Friends of Wharfedale Greenway

Supporting the Wharfedale Greenway

About us

Friends of Wharfedale Greenway is a group of volunteers dedicated to raising awareness and support for the creation of a greenway along the Wharfe Valley. Our mission is to connect communities, promote sustainable transportation, and preserve the natural beauty of the area.

Our values


We believe in fostering a sense of belonging and unity among the residents and businesses along the Wharfe Valley. Together, we can create a vibrant and connected community.


Environmental sustainability is at the heart of our mission. By empowering green transportation options and preserving the natural habitat, we strive to create a sustainable future for generations to come.


We value the power of collaboration and believe that by working together with local authorities, businesses, and the community, we can make the Wharfedale Greenway a reality.

The Wharfedale Greenway

The Wharfedale Greenway is a proposed walking, cycling, and horse riding route along the Wharfe valley. When built, it will link Pool-in-Wharfedale, Otley, Burley-in-Wharfedale, Ilkley, Addingham, and onwards to Bolton Abbey and the Yorkshire Dales. Planning for the Greenway is being led by Town and Parish Councils along the route, alongside Local Authorities and Sustrans, the custodian of the National Cycling Network.

Why Choose Us

Here’s why we’re the best choice for supporting the Wharfedale Greenway:


With a team of dedicated volunteers and professionals, we have the knowledge and experience to drive the project forward and ensure its success.


We actively engage with the community and listen to their opinions through surveys and public consultations, making sure their voices are heard and considered.


By joining us, you’ll have the opportunity to contribute your skills and expertise to a worthwhile cause, connecting with like-minded individuals and making a positive impact.

Greenway Adventures

Snap, Share, Repeat!

This summer, you have the opportunity to win a £30 Go Outdoors voucher! Simply visit a Greenway or trail, capture a few pictures of what you’ve enjoyed during your visit, share them with us on social media, and complete a survey about what you’d like to see on the Wharfedale Greenway in the future. Feel free to enter as many times as you’d like. Learn more on our Greenway Adventures page.

2023 Public Engagement Survey Results

In the autumn and winter of 2023, FOWG ran a public survey exercise to establish current feeling towards the project, and to gather information about how often they might use the Greenway and which sections for what reasons, and what challenges or problems should be considered by those planning the Greenway. A sample size of 1,705 was achieved through an online questionnaire (4 times the responses we were initially hoping for).

Join Us Today

Find out how you can Support the Greenway Project

What Our Supporters Say

Huge thank you for your work, it is much appreciated and an invaluable investment for a healthy and greener future.

– Dom Povey

I’m grateful for the opportunities the Wharfedale Greenway project has brought to our community. It has not only improved connectivity but also enhanced our quality of life.

– Emily Johnson

As a business owner, I’m proud to support the Wharfedale Greenway. It’s a sustainable initiative that benefits both residents and companies in the area.

– Sarah Wilson

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