enjoy woodland trails, a spectacular landscaped garden and the National Centre for Birds of Prey in this large park and nature reserve in Helmsley, Yorkshire. View Full Details>>
East Riding Heritage Way85 miles (136 km)Follow the East Riding Heritage Way from the Humber Bridge to Filey on this trail through the East Yorkshire countryside. The walk starts with a section along the Humber Estaury from Hessle and heads to Beverley, with its wonderful minster. You continue to Driffield where there is a lovely waterside section along the Driffield Canal. The next stage then takes you to the coast and the seaside resort of Bridlington. The rest of the route then follows the spectacular East Yorkshire coastline, passing Bempton Cliffs with its huge seabird colonies, Flamborough Head (video below) and Thornwick Bay before finishing at Filey. View Full Details>>
Ebor Way76 miles (122 km)Follow the Ebor Way from Helmsley to Ilkley on this walk through Yorkshire. The first section runs from Helmsley to York, passing Hovingham and the ruined Sheriff Hutton Castle, before a short section along the River Foss leads you into York. After leaving York following the River Ouse, you head towards Tadcaster where you join the River Wharfe taking you to Wetherby. Here you continue to Otley, passing the impressive Harewood House which is a major route highlight. The house was built in the 18th century and has wonderful art collections while there is also a Bird Garden and over 100 acres of beautiful gardens to enjoy. View Full Details>>
Ecclesall Woods3 miles (5 km)This large area of woodland in south west Sheffield has miles of good walking trails to try. There's over 300 acres to explore with a network of signed footpaths to follow through the deciduous woodland and along the pretty streams. It's particularly lovely in the spring when there are lots of pretty bluebells to see. There's also good facilities with a car park off Abbeydale Road and a nice cafe where you can enjoy refreshments after your walk. View Full Details>>
Eccup Reservoir6 miles (10 km)Enjoy an easy, waterside walk around this lovely reservoir near Leeds. View Full Details>>
Elsecar Reservoir and Canal Walk3 miles (5.5 km)This nice waterside walk takes you around Elsecar Reservoir before picking up a footpath along the Elsecar Branch Canal. Along the way there are lots of interesting old buildings related to the village's mining history. You can find out more at the excellent Elsecar Heritage Centrewhich contains the onlyNewcomen steam enginein the world to have remained in its original location. View Full Details>>
Embsay Reservoir1 miles (1.5 km)Enjoy a short stroll around this reservoir in North Yorkshire. It's a lovely, quiet spot, with great views across the surrounding moors, hills and countryside. View Full Details>>
Endcliffe Park1 miles (2 km)This large Sheffield park has miles of nice walking trails to try. You can enter the park at Hunters Bar and then follow the pretty Porter Brook through woodland to Bingham Park at the western end. It's a pleasant stroll of about a mile with the option of extending your walk through Bingham Park and Whiteley Woods. The brook has lots of pretty waterfalls, stepping stones and rocky pools. It leads to two ponds which attract various birdlife. After your walk you can enjoy refreshment at the good sized cafe. View Full Details>>
Esholt Woods2 miles (4 km)Enjoy footpaths and mountain bike trails in these woods in the village of Esholt near Shipley. There's a car park at the western end of the woods, just north of the village. From here you can pick up the trails heading east through Jerrison Wood and Spring Wood. Highlights include pretty bluebells in the spring and a path along the Guiseley Beck in the eastern end of the woods. View Full Details>>
Esk Valley Walk35 miles (56 km)A stunning walk through the North York Moors National Park from Castleton to Whitby. View Full Details>>
Eston Nab3 miles (5 km)Climb to Eston Nab and Eston Beacon on this popular walk in North Yorkshire. The hill is located just to the east of Middlesbroughstanding at a height of 242 metres (794ft). From the summit there are splendid views towards the coast and across the North York Moors. The nab is historically significant as it includes Bronze Ageburial moundsand anIron Agehill fort. There is also the Eston Nab monument which dates from the early 19th century. It was built as a look-out post against invasion during the Napoleonic wars. View Full Details>>
Falling Foss2 miles (2.5 km)This walk visits the lovely Falling Foss waterfall in the North York Moors. View Full Details>>
Fewston Reservoir3 miles (5.5 km)Enjoy an easy circular walk around the lovely Fewston Reservoir in the Yorkshire Dales. The path around the reservoir is well surfaced and largely flat so this is a good walk for abilities. The reservoir is surrounded by woodland and beautiful widlflowers including common vetch, betony, milkwork golden rod and common cow-wheat. Also look out for birds on the water including Moorhens, Geese and Ducks. View Full Details>>
Filey Brigg Country Park2 miles (3 km)This super country park is located on the coast at Filey in North Yorkshire. It is also known as North Cliff Country Park. The park has super views over Filey Bay and the town below. The walk also takes you along Filey Brigg - a long narrow peninsula with steep cliffs and lovely coastal views. View Full Details>>
Fitzwilliam Country Park2 miles (3.5 km)Enjoy a short walk or cycle along the network of way-marked paths in this pretty country park in the Wakefield area of Yorkshire. The parkfeatures open grassland, woodland and ponds. Look out for wildlife including Water vole, Skylarks and Buzzards. View Full Details>>
Five Churches Walk10 miles (16 km)Visit five historic churches on this circular walk in South Rotherham View Full Details>>
Five Weirs Walk6 miles (9.5 km)This cycling and walking trail follows National Cycle Route 6 along the River Don from Sheffield City Centre to the Meadowhall Shopping centre. The route starts atLady's Bridgein Sheffield City Centre, and heads over the Cobweb Bridge, past Bailey Bridge, and throughAttercliffeto Meadhowhall. Along the way you will pass the five weirs from which the route takes its name. It's also a great way to see Sheffield's industrial past and present with lots of interesting riverside buidlings along the way. The path is flat and well maintained so it's a good cycle ride for families. View Full Details>>
Flamborough Head7 miles (12 km)Enjoy some spectacular coastal views on this circular walk along Flamborough Head in the North York Moors. On the walk you'll pass towering white chalk cliffs, coves, caves, pretty bays and the oldest surviving lighthouse in Britain. The area is also designated as a nature reserve so look out for large seabird colonies including auks, gannets and gulls. In summer you may also see fulmars, herring gulls, kittiwakes, guillemots, razorbills and puffins. In the Holmes area there are also interesting plants and flowers which attract a variety of butterflies. View Full Details>>
Flatts Lane Country Park2 miles (4 km)This 100 acre country park in Normanby has super views of the Eston Hills and the North York Moors. There are also a number of peaceful woodland trails and an excellent visitor centre. The Tees Link and Guisborough Forest and Walkway country park are nearby so there is scope for continuing your walk. View Full Details>>
Forge Valley Woods2 miles (3 km)Follow the waterside trail through this delightful nature reserve in the North York Moors National Park. The route follows a wooden boardwalk through the wooded valley along the River Derwent. There's a wide variety of flora and fauna to look out for in the reserve. This includes wild garlic, wood anemone and broadleaved woodland. Also keep your eyes peeled for deerand woodland birds. It's easy to extend your walking in the area with Raincliffe Woods located just to the north west. The woods have some good mountain bike trails and more walking trails. Also nearby is Wykeham Forest which has some great viewpoints from its elevated position. View Full Details>>
Foss Walk28 miles (45 km)Follow the River Foss, from the historic city of York to Easingwold, on this lovely riverside walk through Yorkshire. You will pass several pretty villages including Strensall, Sheriff Hutton, Haxby Crayke and Oulston. View Full Details>>
Fountains Fell8 miles (13 km)Climb to this prominent fell in the Yorkshire Dales and enjoy wonderful views over the surrounding hills and countryside. The circular walk starts from the beautiful Malham Tarn and climbs to the fell using a section of the Pennine Way National Trail. The route climbs to a height of 668 metres (2,192ft) with lovely views of the pretty Fountains Fell Tarn below. At the northern tip of the route you have the option of following the Pennine Way north west to Pen y ghent, one of the famous three peaks of Yorkshire. View Full Details>>
Gargrave6 miles (9.5 km)This circular walk explores the countryside and canals surrounding this popular village in the Yorkshire Dales. The route makes use of the Pennine Way and the towpath of the Leeds and Liverpool Canal to create a 6 mile round walk. It's a fairly gentle route with little climbing and splendid views of the surrounding Yorkshire Dales hills. You can start and end the walk from the centre of the village which is accessible by train or bus. View Full Details>>
Gledhow Valley Woods1 miles (2 km)Enjoy a pleasant stroll through these woods in Leeds. There is a nice footpath running along Gledhow Beck and around Gledhow Lake for about a mile. The area is quite small at 57 acres but very peaceful and pretty. There's a wide variety of flora and fauna with birds such as Chaffinch, Chiff Chaff, Dipper and Dunnock to look out for. Plants and flowers include Bluebell, Common Knapweed and Cornflower. It also includes a 19th century open air bath house in the south eastern corner. View Full Details>>
