Consultation opened on Greenway safe routes for walking and cycling

The Friends of Wharfedale Greenway recently launched a new consultation on places people would like to be able to safely access from the Wharfedale Greenway.

The survey, which can be filled in online at, will be open over the summer to allow residents along the Wharfe valley to have their say on links they would like to see from the Greenway. This could be a favourite local business, a school, your home, a sports club, or a green space along the route.

The group have been delighted by the number of responses they have already had since launching the survey at the end of June. One of the early responders was Maya, a primary school pupil from Ilkley, who said “I wish for a safe route to my school so that I can scoot or cycle every day”

The Wharfedale Greenway is a proposed route for walking, cycling, and horse riding which is planned to run between Pool in Wharfedale and Bolton Abbey via Otley, Burley in Wharfedale, Ben Rhydding, Ilkley, and Addingham, with a spur running to Menston. Whilst there is still a lot of work to do before plans to build the Greenway can be turned into reality, the group are keen to think about how