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Name on green and yellow discDales Way Link - Harrogate to Ilkley

N Yorkshire, W Yorkshire

26 km / 16 miles
Linear route from Harrogate to the Old Bridge at Ilkley which forms a link path to the Dales Way via Valley Gardens, Harlow Carr, Beaver Dyke Reservoirs, Swinsty Reservoir, Timble, Lippersley Pike and Middleton. Re-routed in 2010 due to problems with previous route which went to Bolton Abbey via access land that was closed at certain times.


Waymark: Name on green and yellow disc
Path Type: Other Paths
Waymark: Name on green and yellow disc
Attributes: Easy
Start: SE297553 - Pump Room Museum, Harrogate, N Yorkshire View on StreetMap
Finish: SE112480 - Old Bridge, Ilkley, W Yorkshire View on StreetMap
Open Date: 1974

Publications, Badges and Certificates:

Leaflet Harrogate link : a walk from Harrogate to join the Dales Way at Ilkley  (Harrogate Group Ramblers  - 2013 )
Badge Badge for Harrogate Dalesway Link  (Harrogate Group Ramblers )
External download Harrogate Link: a walk from Harrogate to join the Dales Way at Ilkley  (Harrogate Group Ramblers  - 2013 ) Download
External download Dales Way Link Routes Map  (Footprint Maps  - 2019 ) Download


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Contains Ordnance Survey data © Crown copyright and database right 2016.
© OpenStreetMap contributors under Open Database Licence.
Rights of way data from selected Local Authorities.
Large scale digital mapping is provided by John Thorn.
At high zoom levels the route is indicative only.
Purchase Ordnance Survey Maps:
OS Landranger 104
OS Landranger Active 104
OS Explorer 289, 297
OS Explorer Active 289, 297
Other Paper Maps:
Dales Way (Footprint Maps - 2019)

Accommodation within 5 km of this Path:

Heritage Centre
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12 km
Walkers are Welcome
5 km
25 km

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Route Profile:

26.0 km (16.2 miles)
463 m (1,519 ft) ascent
315 m (1,033 ft)  maximum height

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