Walking and Cycling Links

The Walking Englishman, Mike Brockhurst, lives in Harrogate and has created probably the most comprehensive English walking site, with Yorkshire being very well represented.  He has walked all the routes described and the descriptions are very personal, well illlustrated and backed up with maps and  even GPS data.  There is an excellent links page too.

The Walking Cave Man is an extremely useful resource to unearth the fabulous walking within the East Riding of Yorkshire, providing  details on over 700 miles of walking routes, maps, route descriptions and footpaths showcasing the beautiful countryside and villages in the county, also including information of many other routes and paths.

Andrew’s Walks is a diary of Andrew Locking’s walks since January 2013.  By April 2015 over 350 walks had been chronicled, over 100 of them in Yorkshire.  The routes are exceptionally well illustrated.

Walking the Riding is maintained by East Yorkshire council and contains clearly described routes of all grades.  It also covers local events, attractions and accommodation.

The Yorkshire section of John Harris’s Walking in England site is different.  It is basically a collection of links to walks in the county grouped by around 40 areas.  The quality of the routes is variable, but it is useful  if you are looking in a specific area.

Calderdale Heritage Walks  are an organisation dedicated to offering the public a year-round programme of walks throughout Calderdale linked to the history and heritage of this rather special area.

Calder Navigations Society is an association of Boaters, Ramblers and others who are interested in promoting the use and sympathetic development of the waterways in the Calder Valley.

Richard Ratcliffe’s website Recent Walks

Pennine Waterways  is dedicated to the canals of the south Pennines, UK, Including photographic virtual cruses along these canals. The site also features extensive photo reports on the completed restoration work on the Huddersfield & Rochdale canals

Please tell us if you know of any more good Yorkshire walking, cycling, boating sites – in short any form of environmentally friendly travel – just add a comment at the bottom of the page.  Apologies in advance if any of the links no longer work – things do change – if you have a minute please let us know, especially if you know the new link!


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