Middleton Woods

Middleton Woods, situated near Ilkley Lido, have some beautiful walks, and are reputed for their stunning displays of Bluebells in May. However, they're worth a visit whatever the time of year.

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Middleton Woods, Ilkley, LS29 0BZ

Opening times

All Bradford District Parks & Woodlands are open 365 days a year, 24 hours.




By car

From the centre of Ilkley, head west on B6382 (Station Road) toward Brook Street. Turn right at Brook Street. Continue on New Brook Street.
Continue on Middleton Avenue. Turn right at Curly Hill. The wood is located on the right.

By bus

Bus number 765 from Keighley and X84 from Otley take you to Ilkley Bus Station, which is located next to the train station. Follow the car directions above for a 15 minute walk to the woods.

By train

Middleton Woods are a 15 minute walk from Ilkley Train station - follow the car directions from Station Road.


A self guided walk is available from the Council's Countryside & Rights of Way service taking in Middleton Woods. Visit their website for a list of other walks, guided and unguided, that are available.