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Acrecliffe Equestrian Centre

Acrecliffe is a family run Equestrian Centre set in 30 acres on the outskirts of Otley, West Yorkshire. Established in 1964, we have developed to offer a range of facilities to cater for all, 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, so can offer something to all.

Ellar Ghyll, Bradford Road Otley


Chair Yoga and Mindfulness

The session for people with ME, MS Fibromyalgia and any conditions which impair mobility and is run by Chrissie Chelinski, Dru yoga teacher.

Classes are on Mondays from 10:30-11:30 am and cost £6 each

Otley Courthouse, Courthouse Street

07423 057790

Mondays 10:30-11:30am

Chippindale Swimming Pool

An indoor pool offering  a variety of lessons and free time swimming

Prince Henry's Grammar School, Farnley Lane


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Exercise for the Over 55’s

The Courthouse, Courthouse Street


Tuesday 11:00am-12:30pm

Grove Hill Park Crown Green Bowling Club

The club welcomes beginners and experienced bowlers.

Come along and give it a go.

Contact Ruth Marshal (secretary) on  01943 461241

Grove Hill Park, Ilkley Road


North Star Yoga

Annie Raynor will run a course running over 6 sessions on Thursdays, 8/15/22/29 September and 13/20 October 7:30-8:45 pm to lead you through a rounded introduction to the practice of yoga. This is a great course for absolute beginners as well as those who would like to enjoy their yoga with a slower more mindful focus. Intention is to continue as a weekly class.

Cost £42 for 6 weeks or £8/class

Room 2 Mehodist Church, Boroughgate


Thursdays in September and October 7:30pm-8:45pm

Old Otliensians Rugby Club

Chaffers Field, off Pool Road


Otley & District Riding for the Disabled Association

The Otley & District RDA established in 1987. We are a voluntary organisation whose aim is to  provide disabled people with the opportunity to ride to benefit their health and well being. We have a dedicated committee with a wealth of experience in horse riding, instructing and caring for the disabled

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Otley Angling Club

Otley Angling Club a member of the ACA control fishing on the River Wharfe from above Otley Bridge north bank to Caley Lodge on Pool Road. Otley Angling Club also run a fishing pond at Three Corner Field adjacent to Pool Road access via the Knotford Nook turn off. Otley AC waters are membership only, no day tickets are issued.


Otley Athletic Club

The club was formed in 1984 as an offshoot of Otley Rugby Club and is now independent and over the years has flourished with a large group of active members who enjoy training and competing together.

Although the club has enjoyed many successes in competition particularly in recent years, one of the main achievements has been to build a membership which includes many who simply enjoy running without ever needing to go particularly fast, or, heaven forbid, win anything. The club includes within its ranks runners of county standard, an Olympic athlete (transplant games!), a current ladies veteran world record holder and lots more who haven’t won anything but are content to take part.

Training at Otley Cricket Club

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Otley Badminton Club

The Otley Badminton Club are a long established club – formed in 1957 and are the only league club representing the Otley area

Ladies, Mens & Mixed doubles league formats and social play available for the less competitive

We have a wide age range of members -15 to 60+ • Social as well as sporting activities – After club nights and away matches; Social events – walks, BBQs, meals out, bowling etc.

Prince Henry’s sports hall

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4 court facilities available 2 nights / week - Mondays 7:30pm - 9:30pm, Fridays 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Otley Cricket Club

We are members of the Airedale & Wharfedale Cricket League

Cross Green cricketclub


Otley Cycling Club

Otley Cycle Club aim to get more people out on their bikes!

Otley Cycle Club have been cycling for over half a century, 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

Wellcroft House Crow Lane


Otley Golf Club

Otley Golf Club offers a rigorous test of golf in one of the most beautiful settings in the Wharfe Valley. Two streams meander their way towards the river Wharfe and influence the golfers’ shots on 7 holes.The members extend a warm welcome to all visitors DSC_6888

West Busk Lane


Otley Health and Martial Arts Centre

Our Centre, is your gateway to a new life of health, fitness and wellbeing!
Whilst downstairs we have our massage and treatment room, a comfortable lounge area and a retail space that stocks clothing, equipment, books and sports supplements, upstairs we have a purpose-built activity room that supports a wide range of classes, from martial arts to active birthing!

