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Blue discs with name in yellowKirklees Way

118 km / 73 miles

W Yorks
The Kirklees Way provides a challenging 73-mile route that circles the district, taking in the best of the landscape, scenery, history and unusual features including the Upper Colne Valley and mixes the exposed moorland tops with the industrial towns in the valleys crossing the Spen Valley to Oakwell Hall, Dewsbury, Clayton West and the Holme Valley to Marsden.


Path Type: Paths Marked on OS mapping
Waymark: Blue discs with name in yellow Waymark: Blue discs with name in yellow
Attributes: Challenging; Moorland; Industrial History
Start and Finish:
SE167259 - Scholes, W Yorks
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Open Date: 1990
Web Sites: Kirklees Council - Kirklees Way

Publications, Badges and Certificates:

Booklet: Walk the Kirklees Way (Kirklees Metropolitan Council)
Paperback: Stroller's Guide to Walks along the Kirklees Way (Holmfirth Tourist Information Centre - 1991)
Folder: Kirklees Way (Huddersfield Examiner)


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  Contains Ordnance Survey data © Crown copyright and database right 2011.
  At high zoom levels the route is indicative only.
Purchase Ordnance Survey Maps (path is named on OS maps):
OS Landranger: 104110
OS Landranger Active: 104110
OS Explorer: 121278288289
OS Explorer Active: 121278288289

Accommodation within 5 Km of this Path:

From Path Along Path
Hotels: BEST WESTERN Bradford Guide Post Hotel  (bookable online) 2 Km 2 Km
Self-catering: The Grange  (bookable online) 3 Km 43 Km
Self-catering: Cherry Tree Cottages  (bookable online) 4 Km 92 Km
B & B Accommodation: Castle View Guest House  (bookable online) 4 Km 99 Km

Connected Paths:

National Trails (England & Wales): Pennine Way National Trail
Paths Marked on OS mapping: Barnsley Boundary Walk; Bronte Way; Colne Valley Circular Walk; Dearne Way; Holme Valley Circular Walk; Leeds Country Way; Spen Way Heritage Trail; Standedge Trail
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Other Paths: Bradford Ring; Brighouse Boundary Walk; Denby and Cumberworth Circular Trail; Denby Dale Round Walk; Denby Way; Emley Boundary Walk; Great English Walk; Oxley Trail; Paulinus Way; Penistone Line Trail; Pipeline Route; Skelmanthorpe Circular Trail; Stanza Stones Trail; Three Ridings on Foot; Tops of the North (Carlisle and Cheviot to Cat and Fiddle); Tops of the North (Three Shire Heads to Carlisle); Wakefield Way; Yorkshire Water Way
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Anytime Challenges: Bog Dodgers Way; Cuckoo Walk; Dam Long Walk; Dark Peak Boundary Walk; Saddleworth Five Trig Points Walk; Ten Reservoirs Walk
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Route Profile:

117.2 Km (72.8 miles)
2,890 m (9,482 ft) ascent
454 m (1,490 ft)  maximum height