SATURDAY 22 JUNE

SHIPLEY TO OTLEY

Meet Woof Barker at 9.15am at Otley bus station for 653 bus to Shipley. Bring tea/coffee money.

Hills, fields, traditional hamlets, great views.

9.5 miles           6 hrs.           Moderate            Linear

A NOSTALGIC WALK - OTLEY TO ILKLEY  

Meet Sue Long at The Buttercross, Market Place, Otley. Depart 9.30am.  Return by X84 bus.

Some steep climbs rewarded by extensive views.

9.5 miles            5 hrs.          Moderate              Linear  

WILD FOOD WALK

Meet Craig Worrall, Edible Leeds, at Wharfemeadows car park, off Farnley Lane, Otley (Grid Ref: SE 205462) for car sharing. Depart 10am.  Booking essential: 07899752447 or email  edible.leeds@gmail.com

Food for free - knowing where to look!

3 miles             2.5 hrs.                Easy           Circular

PATELEY BRIDGE CIRCULAR

Meet David Shaftoe, Open Country, at Pateley Bridge Showground car park, Pateley Bridge, HG3 5HW.  Booking essential: contact Open Country on 01423 507227.

Varied scenery, wildlife, industrial history. 

3.5 miles             3 hrs               Easy              Circular

RAMBLE ROUND SHIPLEY GLEN

Meet Janet Matthews at 653 bus stop in Shipley Market Square, Shipley BD18 3QB. Depart 1.30pm.   Finish at Saltaire Railway Station.

Canal, glen, moors, fields, views, history.

7 miles                4 hrs.            Moderate          Linear

TROLL STROLL

A self-led Family Walk for children and their adults. Collect your map (£1) from Book House, Bay Horse Passage, Otley or Chevin Trek, Gay Lane, Otley (both open most days). Start any day of the Festival. 

Unlock the secrets of Otley’s historic market town to collect your reward.  

2 miles                   2 hrs.            Easy             Circular

WALKING  WITH WINE AT THE HALL

Meet Ruth at the Jubilee Clock, Market Place, Otley. Depart 5.15pm.  Walk plus wine at Farnley Hall. £5 payable on booking. Booking opens May 1st: the Festival Office (Chevin Trek) 01943 851166. 

A lovely evening walk, wine and conviviality.

6 miles       4.5 hrs. (total)     Moderate          Circular

SUNDAY 23 JUNE

LIMESTONE AND LEAD MINES

Meet Tim Huntley at Manchester Square, Otley, LS21 1BS for transport to Grassington start. Depart 8.30am. £5 each.  Booking essential: the Festival Office (Chevin Trek) 01943 851166.  Bring beer/tea/cake money. Sorry, no dogs.

Dibs, gills, hills and history.

11 miles    5.5 hrs. walking    Moderate     Circular

Otley Hills and Dales

Meet Heather Hodkinson at the sundial in Wharfemeadows park, Otley. Depart 9.30am.

Wharfe & Washburn waterscapes, woods, fields

10 miles        6 hrs.         Moderate             Circular

WHALE OF A WALK ON THE CHEVIN

Meet Candy and Mike at the Wetherby Whaler, White Cross, Guiseley, LS20 8LZ. Depart 10 am. Ends 2pm with a meal (£8) at the Wetherby Whaler. Booking essential: 07759 210034.

Fields, tracks over the Chevin, fish‘n’chips to end.

5  miles    4 hrs (walking)     Moderate       Circular

THE CELTS IN WHARFEDALE

Meet Rob Godfrey at the Cattle Market St car park, Otley LS21 1RW for car sharing. Depart 10.30am. Booking essential: 01943 468664. Camera recommended!

Share Rob’s tales about the Celts in Wharfedale, see ancient rock carving and Iron Age sites.

6 miles             4 hrs.          Moderate         Circular           

FOLLIFOOT CIRCULAR

Meet Carol Downing, Leeds Combined Arts, outside the Post Office in Follifoot, HG3 1DU. Depart 11.30am.  Booking essential by 15 June for optional post-walk pub meal: 0113 2690356.

Historical, gentle-paced walk, pub stop en-route.

5.5 miles              4 hrs.             Easy          Circular

FOLLOW THE STRINGS Meet Terry, Jen and the Otley Ukulele Orchestra at the Woolpack Art and Music Centre, Bondgate, Otley.  Depart 7.30pm.for a magical musical tour of Otley’s pubs.

Good song and good cheer.

1.5 miles             2 hrs.              Easy            Linear

MONDAY 24 JUNE

SIX DALES TRAIL STAGE 1: MIDDLEHAM -  BOUTHWAITE

Meet Stuart Fildes at Manchester Square, Otley, LS21 1BS. Depart 8.30am. £7.  Preference given to those doing all 3 stages. Booking essential: the Festival Office at Chevin Trek: 01943 851166.

Moors, valleys, scenery, adventure.

15 miles         8 hrs.          Moderate/Hard        Linear

ILKLEY CIRCULAR

Meet Sue Long at 9.30am at Otley bus station for X84. 

Steep hill at start, moors, riverside, great views.

10 miles      5.5 hrs walking.     Moderate       Circular          

OTLEY CIRCULAR VIA BURLEY

Meet Woof Barker at the Jubilee Clock, Market Place, Otley. Depart 9.30am. Bring tea/cake money.

Fields, hills, tracks, and great views.

9 miles           6 hrs.           Moderate          Circular

MEANWOOD VALLEY TRAIL TO GOLDEN ACRE.

Meet Ray Moss at Otley bus station for 9.40am X84 to Leeds. Walk departs 10.10am at H R Marsden statue, Woodhouse Moor, Leeds. Café visit at end.

An oasis of undisturbed countryside – common land, meadows, and woodland.

7 miles          4 hrs. walking       Moderate        Linear

BEES AND TEAS

Meet Jur Keessen at Otley Bus Station for X52 to start of walk.  Bus departs 10am.  Walking back to Otley.

Hill and fields. Visit Honey House tearoom at Braythorne Bees.

 9 miles          5 hrs.                Moderate          Linear

SAUNTER WITH STROLLING MINSTREL

Meet Fran and Ruth at the Jubilee Clock, Market Place, Otley. Depart 7.30pm.

Join Yorkshire minstrel, Eddie Lawler, on a stroll round Otley's famous Inns. Bring your own favourite verses, tales or songs to add to the Festival fun.

1 -2 miles         2-3 hrs             Easy              Linear

TUESDAY 25 JUNE

EARLY BIRDS ON THE CHEVIN

Meet Jur Keessen, Otley Walkers, at the Buttercross, Market Place, Otley. Depart 5am.

Early morning sun rise on the Chevin ridge.

6 miles         3 hrs.           Moderate            Circular

SIX DALES TRAIL STAGE 2:  BOUTHWAITE - BLUBBERHOUSES. 

Meet Stuart Fildes at Manchester Square, Otley LS21 1BS for transport to start. Depart 8.30am. £6 each. Booking essential - details as for Stage 1.

Moors, valleys, water, scenery, adventure.

13 miles         8 hrs.            Mod/Hard          Linear

ENVIRONS OF APPTREEWICK CIVIC PARISH 

Meet Derek Garnham at Wharfemeadows car park, off Farnley Lane, Otley (Grid Ref: SE 205462) for car sharing. Depart 9.30am. Sorry, no dogs allowed.

Moorland, ancient hamlets, riverside, woodland.

9 miles       6.5 hrs (total)      Moderate      Circular

RAILWAY FOOTPATH

Meet Kevin Cooney, Otley Railway Footpaths Group, outside Goods Funeral Services, High Dykes, Bradford Rd., Otley. Depart 10am.

The old railway, open fields, several stiles.

4 miles           2.5hrs.              Easy             Circular

DACRE BANKS TO PATELEY BRIDGE

Meet Kevin Judd at Wharfemeadows car park, off Farnley Lane, Otley (Grid Ref: SE 205462) for car sharing. Depart 10.30am.

Steep climb to start, moorland and great views.

9 miles          5 hrs.          Moderate          Circular

WAYZGOOSE WEAVE

Meet the Wharfedale Wayzgoose Morris Side and friends at the Otley Maypole, Manchester Square, Otley. Depart 7.30pm

Dance, wander & make merry via a few of Otley’s fine ale houses. End in a local pub!

