IlkleyPateley Bridge

Ilkpat one
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This is a Slow Ways route connecting Ilkley and Pateley Bridge.

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Grid Ref SE1182247626
Lat / Lon 53.92465° / -1.82147°
Easting / Northing 411,822E / 447,626N
What3Words amuses.popular.celebrate
Pateley Bridge
Grid Ref SE1577465584
Lat / Lon 54.08594° / -1.76037°
Easting / Northing 415,774E / 465,584N
What3Words weekend.glove.boils

Ilkpat One's land is

Moors 8.1%
Natural grass 4.8%
Pasture 45.9%
Peat bogs 22.0%
Urban 6.7%
Woods 12.2%

Data: Corine Land Cover (CLC) 2018



16 Mar 2024 Winter

A good route mainly on well marked footpaths and over varied terrain. Some of the moorland sections are less well marked or obvious, so careful navigation is needed, and after heavy period of rain quite a lot of the more used paths were particularly muddy.

A couple of the stiles are in a poorer condition but passable with care.

The views over Nidderdale are great and the wildlife is fantastic. There aren't many options for a stop on the main route, but some available from short detours.


10 Jun 2021 Spring

A long and varied walk, over moorland, meadows and fields. Route finding is straightforward, especially once you're on the Six Dales Trail which is well signposted. There is very little road walking. It's an absolute must for fans of lapwings as there are many along the route.

Negatives - there are some boggy stretches and some difficult to negotiate stiles. It *is* a long route, it's listed as 15 miles, but I recorded it on the OS Maps app and it reported 15.85 miles.
There are a couple of cow fields, but they gave me no problem.

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