WOODLAND and fields at Farnley Tyas could soon be open for horse riding.
And the ambitious plan could see the biggest riding centre in the North.
Farnley Tyas Estates Ltd, which owns large amounts of land around the village, wants to allow horses to ride over 250 acres - or a square kilometre - of land.
The land is bordered by Woodsome Road, Honley Road and Castle Hill and includes farmland and woods like Royd House Wood and Molly Carr Wood.
It would be accessed from Woodsome Road.
Routes would be marked out over the fields and would change regularly to allow the ground to recover.
However, paths through the woodland would be fixed.
Estates manager, Paul Elgar, said: "There are very few bridleways in Kirklees and to get to one often means riding on a road. Horses and traffic don't mix.
"Here the area is bordered by roads, but there are no internal highways. So someone can drive here with their horse and ride over open land for the day.
"I think this area would be the only one of its size in northern England."
Mr Elgar said details about the cost of the project had not yet been calculated.
Farnley Estates Ltd wanted to hear local riders' views on how the scheme should operate, what it should cost and how often access should be available.
"We hope it could go ahead very quickly and we would like it to be a long-term thing.
"As an estate we have to diversify. There is no money in farming animals anymore, so we are having to attract people."
Anyone who would like to comment can contact Mr Elgar at Dacre, Son and Hartley in Otley on 01943 467222.