2-3 miles         2+ hrs.           Easy             Circular

WEDNESDAY 26 JUNE

SIX DALES TRAIL STAGE 3:  BLUBBERHOUSES – OTLEY

Meet Stuart Fildes at Manchester Square, Otley for minibus. Depart 9am. £5 each. Booking essential - details as for Stage 1.

Moors, valleys, water, scenery, adventure.

10 miles          6 hrs.            Mod/Hard          Linear

GRASS WOODS CIRCULAR

Meet Meg Morton at Wharfemeadows car park, off Farnley Lane, Otley (Grid Ref: SE 205462) for car sharing. Depart 9.15am. Sorry, no dogs please.

Moorland, riverside, waterfalls, nature reserve – history and wildlife.

6 miles             5hrs.             Easy           Circular

LUNCH AT THE TWELVE APOSTLES

Meet Woof Barker at the Jubilee Clock, Market Place, Otley. Depart 9.30am. Bus back from Ilkley. Bring tea/coffee money.

History, stories and views.

8 miles           6 hrs.            Moderate         |Linear

SHIPLEY GLEN BAILDON MOOR CIRCULAR 

Meet Mike Lawson, Baildon Local History Societ/Friends of Baildon Moor, at Old Glen House, Prod Lane, Baildon, Shipley, BD 17 5BN.
Depart 10am. Steep climb to start.

History and archaeology, a touch of Dad’s Army.

2 miles           2 hrs.                Easy             Circular

WE’RE GOING ON A BEAR HUNT

Meet Vickie Orton, Wordweaver Stories, at 10am at Grove Hill Park Tennis Court, Bradford Rd., Otley. 

A Bear Hunt around the park for under 5s and their adults. Don’t forget your bear!

1 mile             1.5 hrs.            Easy            Circular

ALLOTMENT WALK

Meet Jason Knowles at Manchester Square, Otley, LS21 1BS. Depart 6.30pm

Green footed stroll around our superb allotments.

4/5 miles          3 hrs.           Easy              Circular

THE CAPE WRATH TRAIL

Share  Jur Keessen’s epic adventures on the Cape Wrath Trail - Scotland’s Wilderness Walk. Starts 7.30pm. at the Labour Rooms, Nelson St., Otley, LS21 1HB (opposite the library). £1 on the door.

Stunning photos and tales of adventure.

THURSDAY 27 JUNE

THREE CRAGS WALK

Meet John Sparshatt, Long Distance Walkers Association, at Otley bus station for bus to start. Bus departs 8am. Return by bus.  

Crags, crags, and more crags en route to Ilkley.

16 miles             7.5 hrs.           Hard             Linear

YORKSHIRE’S LITTLE LAKE DISTRICT

Meet Terry Williams at Lindley Bridge (Grid Ref: SE 224483) for transport to start. Depart 9.30am. £5 each. Booking essential: contact the Festival Office (Chevin Trek) 01943 851166.

Trace the length of the Washburn valley - Thruscross, Fewston, Swinsty Lindley.

10.5 miles            6 hrs.         Moderate         Linear

CUP & RINGS ON ILKLEY MOOR

Meet Jur Keessen at Otley Bus Station for X84 to Ilkley. Bus departs 9.40am. Return by bus from Burley in Wharfedale.

Cup & ring marked stones, cairns, stone circle.
  

8 miles           5 hrs.        Moderate/Hard       Linear

FARNLEY HALL 

Meet Stuart at Manchester Square, Otley, LS21 1BS. Depart 10 am. Walk and guided tour of Farnley Hall.  Numbers limited. £10 fee payable on booking.  Booking opens May 1stcontact Festival Office, Chevin Trek on  01943 851166

River, fields, scenery, Hall – a unique experience.

8 miles        7 hrs. (total)      Moderate       Circular

DESPICABLE LIARS EVENING MEANDER

Meet Sheila Collins, Otley Word Feast, at the Buttercross, Market Place, Otley. Depart 7.30pm.

Suspended disbelief and a sense of humour needed

1.5 miles             2 hrs.            Easy         Circular

FRIDAY 28 JUNE

ALMSCLIFFE CRAG CIRCULAR

Meet Andy FitzGerald at the sundial in Wharfemeadows Park, Otley. Depart 9.30am.

