This linear walk is a great railway walk because it starts and finishes at stations, making it really accessible. You will cross Ilkley Moor and go from the lush green Wharfedale to the industrial Airedale taking in Bingley Five Rise locks.
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The moors are a wild and boggy place and you will need adequate walking equipment for this walk. Most of the walk is on Open Access land so please remember the Countryside Code. There are some stiles on this walk too. No toilets and refreshments are available along the walk although both Ilkley and Bingley have public toilets as well as some public houses and coffee shops.
The best way to go to Ilkley is by train which is easily accessible from Leeds or Bradford Forster Square. If you are coming by car, there are plenty of parking spaces in Ilkley including at the train station.
Start point: Ilkley station
End point: Bingley station
Distance: seven miles
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