The Riverside Hotel is an excellent base for anyone interested in walking or rambling.

Close to the world famous Ilkley Moors themselves and situated only 60 metres away the start of the famous Dalesway Walk, which runs from Ilkley to Windermere, a total of approximately 80 miles, the Riverside Hotel’s location cannot be bettered.

Many other shorter walks around the Ilkley area are also available and the hotel staff are only too pleased to be able to offer their local help and advice.

For those wishing to enjoy shorter walks along the banks of the beautiful River Wharfe then The Riverside, which borders the river itself, is an ideal location.

For the lovers of outdoor holidays The Riverside recommends the following sites.

For those who enjoy self guided walking or cycling holidays in the UK please visit Mickledore Travel a company that is itself run by enthusiastic walkers and cyclists. Please note that The Riverside Hotel can offer storage facilities for those residents who bring their own bicycles.

The Sherpa Van company is a nationwide service that provides for the collection and onward movement of all your baggage requirements for all major walking and cycling routes throughout the UK. Your luggage is collected from your current location and is ready and waiting at your next overnight stay, ready for you when you arrive.

For those interested in cycling and walking holidays further afield, either self guided or escorted, then The Riverside suggests visiting Sherpa Expeditions. This established company offers everything from UK based holidays to Himalayan trekking trips and everything in between.

Another of our favourite, recommended companies is Ramblefest who help and assist those who love walking in the countryside to find a range of useful services including accommodation, restaurants, pubs, public transport and other services. The service has now been extended to not only cover its originally planned long distance footpaths but also now incorporates shorter walks in the National Parks and other areas of Outstading Natural Beauty.