The most popular Autumn walks in West and South Yorkshire

Nov 22, 2022
Yorkshire Countryside
With searches for ‘Best Walks in Yorkshire’ averaging at 1,700 per month and research showing that spending time in nature can benefit improve mental health and wellbeing getting outside this Autumn is the perfect way to blow away the cobwebs. 

With the Homebuyers Survey revealing that 93% of respondents said that outdoor space remains the top consideration of those looking to climb the property ladder, five-star Homebuilder Barratt Developments Yorkshire West has identified the most popular park, woodland and waterways walks to experience the kaleidoscopic colours of Autumn in West and South Yorkshire. 

Keighley, West Yorkshire.

Helden Beck & The Doubler Stones on Rombalds Moor.

Sandwiched between the Wharfedale and Airedale Valley, Rombalds Moor is an 8.2-km circular trail that is a stone's throw away from the market town of Keighley, famous for it’s real ale pubs and breweries and heritage steam line, which has been lovingly restored.


Named after the local folklore legend of Rombald the Giant, with calming waterfalls and the historical Doubler Stones, Rombalds Moor is the perfect route whether you’re looking for serenity or to learn more about the green and pleasant land.


After breathing in the crisp Yorkshire air you can wine, dine, relax and take in some final panoramic views at the Cow and Calf Pub and Restaurant.

Leeds and Liverpool Canal to Silsden Town Centre.

The second longest canal in England, the Leeds and Liverpool Canal connects the two cities across 127 miles, and where better to experience the 91 lock wonder than the ‘Venice of West Yorkshire’, Silsden.


The towpath walk offers a serene route through the quaint and picturesque village, following the waters of the canal which is a popular destination for boating, cycling, fishing and enjoying the industrial history and wildlife.


Plan your Keighley and Silsden walking routes here.

Honley, West Yorkshire.

Honley Woods.

For those who want their walks to be submerged with the stunning colours of Autumn, this woodland wander in Honley offers the perfect backdrop of auburn and crimson in a picturesque woodland landscape. Honley Woods covers 150 acres and is one of West Yorkshire’s largest remaining ancient semi-natural woodland areas. Crunch some leaves across 21/4 miles before rehydrating at the Old Bridge Inn and Coffee House.  

Blackmoorfoot Reservoir.

For an easy walk in the Yorkshire countryside, Blackmoorfoot Reservoir offers wonderful views over the Colne Valley. With mostly defined paths around Huddersfield’s largest reservoir, this walk is a mix of woodland and scenic views of the water, which is a haven for wildlife and migratory birds.


Discover walks in and around Honley here.

Oughtibridge, South Yorkshire.

Wharncliffe Woods.

Situated on the outskirts of Sheffield, Oughtibridge is a residential village nestled amongst stunning natural woodland. A stone’s throw from the Peak District National Park, Wharncliffe Woods is the perfect place to enjoy the vibrant autumn colours. A popular spot for mountain biking, Wharncliffe Woods also features multiple trails for walkers to choose from which lead to hidden streams down the hillside with views overlooking the valley below.

Wadsley and Loxley commons

For dog-friendly walking routes, Wadsley and Loxley Commons is an idyllic birch and oak forest home to an abundance of habitats and wildlife. With plenty of easy and free parking, Wadsley and Loxley Commons is a peaceful route for those wanting fresh air to be surrounded by nature.


Explore the outdoor city of Sheffield here.

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Notes to Editors

  • Barratt Developments PLC is a FTSE100 company.
  • Barratt Group sold 12,604 homes in the year to June 2020
  • Barratt Group was awarded a maximum five-star rating for the 13th consecutive year in the 2021 Home Builders Federation Customer Satisfaction Survey.
  • Site managers working for Barratt Group won 98 awards for quality workmanship in the 2022 NHBC Pride in the Job Awards. Barratt has won more Pride in the Job awards than any other housebuilder for the last 18 years.
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The top walks were identified by using TripAdvisor to see the highest scoring walks in each area which we used within this release.