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Yorkshire Water Way

166 km / 103 miles

N Yorks, S Yorks, W Yorks
The Yorkshire Water Way, commissioned by Yorkshire Water from outdoor writer Mark Reid who is well known for his Inn Way book series, visits many of the reservoirs in the Yorkshire Area. Published in two volumes, Volume 1 (Yorkshire Dales) combines with Volume 2 (South Pennines & Peak District) to create a 7-day long distance walk through Yorkshire from the Dales to the Peak District tracing the rivers and reservoirs of the Pennines.

The first volume describes a 41-mile walk from Kettlewell to Ilkley. This in turn is divided into 3 ?day stages? ranging from 11 to 18.5 miles: Stage 1 ? Kettlewell to Middlesmoor (11 miles); Stage 2 ? Middlesmoor to Pateley Bridge (11.5 miles); Stage 3 ? Pateley Bridge to Ilkley (18.5 miles). From the wilds of Great Whernside and the source of the River Nidd, it passes through the beautiful eastern Yorkshire Dales following the rivers and reservoirs of Nidderdale and the Washburn Valley.

The second four-day section of the long-distance route takes the walker on from Ilkley through the valleys and across the Moorlands of the South Pennines through Bronte country and Last of the Summer wine country to the finishing point at Langsett in the Peak District. From Ilkley the route goes via Bingley Moor, Shipley Glen, Haworth, Top Withins, Walshaw Dean, Hardcastle Crags, Hebden Bridge, Stoodley Pike, Cragg Vale, Great Manshead Hill, Baiting Reservoir, Blackwood Common, Slaithwaite Moor, Marsden, Wessenden Reservoir, Digley Reservoir, Winscar Reservoir and finishes at the Visitor Centre on Langsett Reservoir. The sections are Ilkley to Haworth - 16 miles, Haworth to Hebden Bridge - 12 miles, Hebden Bridge to Marsden - 16.5 miles, Marsden to Langsett - 17.5 miles

The whole worthwhile 103 mile route from Kettlewell to Langsett involves some 15300 feet of ascent.


Details:

Path Type
Other Paths
Attributes
Challenging; Lake/Reservoir/Loch; Moorland
Start
SD968723 - Kettlewell, N Yorks
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Finish
SE212004 - Langsett Reservoir Visitor Centre, N Yorks
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Open Date
2008

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Paperback
Paperback
Yorkshire Water Way: Ilkley to Langsett (Vol.2) (Inn Way Publications - 2008)

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Accommodation within 5 Km of this Path:

 
 
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Abbey Holiday Cottages  (bookable online)
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18 Km
Bunk House
< 1 Km
19 Km
Self-catering
Greenwood Close  (bookable online)
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36 Km
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41 Km
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50 Km
Heritage Centre
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55 Km
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The Timble Inn  (bookable online)
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57 Km
Walkers are Welcome
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63 Km
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Rose Cottage  (bookable online)
3 Km
66 Km
Walkers are Welcome
2 Km
78 Km
Walkers are Welcome
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83 Km
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Haworth Homes  (bookable online)
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91 Km
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Bridge House B&B  (bookable online)
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92 Km
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Rosebud Cottage  (bookable online)
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92 Km
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111 Km
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Croft Mill  (bookable online)
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112 Km
Walkers are Welcome
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112 Km
Walkers are Welcome
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112 Km
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1 Km
117 Km
Walkers are Welcome
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117 Km
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Cragg Cottages  (bookable online)
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120 Km
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Oatsroyd Mill  (bookable online)
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121 Km
Walkers are Welcome
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138 Km
Walkers are Welcome
3 Km
147 Km
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The Grange  (bookable online)
5 Km
162 Km
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Lazy Daisy's  (bookable online)
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163 Km

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167.6 Km (104.1 miles)
4,701 m (15,423 ft) ascent
696 m (2,283 ft)  maximum height