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Keighley

West Yorkshire


Slow Ways linking Keighley and Bingley, Cross Hills, East Morton, Haworth, Ilkley, Silsden, Trawden

England / West Yorkshire / Keighley

Keighley’s seven Slow Ways are 61% checked

Drawn: 7/7
reviewed: 6/7
verified: 2/7
and surveyed: 2/7

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Walk to Keighley from further afield

Slow Way Route To do
Cross Hills—Keighley
Crokei one Review me Distance 8km/5mi Ascent 260m Descent 258m
Haworth—Keighley
Hawkei one Enjoy me Distance 8km/5mi Ascent 220m Descent 129m
Keighley—Bingley
Keibin one

Double check Distance 6km/4mi Ascent 182m Descent 205m
Keighley—Bingley
Keibin three Review me Distance 8km/5mi Ascent 36m Descent 59m
Keighley—Bingley
Keibin four Review me Distance 6km/4mi Ascent - Descent -
Keighley—Bingley
Keibin five Pioneer me Distance 8km/5mi Ascent 37m Descent 59m
Keighley—East Morton
Keieas one Review me Distance 5km/3mi Ascent 87m Descent 43m
Keighley—East Morton
Keieas two Review me Distance 5km/3mi Ascent - Descent -
Keighley—Ilkley
Keiilk one Enjoy me Distance 10km/6mi Ascent 321m Descent 308m
Silsden—Keighley
Silkei one Review me Distance 7km/4mi Ascent 124m Descent 124m
Silsden—Keighley
Silkei two Review me Distance 8km/5mi Ascent - Descent -
Trawden—Keighley
Trakei one Pioneer me Distance 19km/12mi Ascent 583m Descent 508m

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Collective progress

69% of Keighley’s seven route options are drawn, reviewed, surveyed and/or verified

12/12

drawn

10/12

reviewed

9/12

surveyed

2/12

verified

7 people have contributed to Keighley’s Slow Ways

2 people have pledged to walk and review a route

10 people have surveyed a route in Keighley

71km out of 98km have been walked and reviewed

118km of reviews have been shared in Keighley

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There is quite a climb up to Ilkley moor but it rewards with great views. The path is unmarked in places and there were cows in one field....

Ross

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Option to travel part way by train ( the route is wheelchair friendly from Haworth to oakworth station so that might be an option - but need to check if wheelchair access on train )....

Riggy

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Leaving Ilkley, the route is marked as going up Wells Promenade, but I found there was a lovely little landscaped, riverside path in the trees between Wells Promenade and Wells Walk. The route continued steeply uphill along Keighley Road, which had no pavement or verge but was very quiet. Staying on the road looked like a less steep, just as quick, alternative. From here to the sort of crossroads at Whetstone Gate, the road surface was gravel. The road is now called Ilkley Road and there were amazing views to the south and east, while you can see the straight road stretching out for miles ahead - great if you're going downhill....

Mary Oz

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Mary Oz surveyed Keiilk one

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Keighley—Bingley

EmY added Keibin five, a new walk from Keighley to Bingley

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There is a pub and a shop at Long Lee, towards Keighley, and there are benches at Long Lee Crick Club just before there. The final footpath down to the bridge under the railway had a bonus view of the Keighley and Worth Valley Railway....

Mary Oz

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Mary Oz surveyed Keibin four

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Keighley—Bingley

Mary Oz added Keibin four, a new walk from Keighley to Bingley

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

Michelle

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The route goes directly past three lovely little stations, and starts and ends quite near to two others on the Keighley and Worth Wally Railway, made famous as the filming location for The Railway Children. I can see Howieland’s point about walking along Coney Lane into Keighley, but I was happy walking the footpath right around for an unusual approach to Keighley Station which passes the railway turntable....

Mary Oz

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Keighley—East Morton

Mary Oz added Keieas two, a new walk from Keighley to East Morton

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After crossing the canal next to a pub, the route follows a quiet residential street with a very narrow pavement....

Mary Oz

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The route leaves the pretty village of East Morton along a fairly main road which turns a right angle to go straight down to the canal. The last section passes lots of industry (and possible pavement parking), including the lovely old mills, then passes the railway station and an arcaded row of shops to reach the bus station and town square....

Mary Oz

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Mary Oz surveyed Keibin three

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The first third of this route is along busy main roads, but the remainder is all along the canal, and makes up for this. The step-free footbridge from the Bingley Three Rise a bit further on, leads onto the main road into Bingley....

Mary Oz

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Silsden—Keighley

Mary Oz added Silkei two, a new walk from Silsden to Keighley

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This route goes underneath the road which leads into the town centre, and then along a very short street for access to that road. This avoids stairs, but it would also be possible to ascend a flight of stairs to the road before going under the bridge; or a short distance earlier you could descend a flight of stairs and go underneath the canal on a back road into the centre, via the route taken by SilKei One....

Mary Oz

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The path across the golf course is obvious, unlike the next section between the canal and golf course. I think I would recommend taking the right fork from the golf course to Booth’s Swing Bridge, then using the canal towpath to reach the lane that branches off to Lower Holden Farm. Just after Hainsworth Farm, the footpath goes on the other side of the hedge (not the lane), skirting the start of the small industrial estate...

Mary Oz

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Keighley

Mary Oz surveyed Keighley

View facilities

The climb continues on country roads with verges until Redcar Tarn, with its waterfowl, is reached....

Mary Oz

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I think most walkers would probably prefer to shorten the route by avoiding the section of Worth Way footpath between Coney Lane and the railway station....

Howieland

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Turn immediate right through gate up cobbled path into Park Wood (sign to be erected here)....

Andy Mosby

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Turn immediate right through gate up cobbled path into Park Wood (sign to be erected here)....

Andy Mosby

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Keighley—Bingley

Jane Timperley added Keibin three, a new walk from Keighley to Bingley

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Route is not suitable for wheels as there are steps and uneven paths and cobbles, kiss gates and steep inclines. I would recommend a route along the canal as an alternative. Great views on this route and enjoyable but hard to navigate in Keighley itself and when almost at Bingley due to the number of paths around....

Jane Timperley

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Silsden—Keighley

Hevver added Silkei one, a new walk from Silsden to Keighley

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Cross Hills—Keighley

Slow Ways added Crokei one, a new walk from Cross Hills to Keighley

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Haworth—Keighley

Slow Ways added Hawkei one, a new walk from Haworth to Keighley

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Keighley—Bingley

Slow Ways added Keibin one, a new walk from Keighley to Bingley

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Keighley—East Morton

Slow Ways added Keieas one, a new walk from Keighley to East Morton

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Keighley—Ilkley

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

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Trawden—Keighley

Slow Ways added Trakei one, a new walk from Trawden to Keighley

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Keighley, Sat 24 February

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Keighley’s Slow Ways starting point

Grid ref

SE0607541292

Lat / Lon

53.86782° / -1.90910°

Easting / Northing

406,075E / 441,292N

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Facilities

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

Public toilet

Wheelchair accessible toilet

Supermarket or convenience shop

Restaurant, cafe or pub

Accommodation

Accommodation for under £50 a night

Campsite

Bothy

Free wifi

Mobility scooter hire

Off-road wheelchair hire

Disabled Parking

Train station

Bus stop

Ferry

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