GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Burley in Wharfedale Walks

11 miles (18.5 km)

This Yorkshire based village is in a great spot for exploring the famous Ilkley Moor and the beautiful Wharfedale. The attractive settlement is also a nice place for a stroll with a picturesque village green and several historic buildings to see.
It also has a train station on the Wharfedale Line, with direct trains toLeeds,Bradford andIlkley.
This walk takes you to some of the walking highlights of the area including Otley Chevin Country Park and the Cow and Calf on nearby Ilkley Moor.
The walk starts from the train station and heads south west along Hag Farm Road to meet up with the Dales Way and the Ebor Way at Hag Farm. You can follow this waymarked trail south east to Menston before climbing up to The Chevin. It's a popular viewpoint with marvellous views over the surrounding area.
The route then retraces its steps to Burley Woodhead where you can follow the same waymarked paths onto Ilkley Moor and visit the popular Cow and Calf. Here you'll find a large rock formation consisting of an outcrop and boulder, also known as Hangingstone Rocks. The area also includes the Twelve Apostles stone circle which dates from the Bronze Age.
From the Cow and Calf you can pick up a bridleway path and follow it north east back to Burley in Wharfedale.

Burley in Wharfedale OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Burley in Wharfedale Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking


Back in the village the Red Lion is a good choice for some post walk refreshment. They serve good quality food and have a nice garden area for warmer days. You can find them on Main Street at postcode LS29 7BT for your sat navs.

Dog Walking

The moorland and woodland trails are ideal for a dog walk. The Red Lion mentioned above is also dog friendly.

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

Nearby you can pick up the Ilkley Riverside Walk and enjoy a stroll along the River Wharfe to the splendid Bolton Abbey.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Yorkshire Dales Walks page.


Village Green, Burley-in-Wharfedale - - 745405

Village Green, Burley-in-Wharfedale. Easter Cross displayed on green, St Mary's Parish Church in background and Malt Shovel Public House to left.

Grange Park, Burley-in-Wharfedale - - 745553

Grange Park. The Round House in the background

River Wharfe, Burley-in-Wharfedale - - 745399

River Wharfe near the village. This section of the River Wharfe used by the local community for the annual duck race usually in June on Father Day.

Burley House, Main Street, Burley in Wharfedale - - 699704

Burley House, Main Street. Built by Thomas Maude, a poet, in the 18C. The Maudes were members of the local gentry and were among the biggest landowners in the area. The house is now used as offices.

Burley Lodge, Main Street, Burley in Wharfedale - - 699707

Burley Lodge. An 18C house in neo-classical style, faced with smooth ashlar stone.

Queens Hall, Burley-in-Wharfedale - - 42664

Queens Hall, Burley-in-Wharfedale. Rather a substantial village hall. The two crosses are memorials for W E Forster 1818-1886 and William Fison 1820-1900. The former cross says "this cross is raised by his fellow villagers" whereas the latter says "this cross is raised by his fellow villagers and friends".

Hilltop path on the Chevin - - 1021030

Hilltop path on the Chevin. The sandy path near the summit of the Chevin, looking east towards the lower ground of the distant Vale of York.

The Cow and Calf - - 671225

The Cow and Calf, Ilkley Moor. Perhaps the best known feature on Yorkshire's most famous stretch of moorland. Looking north across the town and dale towards Beamsley Beacon.


GPS Files

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