Milestone Walks

Packhorse road on Slaithwaite walkOn this page you will find links to lots of varied walks in Yorkshire featuring milestones or other waymarkers.  Some have been developed by our members and are to be found, with some for other parts of the country, on the Milestone Society website.  These can also be seen as pdf files, which you can conveniently print off.  Some have been prepared by other organisations, such as local history or civic societies.  All have been thoroughly tested, but please remember that footpath features can change over time; no liability can be accepted for any inaccuracies or omissions.

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.  Please honour the Countryside Code, which is designed to help us all to respect, protect and enjoy our countryside.

North Yorkshire walks

 Rosedale Head: the top of the North York Moors

South Yorkshire walks

Bradfield: A walk above High Bradfield which visits two 18th century milestones (Bradfield Walkers are Welcome group)

Bradfield: The eleven guide-stoops walk: a 17.5 mile winter (or anytime) challenge! (Long Distance Walkers Association)

West Yorkshire walks

Baildon: Turnpike walk (Baildon Local History Society)

Brighouse to Sowerby Bridge: the Calder & Hebble Navigation

Halifax: The Magna Via

Holme Valley: Holme Valley Milestones Walk 

Huddersfield: The Kirklees-Calderdale borderlands

Ripponden: Hills and Valley

Slaithwaite: Crossing the Pennines

Stoodley Pike: Stones and Packhorse Trails

Thurstonland: The five stoops walk


Uppermill: By turnpike and towpath in Saddleworth  [Though administratively now part of Greater Manchester, Saddleworth will always be in Yorkshire]

Waymarkers of the Peak District  [This walk is actually in Derbyshire, but very accessible from Sheffield and South Yorkshire]

RWH / October 2016