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Footprint logo with a yellow or blue arrowWelcome Way

N Yorkshire, W Yorkshire

45 km / 28 miles
A circular route connecting the three Walkers are Welcome (WAW) communities of Otley, Burley in Wharfedale and Baildon. An additional loop of 9 miles connects Bingley and the Five Rise Locks.

The main route passes through moorland landscapes, alongside rivers and reservoirs, across farmland, through woodland and local communities. The walk is divided into three sections of 11, 10 and 7 miles with numerous access points along the way. It is waymarked in both directions, is easy to follow and can be done in short or long sections, and takes advantange of easily accessible public transport connections. The route passes through the centre of each WAW community allowing walkers to become familiar with their unique history and amenities.

The project is supported by the local authorities of Nidderdale AONB, North Yorkshire County Council, Bradford Metropolitan District Council and Leeds City Council.

The 52-page guidebook is available for purchase from local outlets and from the website below. It includes maps and route descriptions for each section of the route, information about each WAW community, historical information, accommodation along the route and transport links.


Strider News - December 2019 (Route Diversions)

Network Rail have closed the pedestrian surface rail crossing 700yards to the south of Burley in Wharfedale Station. The Welcome Way as a result has now been officially diverted by Bradford Council to pass under the railway at the nearby cattle tunnel.


Details:

Waymark: Footprint logo with a yellow or blue arrow
Path Type: Other Paths
Waymark: Footprint logo with a yellow or blue arrow
Attributes: Challenging
Moorland
Start and Finish: SE201455 - Otley, W Yorkshire View on StreetMap
Open Date: 2016
Web Sites: Welcome Way

Publications, Badges and Certificates:

Guidebook Welcome Way  (John Sparshatt  - 2016 )

Maps:

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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 288, 297
OS Explorer Active 288, 297

Accommodation within 5 Km of this Path:

 
 
From
Path
Along
Path
Walkers are Welcome
< 1 Km
< 1 Km
Hotels
The Timble Inn  (bookable online)
3 Km
9 Km
Self-catering
Rose Cottage  (bookable online)
4 Km
13 Km
Walkers are Welcome
< 1 Km
18 Km
Walkers are Welcome
2 Km
30 Km
Walkers are Welcome
< 1 Km
33 Km

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Downloads:

GPX Route File
Welcome Way GPX Exchange Format Route File
Last Updated 24/06/2019 23:14:37 - Route diverted to avoid surface rail crossing at Burley in Wharfedale
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MemoryMap Route File
Welcome Way Memory Map Route File
Last Updated 24/06/2019 23:14:37 - Route diverted to avoid surface rail crossing at Burley in Wharfedale
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Tracklogs Route File
Welcome Way Tracklogs Route File
Last Updated 24/06/2019 23:14:37 - Route diverted to avoid surface rail crossing at Burley in Wharfedale
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Route Profile:

46.0 Km (28.6 miles)
1,163 m (3,816 ft) ascent
357 m (1,171 ft)  maximum height

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