West Yorkshire has some amazing natural and manmade beauty from its rolling hills, to its canals and reservoirs. There are many opportunities to get out anf enjoy the fresh air whilst taking in God’s Own Country. We’ve come up with inspiration for your next walk with some of the best pub walks in West Yorkshire.
1. Marsden Reservoir Walk
This short walk is a great opportunity to take in some beautiful views around Butterly Reservoir. It is around 3 miles long, and you can take in some beautiful woodland, as well as some panoramic views of this amazing reservoir. Afterwards, you can head into Marsden and enjoy a well-deserved pint at The New Inn.
2. Hebden Bridge Canal Walk
Set in the Calderdale Valley, this boho town is the perfect place to walk along the Rochdale Canal. The walk is nice and flat, making for a perfect little ramble. You will pass by Walkley’s Mill heading towards Mytholryod before working the appetite up for a nice pint. Stubbing Wharf is a great canalside pub to enjoy a cheeky bev after an afternoon ramble.
3. Ilkley Moor
Starting at Cow & Calf hotel take in the amazing Ilkley Moor with wonderful landmarks like Tarn and Cow & Calf. The walk, just over 2 miles and features an impressive lake. You can enjoy a great pint afterwards back at the Cow & Calf.
4. Holme Moss Valley
Enjoy a walk around Ramsden Reservoir, it offers some fantastic views and is not too challenging at 3 miles long, there is also Digley Reservoir which offers a great scenic walk also. You can head back to The Huntsman pub afterwards for a nice cool pint of the good stuff.
5. Otley Chevin Surprise View
You can enjoy some of the most beautiful views Yorkshire has to offer on this walk. Above the town of Otley, you can enjoy what is called Surprise View, named that way because of how it sneaks up on you. Start at the car park nearest Otley on East Chevin Road and follows signs up to Surprise View. Head to Royalty pub afterwards for a well-earned pub.
6. Blackmoorfoot Reservoir
You can enjoy some superb views on this little walk. It’s a nice pleasant route that is flat, making it easy for any ability and around 1.5 miles in length. There are great opportunities to see local wildlife before adjourning to The Bull’s Head, which has great views over the Colne Valley and some great ales.