Where does the Predictor Run go? Or the Big Dipper? This page is an attempt at mapping all our favorite Club training runs. Plus any other runs you'd like to share!
Has the lockdown set you on the path to running? Whether you're a beginner or re-discovering your love for it, Ilkley Harriers have put together some local routes, mostly around 7-8k.
They stick to roads and avoid gates as much as possible. Please use pavements where they exist - but if you do need to run on the road, then use the right-hand side so you can see oncoming traffic.
Hopefully they'll help to keep things ticking over whatever your usual sport - and new members are always welcome.
Strava map links in this PDF document.
|Name||Map Link||Terrain||M/km||Description||Mapped by|
|Big Dipper||MapMyRun||Road||8.3M||Flat run out to Ben Rhydding then two hills with lots of smaller ups & downs||PSt|
|Burley Lollipop||Garmin Connect||Road||8M||Flat run out to Burley and back. Starting and ending around the Junction of Bolton Bridge Road on Church Street, so call it 8M assuming a start and finish at or nearer the Club.||BS|
|Predictor/Handicap||Strava||Road||10km||Flat run out to Ben Rhydding then undulating||JT|
|Three Peaks||MapMyRun||Road||7.5M||Out along Valley Drive, a climb, then back along the higher roads in Ilkley||PSu|
|Two Bridges||MapMyRun||Road/Trail||7M||Ben Rhydding suspension bridge, Nesfield, Addingham supsension bridge, finishing on riverside paths if light||PSu|
|West to East incl Rupert Rd||MapMyRun||Road||6.7M||Like it says on the tin ...||PSu|
|Western Zigzag||MapMyRun||Road||8M||A climb at the start, then it's all downhill||PSu|
|Ilkley anti-clockwise||MapMyRun||Road||12k||Finishing via Rupert Rd||PSt|
|Jack Bloor race||Garmin Connect||Fell||5.7M||PSt|
|Mappers: BS Ben Sheppard, CS Clare Smith, PSt Paul Stephens, PSu Paul Sugden, JT Jonathan Turner|
|Easy trail loop on Ilkley Moor||Garmin Connect||Trail/trod||4.25M||Mix of maintained trails and fell/moorland trods. Start at the car park above Panorama Drive. Along the maintained trail to Swastika Stone. (For the first couple of hundred yards there is a nicer, green trail running parallel just a few yards to your left.) From just before Swastika bear left on a trod up to the gate in the top corner of the field; alternatively from Swastika straight on to the wall then turn left up to that gate. From the gate a few yards up a steep trail onto the ridge heading towards Keighley Gate Road, crossing the beck and a stile on the way. After crossing Keighley Gate Road cross another beck and follow the trail across the moor till you reach the cairn above White Wells. Sharp left and downhill passing above the trees, bear right and pop out at White Wells. Take the path back to the car park.|
|Menston Boundary||Garmin Connect||Trail||7.3M||Menston boundary, courtesy of Justin Philips. Trails, fell and across fields.|
|Middleton Moor||Garmin Connect||Trail||8.4M||Trail, moorland and a little road, following trail race route after Curly Hill|
|Ilkley Trail Race route||Garmin Connect||Trail||7M||Come to the 2013 race on Bank Holiday Monday 27 May, details|
|Burley Woodhead and Rombalds Moor||Garmin Connect||Trail/Fell||10M||Cow and Calf, Burley Woodhead, 12 Apostles (Beware stone paving)|
|Two Moors, inc Beamsley Beacon||Garmin Connect||Trail/Fell||17M||Ilkley Moor, Addingham Moorside, Beamsley Beacon, Middleton Moor
From Darwin Gardens to Swastika Stone and on to Windgate Nick and then to Addingham via Addingham Moorside and crossing the A65. Across the footbridge and head North (I think) through the fields and along the overgrown snicket/ginnel to get to Langbar Road. Beamsley Beacon, Round Hill, Middleton Moor, concrete square, Middleton Lodge, Middleton Woods and home.
|Round Hill via Concrete Square||Garmin Connect||Trail/Fell||12.5M||Similar to Middleton Moor route but taking in Round Hill. Can easily be extended to take in Beamsley Beacon.|
|Denton, Langbar, Nesfield||MapMyRun||15.8km|
|Haw Pike from Club||MapMyRun||17.3km|
|Denton, Lippersley Pike||MapMyRun||16.5km|
|Langbar from Club||MapMyRun||17.6km|
|Beamsley and Round Hill from Club||MapMyRun||17.6km|
|Keighley Gate Rd, Rivock from Club||MapMyRun||18.1km|
|Burley Woodhead via 12 Apostles from Club||MapMyRun||16.7km|
|Highfield farm via Langbar from Club||MapMyRun||16.4km|
Got another run that you'd like to share? It'd be perfect if you could map it yourself and send full details and a link as in the runs above, otherwise please send as many details as possible to firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll try and get it mapped.
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