Golden Acre Park3 miles (5 km)This delightful country park in Leeds has beautiful gardens, a lakeside walk, streams, pondsand peaceful woodland. It is also right next to two nature reserves - Breary Marsh and Adel Dam. There are very good facilities with a cafe (with indoor and outdoor seating), a bird feeding shelter and picnic benches. View Full Details>>
Gordale Scar4 miles (7 km)This walk climbs to the spectacular Gordale Scar in the Yorkshire Dales. It's a popular walk through a wonderful limestoneravine with streams, waterfalls and striking geological features to enjoy. The unique area is about 16 million years old and has its own micro-climate which allows rare wildflowers and plants to thrive iin the gorge. View Full Details>>
Gormire Lake4 miles (6 km)A short and easy walk around this pretty lake in the North York Moors. You can follow a walking trail from the Kilburn White Horse car park to the lake. It's about a 2 mile walk north from the white horse with a woodland section through Hood Grange Wood. After passing along the lake you head past Gormire Rigg before returning on a mixture bridleways and footpaths. View Full Details>>
Gorple Reservoir5 miles (8 km)Visit the Gorple Reservoirs on this walk in Calderdale. There's some splendid moorland scenery, waterside sections along the reservoirs and a short climb with far ranging views to enjoy. View Full Details>>
Grassington Walks10 miles (16 km)The North Yorkshire town of Grassington is an excellent base for exploring the beautiful Wharfedale on foot. It is the main residential and tourist centre inUpper Wharfedale and a popular place for walkers.Centred on its small cobbled square are a number of shops,public houses, cafes, restaurants and hotels. There is also the fascinating Grassington Folk Museum which tells the story of the history of Wharfedale. View Full Details>>
Great Shunner Fell8 miles (13 km)Climb to the highest point in Wensleydale on this popular walking route in the Yorkshire Dales National Park. The route begins at the village of Hardraw near to the lovely Hardraw Force waterfalls. It then follows the Pennine Way National Trail to the village of Thwaite. As such the path is well defined and way-marked. View Full Details>>
Great Whernside4 miles (6.5 km)Climb to this prominent fell on this walk in North Yorkshire. Great Whernside forms the watershed between Wharfedale andNidderdale, and is on the boundary between the Yorkshire Dales National Park and Nidderdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. You can ascend to the 704m (2,310ft) summit from the village of Kettlewell. It's about a 2.5 mile climb and considered by many to be one of the best in the Yorkshire Dales. From the summit there are wonderful views of Pen y ghent, Ingleborough, Whernside, Pendle Hill and the Lake Distirct Mountains. View Full Details>>
Grimwith Reservoir4 miles (6.5 km)Enjoy a circular walk around this lovely reservoir in the Yorkshire Dales. There is a good footpath running around the reservoir with fabulous views of the surrounding countryside. The reservoir is great for bird watching, look out for wildfowlincluding wigeon,teal,greylag geeseandCanada geese on the water.Other winged visitors to the area include ringed plover,northern lapwing,common redshank, curlew,reed bunting,lesser redpoll,whinchatandsedge warbler. View Full Details>>
Grosmont to Goathland Rail Trail3 miles (5 km)Follow thetrack bed of the original Whitby-to-Pickering railway line on this short, easy walk in the North York Moors. The trail runs from Grosmont to Goathland passing Beck Hole on the way. There's some beautiful Yorkshire countryside and a waterside section along the Murk Esk River to enjoy. The path is generally very good for walking on and you also have the option of taking the North York Moors Steam Railway back to Grosmont. View Full Details>>
Guisborough Forest and Walkway6 miles (10 km)This super country park has cycle trails, walking routes, bridleways, a trim trail and an easier sculpture trail. The park includes the Guisborough Walkway which runs along the former trackbed of the Middlesbrough to Whitby railway line. This includes a wetland area with boardwalks, woodlands and grasslands. You can also climb Highcliff Nab for fabulous views of Teeside and the coast. View Full Details>>
Gunnerside Gill5 miles (8 km)This circular walk in Swaledale takes you through the lovely Gunnerside Gill. It's a beautiful valley with imposing scars, woodland, waterfalls and the pretty Gunnerside Beck running through the centre. The area has a fascinating industrial history having been a significant area for lead mining in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. You will pass several ruined buildings from this period including the remains of Blakethwaite Smelt Mill and the old mine offices. View Full Details>>
Hackfall Woods1 miles (2 km)These peaceful woods near Grewelthorpe have miles of nice walking trails to try. It's a special place with grottos, old temples, follies, waterfalls and riverside paths along the River Ure. There's also a nice pond with a fountain, carpets of bluebells in the spring and a variety of woodland birds to look out for. View Full Details>>
Hagg Wood1 miles (2 km)Visit these bluebell woods in Dunnington and enjoy a series of peaceful woodland walking trails through the attractive coniferous woodland. There's lots of interesting flora and fauna with primroses, yellow pimpernel, wood anemoneand dog violets. Look out for foxes, deer, badgers and various woodland birds too. View Full Details>>
Hambleton Hills20 miles (32 km)This walk explores the Hambleton Hills range on the western edge of the North York Moors. You'll visit the highest points on the hills with splendid views over the Vale of Mowbray, the River Rye Valley and the Vale of York. The route makes use of the Cleveland Way national trail for the duration of the walk. View Full Details>>
Hardcastle Crags4 miles (6 km)Explore this beautiful wooded valley in the South Pennines on this walk around Hardcastle Crags. There are 15 miles of walking paths taking you to tumbling streams, beautiful waterfalls and the fantastic Gibson Mill. Here you will find an excellent visitor centre with interactive displays telling the history of the valley over the past 200 years. View Full Details>>
Hardraw Force1 miles (1 km)This walk takes you to the beautiful Hardraw Force waterfall in the Yorkshire Dales. Access to the waterfall is through the 13th century Green Dragon Inn for a small fee. It's worth the fee as the waterfall is England's highest single drop waterfall, falling some 100ft. A footpath takes you through ancient woodland and along the Hardraw Beck to the falls. The falls are in a lovely spot set in the spectacular narrow gorge of Hardraw Scaur.The area includes a new Heritage Centre with information about the falls and facilities such as toilets, showers and a cafe. View Full Details>>
Harewood House3 miles (5 km)Explore the 100 acres of beautiful landscaped gardens surrounding this 18th century country house in Leeds. A series of well laid out footpaths take you to theTerrace, the Lakeside Garden, the Himalayan Garden and the Walled Garden.The wider estate is also a deer park with 155 Red, 45 Fallow and 45 Roedeer to look out for. View Full Details>>
Harlow Carr to Valley Gardens2 miles (2.5 km)This walk visits two of the highlights of the Harrogate area at RHS Harlow Carr and the lovely Valley Gardens. The two gardens are only about 1 mile apart so it's easy to visit both in one day. View Full Details>>
Harrogate Ringway20 miles (32 km)This is a 20 mile circular walk around Harrogate. There's much to enjoy on this route including the RHS Harlow Carr Gardens. With lakes, woodland and a wildflower meadow it is well worth spending some time in. It's also a short stroll through the Pinewoods to the nearby Valley Gardens, another highlight of the town. The 17 acre gardens also include woodland trails, several mineral springs and historic buildings including the Sun Pavilion and colonnades. View Full Details>>
Harthill Reservoir1 miles (1 km)This pretty reservoir is located in the village of Harthill in South Yorkshire View Full Details>>
Hawes10 miles (16 km)This circular walk around the market town of Hawes visits three lovely waterfalls and takes you through some beautiful Yorkshire countryside. The town is in a great location for walkers with the lovely scenery of the Yorkshire Dales and some good waymarked footpaths to follow. View Full Details>>
Haworth-Hebden Bridge Walk8 miles (13 km)This walking path takes you through some beautiful Yorkshire countryside from Haworth to Hebden Bridge. View Full Details>>
Hebden Bridge7 miles (12 km)This circular walk makes use of the Haworth-Hebden Bridge Walk, the Calderdale Way and the Rochdale Canal to take you on a tour of the countryside, woodland, moors and hills surrounding this attractive Yorkshire town. View Full Details>>
Helmsley to Rievaulx Abbey4 miles (6 km)This is a popular walk which takes you from themedievalHelmsley Castleto the fascinating ruins of Rievaulx Abbey. It makes use of the Cleveland Way National Trail takes place on a good, waymarked footpath. The walk runs for about 4 miles on an undulating path with some moderate climbs. As such a reasonable level of fitness is required. View Full Details>>
Hemsworth Water Park1 miles (1 km)Enjoy a short stroll along the lakes in this lovely park near Wakefield. There's two large lakes with sandy beaches and lots of wildlife to look out for on the water. The lakes are surrounded by attractive parkland and woodland with facilities including a cafe and a car park. It's great for families with play areas for children and pedalo hire on the lake. View Full Details>>
Herriot Way50 miles (80 km)This long distance circular route takes you through areas of the Yorkshire Dales associated with the vet and author James Herriot. View Full Details>>
