Welcome Way
28 mile circular walk around Otley, Burley and Baildon

Welcome to the Welcome way, a 28-mile circular walk in West Yorkshire. The planning of the Welcome Way started in 2015 as a collaboration between the three ‘Walkers are Welcome’ (WAW) communities of Otley, Burley in Wharfedale and Baildon in West Yorkshire. The project has incorporated sections of each of their previously published self-guided walking routes, resulting in this spectacular long distance circular walk.

The name ‘Welcome Way’ was chosen to reflect the four communities belonging to the nationally accredited ‘Walkers are Welcome’ scheme.

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Holiday Packages

All our Standard Itineraries include:

  • Hand-picked accommodation in B&Bs / guest houses / inns / small hotels
  • En-suite facilities where available
  • Breakfast
  • Daily baggage transfers from our own team of local drivers
  • All booking fees

We will also endeavour to include all these in any custom itinerary you wish to build for this walk.

Day 1: Otley to Burley in Wharfedale (12.3m)
Day 2: Burley in Wharfedale to Otley (15.9m)

 

£270 solo walkers (plus single supplements)
£240 per person (based on two sharing)
£230 per person (based on group of 3 or more)

 

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Day 1: Otley to Burley in Wharfedale (12.3m)
Day 2: Burley in Wharfedale to Five Rise Locks, near Bingley (10.3m)
Day 3: Five Rise Locks to Otley (12.9m)

 

£375 solo walkers (plus single supplements)
£330 per person (based on two sharing)
£315 per person (based on group of 3)
£310 per person (based on group of 4 or more)

 

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* All headline holiday prices are shown per person, based on two people sharing.

Baggage Transfer

Baggage Transfer is automatically included in the price of all our Walking Holiday packages.

These prices are for anyone planning their own holiday and just need bags moving from one stop to the next.

£60 per person (single)
£30 per person (based on two people)
£20 per person (based on group of 3)
£8.50 per person per day (based on group of 4 or more)

 

Max 17kg per bag

£98 per person (single)
£50 per person (based on two people)
£35 per person (based on group of 3)
£8.50 per person per day (based on group of 4 or more)

 

Max 17kg per bag

Note: If you are booking accommodation in an Airbnb, you must ensure that there will either be someone available to take collection/delivery of your bags or that they have appropriate, secure storage in the event that the proprietor is absent.

Walk Information

  • Holiday Options
  • Walk Info
  • Maps & Guide Books

Rest Days
Rest days can be incorporated into any walking holiday package at an additional £50.00 per person per night

Solo Travellers
Solo travellers please contact us or use the booking form to send your proposed itinerary including dates, and we will price accordingly. Where possible, we take advantage of existing bookings from other clients to ensure you receive a cost effective service.

Alternative Itineraries
For alternative itineraries to those provided for this route, please contact us, or use the Booking Form to submit your proposed itinerary and number of participants and we will quote accordingly.

Walking Season Dates
Prices are based on the walk starting after 1st April and ending before 30th September. For walks outside those dates, please contact us. We provide a reduced out of season service, but still manage to meet the needs of most customers who contact us during this period.

Walk Information
Welcome to the Welcome way – a 28-mile circular walk in West Yorkshire

The planning of the Welcome Way started in 2015 as a collaboration between the three ‘Walkers are Welcome’ (WAW) communities of Otley, Burley in Wharfedale and Baildon in West Yorkshire. Bingley joined the project at a later stage when an extra 9-mile loop was added to the route. The entire project has incorporated sections of each of their previously published self-guided walking routes, resulting in this spectacular long distance circular walk.

The name ‘Welcome Way’ was chosen to reflect the four communities belonging to the nationally accredited ‘Walkers are Welcome’ scheme.

The route passes through stunning moorland landscapes, alongside rivers and reservoirs, across farmland, through woodland and local communities, affording the walker the opportunity to experience an area of outstanding natural beauty.

OS Explorer Maps
288 - Bradford & Huddersfield
297 - Lower Wharfedale & Washburn Valley

Guide Books
"The Welcome Way" by John Sparshatt 
Available from: www.welcomeway.org.uk

ViewRanger Digital Maps
Digital Maps can be viewed on a modern smartphone using an appropriate ‘app’, which is usually provided as part of any map purchase. Brigantes are happy to recommend ViewRanger for all your digital mapping and mobile navigation needs.

The ViewRanger Shop provides Ordnance Survey maps for all parts of the UK, as well as the National Trail and selected Long Distance Paths. Map segments can also be purchased ad-hoc, allowing you to cover any walk you plan to take.

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