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

Health Walk

Wed 27 Sep 2017
10:45-13:00
Come and enjoy some fresh air, great scenery and good company on our health walks.

Friday Plant Sales

Fri 29 Sep 2017
10:00-15:00
Brighten up your garden and support our conservation work when you buy a great value, home-grown garden plant.

Black as the Raven

Sat 07 Oct 2017
09:30-16:30
Join us for this challenging 14 mile walk across the eastern part of the estate, taking in part of the old Pennine Way and including rugged off-path walking

Jazz Walk

Sat 07 Oct 2017
10:00-11:30
Take a break from the Jazz in this 2 mile family walk. You'll rise to views over Marsden and hear some local history.

Drystone walling trail

Sun 22 Oct 2017
13:30-16:00
Enjoy a pleasant 3.5 mile pleasant stroll along walled lanes and fields to discover how and why stone walls were built. Bring all the family to see panoramic views across the Upper Colne Valley.