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Newtoyorkshire

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Moving house - advice please
« on: 08:50:42, 10/12/18 »
Hello all,


We are currently living in a rental in Ilkley and really enjoy it, but we have just toured a house in Otley that we fell in love with.


Does anyone have any opinions on living and hiking in Otley?


Many thanks x

Innominate Man

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Re: Moving house - advice please
« Reply #1 on: 23:43:45, 10/12/18 »
I am still trying to decide if this is a serious question or whether it should be directed to a forum dedicated to "Rightmove" activities, given that this is a Walking Forum.


As Ilkley to Otley is about a 5 miles distance (off the top of my head) and has the common geographical feature of being sited within the River Wharfe valley, it would be fairly safe to say that whatever walks attract you in Ilkley are within similar reach to Otley and vice versa.


Otherwise, my only observation of any merit would be that you are likely to get more house (bigger/better) for your money in Otley, but Ilkley is 'posher'.
Depends what you want & what your priorities are. Either way - beware being too low lying and floods ! ;D









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Mel

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Re: Moving house - advice please
« Reply #2 on: 19:13:27, 12/12/18 »
If I'm not mistaken, what we're supposed to be interested in is housing in the Ilkley / Otley area.  Which then descends into a "keeping up with the Jones'" "my house is better than your house" "I live in a posher/more affluent/snooty area than you" black-catting exercise, possibly with a bit of reminiscing about the good old days when folks were decent.  Someone will no doubt post a bit of statistical evidence that doesn't really bear any relevance to anything.  At some point politics will be brought into the subject.


None of which has anything whatsoever to do with walking.


And we'll never hear from New Toy Orks Hire ever again because they've tonned thur 'ogg out seeing as they can't post a link to their house selling / rental company, making the grand total of one-post-wonders rise to 1,648.


Yep, that about covers all the bases  O0
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Oldtramp

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Re: Moving house - advice please
« Reply #3 on: 13:47:19, 13/12/18 »
Yes.  According to google maps, if you're in Otley, you can walk to Ilkley in 2 hours.   You pass 2 pubs at Burley in Wharfedale and these may delay you.


Then you can get the bus back.


Looks a nice idea and we'll await the TR.

alan de enfield

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Re: Moving house - advice please
« Reply #4 on: 14:35:00, 13/12/18 »

When out on the moors, don't forget to wear your hat :


Tha's bahn t'catch thi deeath o'cowd
On Ilkla Moor baht 'at
Tha's bahn t'catch thi deeath o'cowd

On Ilkla Moor baht 'at
On Ilkla Moor baht 'at
On Ilkla Moor baht 'at

Then we shall ha' to bury thee
On Ilkla Moor baht 'at
Then we shall ha' to bury thee

On Ilkla Moor baht 'at
On Ilkla Moor baht 'at
On Ilkla Moor baht 'at

Then t'worms 'll cum and eat thee oop
On Ilkla Moor baht 'at
Then t'worms 'll cum and eat thee oop

On Ilkla Moor baht 'at
On Ilkla Moor baht 'at
On Ilkla Moor baht 'at

Then ducks 'll cum and eat oop t'worms
On Ilkla Moor baht 'at
Then ducks 'll cum and eat oop t'worms

On Ilkla Moor baht 'at
On Ilkla Moor baht 'at
On Ilkla Moor baht 'at

Then we shall go an' ate oop ducks
On Ilkla Moor baht 'at
Then we shall go an' ate oop ducks

On Ilkla Moor baht 'at
On Ilkla Moor baht 'at
On Ilkla Moor baht 'at

Then we shall all 'ave etten thee
On Ilkla Moor baht 'at
Then we shall all 'ave etten thee

On Ilkla Moor baht 'at
On Ilkla Moor baht 'at
On Ilkla Moor baht 'at

That's wheer we get us oahn back
On Ilkla Moor baht 'at
That's wheer we get us oahn back

On Ilkla Moor baht 'at
On Ilkla Moor baht 'at
On Ilkla Moor baht 'at