Hetchell Woods3 miles (5.6 km)This lovely circular walk visits the Hetchell Woods Nature Reserve near Leeds in West Yorkshire. It's a delightful spot with peaceful woodland trails, pretty streams and lots of wildlife to look out for. The site also includes the imposing rocky outcrop of Hetchell Crags and the fascinating Romanearthworks at Pompocali. View Full Details>>
High Hunsley Circuit24 miles (39 km)Travel through the beautiful Yorkshire Wolds on this delightful circular walk. View Full Details>>
Hole of Horcum5 miles (8 km)Enjoy a circular walk around this beautiful natural amphitheatre in the North York Moors. The hollow is 400ft deep and was created over thousands of years by a series of landslides caused by water pressure. View Full Details>>
Holme Valley Circular Walk24 miles (39 km)A circular walk through the beautiful Holme Valley. View Full Details>>
Holme Valley Hills and Hamlets Walk10 miles (16 km)This circular walk takes you on a tour of the Holme Valley around Holmfirth in Yorkshire. View Full Details>>
Holmfirth4 miles (6 km)This circular walk explores the immediate area surrounding the town of Holmfirth in Yorkshire. The town is famous as the main location in the long running sitcom 'Last of the Summer Wine'. Viewers of the show will recognise the pretty streets and the beautiful surrounding countryside from the adventures of the main characters. It's quite a challenging walk as there are some steep climbs but you are rewarded with splendid views over the Holme Valley and Pennine Hills. View Full Details>>
Hornsea Mere2 miles (3 km)Enjoy a walk along this lovely freshwater lake in the seaside town of Hornsea. At 2 miles long and 0.75 miles wide it is the largest freshwater lake inYorkshire. You can pick up a public footpath from Hull Road at the south eastern side of the water. It will take you through fields on the southern side of the lake with nice views across the water to the surrounding woodland and countryside. The path continues around the western side of the lake past Springfield Wood and Low Wood. At the eastern end of the lake there's a nice cafe overlooking the area. View Full Details>>
How Stean Gorge3 miles (5 km)Visit this spectacular limestone gorge and enjoy a walk through the beautiful Nidderdale countryside. You can park in the village of Middlesmoor and then follow footpaths to the gorge about half a mile south. It's great for walkers with lots of public footpaths along the rushing river and through the surrounding woodland. The area also has an activity centre where you can try caving, rock climbing, abseiling and canoeing. View Full Details>>
Howden 2020 miles (32 km)This 20 mile circular walk takes you on a tour of the countryside around Howden in Yorkshire. It starts and finishes in Howden next to the magnificent Howden Minster and follows the Rivers Ouse and Derwent through Boothferry, Wressle and Breighton. You then return to Howden along country lanes through Willitoft and Spaldington. You will also pass the interesting grade 1 listed Wressle Castle on the way. View Full Details>>
Huddersfield Broad Canal4 miles (6 km)Enjoy an easy stroll along the towpath of the Huddersfield Broad Canal on this walk in Huddersfield. The canal runs from the town centre of Huddersfield and heads north to Bradley, passing a series of locks and old mill buildings on the way. You start off at Aspley Basin and head past Turnbridge Lift Bridge and Deighton before finishing at Bradley near Brighouse. Near the end of the route you'll pass the historic 18th-centuryColne Bridge. The Grade II listedstone-built arch bridge spans theRiver ColnebetweenBradleyandKirkheaton. View Full Details>>
Huddersfield Narrow Canal21 miles (33 km)Follow the Huddersfield Narrow Canal from Greater Manchester into the Peak District on this easy waterside walk. The canal runs from Ashton-under-Lyne in Manchester to Huddersfield, passing lots of interesting towns and villages with some beautiful scenery to enjoy along the way. There's also historic mills, views of the Pennines and interesting museums to see. View Full Details>>
Humber Bridge Country Park1 miles (2 km)This Country Park and Local Nature Reserve consists of woods, meadows, ponds and cliffs. From the park there are dramatic views over the River Humber and the iconic Humber Bridge. There are three lovely nature trails waymarked with hand carved owls, rabbits and frogs. You can also follow The Phoenix Sculpture Trail which winds its way through the woods and features 10 unique sculptures. If you are on your bike please cycle carefully on the designated paths. View Full Details>>
Ilkley Moor5 miles (8 km)Visit this geologically fascinating area of West Yorkshire on this challenging and atmospheric circular walk on Ilkley Moor. The moor is in an elevated position above the town with attractive moorland and wonderful views over the surrounding countryside. It's a beautiful place with pretty heather in the summer and a myriad of different footpaths to follow. View Full Details>>
Ingleborough Mountain8 miles (13 km)One of Yorshire's Three Peaks, Ingleborough stands at a height of 723 metres (2,372ft). This circular walk starts in the village of Clapham and takes you along Clapham lake to Clapdale Woods. You continue along Clapham Beck toward View Full Details>>
Ingleton Falls4 miles (7 km)One of the loveliest walks in England, this circular trail visits a series of beautiful waterfalls in Ingleton in the Yorkshire Dales. View Full Details>>
Janet's Foss2 miles (3 km)Visit this lovely waterfall on this short walk on the National Trust's Malham Tarn Estate. The falls are located just over a mile from the village of Malham. You can pick up a nice footpath which climbs alongside a pretty beck and through garlic scented woodland to the falls. View Full Details>>
Jorvic Way65 miles (104 km)A circular walk through the countryside surrounding the city of York. Starting at Tadcaster the walk visits the 18th century Beningbrough Hall and Park (video below), Wheldrake, Esrick and Bolton Percy. The route also visits Marston Moor, the confluence of the Rivers Nidd and Ouse at Moor Monkton and the Moorlands Nature Reserve. View Full Details>>
Kirklees Way73 miles (118 km)Explore the Kirklees metropolitan district on this challenging walk through West Yorkshire. The walk visits the upper Colne Valley, Spen Valley and Holme Valley and passes Dewsbury, Holmfirth and Marsden. View Full Details>>
Kisdon Force5 miles (8 km)This walk visits the stunning Kisdon Force, East Gill and Catrake Force waterfalls in the Yorkshire Dales National Park. The walk begins in Keld and first heads to the nearby Catrake Force. It's a beautiful spot comprising of a series of 4 steps each with its own small waterfall. The largest single drop being about 20 feet (6.1m). You then head to East Gill Force - it has two main torrents: the upper falls have an impressive 4.5 metre drop whilst the lower section is a series of stepped cascades that fall three metres as East Gill enters the River Swale. The walk continues east to Kisdon Force waterfalls. These stunning falls drop 10 metres (33ft)over two cascades and are surrounded by Kisdon Force Woods with mixed broad-leavedwoodlandincluding ash,wych elmandrowantrees. View Full Details>>
Knaresborough Round20 miles (32 km)This 20 mile circular walk takes you on a tour of the countryside, lakes, rivers, woodland and villages surrounding the historic Yorkshire town of Knaresborough. It's a great way to explore this beautiful part of North Yorkshire. View Full Details>>
Lady Canning's Plantation1 miles (2 km)This area of woodland in south west Sheffield has some good mountain bike trails and footpaths for walkers. The Blue graded Blue Steel trail twists and turns through berms and rollers from top to bottom. The woods are also criss crossed with miles of footpaths which are popular with dog walkers. View Full Details>>
Langdale Forest7 miles (12 km)This large forest in the North Yorks Moors has mountain bike trails and walking routes to try. The coniferous forest has a number of pretty streams and lots of wildlife to look out for. Keep your eyes peeled for nightjar, bullfinch, adders, lizards and the pearl bordered fritillary butterflies. View Full Details>>
Langsett Reservoir3 miles (5.5 km)This circular walk takes you around the lovely Langsett Reservoir on the edge of thePeak District National Park. View Full Details>>
Leeds and Liverpool Canal126 miles (203 km)Enjoy waterside cycling and walking along Britain's longest single canal. It runs for 126 miles across the Pennines, passing many villages, towns and cities with a fascinating heritage and industrial history. There are also umpteen pretty locks, viaducts and some wonderful countryside to enjoy. View Full Details>>
Leeds Canal Walk13 miles (21 km)Enjoy a stroll from Leeds city centre to Kirkstall and Shipley on this waterside walk along the Leeds & Liverpool Canal. There's lots of pretty locks, lovely Yorkshire countryside and views of the River Aire which runs alongside the canal. View Full Details>>
Leeds Country Way62 miles (99 km)A super circular walk through the countryside surrounding this major Yorkshire city. The walk has been split into 4 manageable sections: View Full Details>>
Leeds to Shipley12 miles (20 km)This route follows the tow path of the Leeds Liverpool Canal from lock 1, where the canal joins the River Aire, to Shipley rail station View Full Details>>
Leighton Reservoir6 miles (10 km)This circular walk visits Leighton and Roundhill Reservoirs before climbing into the surrounding moors for great views back down to the water. View Full Details>>
