6 great walks starting at Yorkshire railway stations

PUBLISHED: 07:30 18 February 2020 | UPDATED: 11:25 25 April 2020

Ribblehead Viaduct by Austin Donnelly

Ribblehead Viaduct by Austin Donnelly


You can leave the car at home and make your way by train to these great walks across the county.

Ingleborough by Rob McewenIngleborough by Rob Mcewen


Ribblehead Station Railway Station

80 minutes from Leeds, 16 minutes from Settle

Set off from Ribblehead Station, taking you to one of the famous Yorkshire Three Peaks before ending at Horton-in-Ribblesdale Station.

Click here to view the details of the Ingleborough walk

Hebden Bridge Station by Sam ChaseHebden Bridge Station by Sam Chase

Calder Valley

Hebden Bridge Railway Station

40-60 minutes from Leeds, 90 minutes from York

This walk gives you a taste of both sides of the Calder Valley; the wild, windswept moorlands and the crowded, steep valley.

Click here to view the details of the Calder Valley walk

Commondale Moor, North York Moors by Kathryn BaileyCommondale Moor, North York Moors by Kathryn Bailey

Esk Valley

Commondale Railway Station

50 minutes from Middlesbrough, 50 minutes from Whitby

If you are arriving by train, it's a short walk from Commondale station to the Cleveland Inn, where you can pick the details of this walks that explores the beautiful North York Moors.

Click here to view the details of the Esk Valley walk

Huddersfield Narrow Canal by Terry FletcherHuddersfield Narrow Canal by Terry Fletcher

Marsden Moor

Marsden Railway Station

32 minutes from Manchester, 12 minutes from Huddersfield

Marsden is well known for its proximity to the Standedge Tunnels and we explore the history of the canal network and take in a section of the Pennine Way.

Click here to view the details of the Marsden Moor walk

Ilkley moor by Juliette HowickIlkley moor by Juliette Howick

Middleton Woods

Ilkley Railway Station

30 minutes from Leeds

While this walk is described as a perfect opportunity to experience the bluebells of Spring, you can explore the beauty of Middleton Woods any any time of the year.

Click here to view the details of the Ilkley walk

View over Settle by John CocksView over Settle by John Cocks


Settle Railway Station

60 minutes from Leeds

Settle is a name synonymous with the great era of rail travel, and this walk sets off from the famous station and explores the surrounding area.

Click here to view the details of the Settle walk

All the routes were correct at the time of publication, over time access to certain parts of the walk may be subject to change.

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