Activities

Try something different on Marsden Moor

Discover the range of activities you can take part in on Marsden Moor. With over 5500 acres of moorland to explore there are many places to visit and activities for all the family, from kite flying to history walks.

Visit our walking page to find out more about exploring on foot, or find details of our upcoming events here

Go cycling

With scenic road routes and challenging cross country rides on bridleways there are a variety of ways to explore the beauty of Marsden Moor on two wheels

Stanza Stone Trail

Climb up to Pule Hill Edge Quarry and discover the Marsden Stanza Stone, part of an imaginative poetry trail across the South Pennines developed by Ilkley Literature Festival and Simon Armitage.

Go wildlife spotting

Marsden Moor is internationally protected for its special habitats and important moorland birds. Watch out for birds like curlew, golden plover and meadow pipits, and plants like heather and bilberry.

Try geocaching

Geocaching is a way to explore the moors whilst searching for hidden caches using your phone or a GPS device. With dozens of caches hidden around Marsden Moor, it's a great place to get started.

Capture the view

With views that change each season, Marsden Moor is a great place to take photos of  wildlife, industrial heritage and landscapes. We'd love to see your images so please share them with us via Facebook

Admire the scenery

A sunset over Buckstones on Marsden Moor, West Yorkshire

Head up to the highspots for panoramic views over the Colne Valley and beyond. We recommend a trip Buckstones or a hike to the top of Pule Hill!

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