The Welcome Way

The ‘Welcome Way’, launched in 2016, is a 28-mile circular walk in sections through Otley, Burley in Wharfedale, Baildon and Bingley.

The Welcome Way is a collaboration between four ‘Walkers are Welcome’ (WAW) communities in Yorkshire. There is an additional 9-mile published route around Bingley, you can find details about this route on the Bingley Walkers are Welcome Website


The entire project has incorporated sections of each of their previously published self-guided walking routes, resulting in this spectacular long distance circular walk.


The name ‘Welcome way’ was chosen to reflect the four communities belonging to the nationally accredited ‘Walkers are Welcome’ scheme.

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