Welcome to the Kirkburton Parish Walks website 

The Kirkburton Parish Walks are all between 4 and 7 miles long, and each is set within a village in the parish of Kirkburton, situated between Huddersfield and the Peak District. On each walk you will find a whiteway markers to follow and a guidstoop, modelled on an old directional post, and depicting some feature of the village.

A map showing the route can be downloaded below or a set of the 10 maps can be picked up at Post Offices and shops and pubs in the villages as well as the Parish Council office in Highburton.

Each walk features a real historical character from the village to lead the walker around the walk. So join us, get some exercise, have some fun with:

We hope this has sparked your interest, and that you will enjoy discovering all the delights of the countryside along the way!

Please Follow The Countryside Code: Click here for the Countryside Code.

The walks were originally set up in 2012 and were revised in 2023 as a few small route changes were needed. Thanks to past and present Kirkburton Parish councillors and staff for initiating and updating the walks, and local residents for their contributions.


2023 Revision:
Graphic Design: Marshalls Direct

2012 Project: Marshalls Direct
Web Design and Walk Project Management: Michelle Atkinson (Copyright designs)
Sculptor: Dave Bradbury
Photography: Ian Lumb
Illustrations: John Mcgregor
Storytelling: Ruthie Boycott-Garnet
Graphic design: (Kirklees Document Solutions)
This project was created in partnership with the following organisations:
EU Commission's rural development Programme: http://ec.europa.eu/agriculture/rurdev/index_en.htm
East Peak Innovation Partnership: www.epip.org.uk
Kirkburton Parish Council: www.kbpc.co.uk

Supported in partnership by: