organised walkes viewpoints points of interest etc in West Yorkshire
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Country Parks, Walks & Viewpoints in West Yorkshire

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West Yorkshire Country Parks, Walks & Viewpoints

National Trust Marsden Moor Estate

The Old Goods Yard, Station Road, Marsden, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, HD7 6DH
Tel: 01484 847016    Fax: 01484 847071

The estate, covering nearly 2,429ha (5,685 acres) of unenclosed common moorland and almost surrounding the village of Marsden, takes in the northern part of the Peak District National Park, with valleys, reservoirs, peaks and crags, as well as archaeological remains dating from pre-Roman times to the great engineering structures of the canal and railway ages.

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Shibden Park

Godley Lane, Halifax, West Yorkshire, HX3 6XG
Tel: 01422 352246      E-mail:

Halifax's most popular park covering an area of around 30 Hectares. Facilities available include: a boating lake, miniature railway, pitch & putt, children's play area (and paddling pool during 6 week school hols), orienteering course, sports pitch, and woodland walks. (Note: some facilities may be seasonal/chargeable). There are a number of special events, particularly in Summer. Car Parking is available.

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Colne Valley Circular Walk

Starting from the Colne Valley Museum, Golcar, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire

The Colne Valley Circular Walk is a delightful 12-mile walk which explores the countryside and character of this valley that has been shaped by the textile industry, canals and other historic routes across the Pennines. The route starts from the Colne Valley Museum in Golcar, makes its way through Linthwaite and along the south side of the valley to Marsden. Climbing out of Marsden it returns to Golcar along the North of the valley. A guidebook is available from Tourist Information Centres.

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Holme Valley Circular Walk

Starting from Berry Brow, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire:

The Holme Valley Circular Walk takes in a wide variety of scenery from quiet villages and rolling fields to wooded valleys. There are panoramic views from the many vantage points along the route, including historic Castle Hill with views over Huddersfield and the surrounding countryside. The full route totals 24-miles, but divides into 13 short sections. A guidebook is available from Tourist Information Centres.

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The Brontë Way

Starting from Oakwell Hall, Gomersal, Cleckheaton, West Yorkshire

The Brontë Way gets you on the trail of the famous sisters. This literary themed route links Kirklees' Brontë connections at Oakwell Hall and Red House before continuing to other sites associated with the famous sisters in Calderdale. The 40-mile route continues on to Haworth and ends at Gawthorpe Hall near Burnley.

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The Kirklees Way

Huddersfield, West Yorkshire

The 72-mile Kirklees Way encircles the entire district providing a challenging route through the full range of scenery that this part of Pennine Yorkshire has to offer. If that's all a bit too much, the route splits easily into 12 more manageable day trips. A guide to the route is available from Tourist Information Centres.

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Brighouse Canal Basin

Brighouse, West Yorkshire

In the 18th century, this small textile village was transformed into a canal port; with the creation of the Calder & Hebble Navigation (part river, part canal). The Navigation was built, between 1758 and 1770, by John Smeaton, the famous engineer who built the Eddystone Lighthouse. The canal basin has been restored, with Prince Charles unveiling a plaque to commemorate a new canalside walk in 1991. The canal towpath at Brighouse is an excellent place to join the Calderdale Way.

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Hardcastle Crags (NT)

Hollin Hall Office, Hardcastle Crags, Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, HX7 7AP
Tel: 01422 844518    Fax: 01422 841026

Wooded valley with deep rocky ravines and tumbling streams, waymarked trails, discovery walks and events. Orienteering course available (bookable in advance). Riverside walks beside Hebden Water take you through varied deciduous woodland and past a 19thC cotton mill - Gibson Mill.

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