Walking and Cycling
- Suitable for walkers of all ages & abilities
- Lockable storage
- Bike/Boot washing facilities
- Nearby cycle routes and trails
- Local organised events
- Fantastic countryside
The Colne Valley is a fantastic area to explore on foot or by bike with its undulating countryside, historic villages and the winding River Colne making it a pleasure to explore.
The barn is next to the Kirklees Way, a 72 mile/116 kilometres long circular walking route around Kirklees, including the Upper Colne Valley. The Kirklees Way mixes the exposed moorland tops with the industrial towns in the valleys crossing Spen Valley to Oakwell Hall, Dewsbury, Clayton West and the Holme Valley to the village of Marsden.
The availability of comfortable and affordable accommodation at Belle Vue Barn will definitely enhance the experience of walking the Kirklees Way, or indeed any other walking routes in the area.
There is a whole host of walks listed on the Walk.Cycle.Ride web site and what a great place Belle Vue Barn will be to come back to and relax.
Cyclists and mountain bikers are spoiled for choice too: two national cycle routes come our way, whilst there’s ample opportunity for off-road adventure on the Pennine moorland bridleways. Cyclists and Mountain Bikers can take advantage of specific rides and shouldn’t miss the routes on offer.
Belle Vue Barn is nearby to the Pennine X Mountain Bike Challenge and is only a 5 to 10 minute bike ride from the Colne Valley Mountain Bike Challenge; both of these are annual events.
You will be able to relax after a race or bike ride. Clean up your bikes and store them securely before enjoying a drink and meal at the nearby pub which is within walking distance.