Lippersley Ridge Walk

Lippersley Ridge Walk Ilkley Bus Station

Venue: Meet at Ilkley Bus Station to travel on the 784 leaving 10.05. Alternatively, meet at layby above Addingham suspension bridge at 10.15 Description: This 11 mile high level walk will climb to the summit of Beamsley Beacon from Addingham, and then traverse Lippersley Ridge with superb views, before descending to Askwith.  We will return […]

River and Railway Walk

Roundhouse Grange Park, Burley in Wharfedale

Venue: Meet at the Roundhouse, Grange Park Description: This is a leisurely paced and mostly level 3.5 mile walk. We first walk through the woods and along the water meadow bordering the River Wharfe towards Otley. We then cross the fields and golf course to reach the old Otley to Burley railway line and the […]

A. J. Brown – The Yorkshire Writer: A walk around his haunts

Roundhouse Grange Park, Burley in Wharfedale

Venue: Meet at the Roundhouse, Grange Park Description: This 3 mile linear walk will visit a number of the buildings and landmarks associated with the 20 years AJ Brown, writer of walking books about the Dales, lived in Burley. John White, AJ Brown’s biographer will lead the walk which will follow part of the route […]

The Yorkshire Heritage Way, Stage 1 and 2.

Burley in Whafedale, Railway Station Railway Station, Burley in Wharfedale

Venue: Burley Railway Station to catch the 9.30 train to Bradford Description: The 13 mile linear walk will follow the first two stages of the Yorkshire Heritage Way, a 40 mile trail linking Bradford and Ripon Cathedrals, and passing two of Yorkshire’s World Heritage sites, Saltaire and Fountains Abbey. The walk, led by Antonia Woosnam–Savage, […]

Free

Burley gardens walk, including Moor House

Roundhouse Grange Park, Burley in Wharfedale

Venue: Meet at the Roundhouse, Grange Park Description: This 3 mile leisurely paced walk will visit four of Burley’s gardens, all very different and with interesting features. There will be opportunity for discussion with gardeners about their planting and planning. We will finish up at Moor House in Burley Woodhead, previously the village Youth Hostel […]

Free

Around and about Askwith

Roundhouse Grange Park, Burley in Wharfedale

Venue: Meet at the Roundhouse, Grange Park Description: This 6 mile walk, led by Duncan Ault, will visit the southernmost part of the Nidderdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Crossing the stepping stones, providing they are safe to do so, the walk follows well defined tracks and lanes to reach the edge of Askwith Moor […]

Free

Burley’s shops and businesses (1)

Roundhouse Grange Park, Burley in Wharfedale

Venue: Meet at the Roundhouse, Grange Park Description: There are a number of indications of the significant scale of Burley’s retail and commercial sector in days gone by – if only you know where to look for them! With 9 butchers, 4 fish and chip shops, banks and a mini-department store, Burley had plenty of […]

Guided tour of Ben Rhydding Nature Reserve

Roundhouse Grange Park, Burley in Wharfedale

Venue: Meet at the Roundhouse, Grange Park Description: Ben Rhydding Nature Reserve is one of only three Local Nature Reserves in Bradford District. Steve Parkes, who coordinates the volunteer group that manages the reserve, will provide an informative tour which will include woodland, wetland, meadow and river bank. The walk to the reserve will pass […]

Visit to West Moor House Farm, Langbar Moor

Ilkley bus station Bus Station, Ilkley

Venue: Meet at Ilkley bus station Description: This 5.25 mile circular walk will visit the upland farm run by Rob and Penny Paisley for a guided tour. The farm specialises in rearing pedigree beef Shorthorn cattle, purebred Swaledale sheep and has two flocks of rare breed Greyface Dartmoor and Welsh Badger Face sheep. The outward […]

Burley’s shops and businesses (2)

Roundhouse Grange Park, Burley in Wharfedale

Venue: Meet at the Roundhouse, Grange Park Description: There are a number of indications of the significant scale of Burley’s retail and commercial sector in days gone by – if only you know where to look for them! With 9 butchers, 4 fish and chip shops, banks and a mini-department store, Burley had plenty of […]