GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Norland Moor Walk

2 miles (4 km)

This large open space near Sowerby Bridge has some nice footpaths to try. The area includes heather moorland and pockets of woodland with lots of wildlife to look out for. It's particularly lovely in late summer when the area is covered in purple heather. The moor is surrounded by a number of pubs so you can easily enjoy refreshments after your walk.
There's a car park at the north eastern end of the moor near Norland village. From here you can pick up the paths across the moor. Look out for wildlife including grouse and little owl on the way.
The moor is in an elevated position with the high point reaching 932 feet (284m) at the trig point at the southern end. From here there are great views to the surrounding hills and towns. Norland is also home to a annualscarecrowfestival. It takes place around the first weekend in September.
The Calderdale Way long distance path crosses the moor so you can extend your walk along the waymarked trail. Just to the north of the site you will find the Calder and Hebble Navigation Canal where you can pick up the towpath.
N.B Please note cycling is not permitted on the moor.

Postcode

HX6 3RL - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

Norland Moor OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Norland Moor Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Pubs/Cafes

Just to the south of the moor there's the Spring Rock Inn in Greetland. There's a cosy interior with a pine furnished bar area and an adjacent lounge, which is more comfortable and is warmed by a solid fuel stove. They have a good food menu and a nice outdoor area with views. You can find them at postcode HX4 8PT.

Dog Walking

The expansive moor is great for dog walking so expect to see other owners with their pets on a fine day.

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

The moor is located close to the interesting village of Ripponden where you can enjoy a stroll along the River Ryburn to the nearby Ryburn Reservoir and Baitings Reservoir.
For more walks in the county see the Yorkshire Walks page.

Photos

Triangulation pillar, Norland Moor, Norland - geograph.org.uk - 963044

Triangulation pillar on the moor. There is evidence of ancient use with a small number of standing stones, ditches and banks having been identified.

Calderdale Way Norland Moor Geograph-3119541-by-Humphrey-Bolton

The Calderdale Way footpath on the moor. With pretty heather and a fine view across the surrounding green fields.

Disused reservoir (^), Norland Moor, Norland - geograph.org.uk - 963194

Disused reservoir. The fencing must have been a nightmare to erect - the OS map shows it to be rectangular in plan, but gives no clue as to what it contains. The land has a flat top and is embanked on the low sides. Old six-inch maps suggest that it was constructed in an old quarry working. I think it must be a disused covered reservoir.

The edge of Norland Moor - geograph.org.uk - 341728

The edge of the moor looking in the direction of the Ryburn Valley

Cairn on Norland Moor - geograph.org.uk - 949449

Cairn. The stones of the cairn are securely cemented in place. The fine display of heather on the moor is beginning to fade in September.

Turgate Delph - geograph.org.uk - 949435

Turgate Delph. Part of an overgrown quarry on the edge of Norland Moor.

View of Mill Bank from the Calderdale Way on Norland Moor - geograph.org.uk - 3119543

View of Mill Bank from the Calderdale Way on Norland Moor

Footpath near Norland Moor, Greetland - geograph.org.uk - 963027

Not really part of Norland Moor, as this path is in Greetland; Norland territory is over the wall to the left, and ahead where the triangulation pillar can be seen as a white speck.

Video

GPS Files

GPX File

Norland Moor.gpx (On Desktop:Right Click>'Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold>Share>Save to Files')

Memory Map Route

Norland Moor.mmo (On Desktop:Right Click>'Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold >Share>Save to Files)