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Ingleton Falls & more beautiful winter walks near Leeds

Ingleton Falls & Other Beautiful Winter Walks Near Leeds


Winter brings new life into Yorkshire, and luckily for Leeds residents we are only a brief transport away from some of the most gorgeous, crisp and colourful walks in the country. If there has been any silver lining to the pandemic it’s that we all seem to have a much better appreciation for nature, and what better way to clear your mind and take in our natural surroundings than a brisk walk in the countryside? We have compiled our top five winter walks near Leeds but there are COUNTLESS more! And what better time to explore?


Ingleton Waterfalls Trail

This trail goes through ancient woodland that turns the gorgeous browns, reds, and golds during autumn and stunning icy wonderland into winter. The beautiful Yorkshire Dales scenery frames spectacular waterfalls, which you’ll likely get a better view of when the leaves have fallen!


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Walk Length: 4.5 Miles

Difficulty: Easy

Address: Broadwood Entrance, Ingleton, Carnforth LA6 3ET, UK (About An Hour From Leeds)

Price: Adult £8.00, Child £6.00


Brimham Boundary Walk

This walk has a LOT to offer: from heather moorland to incredible, rocky landmarks, to the gorgeous golden woods. It’s an extremely easy circular route that’s perfect for drifting into pre Christmas thoughts without worry of getting lost!


Walk Length: 3.5 Miles

Difficulty: Easy

Address: Brimham Rocks car park, Summerbridge, Harrogate, North Yorkshire, HG3 4DW (Under an hour from Leeds)

Price: Parking National Trust members free, non-members 4 hours £6, daily £9, minibus £12 coach £18


Marsden Moor Deer Valley

Not every fall walk has to have trees. The Deer Valley trail at Marsden Moor is a gorgeous circular trail that then ascends into the moors on a hill. The views are spectacular and the crisp winter weather is perfect for this slightly challenging ascension. A perfect hike for over the Christmas period, plus, you can book guided tours to see the rest!



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Walk Length: 4.5 Miles

Difficulty: Moderate

Address: Marsden train station, Station Road, Marsden, West Yorkshire, HD7 6DH (About 40 Minutes from Leeds)

Price: Free


Swinsty Reservoir


Swinsty Reservoir and the adjacent Fewston Reservoir are given new life during the winter. Walking around the Swinsty, your shoes will crunch along the colourful path of the last of the fallen autumn leaves. There are also gorgeous views as you look out across the Washburn Valley in the distance.


Walk Length: 3 Miles

Difficulty: Easy

Address: Swinsty & Fewston Reservoir Car Park, North Yorkshire, LS21 2NP (About 40 Minutes to Leeds)

Price: Free


Hardcastle Crags Mill Walk


Take a winter walk through history at the Mill Walk at Hardcastle crags. In the early 20th century Hardcastle Crags was visited by workers from neighbouring towns and villages, where they would walk from as far as Littleborough for tea and a dance at Gibson Mill. Follow their path along the wooded valley and bubbling springs and up at Slurring Rock, where children used to slide down the rocks in their clogs.




Walk Length: 3 Miles

Difficulty: Moderate

Address: Midgehole Car Park, Midgehole Road, Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, HX7 7AL

Price: Free





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