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

Nordic Walking

Mon 27 Nov 2017
10:15-12:15
Suitable for novices and experienced walkers, this weekly walk will allow you to develop your technique.

Christmas Tree Sales

Sat 02 Dec 2017
09:30-15:30
Come and choose your Christmas Tree from a selection of beautiful Fir Trees, buy a gift and tuck into mince pies and mulled wine. December weekends - subject to availability

Seasonal Saunter

Sun 10 Dec 2017
11:00-15:00
Escape the Christmas preparation and join us for a 6 mile moorland walk, with a stop for mince pies and mulled wine.

Health Walk

Wed 13 Dec 2017
10:45-13:00
Come and enjoy some fresh air, great scenery and good company on our health walks.

Boxing Day Walk

Tue 26 Dec 2017
12:00-15:00
Blow away the cobwebs on an invigorating 5 mile walk above Marsden, great for all the family.

New Year's Day Walk

Mon 01 Jan 2018
11:00-14:00
Celebrate the New Year and enjoy winter views of Marsden on this family friendly 5 mile walk.