Lindley Wood Reservoir2 miles (3 km)Enjoy an easy walk along this pretty reservoir and wood in the Washburn valley. You can start the walk from the nearby village of Leathley and follow a footpath along the River Washburn to the reservoir. The path takes you along the eastern side of the water with some peaceful woodland trails to enjoy in the adjacent Lindley Wood. Here you will find pretty bluebells in the spring and the rushing waters of Greystone Beck. It's a lovely area with the reservoir surrounded by attractive woodland and the option of continuing your walk along the Washburn to Norwood Bottom. View Full Details>>
Linton Falls3 miles (5 km)This popular walk from Grassington visits the spectacular Linton Falls in the Yorkshire Dales. You start off in the lovely village of Grassington and soon join the River Wharfe for a waterside stroll which takes you past the falls. There is a bridge across the river which affords fabulous views of the falls below. The route returns to Grassington through countryside footpaths. View Full Details>>
Londesborough Park3 miles (5.5 km)Enjoy a lovely stroll through the Londesborough Estate on this short walk near Pocklington, in theEast Riding of Yorkshire. The estate of Londesborough was created by the third Earl of Burlington in the 17th century and was also one of the seats of theDukes of Devonshire. The hall was demolished in 1819 but the surrounding parkland and some remnants of the old buildings still remain. View Full Details>>
Lotherton Hall Estate1 miles (2.2 km)Explore the beautiful grounds of this Edwardian house once home to the Gascoigne family. The park includes a bird garden with 200 magnificent species including flamingos and snowy owls. There are also lovely formal gardens with gravel paths and yew hedges, a rock garden and a walled garden. View Full Details>>
Lyke Wake Walk40 miles (64 km)The Lyke Wake Walk is a complete crossing of the North Yorkshire Moors from west to east. It runs from Osmotherly, in the west, to Ravenscar, on the eastern coast of Yorkshire. The Lyke Wake Walk challenge involves completing the 40 mile route in under 24 hours. It's a challenging walk done over any period of time as there are several steep ascents and some tricky sections across areas of peat bog. However, there is lots of beautiful moorland scenery and spectacular views from the high points which reach a peak of almost 1500ft at Bolton Head. View Full Details>>
Malham Cove9 miles (14 km)This super walk visits two well known beauty spots in the Yorkshire Dales. The hike to the cove and tarn is one of the most popular walks in Yorkshire. The cove was exposed to a global audience when featured in the flim 'Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Part 1)'. It was used as the hideout for Harry and Hermione when they fled there to avoid capture. View Full Details>>
Malham Tarn Estate4 miles (7 km)This beautiful spot in the Yorkshire Dales is perfect for a safe cycle or walk. It is run by the National Trust and consists of a beautiful glacial lake, limestone pavements, upland hill farms and flower-rich hay meadows. There are also delightful waterside paths along the tarn and a National Nature Reserve with a bird hide and rare plants. View Full Details>>
Mallyan Spout2 miles (4 km)This delightful circular walk in Goathland visits the beautiful 70 ft high Mallyan Spout waterfall in the North York Moors National Park. View Full Details>>
Market Weighton Canal11 miles (17.7 km)Follow the Market Weighton Canal from the town of Market Weighton to the Humber Estuary on this waterside walk in theEast Riding of Yorkshire. View Full Details>>
Market Weighton Circular Walk7 miles (11.5 km)This circular walk around Market Weighton makes use of the Yorkshire Wolds Way to take you on a tour of the countryside, woodland, lakes and parkland surrounding the East Riding town. The waymarked long distance trail will take you north to the lovely Londesborough Park where there's pretty streams, pockets of woodland and two small lakes. View Full Details>>
Masham4 miles (7 km)A circular walk exploring the countryside and rivers around the small town of Masham in North Yorkshire. The walk includes lovely riverside stretches along the River Burn and the River Ure. You'll also pass close to the Swinton Estate with its deer park and expansive parkland. View Full Details>>
Meanwood Valley Trail6 miles (10 km)Follow the Meanwood Valley Trail from the city centre in Leeds to Golden Acre Park on this waymarked footpath. View Full Details>>
Middleham7 miles (11 km)This circular walk takes you around the countryside surrounding the North Yorkshire village of Middleham. There's much to enjoy with a visit to Coverham Abbey, riverside paths along the River Cover and the atmospheric ruins of Middleham Castle. View Full Details>>
Mill Gill and Whitfield Force Waterfalls2 miles (3.5 km)Just above the little village of Askrigg in Wensleydale there is a lovely walking trail along a river with a series of pretty waterfalls and peaceful woodland. This walk starts in the village and follows the footpath to Mill Gill Force and Whitfield Force falls before returning through some beautiful Yorkshire Dales countryside. View Full Details>>
Millington Woods1 miles (1.5 km)Visit these delightful woods in the Yorkshire Wolds on this short walk near Pocklington. The site consists of the best ancient ash woods in the Yorkshire Wolds. You can also enjoy carpets of bluebells, giant bellflowers and the scent of wild garlic. There's a nice surfaced walking trail running from the car park to a view point where you can admirea fine panoramic view across the treetops. View Full Details>>
Minster Way50 miles (80 km)This splendid walk runs between the well known minsters at Beverley and York, visiting Arram, Scorborough, North Dalton, Lockington, Millington, Great Givendale, Bishop Wilton, Full Sutton, Stamford Bridge, Kexby and Fulford. View Full Details>>
Newby Hall1 miles (1 km)This 18th century hall near Ripon has extensive grounds with views over the River Ure, herbaceous borders and woodland walks. The house is open to the public from 21 March until 1 October. It was originally built in the 1690s by Sir Christopher Wren. View Full Details>>
Newmillerdam Country Park3 miles (4.25 km)Enjoy cycling and walking paths in this country park in Wakefield. The park includesa central lake surrounded by a surfaced path and woodland with way-marked cycling trails. View Full Details>>
Nidd Gorge7 miles (11 km)Explore this beautiful river gorge on this waterside walk in Knaresborough. This circular walk takes you through the wooded gorge before crossing the Nidd Viaduct and returning to Knaresborough through the countryside around Old Bilton. It makes use of the Harrogate Ringway long distance path for part of the route. View Full Details>>
Nidderdale Way53 miles (85 km)Explore beautiful Nidderdale in the Yorkshire Dales on this circular walk. The walk includes splendid riverside sections along the River Nidd and waterside sections alongside Scar House Reservoir and Gouthwaite Reservoir. The delightful town of Pateley Bridge is a good access point and just a short walk along the River Nidd leads you to the main attraction on the route - Gouthwaite Reservoir. View Full Details>>
Norber Erratics2 miles (3 km)This walk climbs to this geologically significant set of glacial erraticboulders in the Yorkshire Dales. The Norber erratics can be reached from the nearby village ofAustwick. It's a short but quite challenging climb from the village to the rocks which are situated on the southern slopes of Ingleborough Mountain. The fascinating boulders were probably deposited by melting ice sheets at the end of thelast ice age, around 12,000 years ago. The walk exposes you to some fine limestone scenery with wonderful views to be enjoyed from the high points. The boulders are dramtically placed with the far reaching dales scenery making a striking backdrop for any photographer. View Full Details>>
Norland Moor2 miles (4 km)This large open space near Sowerby Bridge has some nice footpaths to try. The area includes heather moorland and pockets of woodland with lots of wildlife to look out for. It's particularly lovely in late summer when the area is covered in purple heather. The moor is surrounded by a number of pubs so you can easily enjoy refreshments after your walk. View Full Details>>
Nostell Priory2 miles (3 km)Explore 300 acres of parkland and gardens surrounding this 18th-centurytreasure house near Wakefield. There are several beautifully laid out gardens including a formal rose garden, a recently planted orchard, a vegetable garden, the pleasure gardens and the menagerie gardens. In the parkland you can enjoy a waterside stroll along the two pretty lakes and a woodland stretch through Joiner's Wood. There's also the Obelisk Lodge, boathouse and the ha-ha. The house has grand rooms with furniture by Chippendale, a collection of paintings and a very special library. View Full Details>>
Nunnington and the River Rye4 miles (6.5 km)This pretty village on the fringe of the Howardian Hills includes the National Trust owned Nunnington Hall and nice footpaths along the River Rye which runs through the village. This easy circular walk starts at the old hall and takes you along the Rye to the village of Ness, passing a pretty weir and Ness Bridge on the way. You then head into the countryside, climbing Caulkleys Lane and Caulkleys Bank which reaches a height of over 300ft. From here you can enjoy splendid views over the area. View Full Details>>
Oakwell Country Park1 miles (2.2 km)Explore over 100 acres of parkland on this short walk in Bradford. The park includes a car park, visitor centre, gift shop and countryside centre. There's also a nice nature trail running for about 2 miles through parkland, gardens and woodland. On the trail you can look out for a wide variety of interesting plants and wildflowers. Keep your eyes peeled for butterflies and birds too. View Full Details>>
Ogden Water2 miles (4 km)Enjoy fabulous views of the Pennine hills in this country park near Halifax View Full Details>>
