Riverside Parks Bridge

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A walk suitable for reasonably fit, occasional walkers, you'll head along the level valley bottom following the river Wharfe, before starting a gentle climb from nesfield up the wooded hillside to the highest point of our route near Upper Austby. From here it is level or down hill all the way back through Middleton Woods and past the Lido into Ilkley.

This walk is not suitable for the less mobile, wheelchair users and children in pushchairs.

Sensible footwear, wind and waterproof clothing and a packed lunch recommended.


Use the link below to access the online route and download the detailed PDF using the link to the right.

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  • Description of route - Circular walk in and around Ilkley
  • Length of route (miles) - 6.5

Map & Directions

Route Guides

Nesfield & Upper Austby From Ilkley

Type:Walking Route

Ilkley, West Yorkshire

What's Nearby

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