Baildon Moor by Jill Tindall
WALKS IN AND AROUND BAILDON

Below you will find details of walks in and around Baildon organised by groups including: Baildon Walkers Are Welcome, Bradford Council Countryside Service Guided Walks, Friends of Bracken Hall. You'll also find information on a number of self-guided walks.


All walks listed are in the immediate proximity of Baildon or can be reached by public transport from Baildon. Public transport links are great, with regular bus routes and a train station only a short walk from the village centre.


FRIENDS OF BRACKEN HALL

April 15 2016 - To Hawksworth Spring Woods - 7.5 miles


May 27 2016 - To Esholt - 10.5 miles


June 24 2016 - Over Ilkley Moor - 8.5 miles - return by train


July 22 2016 - To Rodley - 9 miles - return by bus


July 29 2016 - Family walk in Shipley Glen - 3.5 miles


August 5 2016 - Fair Trade walk to Burley in Wharfedale railway station - 7 miles - return by train


August 19 2016 - Family walk and pond dipping event on Baildon Moor - 4 miles


September 16 2016 - To Cliffe Castle Museum - 9 miles - return by bus or train


October 21 2016 - To Eldwick Switchbacks - 5.75 miles


November 18 2016 - To Bradford Industrial Museum - 10 miles - return by bus


December 16 2016 - Around Baildon - 5 miles


December 26 2016 - Up and down Shipley Glen - 3.25 miles OR Up and down Baildon Moor - 4.5 miles - weather to decide!


Walks organised by the Friends of Bracken Hall are free but donations are welcome. If you're coming by bus for a walk that starts from Bracken Hall, the connection bus from Bradford and Shipley - TLC 658 - gets to Baildon Lucy Hall Drive/Prod Lane terminus in time for a 10.30am start. Please come prepared for the weather! We recommend you bring: comfortable waterproof footwear; suitable clothing to keep you warm and dry; a supply of water and a snack; a hot drink if it's chilly; sun screen and a hat if it's hot. The nature of the countryside terrain means that most of these walks require a moderate level of fitness and agility and some sections have limited accessibility.


Friday walks are also led by John Dallas (Chair) 07980 916844. Please email John at chair@friendsofbrackenhall.org.uk for details.


BAILDON WALKING GROUP

Wednesdays: Gentle walks around Baildon. Every week on Wednesday mornings Baildon Walking Group leads these gentle one hour walks. Meet at bottom of Springfield Road at 10.45am and then return to Wesleys for refreshments. All welcome.


BAILDON WALKERS ARE WELCOME

the third annual Baildon Walking Weekend takes place on 10th-13th June 2016 and all details and a downloadable programme can be found on the Baildon Walkers are Welcome page within this website.


BAILDON FRIENDS OF THE EARTH

Fruitful Gardens Trail on 6 August, 2-5pm. A chance to visit some fruitful gardens in Baildon. Baildon Friends of the Earth will be providing a map for people to follow. Further details to follow nearer the date.


BRADFORD COUNCIL COUNTRYSIDE SERVICE

Sunday 14th August - A View from Baildon Hill (circular)

2 miles (3.2km). Bring a Packed Lunch. Meet Eddie Nash at 11am at the entrance to Ian Clough Hall car park, next to the roundabout in Baildon Town Centre. A gentle incline from the start to experience the panoramic views from the top of Baildon Moor.


Sunday 28th August - Aire Sculpture Trail (circular)

2 miles (2.4km). Meet Barbara Walker at 11am outside Saltaire Railway Station. Avoid Bank Holiday traffic and follow this trail to find answers to questions on the free activity sheet. Suitable for all the family. Flat walking on good paths, returning to Saltaire along the canal towpath. Why not then enjoy Roberts Park and the Shipley Glen Tramway.


For information about guided walks offered by Bradford Council Countryside Service click here or phone 01274 432666.


BRADFORD RAMBLERS

Bradford Ramblers offer guided evening walks. All walks are circular and between 3 and 5 miles - leisurely/moderate. For further information about Bradford Ramblers evening walks contact Muriel O'Flaherty on 07981 106470 or email muriel.eveningwalks@yahoo.co.uk


SELF GUIDED WALKS FROM BAILDON WALKERS ARE WELCOME


Baildon Moor circular walk - chosen by Chris Flecknoe, Secretary of Baildon Walkers Are Welcome.


Le Tour de Baildon with a pinch of Salt walk - a country walk including some lesser-known routes and interesting historical locations.


OTHER SELF GUIDED WALKS


Baildon Peace Walk


EXPLORING BAILDON: A GUIDE TO PUBLIC SPACES

This guide was inspired by a suggestion made at a public meeting in 2010. Its aim is to raise awareness of the extensive, interesting and beautiful network of public spaces in the town. The booklet provides an overview – for that is all that be accommodated – of the location, history and ecology of each site, whether large or small. You can view or download the guide here.

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