Dales Way Link - Leeds to Ilkley

A long distance walk of 20 miles which links the city of Leeds with the starting point of the Dales Way in Ilkley. Maps, statistics and gpx route file for the walk are included.

Google Maps Open Source Maps

Statistics and Files
Start: Woodhouse Moor
Distance: 20 miles (32 km)
Grid Ref: SE293350
Climbing: 492 metres
Walk time: 8-10 hours
Days: 1

Ordnance Survey Explorer Map (1:25,000)

Summary: The Dales Way Link, Leeds to Ilkley is a permissive walking route which allows walkers in and around West Yorkshires premier city to reach the start of the very popular Dales Way long distance walking route on foot. It is one of three link routes from conurbations in Yorkshire, the others being Bradford to Ilkley and Harrogate to Ilkley. The Dales Way starts in Ilkley and crosses parts of the Yorkshire Dales National Park and Lake District National Park to finish on the shore of Lake Windermere. From Woodhouse Moor in Central Leeds the link, which is a lovely linear walk in its own right, heads to Ilkley via Woodhouse Cliff, Meanwood Valley, Adel Woods, Eccup Reservoir, Bramhope, Caley Deer Park, Otley Chevin Forest Park, Menston, Burley Moor and Cow and Calf Rocks.

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Long Distance Walkers Association

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