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Blue discs with name in yellowKirklees Way

118 km / 73 miles

W Yorkshire
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
Blue discs with name in yellow
Challenging; Moorland; Industrial History
Start and Finish
SE167259 - Scholes, W Yorkshire
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Publications, Badges and Certificates:

A stroller's guide to walks along the Kirklees Way (Holmfirth Tourist Information Centre - 1991)


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Contains Ordnance Survey data © Crown copyright and database right 2016.
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Large scale digital mapping is provided by John Thorn.
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Accommodation within 5 Km of this Path:

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43 Km
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50 Km
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68 Km
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78 Km
Walkers are Welcome
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89 Km
Cherry Tree Cottages  (bookable online)
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92 Km

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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