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Walking in Yorkshire: Step back in time to connect with a Saxon nobleman

The outstanding point of interest on this ever-varied circuit is the stunning 1,000-year-old St Gregory’s Minster in Kirkdale, a mile to the west of Kirkbymoorside, which was built a decade before William the Conqueror swept ashore at Hastings to vanquish the Saxon king, Harold.

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Walking in Yorkshire: Pastoral pleasures on the northern rim of Wharfedale

The northern skyline of Lower Wharfedale, dominated by the rocky bulk of Almscliff Crag, offers splendid walking country, an oasis of fields, woods, streams and fine stone houses.

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Walking in Yorkshire: You might just keep your feet dry on this circuit

This little adventure has a big advantage over many undertaken by this column through a wet and dreary winter – it follows quiet country back roads and farm access tracks for great distances, thus avoiding mud, flood, bog and whatever else an English winter can throw at you.

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Walking: A true taste of Yorkshire’s most famous moorland

This circuit gets into the real heart of Ilkey Moor, offering the chance to soak up the atmosphere of Yorkshire’s favourite stretch of moorland.

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Walking: A breath of fresh Leeds air to bring in the New Year

Should you – heaven forbid! - over-indulged at the New Year, then this is the ideal circuit to clear the cobwebs and set yourself up for the day.

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The Badsworth and Bramham Moor Hounds Boxing Day hunt meet in Aberford village.

Annual Boxing Day hunt meets take place in Yorkshire

The chairman of a Yorkshire hunting group has said the activity is “well supported” as annual Boxing Day events took place in the region.

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The glorious outlook over Eccup 'Reservoir.

Walking: Come on – get off the couch for a Christmas jaunt in Leeds

Looking for a bit of Christmas exercise? Fed up of sitting in front of the telly?

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Marsden Park.

Six of the Best: Winter walks across Yorkshire

Winter is the perfect time to wrap up warm, throw on some wellies and go for an invigorating walk.

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The final fields back to Crakehall.

Walking: A quiet corner of Yorkshire where you can’t put a foot wrong!

Here is the land that time forgot. Or, at least, the land the walking fraternity forgot.

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Walking: Journeying back through the ages to Yorkshire’s monastic days

This fine circuit samples both flanks of Nidderdale, starting on the western side of the valley before crossing the River Nidd to traverse the eastern slopes by way of Smelthouses and Braisty Woods.

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Walking: Silsden and the Leeds Liverpool Canal

The uplands overlooking the old mill town of Silsden in the Aire Valley offer exhilarating situations as they climb to the rugged heights of Silsden Moor some 1,000ft above sea level.

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The lovely setting at Myer's Green.

Walking: Enjoy an easy day out in pastures green

Okay, you’ve had your summer – now we’re entering the long months of wet ground, muddy paths, leather boots and gaiters (sorry for sounding so cheerful!).

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Harewood House in autumnal sunshine.

Top five: Autumn walks in Leeds

Crisp mornings, bright days, spectacular colours - Autumn is the best time to enjoy the city’s walks and fresh air.

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Walking: A rural Yorkshire delight you could do in your sleep!

We enjoyed a day off the other week. Well, it wasn’t really a day off – we actually spent the day checking out this circuit, but it felt like a day off.

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Walking: Yorkshire riverside ramble taking in town and country

The winding, meandering River Ouse has provided numerous walks, the most recent being a trip to Linton-on-Ouse.

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Adventurers may soon be able to ‘Go Ape’ in Leeds after firm submits planning application

Plans for an aerial adventure course in woods in east Leeds have been submitted to council decision-makers.

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Win tickets to see Texas at Doncaster Racecourse

Pop rock band Texas will provide the live entertainment following the conclusion of an action-packed day’s racing at the Sun Bets Music Live Raceday on Saturday August 19 and you and a friend could be there.
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Walking: Through the land of the wartime flying heroes

Here we have the quintessential English pastoral setting – a rolling landscape of grazing land, woodland and wheat fields gently whispering in the summer breeze.

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Boredom busters for kids – World of Fun is back

Fun and games are heading to Leeds and will arrive just in time for the summer holidays.

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Walking: Step this way for a marvellous moors meander

What a cracking moorland circuit this is.

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