Walks and Cycling

Walks & Cycling

Weekend Walk: Bingley-Harden

The Airedale town of Bingley is starting point for several good walks and this shorter one is as satisfying as any.

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Swinsty Reservoir

Weekend Walk: Swinsty - John O’Gaunt Reservoirs

Most visitors to the Washburn Valley to the south west of Harrogate walk enjoy walks beside the string of reservoirs built to supply tapwater to Leeds in the 19th century.

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Field path between Hebden and Grassington

Weekend Walk: Grassington - Hebden circular

Of the numerous circular walks available from Grassington this is one of the shortest, easiest and most satisfying.

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Warter & Wolds  Warter at the village pond

Weekend Walk: Warter and Wolds Chalk Valleys

The unspoilt Yorkshire Wolds village of Warter is starting point for several good walks which show off the beauty of the area’s dry chalk valleys and expansive fields.

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Looking towards Scarcroft from the route

Weekend Walk: Thorner & Kidhirst

Every step of this walk on the eastern edge of Leeds is highly satisfying on a fine day, especially in spring and summer.

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Yorkshire teacher cycles 8,000km from Spain to Norway on a bike called Reggie

Yorkshire teacher cycles 8,000km from Spain to Norway on a bike called Reggie

Andrew P Sykes gave up his day job to cycle from the southern most tip of Europe to the northern most point on a bike called Reggie. Catherine Scott meets him

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Brearley Wood

Weekend Walk: Calderdale Circular

One of the particular attractions of walking in Calderdale is the large number of delightful green roads and tracks.

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YP Comment: Cyclists v cars

YP Comment: Cyclists v cars

THE fact that seven cyclists were killed in West Yorkshire last year more than justifies the police’s decision to use undercover officers to identify, and then educate, those motorists whose ignorance and carelessness continues to endanger the lives of other road users.

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People are still put off cycling because of safety concerns. (PA).

YP Letters: Road safety fears put the brakes on cycling’s mass appeal

From: Edward Grainger, Nunthorpe, Middlesbrough.

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Looking south from Leck Fell

Weekend Walk: Leck Fell & Gragareth

Until last summer the wall which runs across the top of Gragareth - at 2060ft the highest point in Lancashire - marked the western boundary of the Yorkshire Dales National Park.

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Looking across Nidderdale from the old Nidd Valley Railway line.

Weekend Walk: Lower Nidderdale

This is a splendid walk in spring and summer, especially for those who prefer a route with gentle gradients that’s just a few miles in length.

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Looking down on Settle from the route.

Weekend Walk: Settle Circular

This is one of the shorter walks available from Settle and a fine alternative to the well-trodden route to Attermire Scar and Victoria Cave.

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The entrance to Hirst Wood

Weekend Walk: Hirst Wood & Shipley Glen

This is a lovely walk in spring, with Hirst Wood providing a carpet of bluebells, and is an excellent addition to a visit to the Saltaire World Heritage Site, home of the famous Salts Mill and David Hockney gallery.

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Malo Cross

Weekend Walk: Malo Cross

This walk makes a fine alternative to the famous Hole of Horcum route, which the car park also serves.

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The green at Upper Denby

Weekend Walk: Denby Dale Circular

This circular walk begins in the West Yorkshire town of Denby Dale and loops into the Barnsley district of South Yorkshire.

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Timble Village

Weekend Walk: Fewston & Timble Circular

Blubberhouses (some locals pronounce it “Blubber-us”) is a village of scattered houses and farms on both sides of the busy A59 Harrogate-Skipton road.

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Hooton Pagnell

Weekend Walk: Hooton Pagnell Circular

Hooton Panel is a delightful village with a fair claim to being one of the loveliest in South Yorkshire.

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Looking across the Crimple Valley

Weekend Walk: Crimple and Follifoot

This walk through countryside on the south-east side of Harrogate is centred on the lovely Crimple Valley, which follows the course of Crimple Beck (alternatively known as the River Crimple).

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Looking up the Aire Valley from the route to Rodley Nature Reserve

Weekend Walk: Kirkstall Forge & Bramley Fall Wood

The new Kirkstall Forge station was opened in June 2016 (there was a previous station here from 1860-1905), and being about eight minutes from the centre of Leeds it provides an excellent way to quickly access some remarkably good countryside.

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Looking back on Mirfield

Weekend Walk: Mirfield & Whitley Circular

Despite being at the heart of West Yorkshire’s M62 belt this is a highly satisfying walk in countryside that seems far removed from its built-up surroundings.

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