Sports & Leisure Activities


Bradford City Angling Association

Contact: Terry Duncalf – Membership Secretary
Telephone: 07988 681 654
Just to the NW of Burley the Bradford City Angling Association holds the fishing rights to a half-mile stretch of the river behind Manor Park.

Ilkley Angling Association

Contact: Dave Martin, Secretary Ilkley Angling Association & licenced fly fishing instructor.
Tel: 07544 911441

The Ilkley Angling Association has excellent angling on the river at Ilkley and Ben Rhydding and on two ponds between Burley and Ben Rhydding. Where the river runs next to the main A65 between Burley and Ben Rhydding there is a stretch of free fishing. Also just before reaching Otley there is a short stretch of good free fishing next to the main A660. Note that even where the fishing is free, all anglers must have an Environment Agency fishing rod licence.


Bradford Dragons Basketball Club

Contact: Ricky Fetske. Telephone: 07867 690506
Venue: St Mary’s Catholic High School, Menston
Time: Mondays 4:30pm to 6pm (year 8 and younger)
Mondays 6:45pm to 7:45pm under 16s (years 8 to 12)
Satellite Club – Learn some basketball skills and have some fun! All sessions run by Basketball England Level 2 qualified coaches who are all Bradford Dragons 1st team players (DBS checked and Safeguarding certified)


Sunday and Tuesday evenings at 8pm Burley in Wharfedale Social Club. Friendly and fun evenings with a mixture of prize bingo, cash bingo and jackpots.
Venue: Burley in Wharfedale Social Club,
Hill Top House, Main Street –  01943 862287


Instructor: Joe Fearnley
Venue: Ashlands Park, Ilkley. Times: Monday 7pm to 8pm
Telephone: 07799 304550. Email:
Instructor: Luke Holland
Venue: Scout Hut, 23 Peel Place, Burley in Wharfedale, LS29 7JS
Times: Monday and Wednesday 9:30am to 10:30am
Friday 9am to 10am; Saturday 8am to 9am
Bootcamp is a great way to stay in shape and it’s a great way to have fun with friends. Don’t be put off if you feel like your fitness levels aren’t up to scratch. Your fitness levels will rapidly improve whilst exercising in a fun safe environment, without you even knowing it.


Burley Bowling Club

Venue: Grange Park
Contact: Brian Wheeler –  07944 191480
Contact: David Poucher –  07979 607701
Crown green bowling: everybody welcome of all ages. The club offers competitive or friendly bowling from April until October. Indoor bowling also takes place during winter.


Burley in Wharfedale Cricket Club

Chairman: Malcolm Wadsworth
Club Secretary: David Wadsworth – 07778 813588
Director of Cricket: Dave Cooper – 07986 234489
The club plays in the Airedale & Wharfedale Cricket League at Junior and Senior Levels.
Coaching is available for Juniors (both boys and girls) on Monday and Friday evenings during the cricket season. Junior matches are played at both Grange Road and Scalebor Park. New members welcome.


Ilkley Cycling Club

Joining Ilkley Cycling Club is quick and easy to do and you won’t regret it. You’ll become part of the UK’s largest and most successful cycling community clubs and join the “cycling capital” of Yorkshire!
In 2011 we formed and became the fastest growing and then largest club in the country and our success and the publicity around it was one of the main drivers which helped bring the Tour De France in 2014 and the development of cycling in the region.
In 2013 we were honoured for our growth and inclusivity by being awarded the national “Sports Club of the Year”.

Otley Cycle Club

Otley Cycle Club have been cycling for over Ninety years, and with British Cycling qualified coaches, Go Ride accreditation and a strong and expanding junior membership we are getting more and more people to experience the thrill of two wheels.

We are proud to have won the first ever Cycling Weekly Club of the Year in 2018, a wonderful recognition for the hard work put in by all our volunteers who keep the club running smoothly.

We have members of all ages, on all types of bikes including ebikes, as a club our activities include: Weekly social club runs for all fitness levels into the beautiful Wharfedale countryside and surrounds. Cycle Coaching in Otley for young riders. The Triangle club time trial race series – with weekly events over the spring and summer months.

Our Club takes part in road racing, time trials, grass track, cyclo-cross, MTB, sportives, audax, roller racing and just about any cycle sport you may wish to try! We also have our own club house, situated in the centre of Otley.


