3rd September 2017
Coach Trip to Ilkley
Ilkley is a spa town lying on the River Wharfe in Wharfedale West Yorkshire. It is one of the starting points for the 84 mile Dales Way long distance walk. Evidence exists that dates archaelogical finds back to the Mesolithic period (1100 BC). The landmark Cow and Calf rocky outcrop overlooks the town and ancient cup and ring marks can be found carved into the rocks.
Walk Details to Date
Our two coaches will rendezvous at Skipton for a short comfort stop and then continue together to Ilkley. Please make sure you join the correct walk and will independent walkers leave details of your names and routes with your courier on the coach and a mobile phone number if available.
A Walk Leader Anthony Fleetwood 12 miles Moderate
Alight from coaches at Addingham and climb to Addingham High Moor trig point. Continue across Ilkley Moor to the Apostle Stones, then Burnley Moor to see the excellent views from the Cow and Calf rock formation before descending into Ilkley. 1770 feet of ascent.
B Walk Leader Chris Thornley 9 miles Moderate
From Ilkley we go to Middleton Woods then via Hardings Lane to Primrose Hill. The Parks Lane onto Middleton Moor and up to Round Hill. On to Beamsley Level and Beamsley Beacon to then descend to Beacon Hill House, Spring Well Farm, Chapel House Farm to Nesfield. The High Austby Farm to finish in Ilkley.
C Walk Leader Pam Maybury 8 miles Moderate
Alight from coaches in Ilkley. Start the walk going uphill to the pump house -walking on steeply rising road short distance to moor. Levelling out over defined footpath over moorland taking in brilliant panoramic views. Continue over peat moorland on paved paths to Apostles stones and trig point. Descend on footpath to challenging steps down valley to White Wells cottage. (Hoping the weather is fine and clear this is a fabulous walk) Bring your cossie if you want to dip in the Well!
D Walk Leader Roger Haythornthwaite 5 miles Fairly easy
Alight in Addingham. Proceed through this very attractive village to the parish church and join the Dales Way mostly alongside the River Wharfe into Ilkley. From the River, walk up to the centre of Ilkley where there are shops and cafes. This is a level walk and good paths and tracks.
Pickup Time for the Return Journey 6.00pm from Ilkley. On the return journey please do not ask the drivers for extra stops. This can be dangerous and will also make the return journey longer for everyone.
Coach Pichup Times
08:00. Darwen : Boots Duckworth St
08:05. Darwen : Lynwood Avenue
08:10. Ewood : Empire Theatre
08:15. Blackburn : Penny Street
08:20. Oswaldtwistle : Black Dog
08:25. Oswaldtwistle : The Civic Theatre
08:35. Accrington : Whalley Rd, opposite Music Box
08:40. Accrington : Victoria Hospital
08:50. Clayton : Hare and Hounds
08:55. Harwood : Nightingales Garage
09:00. Whalley : King Street
09:05. Clitheroe : York Street
08:20 Padiham : Town Hall
08:22. Padiham : Whitegates
08:25. Burnley : Tim Bobbin
08:30. Burnley : Bus Station
08:35. Burnley : Brennard Street
08:40 Brierfield : Town Hall
08:45. Nelson : Bus Station
08:50 Nelson : Walton lane, Leeds Road
08:55 Colne : Crown Hotel
09:00 Colne : Library
09:05 Colne : Alkincoates
09:10 Barrowford : Heritage Centre
09:20 Gisburn : White Bull