GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Farnley Tyas Walks

2 miles (3.3 km)

This little West Yorkshire village is located in a nice rural spot near Huddersfield. It's a good place to start a walk with a decent waymarked trail, a popular local hill climb and a fine old pub for refreshment afterwards.
This walk from the village ventures north to climb to the popular viewpoint at Castle Hill.
The walk starts in the village where you can pick up the Holme Valley Circular Walk and follow the waymarked footpath north to Royd House Wood before crossing the Lumb Dyke. The route then ascends to the summit of Castle Hill where there's an ancient hill fort, the grade IIlistedVictoria Tower and wonderful views across Kirklees. If you look south you also get a good view back to Farnley Tyas.


HD4 6UD - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

Farnley Tyas OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Farnley Tyas Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking


Back in the village head to the Golden Cock for some well earned post walk refreshment. The 200 year old pub has a nice interior with beamed ceilings and stone floors in some areas. Outside there's a garden area where you can relax on warmer days. They serve good quality dishes and can be found at postcode HD4 6UD for your sat navs.

Dog Walking

The woodland and country trails make for a fine walk for fit dogs. The Golden Cock mentioned above is also very dog friendly.

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

Head east and you could enjoy a pleasant woodland walk along the Range Dike towards neighbouring Kirkburton.


House on the bend, The Village, Farnley Tyas - - 559891

House on the bend, The Village, Farnley Tyas

Waymarks, Farnley Tyas - - 564926

Waymarks. The wall is the boundary between Farnley Tyas (this side) and Almondbury. Beyond the stile a footpath goes across, and each direction is given its own waymark. Castle Hill is in the distance.

Footbridge across Lumb Dyke - - 145105

Footbridge across Lumb Dyke

Footpath towards Royd House Wood - - 1374065

Footpath towards Royd House Wood

Castle Hill and Victoria Tower - - 1467360

Castle Hill is a Scheduled Ancient Monument situated on a hilltop overlooking Huddersfield. It has been settled for at least 4,000 years. it is one of Yorkshire's most important early Iron Age hill forts. Victoria Tower was completed in 1899 to celebrate the 60th anniversary of Queen Victoria's reign and was officially opened by the Earl of Scarborough on 24 June 1899. Victoria Tower is open to the public on certain days of the year.

The Golden Cock, The Village, Farnley Tyas - - 1466048

The Golden Cock, The Village

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Farnley Tyas as viewed from Castle Hill

Footpath, Farnley Tyas - - 564917

Footpath and farmland near the village. This path is well-trodden. The soil evidently has clay in it, as surface has hardened and then cracked. The farm is at Castle Houses.


GPS Files

GPX File

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Memory Map Route

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