Burley’s Proposed PUMP TRACK – What is a pump track and why will Burley In Wharfedale benefit?

Well, first of all, pump tracks are both playgrounds and training facilities for bikers, skateboarders or scooter riders of all skill levels and ages. They are highly popular destinations that become a hive of community activity. Riders enjoy practicing the basic skills of carrying momentum, improving balance and building speed by using their arms and legs to pump their bike/board/scooter around the track. 

As riders improve their skills, the tracks are designed to provide the option for more challenges with increased speed and skill, so no matter your age or skill level. There will be plenty of fun for all.

The plan, supported by the Parish Council and Community Trust, is to construct a pump track at the rear of the recreation ground, replacing the current skatepark and a portion of the adjacent field space without encroaching onto the football pitch. The project will consist of a specific balance bike and accessibility track as well as a fully landscaped, larger track for everyone else. A track like this will really bring the community together in a positive way that will benefit the health of wellbeing of so many. We’ll be using world class contractors, Velosolutions for the planning application and construction of the project.
More details HERE


Bonds Theatre Group – Adult Dance Classes

Venue: Queen’s Hall
Time: Tuesdays & Wednesdays from 8:00pm
We offer Adult Tap, Adult Ballet and Adult Dance Fitness classes. All of our lessons are suitable for both beginners and experienced dancers alike.


Darts and Dominoes are played at Burley in Wharfedale Social Club either for fun or in the club’s team in the local league. The dart board is in the main lounge and is free at all times for members and their families to use, as are domino sets.
Venue: Burley in Wharfedale Social Club
Telephone: 01943 862287


Cardio Blast

Instructor: Elyse Shankland – 07739 099955
Venue: Salem Church Hall
Times: Wednesdays 6:45 pm for 45 minutes.


Instructor: Elyse Shankland – 07739 099955
Venue: Salem Church Hall
Times: Mondays 6:15pm for 45 minutes.

Instructor: Joe Fearnley – 07799 304550
Venue: Queen’s Hall
Times: Tuesdays 8:15pm to 9pm
Fridays 6:35pm to 7:25pm


Instructor: Elyse Shankland – 07739 099955
Venue: Salem Church Hall
Times: Wednesdays 7: 35 pm for 60 minutes.
High intensity interval training followed by pilates for core strength and restore.

Mature Fitness

Exercise for seniors. Cardio and toning (no floor work).
Instructor: Elyse Shankland – 07739 099955
Venue: Salem Church Hall
Times: Fridays 1 pm for 45 minutes.


Instructor: Joe Fearnley – 07799 304550
Venue: Queen’s Hall
Times: Wednesdays 7:45pm to 8:15pm
Saturdays 9:45am to 10:15am


Instructor: Joe Fearnley – 07799 304550
Venue: Queen’s Hall
Times: Wednesdays 7pm to 7:30pm
Saturdays 8:30am to 9:30am


Instructor: Joe Fearnley – 07799 304550
Venue: Queen’s Hall
Times: Wednesdays 7:45pm to 8:15pm


A fun, easy-to-follow Latin inspired dance-fitness experience which is suitable for all ages and abilities. No experience is required.
Instructor: Wendy Houlders – 0774 8331320
Venue: Queen’s Hall
Time: Mondays 09.30 am to 10.15 am.

Instructor: Elyse Shankland – 07739 099955
Venue: Salem Rooms
Time: Thursdays 10:30 am to 11:30 am

Instructors: Wendy and Elyse –
Zumba Party Nights
Venue: Queen’s Hall
Contact: 07748 331320 or 07739 099955
Time: Tuesday 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm.

Zumba Gold

Zumba Gold is a great fun, low impact Latin inspired dance-fitness class which modifies the moves and pacing of a Zumba class to suit the needs of active older participants and is also suitable for beginners.
Venue: Queen’s Hall
Instructor: Wendy Houlders – 07748 331320
Time: Mondays 10:30am – 11:20am

Venue: Maureen Williams School of Dance, Ilkley
Instructor: Wendy Houlders – 07748 331320
Time: Wednesdays 10:30am to 11:30am


Burley Trojans FC

is a grassroots club based in the village of Burley-in-Wharfedale, West Yorkshire. We are an Affiliated Member Club of The Football Association. The club can trace its roots back to 1935. We currently have over 400 registered players – a thriving junior section for boys and girls aged 4yrs+, as well as Men’s, Ladies and Veterans teams. Our teams all play in local leagues and are run by FA qualified coaches who are all volunteers, without whose support the club would not function.

Our aim is to provide a safe and supportive environment so everyone can enjoy football, develop their skills and have some fun with friends playing “the beautiful game”. If you would like to join the club or get involved then please get in touch, we’d be delighted to hear from you!




Aireborough Gymnastics Club

We have approx 250 gymnasts – beginners, intermediate, competition, and tumbling for girls and boys, aged 4 upwards.Venue: Unit 4 Clayton Wood Close, Leeds, LS16 6QE
Contact : Charlotte Barker – 07940 433653


Ben Rhydding Hockey Club

Venue: Coutances Way, Ben Rhydding, LS29 8AW
Telephone: 01943 607497


Acrecliffe Equestrian Centre

Address: Ellar Ghyll, Bradford Road, Menston
Telephone: 01943 873912
Acrecliffe is a family run Equestrian Centre and caters from the new rider to the serious competitor. We are a training and examination centre for the Association of British Riding Schools and the British Horse Society, have instructors qualified by the Side Saddle Association and Riding for the Disabled as well as being a Pony Club centre.


Seishin-Ryu Karate Club

Venue: Queen’s Hall
Time: Wednesdays 6 pm -7 pm
Contact: Julian Tan – 07940 919401
(7th degree black belt – 2012/13 European and World Champion, 2016 World Champion)
Open to adults and children. No previous experience necessary.


Trueform Pilates Clinic

Contact: Ali Pickett
Venue: 120 Main Street, Burley in Wharfedale, LS29 7JX
Telephone: 07961 431502 or 01943 864944
Bespoke Body Mechanic Clinic that offers specialist Pilates and Rehabilitation continued care for those in pain, managing life long postural issues and all post injury/surgery needs.

Wharfedale Pilates

Contact: Jan Bryce – 07770 960739
Facebook: wharfedalepilates
Pilate for beginners and ongoing. Private tuition for small groups. Local classes available.


Contact: Emelia May – 07791 328853
Venue: Queen’s Hall
Juniors 5+: Mondays 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
11+ years plus: adults Mondays 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Beginners: Wednesdays 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm 
All grades, adults and juniors: Wednesdays 5 pm to 6 pm 
Wharfedale school of Martial Arts hold classes and one to ones in Taekwondo ITF & WT (Olympic style), Self Defence, Infinite Tai Chi, Chi Kung and Meditation. Classes also take place at Newall Church Otley and East Morton Institute, East Morton.


Stead Hall Rifle and Pistol Club

Contact: John Fearnley – 07798 822460
The club is Home Office approved and runs from a range on Stead Hall Farm. The minimum age for membership is 14 years and 14-16 year olds must attend with a guardian or parent. Outdoor air rifle lessons are available.


Burley in Wharfedale Social Club

Burley in Wharfedale Social Club has a snooker room where the members can enjoy a friendly game. The more serious players can play in one of the club’s two teams in the local leagues. The club also has a pool table in the main room which is just for fun for the members and their families.
Hill Top House, Main Street, Burley in Wharfedale.


Burley in Wharfedale Social Club

Hill Top House, Main Street, Burley in Wharfedale
Telephone: 01943 862287.
The Burley in Wharfedale Social Club has a large function room which is available to be booked for any kind of event by anyone, or group, small or large, including non-members. The club has a small booking fee which it waives for any charity related events. The club also holds its own events throughout the year which are generally open to non members.

Cuppa, Cake and Company

Contact: Becky Berry – 07974 226690
Venue: St Mary’s Parish Centre
Time: 1st Friday in the month, 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm.
Cuppa,  cake and Company is designed to appeal to older people who struggle to get out and about. It is dementia friendly and is for anyone in need of company. Community transport is available.

Open Door

Venue: St Mary’s Parish Centre, 49 Station Road, LS29 7NE
Time: Monday, Wednesday and Friday
10am to 12pm and 2 pm to 4pm.
Open Door is a ‘place of welcome’ offering an unconditional welcome to local people for at least a few hours a week. Why not call in for a drink and a chat – it’s all free, friendly, comfortable and cosy. Donations are always gratefully received.