Otley Chevin Country Park5 miles (8 km)Enjoy cycling and walking trails in this super country park near Leeds. For walkers there are several self guided walking trails while cyclists can enjoy the many bridleways that run through the park. Otley Chevin rises to a height of 280m above sea level, offering fabulous views of the Wharfe Valley and town of Otley below. The park consists of woodland, heathland, meadowland and rocky outcrops. There is also an excellent visitor centre and cafe. View Full Details>>
Pateley Bridge Circular Walk11 miles (18 km)This circular walk around the Yorkshire town of Pateley Bridge makes use of the Nidderdale Way to take you on a tour the countryside, reservoirs, rivers and woodland surrounding the town. It's just over 12 miles in length so it's one you can complete in a day. The town is an excellent base for walks in the Nidderdale area. It is also home to the oldest sweet shop in England and the fascinating Nidderdale Museum. View Full Details>>
Peasholm Park2 miles (3 km)Enjoy a walk along tree lined paths in this delightful park in Scarborough. The park has nice surfaced footpaths leading you to a pretty lake and gardens with an oriental theme. There's lovely little bridges over the water and a splendid Chinese Pagoda. Just across the road you can continue the walk into Royal Albert Park which leads to the North Sands beach. Just beyond there you will find Scarborough Castle which dates from the 1150s. The coastal path runs around the castle to the harbour with wonderful views over North and South Bay. View Full Details>>
Peatlands Way50 miles (80 km)This waymarked circular walk takes you through the moorland and lowland raised bogs around the town of Thorne near Doncaster View Full Details>>
Pen y ghent6 miles (9 km)Climb to the 694m (2,277ft) summit of Pen y ghent on this challenging circular walk in the Yorkshire Dales. Pen y ghent is probably the most famous and popular of Yorkshire's famous three peaks. The others are Ingleborough and Whernside. This route is the classic ascent from Horton in Ribblesdale via Brackenbottom Scar. View Full Details>>
Penistone Boundary Walk14 miles (23 km)Explore the countryside around Penistone and enjoy fabulous views of the Pennine Hills on this circular walk. View Full Details>>
Penistone Hill Country Park2 miles (4 km)Explore 179 acres of undulating grass and heather moorland in this lovely country park in Haworth. This circular walk takes you around the park and past Lower Laithe Reservoir. There are splendid views of the surrounding Yorkshire countryside. In Haworth you can visit the Bronte Parsonage Museum - the former home of the Bronte sisters. You could also continue your walk along the Bronte Way or Haworth-Hebden Bridge Walk. View Full Details>>
Pennine Bridleway120 miles (193 km)This fabulous 120 mile long trail runs through the beautiful Derbyshire Peak District, through Lancashire and on into Yorkshire. View Full Details>>
Plumpton Rocks1 miles (1.5 km)These beautiful 30 acre gardens in Harrogate are a splendid place for an afternoon stroll. The area is geologically significant with a series of Millstone Grit rock formations overlooking a tranquil lake. There's also woodland trails with bluebells and rhododendrons. You can follow narrow paths through the dramatic rocks before a short climb to a lovely viewpoint overlooking the lake. View Full Details>>
Pocklington Canal9 miles (15 km)Enjoy an easy waterside stroll along this lovely canal in East Riding of Yorkshire. The canal runs for about 9 miles from the town of Pocklington to East Cottingwith where it joins the River Derwent. It's an easy flat walk along the towpath with some delightful scenery to take in. Along the way you'll pass a number of locks and bridges with nice views of the surrounding countryside. View Full Details>>
Ponden Reservoir2 miles (4 km)Visit Ponden Reservoir and Ponden Hall on this lovely walk in Bronte country. The hall is said to be the inspiration for Thrushcross Grange, the home of the Linton family in Wuthering Heights. You can follow footpaths from the nearby village of Stanbury to the reservoir. You can follow the Pennine Way along the southern side of the water before heading along a nice country lane on the northern side. It's a lovely spot with the reservoir surrounding by attractive moorland scenery and the Pennine Hills. View Full Details>>
Potteric Carr Nature Reserve2 miles (4 km)Follow a network of footpaths around this large nature reserve in Doncaster. There are nearly 500 acres to explore with habitats including marsh, scrub, waterways, grassland and woodland. Over 230 species of birdhave been spotted in the reserve including Bittern, Greater Spotted Woodpecker and Kingfisher. Also look out for other wildlife including Roe Deer and Grass Snakes. View Full Details>>
Pugneys Country Park2 miles (3 km)This 250 acre park contains two lakes with pleasant waterside footpaths. There is one large lake suitable for watersports and another smaller lake designated as a nature reserve. The River Calder also runs past the park so you could continue your walk along the riverside footpath to Horbury if you have time. Also of interest is the ruins of Sandal Castle which overlook the park and Pugneys light railway - the little electric train runs for 3/4 of a mile around the park and is well worth a trip! View Full Details>>
Rabbit Ings Country Park3 miles (5 km)Enjoy several miles of well designed walking and cycling paths in this lovely country park in Royston, Yorkshire. The 160 acre site includes several waymarked trails and a mountain bike trail. Habitats include wetland, woodland, grassland and ponds. Look out for roe deer, water voles and woodpeckers as you make your way through the park. View Full Details>>
Raincliffe Woods2 miles (3 km)This woodland area in the North York Moors has some good bridleways for mountain biking and nice walking trails. You can park at the car park off Mowthorp Road to pick up the tracks. Follow Middle Road through the centre of the forest before picking up Lady Mildred's Ride to return. If you head all the way through the woods you will come to Scarborough where you can pick up National Cycle Network Route 1. View Full Details>>
Redmires Reservoir2 miles (4 km)Enjoy a circular walk around these reservoirs located near Sheffield on the edge of the Peak District. You can start from the car park at the north western corner of the upper reservoir. The trails then take you around the middle and lower reservoir with some climbs into the surrounding moors. From the high points there are fabulous views back down to the reservoirs. There is also a woodland section through the Redmires Plantation towards the end of the route. Look out for a wide variety of wildfowl and waders on the water. View Full Details>>
Ribble Way65 miles (105 km)Follow the River Ribble through the beautiful Ribble Valley from its mouth at Longton, near Preston, to the source at Gayle Moor in Yorkshire. View Full Details>>
Ribblehead Viaduct4 miles (6.5 km)Enjoy a circular walk around this famous landmark in the Yorkshire Dales. The impressive viaductcarries theSettle-Carlisle Railwayacross Batty Moss in the valley of theRiver RibbleatRibblehead, inNorth Yorkshire. The Grade II* listedstructure is one of England's greatest monuments to Victorian engineering. It is a hugely pictureque spot with the structure surrounded by imposing Yorkshire Hills. View Full Details>>
Richmond Way60 miles (97 km)Travel from Lancaster Castle to Richmond Castle on this lovely walk through Lancashire and Yorkshire. You will travel through the lower Lower Lune Valley with a long riverside section at the start. You then head through the moorlands and fells of the Pennines and on into the valleys of the Yorkshire Dales National Park. Finally, you follow the River Swale into the historic market town of Richmond - gateway to the Yorkshire Dales National Park. View Full Details>>
Ripon Canal3 miles (5 km)Enjoy a short, waterside stroll along the Ripon Canal, on this easy walk in North Yorkshire. The canal runs for just over two miles, from the cathedral cityof Ripon, to the River Ure, near Newby Hall. Along the way there are pretty locks and nice views of the surrounding countryside. At the end of the canal you will find the wonderful Newby Hall. The 18th century house is open to the public from 21 March until 1 October. It's a lovely spot with the grounds including views over the River Ure, extensive herbaceous borders and woodland walks. View Full Details>>
Ripon Rowel50 miles (80 km)This is a circular walk around the Yorkshire city of Ripon, visiting South Stainley, Markington and Masham. Highlights of the walk include two delightful waterside sections - first along the Ripon Canal at the start of the walk at Ripon, then along the River Ure at Masham. The walk also visits the National Trust owned Studley Park and Fountains Abbey. A designated World Heritage Site which has an area of 323 hectares (800 acres) and features an 18th century landscaped garden, some of the largest Cistercian ruins in Europe, a Jacobean mansion and a Victorian church designed by William Burges. It was developed around the ruins of the Cistercian Fountains Abbey. View Full Details>>
Rivelin Dams2 miles (4 km)Visit these two pretty reservoirs near Sheffield and enjoy a walk through the surrounding woodland on this walk on the edge of the Peak District. The walk starts at the car park at the eastern end of the lower reservoir where there is also a nice picnic area. You then follow the Wyming Brook Drive track through the woodland to the south of the reservoirs. View Full Details>>
Rivelin Valley Nature Trail2 miles (4 km)This walk takes you through the lovely Rivelin River valley in Sheffield. The nature trail runs along the side of the rushing river which is surrounded by attractive woodland. Along the way you'll pass a series of weirs, and little waterfalls with a variety of interesting flora and fauna. View Full Details>>
River Aire47 miles (76 km)Follow the River Aire from Leeds to Malham Tarn on this splendid long distance walk through the Yorkshire Dales. View Full Details>>
River Swale Richmond3 miles (5 km)A short riverside walk from Richmond along the River Swale to the National Trust owned Hudswell Woods. You can start the walk from Richmond Bridge and then pick up the footpaths to Billy Bank Wood, Round Howe and Hudswell Woods. It's a lovely stroll through riverside woodland with bluebells, wild garlic, lesser celandines and wood anemones to look out for. There's lots of wildlife such as chiffchaff, blackcap, garden warblers and a variety of butterflies. View Full Details>>
Rochdale Canal33 miles (53 km)Follow the Rochdale canal from Manchester to Sowerby Bridge on this waterside route through Greater Manchester and Yorkshire. It starts in the city centre of Manchester and runs for about 33 miles through the Pennine Hills. The canal is an excellent way to see the Pennines without too much effort as the towpath is largely flat. View Full Details>>
Roche Abbey1 miles (2 km)Explore the atmospheric ruins of Roche Abbey on this short walk in Maltby. The Grade II listed abbey was founded in 1147 and is now in the care of English Heritage. The abbey is surrounded by attractive grounds with nice footpaths taking you to woodland, ponds and hills. The grounds were landscaped by 'Capability' Brown in the 18th Century and include a pretty stream with four waterfalls. View Full Details>>
Roseberry Topping2 miles (3 km)Climb to the summit of this distinctivehill near Guisborough and enjoy wonderful views across the beautiful North York Moors National Park. The summit has a symbolic half-cone shape and jaggedcliff, which has been likened to the MatterhorninSwitzerland. The area is managed by the National Trust so there are very good footpaths to take you to the summit. View Full Details>>
Rother Valley Country Park3 miles (5 km)Rother Valley Country Park is located near Sheffield and is an excellent place for a peaceful waterside walk or cycle. Here you will find 5 pretty lakes, views of the River Rother and a nature reserve which boasts the recording of over 260 different varieties of birds over the past two decades. View Full Details>>
Rotherham Round Walk25 miles (40 km)This is a circular walk through the countryside around this interesting Yorkshire town. The walk starts at All Saints' Parish Church in the town centre of Rotherham and circles the town on a series of footpaths and country lanes. View Full Details>>
Roundhay Park2 miles (2.5 km)Explore 700 acres of parkland, lakes, woodland and gardens in one of the largest parks Britain. A number of well laid out footpaths run through the park making it ideal for an afternoon stroll. Most of the route below is designed for walkers but National Cycle Network route 677 also runs through the park so you can bring your bike too. View Full Details>>
Ryburn Reservoir and Baitings Reservoir3 miles (4.5 km)This walk visits these two pretty reservoirs near Rishworth in West Yorkshire. As well as lovely views across the water there are some nice woodland sections and views of the River Ryburn which links the two reservoirs. It's a splendid area with the impressive Ryburn Dam and the attractive countryside and hills of the South Pennines making a great backdrop. View Full Details>>
Saltaire6 miles (9 km)This Victorianmodel village and UNESCOWorld Heritage Site is one of the highlights of the Bradford area. The wonderfully preserved village includes the grade II listed Victoria Hall and Salt's Mill with its shops, cafes and galleries. You can explore the village with its wonderful buildings and history before picking up the Leeds and Liverpool Canal towpath to take you to the splendid Bingley 5 rise locks. This route also takes you into the lovely Roberts Park just over the water. The park is grade II listed inEnglish Heritage'sRegister of Parks and Gardens. It links to Shipley Glen where there are nice woodland trails along a pretty beck and the super Shipley Glen Tramway. It is the oldest funicular tramway in the UK. You can ride the railway for a small fee. View Full Details>>
Saltburn Valley Gardens1 miles (2 km)This park overlooks the lovely coastline at Saltburn in Yorkshire. It contains beautiful formal gardens and woodland with fine views of the ocean. There is also a woodland centre, the Albert Memorial, Victorian Gardens and Italian gardens. View Full Details>>
Scaleber Force2 miles (3 km)Visit this beautiful waterfall on this short walk from the Yorkshire town of Settle. The waterfall is about a two mile walk from the town, following the Settle Loop along a series of country lanes and tracks. Although a short distance it is quite a challenging route with the waterfall situated in an elevated position above the town. It's a really beautiful spot with the water cascading down several levels to the deep pool below. View Full Details>>
Scaling Dam2 miles (4 km)This circular walk takes you past Scaling Dam Nature Reserve and around Scaling Reservoir in the North York Moors. The walk starts at the car park at the western end of the reservoir and passes through woodland and around the nature reserve on footpaths and boardwalks. The path then runs along the reservoir through areas of heather, grassland and gorse. View Full Details>>
Scammonden Reservoir2 miles (4 km)A circular walk around the pretty Scammonden Water in Kirklees. There are footpaths alongside the reservoir with nice views of the surrounding countryside, hills and woodland. You will often seen sailboats on the water as there is a sailing club located at the southern end. There is also a car park at the north eastern end of the water. View Full Details>>
Scar House Reservoir4 miles (6 km)This circular walk takes you around Scar House Reservoir to Angram Reservoir in Nidderdale. The reservoir has a well surfaced footpath running around the perimeter and a car park at the eastern end. The surrounding countryside is beautiful with views of the Yorkshire Hills and the River Nidd. View Full Details>>
Scarborough to Filey9 miles (14.5 km)This is a popular coastal walk between these two attractive North Yorkshire towns. It's a particularly beautiful stretch of coast with lovely bays, exhilarating cliff tops, gorgeous beaches and fascinating rock formations. The route is a 9 mile walk on good paths with some moderate climbs along the way. It follows the Cleveland Way National Trail for much of the way. View Full Details>>
Scout Dike, Royd Moor and Ingbirchworth Reservoirs6 miles (9 km)This walk visits these three pretty reservoirs near Barnsley. The route makes use of the Penistone Boundary Walk and the Barnsley Boundary Walk to cross Royd Moor and visit each of the reservoirs in turn. It's a lovely area with the reservoirs surrounded by attractive countryside and views to the surrounding Yorkshire hills. View Full Details>>
Semer Water3 miles (5.5 km)Semer Wateris the second largest natural lake in North Yorkshire, England after Malham Tarn. This lovely walk in the Yorkshire Dales takes you around the pretty lake and through the heart of Raydale. You'll pass rivers, becks, a nature reserve and some beautiful countryside. It's a hidden gem so you should enjoy a peaceful and tranquil walk. View Full Details>>
Settle Loop10 miles (16 km)This circular cycle or walk explores the area surrounding the Yorkshire town of Settle. It's a beautiful area with striking limestone scenery and some challenging climbs with the reward of magnificent far reaching views. The circuit runs for about 10 miles with views of Malham Tarn, Yorkshire's Three Peaks and Attermire Scar. At the eastern end of the route you have the option of continuing on to the splendid Malham Tarn Estate. Here you can enjoy cycling and walking trails around the beautiful glacial lake and enjoy a climb to Fountains Fell. View Full Details>>
Sheffield Botanical Gardens1 miles (1 km)Enjoy an easy stroll around these beautiful gardens in Sheffield. The gardens have miles of lovely paths to follow through the extensive grounds. The gardens cover 19 acres with 5,000 species of plants, manicured lawns, ornate fountains and theGrade II listed glass pavilions. Highlights include the Herbaceous walk with stunning herbaceous borders on both sides of the path. The plants and trees are set out in displays from the continents they come from with information boards to explain them. There is a nice cafe to relax in after your walk. View Full Details>>
Sheffield Canal4 miles (6 km)Follow the towpath of the Sheffield Canal on this waterside walk in Yorkshire. The canal runs from the Sheffield Canal Basin in the city centre to Tinsley, next to the Meadowhall centre. Along the way there are a number of locks and stone bridges. It's quite a narrow towpath so it's probably best suited for walkers. The canal featured in the opening scene of the 1997 filmThe Full Monty. View Full Details>>
Sheffield Country Walk53 miles (85 km)Explore the countryside around the city of Sheffield on this interesting circular walk. There's some truly splendid Peak District scenery to enjoy including views of Damflask Reservoir (video below), Agden Reservoir and Dale Dike Reservoir. You also pass Rother Valley Country Park and Stanage Edge - a popular spot for climbers. View Full Details>>
Sheffield Round Walk15 miles (24 km)This circular walk takes you on a tour of the parks, countryside, woods, waterways and villages surrounding the Yorkshire city of Sheffield. The walk is signposted and runs for about 14 miles so can be completed in a day. View Full Details>>
Shibden Park1 miles (2 km)This delightful country park in Halifax is the perfect place for a peaceful afternoon stroll View Full Details>>
Shipley Glen2 miles (3 km)Enjoy a short walk through this delightful glen near Bradford. Shipley Glen lies just to the north of the Yorkshire town of Shipley. It's a short walk from the train station or you could park on Glen Road. View Full Details>>
