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Otley Ringway Walk

37 km / 23 miles

N Yorks, W Yorks
The Otley Ringway was devised by Brian Watson. As the name suggests the walk is circular and follows a route around Otley and also Burley-in-Wharfedale, heading north to reach Denton and Askwith Moors. If you start at Menston the route goes vis Otley Chevin and down to Pool and in Pool it would go to past Lindley Wood Reservoir to Timble, then via Askwith Moors to Denton crossing the River Wharfe at Denton Bridge, up over Ilkley Moor and back to Menston.
From Ilkley almost to Pool it coincides with the Dales and Ebor Ways.

Schematic maps and a digital track file may be downloaded free by LDWA members below.


Path Type: Anytime Challenges
Attributes: Challenging; Moorland
Start and Finish:
SE174441 - Menston Station, West Yorkshire
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Publications, Badges and Certificates:

Booklet: Otley Ringway Walk (Brian Watson)


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OS Landranger: 104
OS Landranger Active: 104
OS Explorer: 297
OS Explorer Active: 297

Accommodation within 5 Km of this Path:

From Path Along Path
Self-catering: Rose Cottage  (bookable online) 5 Km 8 Km
Camp Site: Hardisty Hill Camp Site 3 Km 15 Km
Hotels: The Timble Inn  (bookable online) < 1 Km 16 Km
Self-catering: Bramble Cottage  (bookable online) 2 Km 26 Km
Other: Arthington Lodge  (bookable online) 3 Km 27 Km
Self-catering: Fir Tree Cottage  (bookable online) 3 Km 27 Km

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Connected Paths:

Paths Marked on OS mapping: Dales Way Link - Leeds; Ebor Way; Millennium Way - Bradford; Six Dales Trail
Other Paths: Abbey Trail; Beacons Way Whalley to Otley; Blackpool to Bridlington (Aerospace Way); Great English Walk; Green Gateways Trail; Tidewater Way; Yorkshire Water Way
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Anytime Challenges: Almscliffe Amble; Burley Bridge Hike; Harden Hike; Otley Nine Leagues; Rezzy Rush; Sting in the Tail; Three Crags Walk; Three Moors Walk; Three Rivers Walk; Two Beacons Challenge; Wharfedale Washburn Challenge; Yorkshire Ridings 200 Furlongs
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GPS Exchange Format Route File: Otley Ringway Walk GPX Exchange Format Route File Login to Download
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MemoryMap Route file: Otley Ringway Walk Memory Map Route File Login to Download
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Schematic Map - PDF: Otley Ringway Walk Schematic Maps Login to Download
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Tracklogs Route file: Otley Ringway Tracklogs Route file Login to Download
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Route Profile:

36.8 Km (22.9 miles)
857 m (2,812 ft) ascent
298 m (978 ft)  maximum height