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Notton and Newmillerdam Circular
distance 9.4km Vertical gain +64m Vertical drop -61m Durée 2h50 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Notton - West Yorkshire

This an easy, relatively flat circular walk south of Wakefield. It makes use of a disused railway line and the Newmillerdam Country Park - beautiful woodlands and rolling countryside.

distance 14.32km Vertical gain +346m Vertical drop -354m Durée 5h05 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Holme Valley - West Yorkshire

The South Pennines are part of the Peak District National Park and this walk explores the moors to the west of Holme. The route uses well trodden paths and tracks and offers some fine views during the course of the walk.

Walking Luddenden Foot Circular ( Download : )
distance 12.33km Vertical gain +356m Vertical drop -356m Durée 4h30 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in West Yorkshire

This Calderdale walk takes you into an area that was once a dense hive of mills and industry: spinning, carding and weaving. Today much of the industry has long since departed and you can enjoy the scenic highlights of this area.

distance 10.82km Vertical gain +202m Vertical drop -184m Durée 3h40 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Haworth' Cross Roads and Stanbury - West Yorkshire

Top Withins is an excellent objective for a walk from Haworth in the South Pennines. The Brontë family have strong associations with Haworth and this walk onto the moors perhaps gives you the chance to experience the landscape that dominated their writing.

Walking Around Ackworth and Hessle ( Download : )
distance 6.47km Vertical gain +40m Vertical drop -47m Durée 2h00 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Ackworth - West Yorkshire

A circular walk around Ackworth. You'll pass The Dando Way, Brackenhill Quarries, Constitution Hill, Hessle Hall and Water Mill.

distance 4.56km Vertical gain +20m Vertical drop -21m Durée 1h20 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Upton (West Yorkshire) - West Yorkshire

A short circular walk from Upton Country Park car park.

distance 2.15km Vertical gain +13m Vertical drop -13m Durée 0h40 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Upton (West Yorkshire) - West Yorkshire

A short circular walk from Upton Country Park car park.

Walking North Elmsall Hall Farm ( Download : )
distance 2.61km Vertical gain +5m Vertical drop -5m Durée 0h45 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Upton (West Yorkshire) - West Yorkshire

A short circular walk from Upton Country Park car park.

distance 4.78km Vertical gain +5m Vertical drop -5m Durée 1h25 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in West Yorkshire

A short circular walk along River Aire and through open fields.

distance 4.04km Vertical gain +15m Vertical drop -16m Durée 1h10 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in West Yorkshire

Lovely circular walk along the River Aire from Ferrybridge.

distance 2.03km Vertical gain +17m Vertical drop -17m Durée 0h40 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in West Yorkshire

The ideal route to do your 30 minutes of walks by day.

distance 4.54km Vertical gain +37m Vertical drop -36m Durée 1h25 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in West Yorkshire

A nice and easy circular walk around Airedale Square.

distance 4.79km Vertical gain +33m Vertical drop -28m Durée 1h30 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Featherstone (West Yorkshire) - West Yorkshire

Lovely walk from Purston Park to Castle Syke Hill.

distance 2.34km Vertical gain +13m Vertical drop -13m Durée 0h40 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Featherstone (West Yorkshire) - West Yorkshire

A short and easy circular walk from Featherstone Library.

Walking Featherstone Library ( Download : )
distance 3.27km Vertical gain +10m Vertical drop -10m Durée 1h00 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Featherstone (West Yorkshire) - West Yorkshire

A short and easy circular walk around Featherstone Library.

distance 1.73km Vertical gain +6m Vertical drop -6m Durée 0h30 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Featherstone (West Yorkshire) - West Yorkshire

A short walk around a playing field in Featherstone.

distance 1.81km Vertical gain +7m Vertical drop -7m Durée 0h30 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Featherstone (West Yorkshire) - West Yorkshire

A quick and lovely walk to (re)discover Featherstone.

distance 3.03km Vertical gain +16m Vertical drop -16m Durée 0h55 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Crofton - West Yorkshire

Much of the walk takes place over an area of restored opencast mineral workings.

distance 4.18km Vertical gain +15m Vertical drop -15m Durée 1h15 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Crofton - West Yorkshire

Nice walk with superb views of the East Pennines from the top of Windmill Hill.

distance 4.18km Vertical gain +18m Vertical drop -18m Durée 1h15 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Crofton - West Yorkshire

An easy, circular walk, mainly on roadside pavements and good footpaths with some field side grass walking.

distance 3.72km Vertical gain +25m Vertical drop -24m Durée 1h10 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Walton (West Yorkshire)-1 - West Yorkshire

Nice walk from Walton along railways and through Walton Colliery Nature Park.

Walking The Balk ( Download : )
distance 2.6km Vertical gain +23m Vertical drop -23m Durée 0h50 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Walton (West Yorkshire)-1 - West Yorkshire

Nice and easy walk passing by The Walton War Memorial and using mostly the Wakefield Way.

distance 4.71km Vertical gain +32m Vertical drop -25m Durée 1h25 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Walton (West Yorkshire)-1 - West Yorkshire

Lovely walk from Walton to Haw Park using Trans-Pennine Trail.

distance 2.73km Vertical gain +33m Vertical drop -33m Durée 0h50 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in West Yorkshire

An easy walk mainly on roadside pavements and green footpaths alongside field edges.

Walking Healey Old Mills ( Download : )
distance 4.48km Vertical gain +69m Vertical drop -69m Durée 1h30 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in West Yorkshire

An easy circular walk, mainly on roadside pavements and green footpaths alongside field edges.

distance 2.93km Vertical gain +13m Vertical drop -13m Durée 0h50 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in West Yorkshire

An easy, circular walk, mainly on pavements and good footpaths.

