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East Morton—Ilkley
Easilk one Double check Distance 16km/10mi Ascent 396m Descent 448m
East Morton—Ilkley
Easilk two Double check Distance 8km/5mi Ascent 244m Descent 297m
East Morton—Ilkley
Easilk three Verify me Distance 8km/5mi Ascent 263m Descent 316m
Grassington—Ilkley
Grailk one Verify me Distance 27km/17mi Ascent 433m Descent 328m
Grassington—Ilkley
Grailk two Pioneer me Distance 27km/17mi Ascent 850m Descent 746m
Grassington—Ilkley
Grailk three Pioneer me Distance 27km/17mi Ascent 595m Descent 490m
Ilkley—Baildon
Ilkbai one Double check Distance 10km/6mi Ascent 264m Descent 326m
Ilkley—Baildon
Ilkbai two Pioneer me Distance 10km/6mi Ascent 274m Descent 335m
Ilkley—Guiseley
Ilkgui one Survey me Distance 11km/7mi Ascent 267m Descent 305m
Ilkley—Otley
Ilkotl one Review me Distance 11km/7mi Ascent 304m Descent 270m
Ilkley—Pateley Bridge
Ilkpat one Review me Distance 24km/15mi Ascent 651m Descent 630m
Ilkley—Stainburn
Ilksta one Pioneer me Distance 17km/11mi Ascent 371m Descent 344m
Ilkley—Sun Inn, Norwood
Ilksun one Double check Distance 15km/9mi Ascent 344m Descent 252m
Ilkley—Sun Inn, Norwood
Ilksun two Verify me Distance 15km/9mi Ascent - Descent -
Keighley—Ilkley
Keiilk one Review me Distance 10km/6mi Ascent 321m Descent 308m
Silsden—Ilkley
Sililk zero Pioneer me Distance 0km/0mi Ascent - Descent -
Silsden—Ilkley
Sililk one Pioneer me Distance 10km/7mi Ascent - Descent -
Skipton—Ilkley
Skiilk one Pioneer me Distance 16km/10mi Ascent 295m Descent 305m
Skipton—Ilkley
Skiilk two Verify me Distance 17km/10mi Ascent 489m Descent 500m
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Ilkley, Mon 28 November

Cloudy

Ilkley’s Slow Ways starting point

Grid ref

SE1182247626

Lat / Lon

53.92465° / -1.82147°

Easting / Northing

411,822E / 447,626N

Facilities

Users have reported that the following facilities can be found within 1km of Ilkley's meeting point

Public toilet

Wheelchair accessible toilet

Supermarket

Restaurant

Accommodation

Accommodation < £50

Campsite

Bothy

Free wifi

Mobility scooter hire

Off-road wheelchair hire

Disabled Parking

Train station

Bus stop

Ferry

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Navigation skills required to keep to the path. Only four starts because it includes stiles and steps...

Ross

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Good mix of country lanes, moorland and fields....

Michelle

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Lovely walk over Baildon moor over to Ilkley....

Jonathan Dolby

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It’s a lovely walk alongside the river, with only limited ascent (but some slippery paths) around Bolton Abbey, and lots of lovely bridges to look at. Toilets and a cafe available in Bolton Abbey grounds....

Liz

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paul.scholey surveyed Grailk one

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The first half of the walk as far as Bolton Abbey is enjoyable, however has a reasonable amount of road walking or remains on footpaths close to busy roads which spoils the enjoyment somewhat....

paul.scholey

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Ilkley—Sun Inn, Norwood

danravenellison added Ilksun two, a new walk from Ilkley to Sun Inn, Norwood

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The only reason I have not given it 4 stars is because it's not fully accessible... but if I could give it an x-factor star for being great fun and beautiful I would!...

pilea

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You can expect woods, a reservoir, quiet lanes, moorland, stepping stones, riverside paths and good views....

danravenellison

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There's some walking down quiet lanes, but that was welcome after lots of walking on uneven ground earlier in our day....

