Frequently Asked Questions
Can I bring my dog(s) with me?
Please see the specific Trail’s questions linked above, as this depends which Trail you’re attending.
Where is the entrance to the Trails?
The trails are in Middleton Woods, the entrances are about half way up Curly Hill, approximately 450m from the junction with Middleton Ave. The Pumpkin Trail (Sat 26th 12pm-4pm & Sun 27th 10am-2pm) is on the right-hand side, while the Frightmare Trail (Sat 26th 6.30pm – 9.30pm) is on the left-hand side.
Where can I park?
The closest car park is the Pay & Display at Ilkley Lido – this is a five minute walk from the entrance to the woods. Use the postcode LS29 0BZ in your sat nav. Parking is not allowed on Curly Hill itself as it is a residential area, and the entrances to the Trails will be cordoned off for the safety of everyone attending.
How do I get there from Ilkley Train Station?
Turn right out of the main station entrance, then right down Brook Street. Keep following the road straight down over the bridge, past the rugby club. When you get to the T-junction at the very end of the road, turn right onto Curly Hill and the entrances are 450m up the road.
How should I dress?
Dress as if you are going for a walk outdoors, on an October evening, in the UK. The attraction is outdoors so please dress accordingly. Fancy dress is allowed but make sure you’re warm enough! Walking boots or wellies are preferable as some surfaces are uneven and slippery due to the tree roots and mud, especially if we have a particularly rainy week beforehand.
Will the Ilkley Scare Trails be closed due to bad weather?
We will operate whatever the weather; however in cases of very extreme weather, we will post a notice on the main page of the web site and our Facebook & Instagram pages at least 2 hours before the designated start time.
May I have/bring/drink alcohol at the attraction?
No. If you are intoxicated, you will be turned away for your own safety and the safety of our team.
Who are the organisers?
The Ilkley Scare Trails are run by Leaders of ASG (Addingham Scout Group, charity number 513699) and this year we’re raising money for LS29, ASE Kandersteg and Addingham Scouts (obviously!)
How do we apply to become a beneficiary?
If you are interested in putting forward a bid for your organisation to become a beneficiary of next years’ event, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.