Walking The Wakefield Way ( Download : )
distance 120.36km Vertical gain +954m Vertical drop -998m Durée 11 days Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Wintersett - West Yorkshire

The Wakefield Way is a 70 mile walk around the Wakefield Metropolitan District. It takes the walker through attractive undulating countryside of fields and woodland, stretches of water, country estates, charming villages and unexpected views. The walk visits places of historical interest and sites of Wakefield’s industrial past.

distance 10.79km Vertical gain +57m Vertical drop -52m Durée 3h15 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in South Kirkby and Moorthorpe - West Yorkshire

Easy walk from Henswmorth Bypass to Anglers Country Park using mostly Wakefield Way.

distance 12.04km Vertical gain +125m Vertical drop -93m Durée 3h50 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in South Elmsall - West Yorkshire

Nice walk from South Elmsall to Hemsworth Bypass passing by fields, hills and parks.

distance 9.82km Vertical gain +74m Vertical drop -80m Durée 3h00 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Thorpe Audlin - West Yorkshire

Thorpe Audlin to South Elmsall Station using mostly Wakefield Way.

distance 12.19km Vertical gain +47m Vertical drop -75m Durée 3h35 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in West Yorkshire

From Pontefract to Thorpe Audlin using mostly the Wakefield Way.

Walking Castleford to Pontefract ( Download : )
distance 7.31km Vertical gain +59m Vertical drop -11m Durée 2h15 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in West Yorkshire

An easy linear walk from Castleford Bus Station to Pontefract Bus Station.

Walking Stanley to Castleford ( Download : )
distance 13.13km Vertical gain +11m Vertical drop -35m Durée 3h45 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in West Yorkshire

A nice and easy walk mostly on Wakefield Way and along the Aire & Calder Navigation.

Walking Kirkhamgate to Stanley ( Download : )
distance 11.58km Vertical gain +80m Vertical drop -142m Durée 3h30 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in West Yorkshire

A nice walk from Kirkhamgate to Stanley using Wakefield Way.

distance 9.9km Vertical gain +129m Vertical drop -72m Durée 3h10 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Sitlington - West Yorkshire

Nice walk from Horbury Bridge along River Calder to Kirkhamgate using mainly Wakefield Way and Kirkless Way.

distance 13.75km Vertical gain +186m Vertical drop -269m Durée 4h30 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in West Bretton - West Yorkshire

Starting from Bretton Country Park Visitor Centre, this walk will lead you to Horbury Bridge through woodland, Overton and Middlestown.

distance 9.75km Vertical gain +62m Vertical drop -80m Durée 3h00 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Wintersett - West Yorkshire

Nice walk from Anglers Country Park to Notton passing by wood, hill and dam.

distance 10.1km Vertical gain +124m Vertical drop -89m Durée 3h15 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Notton - West Yorkshire

Lovely walk from Notton to West Bretton Country Park passing on some Wakefield Way section.

distance 3.44km Vertical gain +44m Vertical drop -44m Durée 1h05 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in West Yorkshire

A circular walk from the Maypole and around Gawthorpe.

distance 3.96km Vertical gain +30m Vertical drop -30m Durée 1h15 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Crigglestone - West Yorkshire

A circular walk in Pugneys Country Park to the Sandal Castle and back passing on the other side of the lake.

distance 5.26km Vertical gain +40m Vertical drop -35m Durée 1h35 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Crigglestone - West Yorkshire

A circular walk in Pugneys Country Park and around Sandal Castle.

distance 2.98km Vertical gain +22m Vertical drop -30m Durée 0h55 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in West Yorkshire

A circular walk passing by Red Hall and Wrenthorpe Park.

distance 3.86km Vertical gain +7m Vertical drop -7m Durée 1h05 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in West Yorkshire

The Stanley Marsh Nature Reserve is small but contains a wide variety of habitats and can be enjoyed in any season of the year.

distance 4.43km Vertical gain +4m Vertical drop -4m Durée 1h15 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in West Yorkshire

A walk in Southern Washlands Nature Reserve with its lakes, beautiful trees, wildlife and excellent views of the River Calder.

distance 3.21km Vertical gain +12m Vertical drop -12m Durée 0h55 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in West Yorkshire

Nice walk along Aire and Calder Navigation and Park Hill.

Walking Around Newmillerdam ( Download : )
distance 4.7km Vertical gain +37m Vertical drop -36m Durée 1h25 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Crigglestone - West Yorkshire

Easy walk around the Newmillerdam and Bushcliff Wood.

distance 8.11km Vertical gain +63m Vertical drop -69m Durée 2h30 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Crigglestone - West Yorkshire

Easy walk around the Newmillerdam and Chapelthorpe.

distance 5.81km Vertical gain +44m Vertical drop -42m Durée 1h45 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Warmfield cum Heath - West Yorkshire

This walk start at the large common at Heath, then take you along footpath and bridleways to the smaller commons at Warmfields, Goosehill and Kirkthorp where you can discover the hidden gems such as pond at Goosehill or the village stocks, last used in the 1860's, at Kirkthorp.

distance 1.83km Vertical gain +23m Vertical drop -23m Durée 0h35 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in West Yorkshire

A circular walk from St George’s Centre passing by Mormon Church.

distance 1.76km Vertical gain +19m Vertical drop -19m Durée 0h35 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in West Yorkshire

A circular walk with superb panoramic views from the top of the hill.