Shipley to Steeton11 miles (18 km)A nice and easy 11 1/2 mile cycle ride along the Leeds Liverpool canal, taking in the mills of Saltaire and the 3 & 5 rise locks at Bingley View Full Details>>
Silton Forest5 miles (8 km)Enjoy miles of mountain bike trails and footpaths in this large coniferous forest on the North York Moors. You can park on Moor Lane near to the village of Nether Stilton to start your exercise. A cycling and walking trail then runs to the north of the forest along National Cycle Network Route 65. The tracks are great for mountain bikers with berms, humps, tight turns and drops. View Full Details>>
Six Dales Trail38 miles (61 km)This stunning walk passes through six of the beautiful Yorkshire Dales - Wharfedale, Washburndale, Nidderdale, Colsterdale, Coverdale, and Wensleydale. View Full Details>>
Skipton Castle2 miles (2.5 km)Explore the grounds and woods surrounding this medieval castle in North Yorkshire. The walk takes you along the river which runs past the castle and then into the nearby Skipton Woods where you'll find pleasant woodland trails. You then head up to Park Hill where there are great views of the town and castle. You can also explore the castle grounds with the Tudor courtyard, 12th-century chapel, Conduit Courtand twin-towered Norman gatehouse. View Full Details>>
Skipwith Common5 miles (7.5 km)This large open space near Selby has three colour coded, waymarked walks to try. There's 270 hectares of open heath, ponds, reed-bed and woodland to explore on miles of trails. The common is a nature reserve so look out for a wide variety of flora and fauna. Of particular note are the Exmoor ponies and a herd of wildfallow deerandroe deer. There are also a number of rare plants, including the unusual sundew, which is only found in the peat bogs and damp moorland of the common. The site includes boardwalks and viewing platforms from which to conveniently observe the plantlife and wildlife. View Full Details>>
Sledmere House3 miles (5 km)Explore the beautiful Capability Brown designed park surrounding this fine Georgiancountry house near Driffield. Well laid out footpaths take you through woodland, parkland and gardens. In the walled garden you can see 30,000 tulips while in the grounds there's red deer, yew topiary and a ha ha. There is also aknot garden and a paved sculpture court. It's a fabulous place for a peaceful stroll with 960 acres of parkland to explore. View Full Details>>
Spen Valley Greenway8 miles (13 km)This splendid cycling and walking route runs along a disused railway line from Dewsbury to Oakenshaw near Bradford. The path is well surfaced and entirely traffic free. As such it is ideal for families with young children or anyone looking for a nice easy ride or walk. View Full Details>>
Spen Way Heritage Trail21 miles (34 km)Follow the Spen Way through the beautiful West Yorkshire countryside on this splendid walk. View Full Details>>
Sprotbrough Falls4 miles (6 km)This walk visits the popular Sprotbrough Falls before heading to the nearby Sprotbrough Flash Nature Reserve on the River Don, near Doncaster. The area is popular with local walkers due to its natural beauty. It includes locks, weirs, woodland trails and lots of wildlife to look out for. View Full Details>>
Spurn Point8 miles (13 km)This walk explores the splendid Spurn Point National Nature Reserve on the tip of the coast of theEast Riding of Yorkshire. The narrow sandspit stretches for over 3 miles into the theHumberestuary. It's a special place, perfect for a coastal walk or cycle with dramatic scenery and huge variety of wildlife. There's much to enjoy with pretty beaches, sand-dunes, marshland and the striking effects of the changing tides. View Full Details>>
Standedge Trail12 miles (19 km)A lovely circular walk through Kirklees. The path starts off at Marsden, near the railway station, and heads towards Diggle before turning round and returning to Marsden. The route crosses the wonderful Marsden Moor Estate with its heather moorland and far reaching views over the Pennines and the Peak District. You'll pass near Black Moss and Redbrook Reservoir and enjoy a canal side stretch towards the end of the route. You'll also pass the noteworthy Standedge Tunnels. The canal tunnel was opened in 1811 and is the longest and highest canal tunnel in the United Kingdom. View Full Details>>
Stoodley Pike7 miles (11 km)This circular walk takes you to the Stoodley Pike monument from Todmorden. It makes use of the Calderdale Way and the Pennine Way to take you to the monument before returning to Todmorden along the Rochdale Canal. View Full Details>>
Studley Park and Fountains Abbey4 miles (7 km)This marvellous attraction boasts 800 acres of beautiful parkland set in the Yorkshire countryside. Explore the beautiful landscaped Georgian water garden of Studley Royal, before heading to the fascinating 12th-century Fountains Abbey. Look out for beautiful statues, follies and the many resident deer in the deer park. The ancient corn mill, the 17th century Fountains Hall and the Victorian Gothic church are also well worth a look. View Full Details>>
Sutton Bank and the Kilburn White Horse6 miles (9 km)This challenging circular walk in the North York Moors visits the Kilburn White Horse, the lovely Gormire Lake and the scar at Sutton Bank. View Full Details>>
Swinsty Reservoir3 miles (5 km)This is a nice, easy circular walk around Swinsty Reservoir in the Yorkshire Dales. The path is well surfaced and largely flat making the walk suitable for all abilities. View Full Details>>
Tabular Hills Walk48 miles (77 km)This long distance trail takes you across the southern boundary of the North York Moors National Park. The waymarked path takes you from the coast at Scarborough to Helmsley in the Ryedale district of North Yorkshire. View Full Details>>
Thirsk4 miles (7 km)Enjoy a pleasant riverside stroll through this small market town, on this circular walk. Thirsk is an attractive town with alargemedievalmarket square and some interesting Georgian architecture.The rushing waters of the Cod Beck River and fine views towards the Hambleton Hills and Yorkshire Dales make it a fine place for a walk. View Full Details>>
Thorp Perrow Arboretum1 miles (2 km)Explore 100 acres of woodland, gardens and lakes in this beautiful arboretum nearBedaleinNorth Yorkshire. It's perfect for an easy afternoon stroll with a series of good footpaths including tree trails, a nature trail and a children's trail. There's lovely grassy paths, glades, bays, and avenues connecting the different sections of the arboretum. There's a wonderful collection of rare trees and plants from China, Japan, North America, Chile, and Europe. In spring there are daffodils,wild flowersand bluebells while in the summer the hydrangeasare in full bloom. In autumn the colours of the trees create a spectacular natural fireworks display. View Full Details>>
Thruscross Reservoir5 miles (8 km)This is a delightful waterside walk around Thruscross Reservoir in the Yorkshire Dales. It's a beautiful area with the tranquil waters of the reservoir surrounded by peaceful woodland and beautiful countryside. View Full Details>>
Thrybergh Country Park2 miles (2.7 km)Enjoy a waterside walk around Thrybergh Reservoir in this beautiful country park in Rotherham. The park has 170 species of wildflower and plants, 200 species of birds and 20 species of mammals. It is surrounded by some truly lovely Yorkshire countryside making for a splendid short stroll. View Full Details>>
Todmorden Centenary Way22 miles (35 km)This is a splendid circular walk through the beautiful Calder Valley in Yorkshire View Full Details>>
Towton Battlefield4 miles (6.2 km)This historical walk explores the site of the Battle of Towtonwhich was fought on 29 March 1461 near the Yorkshire village of Towton. It was a significant battle during the EnglishWars of the Roses,fought between the houses ofLancasterandYorkfor control of theEnglish throne. The battle resulted in an overwhelming victory for the Yorkists and a subsequent change of monarchs, with the victorEdward of York (becoming King Edward IV)displacingHenry VIas king. View Full Details>>
Trans Pennine Trail215 miles (346 km)This terrific walking and cycling trail runs from coast to coast across northern England entirely on surfaced paths. It starts on the Yorkshire coast at Hornsea and passes through Yorkshire, Derbyshire and Greater Manchester before finishing on the Merseyside coast at Southport. View Full Details>>
Troller's Gill7 miles (11.5 km)This walk takes you to the wonderfullimestonegorge of Troller's Gill in Wharfedale in the Yorkshire Dales. The walk starts in Burnsall and heads along the River Wharfe and the Dales Way to Haugh. Here you turn north and head to Skyreholme along the Fir Beck. Soon after you come to the splendid Parceval Hall Gardens. This Grade II listed manor house has 24 acres of formal and woodland gardens to explore and is an added bonus on the walk. View Full Details>>
Twistleton Scar5 miles (8 km)Enjoy wonderful views towards Ingleborough and Whernside on this circular walk in the Yorkshire Dales. It's a moderate walk with great limestone scenery and views of the surrounding hills. You can start and finish the walk from the pretty village of Chapel-le-Dale. View Full Details>>
Ulley Country Park1 miles (2 km)Enjoy a short walk or cycle around the beautiful Ulley Reservoir near Rotherham. There are lovely paved paths around the reservoir and fanatastic views of the surrounding Yorkshire countryside. View Full Details>>
Urra Moor6 miles (9 km)Urra Moor is the highest moor in the North York Moors and an atmospheric and beautiful place for a walk. This route takes you to the high point at Round Hill which reaches a height of 454 metres (1,454 ft) above sea level. There's some wonderful moorland scenery with the lovely purple heather in the late summer months. There's also far reaching views across the national park from the elevated position of the moor. View Full Details>>
