West Yorkshire Information guide to Hotels, Tourist Attractions and Places to Visit
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Airedale Way: A 50 mile Walk from Leeds to Malham Tarn (North Yorkshire.)
Emley Moor with it's tall Television Mast that can be see from miles around.
Weather in West Yorkshire Liversedge
A beautiful wooded valley with deep rocky ravines. Way marked walks.
Location: 1.5 miles North West of Hebden Bridge.
Walk: Riverside walk from Hebden Bridge.
6000 acres of wild moorland, valleys, reservoirs peak and crags. Send s.a.e. to The Old Goods Yard, Station Road, Marsden, Huddersfield HD7 6DH for a leaflet and guide for 6 self guided walks.
Location: On the A642 halfway between Wakefield and Huddersfield. Signposted from both the nearby M! and M62 motorways
National Coal Mining Museum, Caphouse Colliery, New Road, Overton, Wakefield, West Yorkshire WF4 4RH
A 3 4 hour visit is recommended.
The underground tour starting with the collection of your helmet and lamp and a 140 metre decent in the cage, takes 1 hour. Warm clothing and sensible shoes are recommended. Note: Smoking materials and battery operated equipment such as watches, mobile phones and cameras must be deposited in the lamp room. Under 5s not allowed underground.
On site cafe.
Nostell Priory, Doncaster Road, Nostell, Wakefield, West Yorkshire. WF4 1QE
Tel: 01924 863892
Built in 1733, an architectural masterpiece. Fine collection of Chippendale furniture, art treasures, paintings and an 18th century dolls house.
Location: 5 miles South East of Wakefield, off A638
Send a SAE for a brochure of the events taking place.
A 268 mile (429km) well signed trail running North / South along the backbone of England from the Peak
The record for walking the Pennine Way is 2.5 days. The average walker takes at least a fortnight. Besides walking the entire distance in around a fortnight , the Pennine Way can be walked in sections over a series of weekends.
A certificate is available for people who have completed the Pennine Way.
Many hikers only travel along a smaller section of the Pennine Way, doing a different section each weekend.
Several books are listed in the left panel
There are many tourist attractions in Bronte Country some of the main ones are listed below.
South West of Keighley (pronounced Keighley)
Bronte Weaving Shed
17th century merchants house, collection of 17th century textiles and oak furniture. Wonderful gardens with old varieties of apple trees
Location: Riddlesden 1mile North East of Keighley , just off the B6265. In the heart of Bronte country.
Public Transport: From Bradford 662, Bingley, Keighley and Leeds AireLink 760. Alight at Riddlesden, Granby Lane, West Lea Avenue.
For More details see the www.bronte country.com website
Situated on the Leeds Liverpool Canal built between 1770 and 1816. The first trans Pennine canal.
Public Transport: Leeds AireLink 760 bus. Alight at Crossflatts, Canal Road. After visiting the 5 rise lock continue along the canal past the 3 rise locks and get a bus at Bingly, Park Road.
Steam Trains at Weekends and daily in Summer from Keighley. Places on route Museum of Rail Travel Ingrowl, Damems, the smallest station in Britain. Oaksworth ( The original Railway Children's Film) Haworth and Oxenhope.Public Transport:
Bus Leeds AireLink 760 bus. Alight at Keighley Rail station
I mile from Keighley Town centre on the A629
Visit the Museum whilst traveling on the Keighley & Worth Valley Railway
Grinton Helmsley Pontefract Swainby / whorlton nr Wakefield
Leeds West Yorkshire.
There are no remains or plans of the castle that was once at Mill Hill Leeds, West Yorkshire.
Airedale Calderdale and Wharfedale are within West Yorkshire. Most of the Yorkshire dales are situated in North Yorkshire. See North Yorkshire Dales
Website: www.settle carlisle.co.uk
England's most scenic railway
Trains from Leeds to Carlisle can travel on this famous section of railway line.
Some of the best scenic country side can be found in this area, and is ideal walking country. Take advantage of the organised walks that are arranged.
Guided Walking Programs
Guided Walking Programs are organised from railway stations on this route on some Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays. Leaflets are available at stations and tourist offices.
Some of the walks are further a field from the stations and involves the use of a bus. The walks are free but train and bus fares have to be paid. The walk leaders will meet you at the destination station platform. Some walks return from a different station.
A similar scheme of Guided Walks takes place from stations on the Leeds Settle Lancaster Morecambe line.
See the leaflet with regards to footwear, clothing including waterproof clothing. There is a grading for difficulty from Moderate to Extra Strenuous.
Yorkshire Sculpture Park West Yorkshire
West Bretton, West Yorkshire, England, WF4 4LG Tel: (01924) 830579 Fax: (01924) 832600
Located south of Wakefield a short distance from Junction 38 on the M1 motorway
The West Yorkshire Sculpture Park is set in the beautiful grounds of the Bretton Country Park and contains sculptures by famous artists
Free entry and cheap car parking with good disabled parking and access facilities
Distance from Leeds: 17 to 20 miles, there are 2 main routes either by Guisley, home of the original Harry Ramsden's Fish and Chip shop, or by Otley
The Moors famous for Yorkshires National Anthem "On Ilkla Moor Baht 'at" translates to "On Ilkley Moor without a hat". One of the features are the Cow and Calf rocks popular area for walkers and rock climbers.
Words to "On Ilkla Moor baht 'at"
Distance from Leeds: Shortest and Quickest 12 miles
Otley, part of the Metropolitan District of Leeds lies 10 miles to the North from Leeds City centre and is a traditional market town, situated on the river Wharfe.
Information about Wakefield's Hotels
Bars and pubs in Westgate and Bull Ring
Bar Latino, Bing Bada Boom, The Elephant and Castle, Henry Boons, Ikon / Mustang Sally's, The Pink Lizard
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