Aireborough Leisure Centre

Venue: The Green, Guiseley, LS20 9BT – 0113 378 1230
Visit the website to find out about the swimming, fitness classes and sports on offer.

Ben Rhydding Sports Club

Venue: Coutances Way, Ilkley, LS29 8AW
Ben Rhydding Sports Club is a federation of six member clubs that share the grounds and facilities. We are a community club, owned and run by members, serving all residents of middle Wharfedale.
To join any of the clubs listed below, email the club rep:

Philippa Bland – Ladies Hockey
Abby Box – Girls Hockey
Hugh Lorimer – Men’s Hockey
Vaughan Stell – Boys Hockey
Frank Taylor – Cricket
Richard Giles – Football
Roger Webb – Tennis
Judith Smith – Bowls
Cathy O’Brien – Croquet


Ilkley Lawn Tennis and Squash Club

Address: Stourton Road, Ilkley, LS29 9BG
Telephone: 01943 607182
Club facilities include 5 indoor tennis courts, 6 all weather outdoor courts and 14 grass courts, 5 top grade squash courts as well as a fitness suite with the very latest in equipment and a comprehensive range of classes.


Chippindale Pool

Venue: Prince Henry’s Grammar School, Otley, LS21 2BB
Telephone: 01943 466852

Ilkley Pool and Lido

Venue: Denton Road, Ilkley, LS29 0BZ
Telephone: 01943 600453
Indoor pool, outdoor pool, tennis, putting green, bowling, picnic area, café, ramped access.

Ilkley Swimming and Waterpolo Club

Ilkley Swimming Club is a friendly, growing club run by a volunteer committee on a non-profit making basis. We have both swimming and waterpolo sessions with experienced coaches and are based at the pool in Ilkley where we run all our training sessions. Our aim is for members to improve and progress their swimming and waterpolo as far as they want – whether competitively, for fitness or for the simple pleasure of swimming. Most of all we want all our members to enjoy their sport.
Contact: Club

Water Babies

Teaching you to teach your baby to swim. Fully qualified instructors. Award winning programme teaches babies from birth. Saving lives through water confidence and safety skills.
Telephone: 01943 862802


Walkers are Welcome

Burley in Wharfedale Walkers are Welcome was established by local walking enthusiasts in 2013 and was accredited by the national organization in 2014. The group has been working since to improve access to footpaths in and around the village through upgrading surfaces, replacing stiles with kissing gates, constructing bridges and steps, and opening up neglected rights of way.
Monthly walks take place on the 1st Friday (3 miles) and 3rd Sunday (5 miles) of each month and include using local refreshment opportunities. No need to book – just turn up at Burley Station at 10 am. Regular longer walks are also being planned. A full programme of walks is provided during the week-long Burley Summer Festival in August. Three leaflets of circular walks from the Roundhouse have been published along with a route guide to the long distance Welcome Way. These are available from outlets in Burley and bookshops in Ilkley and Otley. Details of working parties and walk itineraries are sent out monthly. Get in touch to be added to our Friends of Walkers are Welcome email list.
Contact: David Asher (Chairman)
Telephone: 01943 862965


Core Strength Vinyasa Yoga

Contact: Emma Dawrant – 07789 558865
Facebook: Emma’s Yoga Tribe
Instagram: emmas_yoga_tribe
CSV is a style of vinyasa yoga which is a dynamic flow to tone and strengthen the whole body from the core. Myth – you don’t have to be flexible! Suitable for all as can modify poses and learn to create freedom in mind and body.

Dru Yoga

Contact: Anne Ward – 07939 073005
Venue: Queen’s Hall, Main Street, Burley in Wharfedale, LS29 7DT
Times: Tuesdays, 9:30am to 10:30am.
Gentle flowing Dru yoga for flexibility, balance and relaxation. A friendly class suited to the over 50’s.

Iyangar Yoga

Contact: Jo Lovell: Telephone: 07777 300 1791
Venue: Queens Hall, Main Street, Burley in Wharfedale, LS29 7DT
Times: Monday 09:45am to 11am – Beginners only class.
Thursdays 7:30pm to 9pm – General class with a range of abilities.
I’ve been teaching Iyengar Yoga since 2000, it is one of the world’s most widely-practiced forms of yoga. I help people access the poses focusing on the correct alignment of all parts of the body within each yoga pose. This precision builds strength and stamina, balance and flexibility, and a new sense of well-being.

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