Archaeology on Burley Moor

Burley Woodhead - Moor Lane Dales Way, Burley in Wharfedale

Venue: Burley Woodhead Village Green, top of Moor Lane Description: This 4 mile walk will visit some of the higher level archaeological sites on Burley Moor. Dr Keith Boughey a local historian and expert on the Bronze Age who has researched and written extensively on the subject, will lead the walk and provide detailed information […]

Angling for Young People aged 5 -18 years.

Under 16’s accompanied by an adult. One hour slots are available throughout the day. Times and venue confirmed on booking. Angling is the largest participation sport in the UK but is not always the easiest activity to know how and where to start. It’s essential to enjoy angling that you learn the basics correctly in […]

Burley’s Railways – Reminiscences from Burley Signal Box

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

Venue: Burley Railway Station car park Description: This will be a walk back along memory lane to the pre-Beeching days of steam trains in Burley. Bill Smith, who worked as Signaller at Burley Signal Box for 20 years, will share his memories of the Wharfedale Line as described in his recent publication ‘Railways in Wharfedale’. […]

The bees walk

Venue: Burley Railway Station car park Description: This 4.5 mile circular walk is being held jointly with the Wharfedale Beekeepers Association (WBA) as part of their centenary celebrations. It will provide an introduction to the world of beekeeping, from the perspective of someone relatively new to the skills involved as well as someone more experienced. […]

Night Walk

Ilkley Moor car park Ilkley Moor car park, Ilkley

Venue: Meet at the Cow and Calf car park, Ilkley Description: A 5 mile high-level circular walk onto Ilkley and Burley Moor visiting the Twelve Apostles stone circle and with superb nighttime views! The route following rough moor paths may be altered given poor weather or bad ground conditions. Essentials are adequate footwear, warm clothing, […]

Beating Burley’s Bounds

Roundhouse Grange Park, Burley in Wharfedale

Venue: Meet at the Roundhouse, Grange Park Description: Beating the Bounds was a processional walk traditionally conducted over the centuries by communities on Rogation Sunday in spring to help identify and preserve parish boundaries, and to bless the fields. While the practice continues in some parts of the country, it has only occasionally been undertaken […]

A walk around Stead and Burley Woodhead

Roundhouse Grange Park, Burley in Wharfedale

Venue:  Meet at the Roundhouse, Grange Park Description: This 4 mile walk will follow footpaths, quiet lanes and farm tracks that have traditionally linked Burley with Stead and Burley Woodhead.  Gradients will be generally gentle, with one short steeper section to take us on to the lower edge of Burley Moor.  There will be good […]

Club Fun Day, Burley Social Club

Burley Social Club Hill Top House, Main St, Burley in Wharfedale

There will be garden games, face painting, hot dogs and ice lollies for kids. Jugs of Pimms to keep the parents happy. Activities for all ages – just come along and join in.

Music Performance by Whiskey Pistols

Burley Social Club Hill Top House, Main St, Burley in Wharfedale

9 pm till late - Music Performance by Whiskey Pistols, Burley Social Club.  

Bleach Mill Circular Walk

Roundhouse Grange Park, Burley in Wharfedale

Venue:  Meet at the Roundhouse, Grange Park Description:   This will be a gentle 3 mile mostly level afternoon stroll to Bleach Mill House using field paths to celebrate the end of the walking programme contribution to the Festival.  The walk uses ginnels through the village and will use field paths, including walking alongside the attractive […]