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Best trails in West Yorkshire

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Trying to find the best West Yorkshire trails? AllTrails has 185 great hiking trails, trail running trails, mountain biking trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. If you're looking for the best trails around Leeds, Hebden Bridge or Keighley, we've got you covered. Ready for some activity? There are 104 moderate trails in West Yorkshire ranging from 0.7 to 31.9 miles and from 75 to 1,952 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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Map of trails in West Yorkshire
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#1 - Marsden Moor Walk
Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, England
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Length: 8.4 mi • Est. 4 h 19 m
#2 - Digley and Goodbent Lodge Circular Walk
Peak District National Park
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Length: 7.1 mi • Est. 2 h 52 m
This walk has lots of open scenery and views! Show more
#3 - Thruscross Reservoir Circular Walk
Yorkshire Dales National Park
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Length: 4.9 mi • Est. 1 h 58 m
#4 - Ogden Reservoir
Ogden Water Country Park
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Length: 3.1 mi • Est. 1 h 35 m
#5 - The Dales Way Day 1
Yorkshire Dales National Park
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Length: 15.7 mi • Est. 7 h 41 m
#6 - Bronte Waterfalls
Keighley, West Yorkshire, England
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Length: 3.6 mi • Est. 1 h 47 m
A circular walk around the Penistone Hill Country Park, the Bronte Waterfall, Bronte Bridge and the village of Stanbury. The walk is along fairly well defined paths across moorland with carpets of heather covering the hillsides. Whilst most of the route is along good paths there are sections near Bronte Waterfall which are down rocky steps which together with several kissing gates make the walk unsuitable for pushchairs. The moors are used for grazing sheep making it important to keep dogs under control. Show more
#7 - Leeds Country Way and Ebor Way
Harewood Park
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Length: 10.8 mi • Est. 5 h 18 m
#8 - The Switzerland of Yorkshire Circular
Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, England
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Length: 9.3 mi • Est. 4 h 48 m
Hebden Dale was once known as 'The Switzerland of Yorkshire'. This route starting from Hebden Bridge station briefly follows the Rochdale canal before climbing the steep Cuckoo steps and the escarpment edge of Colden Clough to reach fascinating Heptonstall. It is then downhill to New Bridge in Hebden Dale to follow the valley to Gibson Mill before climbing again to Walshaw and the edge of the open moorland into the next valley of Crimsworth Dean. The route of the Haworth to Hebden Bridge Walk is used for the return. Lets get clear a little of the local naming. Hardcastle Crags is the name by which everyone knows the valley of Hebden Dale through which flows Hebden Water. This deep cut vale is richly wooded and abundant in wildlife. At Heptonstall it is most unusual to find two churches in one churchyard. The original church, dedicated to the martyred archbishop St. Thomas a' Becket, was damaged in a storm in 1847. Rather than having it repaired, a new church was built alongside instead. In the old churchyard is the gravestone of David Hartley, who was a notorious counterfeiter of coins. He was so successful that he almost succeeded in destabilising the country's currency. Hartley was hanged in York in 1770. Heptonstall was of greater importance than Hebden Bridge until the Industrial Revolution. The main street of Towngate is reminiscent of Howarth, the home of the Bronte sisters, but without the crowds! Gibson Mill is a one time cotton mill built in 1800, it closed in the 1890's becoming a curiously sited dance hall and even a roller-skating rink in the mid 20th century. Today the whole area is NT owned - cafe, visitor centre and shop. Tours of the mill are available with a guide. In Hebden Bridge there are many points of interest some of which are - The Old Packhorse Bridge dated 1510, St George's Bridge erected in 1892 and made in cast iron alongside which is the chimney of Bridge Mill, then there is  St. George's Square where the sundial sculpture installed in 2008, represents a knife used for cutting the grooves in 'fustian' cloth. Finally the Rochdale Canal has great charm. The Hebden Bridge Canal Basin was built in 1893 as a loading bay for boats, today it is a Marina alongside is the tourist information centre.Show more
#9 - Eccup Reservoir
Leeds, West Yorkshire, England
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Length: 5.5 mi • Est. 2 h 36 m
This trail is a good place for beginner hikers (under two hours taking it at a leisurely pace with stop offs). The reservoir is fenced off, and you don’t get to see much of it other than at the eastern point. Show more
#10 - Ilkley Moor Circular Walk
Ilkley, West Yorkshire, England
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Length: 2.4 mi • Est. 1 h 18 m
From Cow and Calf car park to Rocky Valley, White Wells and Ilkley Tarn This is an easy walk, but you can make it much longer. If you have young children with you, they will enjoy scrambling on the rocks at Cow and Calf, playing in the rock-strewn streams, hiding behind the rocks in Rocky Valley, seeing the plunge pool at White Wells and feeding the ducks on Ilkley Tarn.Show more
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