Walks and Cycling

Walks & Cycling

Weekend Walk: Pateley Bridge Circular

Pateley Bridge is the capital of Nidderdale and starting point for a number of excellent walks.

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Looking across to Lambkin Plantation from Newfield Lane.

Weekend Walk: Fairburn & Ledsham Circular

RSPB Fairburn is celebrating its 60th anniversary and this is a splendid walk through the reserve.

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Simon's Seat from Barden Bridge

Simon's Seat

Weekend Walk: Simons Fell from Barden Bridge

Simon’s Seat is a heap of gritstone rocks on the edge of Barden Fell, which spreads along the north side of Wharfedale between Bolton Abbey and Appletreewick.

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Leeshaw Reservoir

Weekend Walk: Leeshaw Reservoir

There are several fine walks on the moorland above Oxenhope, terminus of steam trains on the Keighley and Worth Valley Railway.

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Looking across Ribblesdale from the route

Weekend Walk: Giggleswick Scar & Schoolboy Tower

Giggleswick Scar is a long limestone edge forming part of the Yorkshire Dales National Park’s southern boundary.

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Near York Road on Beverley Westwood.

Weekend Walk: Beverley Westwood

Beverley has one of the best areas of common land in England.

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The River Lune south of Kirkby Lonsdale

Weekend Walk: Kirby Lonsdale and River Lune

The River Lune no longer marks one of the the boundaries between the old counties of the West Riding and Westmorland, but part of it has at least been brought into the Yorkshire Dales National Park.

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Beckfoot packhorse bridge

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

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.

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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