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Marsden Moor

Marsden Moor is a National Trust managed area which covers over 5000 of moorland in West Yorkshire. It is an area of unspoilt valleys crags and peaks and stunning heather covered moorland. With over 100 miles of footpath it is possible to design a walk to suit all lengths of leg and levels of fitness.

The area has archaeological significance pre-dating Roman Britain, this aspect of the moors is often explored in guided walks offered by National Trust Guides. From history to geo-caching, cycling to wildlife hunting Marsden Moor has a much more to offer then just walking.

The Moors visitor centre is located in Marsden near Huddersfield and has an exhibition centre which tells the history of the Upper Colne Valley.

Visiting Marsden Moor

Opening Times

All Day Every Day
Please note the Moors are a wild area and visitors need to dress appropriately including footwear and follow the countryside code.


Free parking at Buckstones (A640), Snoopys Corner (A635) and Standedge Tunnel, Marsden (not National Trust). There is an exhibition cantre at the National trust Office in Marsden next to the train station.


There are over 100 miles of footpaths on Marsden Moor which are a mix of Yorkshire stone, bare earth (both of which can be very slippery and muddy in wet weather) and hoggin-covered (compact mix of gravel, sand and clay), which is fine all year round.
Buckstones car park has no designated blue badge areas but is flat and offers panoramic views across the estate.

Contact Marsden Moor

Marsden Moor Estate Office and Exhibition Room,
Station Road,
West Yorkshire,
Telephone: 01484 847016  

Website: Marsden Moor: National Trust