Published Walks from Otley
Self-Guided Short and Medium Walks
Otley Four Walks
This leaflet provides four way-marked walks of between 2-7 miles with maps and descriptions
Walk 1 (2 miles)
The White House and Otley Chevin
A short and steep walk into the Chevin forest to the White House from where there are superb views across Otley town, and access to extensive networks of footpaths within the Chevin Forest Park.
Walk 2 (3.5 miles)
Wharfe Meadows Park and Gallows Hill Nature Reserve
A level walk through part of the town conservation area, across the medieval bridge through the riverside park and onto Gallows Hill Nature Reserve.
Walk 3 (5 miles)
The Old Railway Track
A mostly flat walk with one uphill section. This walk makes use of the footpath which follows the old railway to the west of Otley. There are fine views of Ilkley Moor and a chance to appreciate our industrial heritage.
Walk 4 (6.5 miles)
Pool Bank and across the Chevin Ridge
A more strenuous walk which starts across the fields and meadows of Wharfedale before climbing the Chevin and traversing the ridge with its magnificent panoramic views.
Otley Four More Walks
The leaflet provides four walks of between 6-9 miles with maps and descriptions
Walk 1 (6.5 or 13 Kms)
Otley to Clifton Circular
Through fields around Otley and Clifton. The shorter alternative explores the course and origin of Kell Beck; the longer route continues through Clifton village with views of the Washburn Valley.
Walk 2 (13 Kms)
Leathley and Washburn Circular
A river walk by the Wharf and the Washburn and through fields around Leathley and Clifton. Mostly easy going: river banks and fields.
Walk 3 (13 Kms)
Ilkley to Otley
From Ilkley to Otley through fields and farms, and some small quiet roads.
Walk 4 (11 Kms)
Bramhope to Otley
Mainly easy walking on good paths through fields and woods.
How to Purchase Leaflets
They are £1.00 each and can be obtained from local businesses: Chevin Trek, Mounsey’s, Just Books, Browse Time, and from the CORE and Library. Or please use our Contact Form to request details.
Our Long Distance Walks
Six Dales Trail: 38-mile trail through six dales from Otley to Middleham. Go to Six Dales Trail Information for more detail and to order the guidebook.
Welcome Way: 28-mile circular route including Otley, Burley in Wharfedale, Baildon and Bingley. Go to Welcome Way Information for more detail and to order the guidebook.</p