Ilkley Tree Trails have been inspired by the Land and Nature group of Climate Action Ilkley. The aim is encourage people to take an interest in the natural environment around them.
They are presented in 12 page A4 booklets. They work well on a mobile phone or tablet but we suggest you print a copy of the map to carry with you. It’s the last page of the booklet but is also available as a single separate page to make it easy to download and print.
There are currently three trails, Town Centre Trees, Trees in Winter and Introduction to Trees, and you can view them via the links below. Trees in Winter is designed to be followed when the leaves have fallen and the twigs are bare.
Town Centre Trees
This starts in the south-east corner of the central car park, goes as far as Spence Gardens and finishes outside Christchurch on the Grove. It visits 34 trees and takes about an hour. As with the other trails there is a map on the back page of the booklet.
To view or download the booklet click Town Centre Trees
To view of download the single page map click Town Centre Map
Trees in Winter
The trail starts at the Manor House and visits 18 trees selected from the first 26 trees in the Introduction to Trees booklet. They have been selected because they have features easy to see in winter. The winter trail takes around 50 minutes.
A map marking the location of each tree is on the back page of this booklet. Each tree keeps its original number.
The trail starts at the Manor House and visits 40 trees in East Holmes Field and the Lido area. The aim is to help you recognise common trees. The trail is just over a mile long and takes 75 – 90 minutes.
A map marking the location of each tree is on the back page of this booklet.