Rights of Way improvements

Calderdale's network of paths and bridleways includes sections of two national trails;

  • The Pennine Way for walkers.
  • The Pennine Bridleway for walkers , horse riders and cyclists,which runs from the Peak District to Byrness in Northumberland. The section through Calderdale connects with a section running through Lancashire to form a 47 mile circular route known as the Mary Towneley Loop.

Circular routes for walkers can be found on the Calderdale Way, the Todmorden Centenary Way and the Brighouse Boundary Walk, along with numerous shorter walks based around some of Calderdale’s villages. Information on all these walks can be found in our Tourist Information Offices.

Rights of way improvement plan

Calderdale's Rights of Way Improvement Plan has been produced in response to the Countryside and Rights of Way Act 2000. It seeks to improve the public rights of way network in Calderdale, taking into account the public's need for access by foot, bicycle and horse, within towns and villages and to the countryside.

After extensive consultation with groups and individuals Calderdale's PDFRights of Way Improvement Plan [PDF file 901KB] [PDF 901KB] was published in 2007. The Improvement plan is due to be revised in 2017.