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Ilkley to Bolton Abbey

The back road from Ilkley to Bolton Abbey is one of the most popular routes for cyclists in this area. this description just takes you through to Bolton Abbey but there are many continuations from there going further up Wharfedale or over to Embsay and Skipton. The road can be busy at times so care should be taken.
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This is one of the most popular cycling roads in the area following the River Wharfe between the spa town of Ilkley and the popular attraction of Bolton Abbey. There are plenty of cafes and facilities at each end. At Bolton Abbey you can explore the ruins of the Priory or park the bike and go on riverside ramble. There are also plenty of options to extend your ride.

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LS29 8HA
SE 1168 4779
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