Activities at Marsden Moor

Children in the stream at Eastergate on Marsden Moor, West Yorkshire

Discover the range of activities you can take part in on Marsden Moor. With over 5,500 acres of moorland to explore there are many places to visit and activities for all the family, from kite flying to history walks.

Walking

Visit our walking page (below) to find out more about exploring on foot, or find details of our upcoming events at the bottom of this page.
 

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.
Find out more about the Stanza Stone Trail
 

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
Visit the Marsden Moor NT Facebook page
 

Admire the scenery

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

Upcoming events

Friday plant sales

Fri 19 Jul 2019
10:00-15:00
Join us at our weekly plant sales to find the perfect plant for your garden whilst supporting the work of the National Trust.

Pennine Way by night

Fri 19 Jul 2019
23:00-23:05
View the moorland by night

Head for the hills

Sat 27 Jul 2019
09:30-16:30
Moorland walking and sweeping views

Views of Wessenden

Sat 10 Aug 2019
10:00-15:30
Wonderful view of Wessenden

Up Cupwith

Sun 18 Aug 2019
13:30-17:30
To the reservoir and hill

Deer Hill circular

Sat 24 Aug 2019
10:00-16:00
An invigorating walk