Walkers are Welcome – Otley

Towns  and Villages  where  Walkers  are  Welcome

Walkers are Welcome Otley is part of a nationwide initiative launched in 2007 to be ‘welcoming to walkers’. Otley was accredited in 2008 and we assist with the communities’ economic, physical, health and mental well-being. We promote a series of long and local short walks and are involved with other local Walkers are Welcome communities in joint enterprises.

See below for more information on our published self-guided walking routes:

The Six Dales Trail

The Six Dales Trail starts in the Wharfedale town of Otley, 12 miles to the north of Leeds and heads north for 38 miles to Middleham in Wensleydale. This spectacular walk traverses the Nidderdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) and along its way takes the walker into six dales each with its own distinctive character.

The Welcome Way

The Welcome Way is a 28-mile circular walk passing through stunning moorland landscapes, alongside rivers and reservoirs, across farmland, through woodland and local communities.

Other Publications

A set of two leaflets each detailing four walks in and around Otley. The leaflets are available from local outlets. Walks vary from 3 to nine miles suitable for a wide range of abilities.