Bradford to Ilkley (Dales Way Link)

2019-06-01 10:20:00 2019-06-01 17:15:00 Europe/London Bradford to Ilkley (Dales Way Link)

This is a linear walk of about 13 miles from Bradford city centre to Ilkley, following the route of the Dales Way Link.

Starting from Bradford Forster Square train station, we follow a surprisingly green route along the Canal Road corridor towards Shipley and Saltaire. We then head uphill through the woodlands of Shipley Glen, before crossing farmland and moors to reach the Twelve Apostles stone circle. We then head down into Wharfedale, with views over Ilkley and beyond. The walk will end in Ilkley town centre.

It is really exposed on the moor and we are up there for a few miles. Please dress for the weather…bring an extra layer/sun cream/sufficient water etc.

Transport Options

We are meeting at Bradford Forster Square Train Station (not to be confused with Bradford Interchange which is a ten minute walk from Bradford Forster Square).

Please note that the train times below are based on information shown on thetrainline.com on 08/04/19. Please check the train times before you travel.

There are various options. You could…

– Catch the train from Leeds to the meeting point  (the 0942 from Leeds arrives at 1007) and then catch the train to Leeds from Ilkley at the end of the walk.

– Leave your car in Bradford (the Broadway Shopping Centre car park is £1.50 all day at weekends) and get the train back from Ilkley at the end of the walk.

– Leave your car at Ilkley and catch the train to the meeting point (the train leaving Ilkley at 0921 arrives at Bradford Forster Square at 0953).

The walk will set off at 1020.

53.797,-1.753 Susan Wilkinson susanw1lk1nson@msn.com
date
Saturday 1 June, 2019
distance
13.0 miles
grade
Moderate
starts
10:20
description

This is a linear walk of about 13 miles from Bradford city centre to Ilkley, following the route of the Dales Way Link.

Starting from Bradford Forster Square train station, we follow a surprisingly green route along the Canal Road corridor towards Shipley and Saltaire. We then head uphill through the woodlands of Shipley Glen, before crossing farmland and moors to reach the Twelve Apostles stone circle. We then head down into Wharfedale, with views over Ilkley and beyond. The walk will end in Ilkley town centre.

It is really exposed on the moor and we are up there for a few miles. Please dress for the weather…bring an extra layer/sun cream/sufficient water etc.

Transport Options

We are meeting at Bradford Forster Square Train Station (not to be confused with Bradford Interchange which is a ten minute walk from Bradford Forster Square).

Please note that the train times below are based on information shown on thetrainline.com on 08/04/19. Please check the train times before you travel.

There are various options. You could…

– Catch the train from Leeds to the meeting point  (the 0942 from Leeds arrives at 1007) and then catch the train to Leeds from Ilkley at the end of the walk.

– Leave your car in Bradford (the Broadway Shopping Centre car park is £1.50 all day at weekends) and get the train back from Ilkley at the end of the walk.

– Leave your car at Ilkley and catch the train to the meeting point (the train leaving Ilkley at 0921 arrives at Bradford Forster Square at 0953).

The walk will set off at 1020.

starting point
Next to the benches outside the ticket office at Bradford Forster Square Train Station
starting grid reference
SE163334
post code
BD1 4QQ

Start point

Next to the benches outside the ticket office at Bradford Forster Square Train Station

53.797, -1.753

contacts
name
Susan Wilkinson
surroundings
Moor, heath, Hill, Farmland, River, canal, Woodland, Park, green space, City, town
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