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Heritage Walks

We hope that you will browse our list of walks, including links to relevant ones on other websites, and will enjoy reading about the varied features beside the highways and paths around the country – as well as visiting them yourself.

Summerwine country

Slaithwaite

Slaithwaite is an attractive village situated on the old route across the Pennines partially turnpiked by Blind Jack of Knaresborough and also on the Huddersfield Narrow Canal and the River Colne. Our route encompasses all three, and also a well-preserved pack-horse track and a pretty clough or valley. More...

Thurstonland

 

This circular trail visits five of the seven varied guide stoops in the Kirkburton Parish Council area, with some spectacular views over open countryside. More...

Kirklees - Calderdale border

The route crosses Lower Fell Greave Woods and then follows the Old Lane, a packhorse track, uphill to meet Shepherds Thorn Lane across the Dewsbury to Elland turnpike, and descends into Calderdale. We turn back up the Huddersfield-Low Moor- Bradford turnpike, passing some milestones, to the starting point. More...

Bradfield

Starting in High Bradfield the walk passes St Nicholas' Church before descending to Agden Reservoir. The route then climbs above the reservoir and crosses moorland before reaching the first of two 18th century milestones. The route then follows high ground with views across Ewden valley towards Bolsterstone. The route then cuts back towards High Bradfield, visiting the second milestone. Views across to Win Hill are afforded from above High Bradfield before dropping down across fields to return to the village. More... (external link)

You can download each of the Milestone Society’s walks as a printer-friendly pdf; if you wish to save coloured ink, remember to set the ‘grayscale’ option on your print preferences.

You are welcome to share these walks with other local walking groups or history societies, to encourage their appreciation of our highways heritage.

And if you have suggestions for other walks, please email us - jhs@milestonesociety.co.uk

When you are walking, please be prepared for adverse weather conditions or slippery ground under-foot; wear suitable outdoor clothing and footwear and always carry a drink and a snack. If you are standing by the roadside admiring a milepost, remember that vehicles may not see you easily, especially if there is long vegetation.

While every effort has been made to ensure that the details given in the Society’s walks are accurate, no liability can be accepted by the Society for any inaccuracies or omissions; footpaths change over time, are re-routed or flooded, stiles are altered. But many milestones, waymarkers and toll-houses have stood the test of time – enjoy!

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It is designed to help us all to respect, protect and enjoy our countryside.

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