TEN historical walks have been launched in the Kirkburton area this week.
The hikes – one for each village in the ward – have been created to promote heritage, fitness and tourism.
The project is managed by parish councillor Michelle Atkinson.
Each walk features a historical character and narrative.
The Stocksmoor and Thurstonland walk, for example, is called the Molly Mangle Meander.
Molly lived in the 19th century, and had the only mangle in the village, which she used to make her living.
Along the route near Stocksmoor, walkers will come across a half tonne guide stoop, or stone marker post, carved by David Bradbury from Shepley.
This has already attracted interest from local hikers.
The ten walks are located in Shepley, Shelley, Farnley Tyas, Kirkburton, Highburton, Grange Moor, Flockton, Kirkheaton and Lepton.
Project manager Clr Michelle Atkinson said: “We would like this project to celebrate our beautiful countryside and encourage visitors to the area to boost business income.
“People can do the whole route or just walk to the guide stoop and back.
“We are also hoping to achieve ‘Walkers are Welcome’ status for the parish, which will also help local business pull in tourists from around the country.”
The project, scheduled for completion by December, incorporates a series of ten leaflets, a website and ten guide stoops.
It has been funded by The East Peak Innovation Partnership (www.epip.org.uk) and Kirkburton Parish Council. Marshalls Plc has donated the stone for the guide stoops.