pilea

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It would be great if someone could suggest another route option that is both easier and more accessible....

danravenellison

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I'll be sharing the route we took and enjoyed as an additional route option, but someone who knows the area well will have additional route options to suggest.....

danravenellison

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Silsden—Ilkley

Slow Ways Darren added Sililk one, a new walk from Silsden to Ilkley

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Silsden—Ilkley

Slow Ways added Sililk zero, a new walk from Silsden to Ilkley

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This route mainly follows roads and gravel tracks and I had hoped that it's redeeming feature would be that I could declare it wheelchair friendly, however that is not the case. After the climb, the path turns left and it's a fairly level route until you get to the road....

Carol

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However, it's not a route for those with mobility issues due to the rocky terrain, a set of steps and, near East Morton, a number of stiles. As you arrive at the road, you may decide to walk down the road to East Morton....

Carol

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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....

Carol

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I'd downloaded the .gpx file into OS maps and the live positioning was useful in a couple of areas....

rsmith.leeds@gmail.com

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Generally good route but some unnecessary road walking on busy roads without pavements. Easily bypassed on existing footpaths though-check an OS map....

robliz

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This route like Ilkgui also skirts along Ilkley Moor on the Dales Way/Ebor Way so you need to keep Moor Road in sight when on Ilkley Moor. The route also flirts with Burley in Wharfedale (another train station which is handy) and provides an excellent opportunity to play trains as you follow disused railway lines to the edge of Otley, Another safe route but not really suitable for wheelchairs or pushchairs when on Ilkley Moor....

Jefferson1776

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Jefferson1776 took this photo on Ilkotl one

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The short road walk in Guiseley is not beautiful, but look out for the clock tower in Netherfield Road car park which is all that is left of the Crompton Parkinson Factory (demolished 2006)....

Jefferson1776

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Most of this route walks along a road which is busy and dangerous to walk along (no verge). It should be deleted....

Carol

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East Morton—Ilkley

Carol added Easilk two, a new walk from East Morton to Ilkley

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East Morton—Ilkley

Carol added Easilk three, a new walk from East Morton to Ilkley

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I thoroughly recommend this walk and plan to repeat it, however, you do need to be agile to get over some of the stiles and be competent following a map/gps device. I did write a more descriptive review but the page timed me out and deleted it......

Carol

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Ilkley

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East Morton—Ilkley

Slow Ways added Easilk one, a new walk from East Morton to Ilkley

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Grassington—Ilkley

Slow Ways added Grailk one, a new walk from Grassington to Ilkley

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Grassington—Ilkley

Slow Ways added Grailk two, a new walk from Grassington to Ilkley

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Grassington—Ilkley

Slow Ways added Grailk three, a new walk from Grassington to Ilkley

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Ilkley—Baildon

Slow Ways added Ilkbai one, a new walk from Ilkley to Baildon

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Ilkley—Baildon

Slow Ways added Ilkbai two, a new walk from Ilkley to Baildon

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Ilkley—Guiseley

Slow Ways added Ilkgui one, a new walk from Ilkley to Guiseley

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Ilkley—Otley

Slow Ways added Ilkotl one, a new walk from Ilkley to Otley

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Ilkley—Pateley Bridge

Slow Ways added Ilkpat one, a new walk from Ilkley to Pateley Bridge

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Ilkley—Stainburn

Slow Ways added Ilksta one, a new walk from Ilkley to Stainburn

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Ilkley—Sun Inn, Norwood

Slow Ways added Ilksun one, a new walk from Ilkley to Sun Inn, Norwood

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Keighley—Ilkley

Slow Ways added Keiilk one, a new walk from Keighley to Ilkley

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Skipton—Ilkley

Slow Ways added Skiilk one, a new walk from Skipton to Ilkley

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Skipton—Ilkley

Slow Ways added Skiilk two, a new walk from Skipton to Ilkley

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