In this part of our website you can find outdoor activities and routes, and links to websites of interesting places to visit in the Spen Valley. Although we're a built-up area, we have lots of bridleways and public footpaths leading into countryside and hillsides, so Spen is an excellent place to stroll, hike, scoot, cycle or ride a horse. We have two safe off-road routes through the valley, away from traffic. The Spen Valley Greenway is our main foot/hoof/bike thoroughfare, but the Spen Ringway runs through part of the valley. Marked walking trails include the Spen Heritage Trail, part of the Kirklees Way, and two Luddite circular Trails. You're never too far from civilization though, so look out for links to cafes and pubs for refreshments, and to organisations and locations of interest.