Public Survey: Cycling on Norland Moor, Calderdale by November 11

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Norland Moor is majority owned and managed by Calderdale Council and provides nearly 100 hectares of important heath and moorland habitat.

The area is also an attractive and valued recreational venue for many different user groups, including cyclists. Cycling is a widely exercised activity on the Moor, though it is currently prohibited through Urban Common status and current byelaws.

Calderdale Council is considering granting permission for cyclists to legally access the Moor. If granted, this would allow cyclists to use certain existing routes, paths, and tracks on that part of the Moor in Council ownership. The Council is currently seeking views on this proposal and would like to hear from all users of the Moor, interest groups, governmental bodies, charitable organisations, and members of the public to help it in making an informed decision.

An aerial map showing the proposed routes, paths and tracks are available on-line or can inspected at Halifax Central Library, Square Road, Halifax, HX1 1QG during normal opening hours (closed Sunday). Alternatively, copies can be requested via email by contacting

View Aerial Map for Norland Moor proposed routes here

To submit your response on-line, please visit

Alternatively ,you can write to us at Norland Moor Cycling Consultation (FAO Calderdale Countryside Service), Spring Hall Mansion, Huddersfield Road, Halifax HX3 OAQ requesting a paper copy of the survey

You can also email , or collect a paper copy from Halifax Central Library. Paper responses can be left in the collection box in the Central Library or can be posted back to the address above.

Responses need to arrive no later than 11.11 2022

Scanning the QR code below will take you directly to the survey