Mytholmroyd – Churn Milk Joan

4.54 Miles – Circular – Steep – Sturdy Shoes Required

This was a lovely work from Mytholmroid station, up the hill, the views were beautiful. There were sheep, cows and a bug hill but it was absolutely worth it. There’s lots of chance for off leading, but on the hill there’s sheep and in the open fields part there is a chance of cattle.

ViewRanger Map here

On the way home we made a quick detour to visit Magic Rock Tap


Digley Reservoir

5.22 Miles – Circular – Mostly Good Paths

This is a nice walk with a couple of steep inclines, great swimming opportunities and lots of off lead. There is some sheep and ground nesting birds as you walk across the moor though.

ViewRanger Map here

Places we like to visit

Magic Rock Tap

Summer Wine Brewery Tap

Fairburn Ings

4.8 Miles – Circular – Good Path

This is a nice walk, through the nature reserve at Fairburn Ings and round in a big circle back to the start. It can be mostly done off lead, with just a couple of short road sections. There might be sheep in the field at the end, so take care here.

ViewRanger Map here


Pighill Wood

Circular – 2.9 Miles – Muddy, hilly…

We made this walk up, we had plans to visit Magic Rock Tap and it was raining, so we wanted something short nearby. We found this area in ViewRanger and decided to give it a go. It was generally a good walk, a bit steep at the beginning, but the woods were nice, it was a bit muddy, but it was raining.

We did have to nip over the golf course, it does have footpaths though and was completely empty due to the weather. We also found we had to climb over a small wall right at the end to stay on the path, but it wasn’t too high.

ViewRanger Map here


Places we like to visit nearby

Magic Rock Tap

Pax Burger

Eccup Reservoir

Circular – 3.8 Miles – Good Path

This is a nice flat walk round the edge of the reservoir and through the nearby fields. There is a short bit of road towards the end and the possibility of cows in one field. The biggest problem with this walk is a lack of swimming opportunities. There’s potential for blue/green algae in the reservoir but it’s all fenced off so dogs can’t get near.

ViewRanger Map here



We went a little bit wrong on this walk, it was supposed to be more “round” than it is now. However, it was still the same length as we planned and was a nice walk all the same. Off lead all the way round for dugs quite a bit of uphill in the first half.

ViewRanger Map here


Scammonden Extended

Circular – 3.89 Miles – Mostly Good Paths

This is an extension to the usual scammonden walk. It involves a small piece of road and we did have to walk past some sheep. The footpath that leads back down to the usual path round the reservoir is a bit narrow in places, but reasonably well used.

ViewRanger Map Here

There are loads of opportunities for swimming on one side of the reservoir, but the current can be stronger at the top end near the motorway. I’d recommend waiting to swim until you reach the beachy area at the bottom end.