Wainstones2 miles (4 km)Climb Hasty Bank Hill and visit the fascinating Wainstones on this circular walk in the North York Moors. The Wainstones are a series of sandstone rocky outcrops with a number of interesting Bronze Age carvings. They are located near the village of Great Broughton and make for a splendid walking destination. View Full Details>>
Wainwright's Coast to Coast183 miles (294 km)Travel from the west coast of England to the east along this breathtaking route devised by Alfred Wainwright. The walk passes through three of England's most beautiful National Parks taking you on a tour of some of the most incredible scenery in the country. View Full Details>>
Wakefield Canal9 miles (14 km)Follow the Wakefield Branch of the Aire and Calder Navigation Canal from Wakefield to Castelford on this waterside walk in West Yorkshire. The towpath is quite open for much of the way so there are nice wide ranging views of some beautiful countryside to enjoy. The route finishes at Castlefield railway station so you can return easily by public transport. View Full Details>>
Walshaw Dean Reservoir4 miles (7 km)This walk makes use of a section of the Pennine Way to take you along this series of pretty reservoirs in Calderdale. There's some splendid moorland scenery and waterside paths along the reservoirs. View Full Details>>
Walton Hall Park3 miles (5 km)A walk around the pretty parkland surrounding Walton Hall in Wakefield. Walton Hall isa Georgian mansion on an island surrounded by its own lake. The walk takes you past the lake, into the woodland of Haw Park and then along the Barnsley Canal. View Full Details>>
Way of the Roses170 miles (274 km)This fabulous 170 mile national cycle network route takes you right across the country from west to east coast along off road paths and quiet country roads. View Full Details>>
Wentworth Woodhouse6 miles (9.5 km)Explore the extensive parkland and gardens surrounding this Grade I listedcountry housein the village ofWentworth, nearRotherham. View Full Details>>
West Burton Falls5 miles (8 km)This circular walk visits the delightful Wensleydale village of West Burton before exploring the waterfalls, rivers, countryside and woodland surrounding the settlement. The village is something of a hidden gem of the Yorkshire Dales with a pretty village green surrounded by attractive cottages. View Full Details>>
Westwood Country Park2 miles (4 km)This pretty country park is located near Wentworth and Rotherham in Yorkshire View Full Details>>
Wharncliffe Woods9 miles (15 km)Enjoy miles of cycling and walking trails through this large wooded area near Rotherham. The route starts at the Woodhead road car park and follows the Trans Pennine Trail north through the woods towards Wortley. You then double back on the same trail before heading towards Wharncliffe Crags and Wharncliffe Nature Reserve. Here you can find heather, scrub and bracken with a variety of wildlife including nightjar,linnet,viviparous lizardandgreen tiger beetle. There are also streams and tranquil ponds to enjoy on your tour of the woods. View Full Details>>
Whernside8 miles (13 km)Climb to the highest point in North Yorkshire on this challenging walk in the Yorkshire Dales. Whernside is one of the Yorkshire Three Peaks, with the others being Ingleborough and Pen y ghent. View Full Details>>
Whitby to Robin's Hood Bay6 miles (10 km)This coastal walk follows a popular section of the Cleveland Way from Whitby to Robin's Hood Bay. It's a beautiful stretch of coast with pretty bays and cliff top views. The walk runs for about 7 miles on generally good, waymarked footpaths. View Full Details>>
Widdop Reservoir4 miles (6 km)Widdop Reservoir is located near Hebden Bridge in Yorkshire. This circular walk takes you around the reservoir and through some stunning scenery. You begin at the Clough Foot car park and follow Graining Water to the reservoir. You then climb to Great Edge Bottom and Flaugh Hill with great views of the reservoir and surrounding countryside. You return via Scar Hollow and Cludders Slack using the Pennine Bridleway long distance walking route. View Full Details>>
Wilberforce Way60 miles (97 km)Follow the Wilberforce Way from Hull to York on this walk created in memory of Hull's most famous son, William Wilberforce the Slave abolitionist.
You start at the Deep Aquarium, on the River Humber in Hull and head north along the River Hull to Beverley, with its magnificent Minster. You then head west along a dismantled railway to Market Weighton and then onto Pocklington, where Wilberforce went to school. A waterside section along the Pocklington canal then takes you to Elvington before the final section from Wheldrake to York. This section passes the University of York before joining the River Ouse and finishing at York Minster. View Full Details>>
Winscar Reservoir3 miles (5 km)Enjoy a cycle or walk along the beautiful Winscar Reservoir in the Peak District. The reservoir is ideal for a short, easy cycle or walk using the waterside tarmac path on the eastern side. The surrounding scenery of the Peak District makes a wonderful backdrop. View Full Details>>
Wintersett Reservoir2 miles (2.5 km)This pretty reservoir near Wakefield has a nice walking trail running along the western side of the water. There's a car park at the northern end of the reservoir where you can start your walk. The trail runs through woodland passing the adjacent Cold Hiendley Reservoir on the way. There's great views across the water to the lovely surrounding Yorkshire countryside. View Full Details>>
Withens Clough Reservoir2 miles (3 km)Enjoy an easy circular walk around this attractive reservoir in the south Pennines. There is a good footpath running around the perimeter of the water with great views of the pretty countryside of Withens Clough and the Stoodley Pike Monument. View Full Details>>
Wombwell Wood1 miles (2 km)Enjoy a peaceful walk around these pretty woods near Barnsley. In the centre of the wood there's a lovely large pond with a stream. There are a number of trails taking you through the semi-natural broadleaf woodland. Look out for carpets of Bluebells in the spring and a variety of wildlife including skylarks, meadow pipits, woodpeckers and kestrels. There's a car park just off Woodhead Lane where you can start your walk. From here you can pick up a footpath to the pond and the rest of the site. The woods are also located very close to Wombwell train station too. View Full Details>>
Worsbrough Mill Country Park2 miles (2.5 km)This splendid park includes a 17th Century working water mill set in 240 acres of lovely parkland. The park includes cycling and walking paths taking your around the 60 acre reservoir. You can also tour the mill and learn about the milling process and the history of the mill. View Full Details>>
Wykeham Forest4 miles (6 km)This large forest in the North York Moors has miles of walking trails and a mountain bike trail. Cyclists can also follow the many country lanes that run through the woods. The woods consist mainly of pinetrees with some great viewpoints to visit. The Raptor viewpoint overlooks Troutsdaleand is a popular spot for birdwatchers looking for birds of prey such as Buzzards and Crossbills. From the High Wood Brow viewpoint there are great views over the River Derwent Valley. View Full Details>>
Wyming Brook1 miles (1.5 km)Enjoy a waterside walk along the pretty Wyming Brook on this walk near Sheffield. The footpath takes you through peaceful woodland with a babbling brook, mossy crags, stone steps and wooden bridges. You can start your walk from the car park off Redmires Road just north of the lower reservoir and the Redmires woodland plantation. You then head north through the reserve to Rivelin Dams. The walk could also be started from the Rivelin Lower Reservoir car park and completed from north to south. View Full Details>>
Yeadon Tarn1 miles (1.5 km)Enjoy an easy circular walk around this pretty lake in Leeds. There's a nice surfaced footpath running around the perimeter of the tarn for just under a mile. Look out for various water loving birds on the water. View Full Details>>
Yearsley Woods2 miles (4 km)These expansive woods in the Howardian Hills have mountain bike trails and footpaths to try. The woods are quite hilly on the north western side so there's good opportunities for some fast descents for cyclists. There's also good wide footpaths leading to a large picturesque pond and a couple of smaller ponds. Look out for a variety of woodland birds as you make your way along the paths. View Full Details>>
York Millennium Way23 miles (37 km)A circular walk around the outskirts of this historic city View Full Details>>
York River Walk2 miles (3.5 km)Enjoy an easy walk along the River Ouse on this waterside route through York. You'll visit the splendid Rowntree Park, York Millennium Bridge, Tower Gardens and York Castle. There's also views of the famous York City Walls parts of which date from Roman times. View Full Details>>
York to Selby16 miles (25 km)This lovely cycle and walk route starts on the banks of the River Ouse in the city of York and follows the Trans Pennine Trail and the York to Selby Railway Path south to Selby.
This mostly flat, off road route is ideal for a relaxing afternoon's cycling or walking and has views of York racecourse and the River Ouse. View Full Details>>
Yorkshire Three Peaks25 miles (40 km)Visit the famous Yorkshire Dales three peaks of Pen y ghent, Whernside and Ingleborough on this challenging circular walk. The three peaks challenge is a popular walk with those raising money for charities. You can also join an organised group walk, see the link below for more details. View Full Details>>

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