River and crag, tea stop at Braythorne Bees Café.

16 miles        9 hrs.            Hard              Circular  

BRAMHOPE ECCUP CIRCULAR  

Meet Fran Coldrick at Otley bus station for 9.40am X84 to Bramhope. Elevenses money essential.

Field paths, open views, reservoir.

10 miles        5 hrs.         Moderate            Circular

BAILDON BOUNDARY WALK

Meet Frank Baildon at the car park, at the junction of Glen Rd & Lucy Hall Drive, Baildon. Depart 9.45am Optional ride on Shipley Glen Tramway (£1 min donation). Visit Denso wild life park. Sorry no dogs.

Baildon, boundaries, history and more!

8.75 miles          5hrs            Moderate          Circular

BURLEY-IN-WHARFEDALE CIRCULAR

Meet Sheila Towning (Otley Short Walks for All) at the bus stop near St Mary's Church,Burley. Walk departs 10.50 am.
2  miles            1.5 hrs.             Easy           Circular
Park, views, weir, and river. (Track along the goit and  some tree roots to negotiate)

THE AFTER-WORK STRESS BUSTER

Meet Kevin Judd at the sundial in Wharfemeadows park, Otley. Depart 6pm.

Walk away those post-work blues with a stroll to Clifton and Farnley (and back!)

5.5 miles         2.5 hrs.        Moderate         Circular

OTLEY IN BLOOM

Meet David Bellerby, Otley in Bloom at the Jubilee Clock, Market Place, Otley. Depart 7pm.

In  the judges’ footsteps - Otley in Bloom’s highlights

4 miles           2 hrs.              Easy             Circular

SATURDAY 29 JUNE

COUNTING WHARFEDALE’S BRIDGES

Meet Peter Young, Burley Bridge Association, at the Buttercross, Market Place, Otley. Depart 9.30am. Return by bus.

Paths and moorland north of the Wharfe to Ilkley.

10 miles             6 hrs.          Moderate         Linear. 

SWINSTY FEWSTON CIRCULAR

Meet John Burland, The Wainwright Society, at Swinsty Reservoir car park (Grid Ref: 199537). Depart 10am.

Local history and a visit to Blubberhouses Church

7 miles              3 hrs.              Easy           Circular

CAKES AND ALE II

Meet Hank at the Jubilee Clock, Market Place, Otley. Depart 10am. Cake + ale money essential.

Stunning views, only two steep climbs, cakes at lunch, ale at the end.

12 miles       7 hrs.        Moderate/Hard      Circular

SALTAIRE CIRCULAR

Meet Ollie Drury at the canalside under the canal bridge on Victoria Rd., Saltaire. Depart 10.30am

Canals, rivers, moors, woods, spectacular views.

11 miles          6 hrs.     Moderate/Hard      Circular  

SATURDAY’S SOCIABLE SAUNTER

Meet Stuart Fildes at the Buttercross, Market Place, Otley. Depart 6pm. Finish at the Fleece for BBQ. Option to enjoy the BBQ without walking. £5 for BBQ payable on booking. Booking essential by 26 June: 01943 465270.

5 miles         2.5hrs         Moderate             Circular

SUNDAY 30 JUNE

WILD FOOD WALK

Meet Craig Worrall, Edible Leeds, on the Chevin. Depart 10am.  Booking essential by 15

June:  07899 752447 or email edible.leeds@gmail.com

An exciting foray - food for free on the Chevin.

3 miles      2.5 hrs.       Easy/Moderate       Circular

WALK WITH NO NAME

Meet Stuart, Walkers are Welcome (Otley), at the Jubilee Clock, Market Place, Otley. Depart 10am.

Meadow paths with great views of Wharfedale.

11 miles        5 hrs.          Moderate          Circular

WORDSMITHS  WANDER

Meet Ruth at Manchester Square, Otley, for car sharing. Depart 9.45am. Bring favourite verses and tales for our spooky thirteenth Festival!

Spooky tales and poetic licence.

7.5 miles           4 hrs.        Moderate         Circular

GRAND FINALE

Celebrate at 3.30 pm at the Manor Pub, Walkergate, Otley. Enjoy a drink (or two) with friends old and new. Be wowed by the magnificent raffle prizes.

 




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