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Paulinus Way

N Yorkshire, W Yorkshire, York

140 km / 87 miles
The Paulinus Way starts in Todmorden on the Yorkshire/Lancashire border retracing the steps of Paulinus until it reaches the historic city of York.
A fantastic route across what was old Northumbria, passing through an amazingly beautiful landscape, previously unseen by many, whilst creating opportunities to explore site of heritage significance. The route visits Hebden Bridge, Halifax, Dewsbury, Leeds, Tadcaster and York.

The route description offers several different options. The downloadable route file is, therefore, not definitive, and should be seen as just one of many possible routes, some of which are much shorter.

UPDATE September 2021 - We have been advised that as part of the Transpennine Route Upgrade, Network Rail are proposing to close Copmanthorpe (Bishopthorpe) level crossing. This LDP currently uses this crossing. If, and when, a decision is made to reroute the PROW in this area, we will adjust our GPX files.


Path Type: Other Paths
Attributes: Average Gradients
Start and Finish: SD936241 - Todmorden, W Yorkshire View on StreetMap
Web Sites: Paulinus Way

Publications, Badges and Certificates:

Looseleaf In the Footsteps of Paulinus: Route maps for the Paulinus Way  (Todmorden Information Centre Trust  - 2011 )


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Contains Ordnance Survey data © Crown copyright and database right 2016.
© OpenStreetMap contributors under Open Database Licence.
Rights of way data from selected Local Authorities.
Large scale digital mapping is provided by John Thorn.
At high zoom levels the route is indicative only.
Purchase Ordnance Survey Maps:
OS Landranger 103, 104, 105, 110
OS Landranger Active 103, 104, 105, 110
OS Explorer 21, 278, 288, 289, 290, 297
OS Explorer Active 21, 278, 288, 289, 290, 297

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Route Profile:

140.2 km (87.1 miles)
1,964 m (6,444 ft) ascent
372 m (1,220 ft)  maximum height

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