Travel and Transport

The Travel and Transport Working Group are looking at how to encourage walking, cycling and low carbon transport within and beyond Menston. There is a climate emergency and we need to act now!

Low Carbon Travel in Menston

Menston is a friendly community with great access to local facilities. You can easily walk to the Post Office, schools, shops, cafes, health providers, sports facilities and many more.

You can now download a Map of Menston.

Climate Action Menston have been looking at ways to improve Main Street for pedestrians and cyclists.

Public Transport

Tools to help you plan your journey in West Yorkshire and beyond .

Bus: First Bus run lots of local buses and you can plan a bus journey here

Train: Northern Rail run trains towards Ilkley, Bradford and Leeds.

Walking and Cycling

There are plenty of local walks. Here are two amazing circular walks, starting and finishing in the centre of Menston and a selection of the Menston Millennium Walks.

The Dales Way Link passes through Menston and there are several walking groups in the local area.

Menston is connected to the national Slow Ways walking network.

Friends of Wharfedale Greenway are working to promote a local cycling network on the disused railway lines between Ilkley and Otley and beyond.

Vision for Main Street

In 2021, we spent time thinking about how Main Street could be improved for people! The full report is here.

Trial pavement widening outside Menston Primary School

As of February 2024, final consultation is about to take place on the traffic measures for Menston including the 20mph zone and the pavement widening outside the school.

We will continue to work with the Parish Council and BMDC  to encourage more walking and cycling in the village..Do share your thoughts with us by emailing:

Wharfedale Greenway

Planning permission has now been granted for some of the sections of the Greenway between Otley and Burley. We understand that detailed route planning is now needed. The friends of Wharfedale Greenway  are keen to get feedback about what links need to be made to local points of interest/use . Please see

How far can you go? Let’s get Walking…

The leaflet whose front cover is shown below is being distributed to  residents of  the new homes in the village to encourage walking as it provides a map of the village with suggested walking times plus other useful information. Copies are also available from the Community Library. For further information contact

Free leaflet showing walking routes in Menston

There is also a downloadable leaflet on this site from Menston in Bloom which describes a gentle tree trail walk around the village:

Do get in touch if you would like to get involved / find out more: