Ikley to Addingham Walk

Ilkley to Addingham Walk

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Lower Wharfedale and Washburn Valley – Explorer 297 (Buy it now)

Distance: 6 Miles

Duration: 2 hours

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humidity: 82%
wind: 5m/s W
H 5 • L 3
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Walk Description

  1. Start over the bridge on the North side of the River Wharfe on New Brook Street.
  2. Take a left onto a footpath immediately after the bridge
  3. Follow this bridge forward, passing the Old Bridge on your left
  4. Carry on until you reach Nestfield Road
  5. Head left along Nestfield Road onto Common Holme Lane
  6. As Common Holme Lane bears right there is a footpath that takes you straight ahead, cutting off the corner.
  7. At the end of this go left onto Brant Bank Lane.
  8. At the end of Brant Bank Lane head right on to Gill Lane.
  9. Follow this road through Nestfield and on to West Hall Lane for some distance.
  10. As West Hall Lane breaks sharply to the right you need to head down the track to the left.
  11. This track has a footpath near the end, at the right – take it.
  12. Follow this footpath ahead, over the footbridge and up onto North Street – you’re now in Addingham.
  13. Head to the left down North Street then follow the bend onto Church Street.
  14. On Church Street look out for Low Mill Lane on the left and head down it.
  15. Low Mill Lane ends but a foothpath continues linking it to Smithy Greaves.
  16. At the end of Smithy Greaves, head left and then straight on.
  17. You’re now on Old Lane – head to the end and take a left.
  18. Walk up Ilkley Road, and look out for the footpath on the left.
  19. From here stick to the footpath closest to the water (unless the water level is high)
  20. Continuing along the waters edge takes you back to Ilkley and back to where you began.

Additional Information


West Yorkshire




6 to 8 miles


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