13 Orchardgate


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Otley Rhythmic Gymnastics Club

Rhythmic Gymnastics is a combination of gymnastics and dance using rope, hoop, ball, clubs and ribbon.

We hold classes for all levels of abilities from 4 year old beginners to competition and display level. We are a British gymnastics Gymmark accredited club.

Classes are every Thursday in Term time:

3-6yrs  4:45-5:30pm

7+ yrs  5:30-6:30pm

More info from Karen Priestly at email address below

The Courthouse, Courthouse Street


Thursdays during Term time

Otley Rovers Football Club

Otley Rovers play in the Harrogate and District Football League

Wharfemeadows Park


Otley Rugby Club

IMG_2789Otley RUFC formed in 1865 and are one of the most distinguished rugby clubs in the country. Our First XV have played at the top of the National Leagues for over a decade, and many internationals have come through our Junior section including Nigel Melville and more recently Danny Care. We have hosted some memorable occasions including the North’s defeat of the All Blacks in 1979, the North versus Australia in 1988, and Italy versus the USA in the 1991 Rugby World Cup.

See Fixture list on What’s on This month page

Cross Green, Pool Road


Otley Sailing Club

As a club we seek to foster a family atmosphere and actively encourage sailing for all ages and abilities. We provide a youth club  on Sunday mornings leading to the RYA Junior Sailing Awards

We promote dinghy sailing in the West and North Yorkshire regions providing sailing, power and safety boat training  for members, from absolute beginners to the highest level. Non members are also welcomed on our courses.

Bridge End Quarry, off Billams Hill


Otley Sportive

Otley Sportive Cycling Organisation welcomes riders of all abilities to take part in our sportive rides, and members of the community to get involved in the work we do.

We are passionate about getting people to pedal, using cycling as a social activity, improving health and wellbeing and sustainable transport

07833 222201

Otley Tennis Club

Welcome to Grove Hill Otley Tennis Club. We are a friendly, easy going local tennis club with around 65 adult and 70 junior members. We have 4 new floodlit tarmac courts, and play social mixed doubles tennis on Wednesday evenings and Sunday afternoons all year round.

We run coaching sessions all year round for all levels and ages plus school holiday ‘tennis camps’ and have established links with primary schools in Otley, Menston and Burley-in-Wharfedale

Ilkley Road

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Otley Town Football Club

Otley Town Football Club currently runs three senior sides (16 yrs+) and junior football teams from U11′s through to U16′s.

Otley Town FC senior sides play in the West Yorkshire Association Football League (Premier Division & Alliance Division Two) & the academy play in the Harrogate league

The Old Showground, Pool Road


Otley Walkers

A community based walking group recognised for its friendly informality.We came into being in 2003 when a group of walkers decided to maintain the momentum created by the highly successful Otley Walking Festivals.Our first ever walk attracted 21 participants and today there are over 100 members drawn from Otley and surrounding localities.  We are a welcoming, good humoured bunch of people who enjoy one another’s company as much as the walking itself.

Silver Mill Riding and Trekking Centre

Silver Mill Hill


Tai Chi

Please contact Jason Redman for more information

The Courthouse, Courthouse Street


Wednesday 10:00-11:00am

Weston Lane Junior Football Club

Located on Weston Lane, local children have been playing on this field for many years.  We pride ourselves on giving everyone a chance and aim to provide quality training in a safe environment

Weston Drive


Wharfedale Pilates

Pilates concentrates on posture and strengthening your stomach muscles and increasing the strength and flexibility of your back through gentle, slow, precise movements. This promotes improved posture and body shape and toned muscles.

Wharfedale Pilates focuses on correct technique and alignment building a strong core to improve your daily activities and sport.

Jan Bryce spent many years attending Pilates classes before taking a Nationally recognised teaching qualification in Matwork Pilates Level III – she chose to study Modern Pilates because of its strong physiotherapy content which, combined with Jan’s prior knowledge of Anatomy and Physiology, gave her a broad foundation for teaching clients who came to Pilates with physical concerns.

Otley Health and Martial Art Centre, Orchardgate, also in other locations nearby

07936 389033

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Wharfemeadows Bowls Club

Wharfemeadows Park