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

Blackburn Coach

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

Burnley Coach

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


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