“By ‘eck, that were a reet good walk.”
If you’re fancying a light, but exciting, stroll around Yorkshire this weekend, then look no further.
Set just off the A65, three miles from Ilkley, in the heart of West Yorkshire, is the beautiful village of Addingham.
People are thought to have started settling here in the Bronze Age. The first houses were built around the 17th Century, and many of them are still there now. You can find some great B&B’s here, and there are plenty of places to eat, travel to, and explore nearby. yorkshiredales.com
Start your journey at the local supermarket, on Main Street. Head off in a westerly direction. Take the first left at Church Street, and continue down to Saint Peter’s Church. Here you will find a historical church dating from around the 15th Century. A large graveyard overlooks a large public garden and walkway. Own source.
Walk diagonally from the side you entered and follow the Dales Way, along the River Wharfe and into Ilkley. You will enjoy views for miles, local farmyards, and wildlife along the river edge. Own source.
The walk is reasonably flat throughout and has plenty of places to capture the beauty of the Yorkshire Dales. The walk would be ideal for dog walkers and hikers, with plenty of places to stop for a picnic in the sun (or shelter from the rain). It is not suitable for pushchairs or wheelchair users.
We thoroughly enjoyed the three mile stroll and the views it came with. I am sure we will take to the river again soon.