Skiilk one
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This is a Slow Ways route connecting Skipton and Ilkley.

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Grid Ref SD9891051470
Lat / Lon 53.95933° / -2.01810°
Easting / Northing 398,910E / 451,470N
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Grid Ref SE1182247626
Lat / Lon 53.92465° / -1.82147°
Easting / Northing 411,822E / 447,626N
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Skiilk One's land is

Moors 23.9%
Natural grass 1.1%
Pasture 43.7%
Urban 31.2%

Data: Corine Land Cover (CLC) 2018



04 May 2023 Spring

This is a very pleasant walk on which you will encounter gates, kissing gates, steps, steep climbs, stepping stones, a ford and uneven stony ground. I walked this in good weather but after a period of heavy rain and there were a number of very muddy parts that thankfully I was able to navigate around.

The climb out of Skipton to the Dales High Way was a bit of a slog but pleasant enough. The views from the Dales High Way were excellent. The path is a stony bridleway and although I didn’t see any it was clear that this is a popular cycling route. The route turns into a farm track near to Back Plantation.

The route crosses a minor road and then heads down towards Addingham. This section passed through a number of fields that contained sheep.

On the outskirts of Addingham you cross the A65 at a location that has excellent visibility. There are bus stops on either side of the road here should you wish to start or stop part way along the route.

The route indicates a right turn straight after crossing the A65, but a new housing development stops this. Simply carrying on and taking the first right solves this problem.

The route passes around the edge of the village and I found it to be rather disappointing. It was one of the muddiest parts and included a very narrow kissing gate, steps, steep climbs (slippy), stepping stones, and a ford. I would suggest that after crossing the A65 head straight down the road into the centre of Addingham. This is a shorter route and you may find a source of refreshment.

Addingham was a pleasant village and the walk along the Dales Way that followed was likewise, especially the section through Low Mill village. This section leads you into Ilkley and journeys end.

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