Countryside Guided Walks

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March to September 2017

The full Guided Walks leaflet with all relevant walk information is available to download from this page.

Please note: Dogs are NOT allowed on any of our walks (guide dogs excepted)

March 2017

Sunday 5 March

Tong Park Dam

6.5 miles (10.4km) • Circular • Packed lunch

Meet Raymond Wood at 10:30am at Saltaire Railway Station, Victoria Road, Saltaire.

Wednesday 8 March

Through the woods to Thornbury

7 miles (11.2km) • Circular • Packed lunch

Meet Malcolm Gardner at 11am at the council car park at Apperley Bridge (Rawdon Meadows) for a walk through the woods of the Leeds Country Way to Thornbury Barracks, return via Calverley.

Sunday 12 March

Cullingworth

6 miles (9.7km) • Circular • Packed lunch

Meet Martin Dyche at 10.30am at the Cullingworth War Memorial, Halifax Road, Cullingworth (BD13 5HD).

Wednesday 15 March

Prehistoric Moorland

4 miles (6.4km) • Circular • Packed lunch

Meet Gillian Dale at 11am at the Cow and Calf car park, Hangingstones Road, Ilkley Moor. A walk over moorland looking for some prehistoric features. A steep climb at the start, could be muddy if the weather is wet.

Sunday 19 March

Leeming

5 miles (8km) • Circular • Packed lunch

Meet Ken Allen Snr at 10.45am at Oxenhope railway station for a little road walking, uphill at the start over the moors. Views of a few reservoirs.

Wednesday 22 March

Silsden Moor

7.5 miles (12km) • Circular • Packed lunch

Meet Howard Lloyd at 11am at the war memorial in the centre of Silsden. Early Spring walking on field paths and tracks in upland pastoral countryside.

April 2017

Wednesday 5 April

Washburndale

3.5 miles (5.6km) (+3 miles (4.8km) • Circular • Packed lunch

Meet Gillian Dale at 11am at Swinsty Moor car park and picnic area (Nidderdale) GR:186 538 for a walk around Fewston Reservoir and Fewston village. We can extend this walk to include a circuit of Swinsty reservoir.

Sunday 9 April

Trainspotting

4.5 miles (7.4km) • Circular • Packed lunch

Meet Anthony Green at 10:30am at the entrance to Oxenhope Railway Station, Millennium Green, Oxenhope. The Flying Scotsman is due to depart Oxenhope at 10.20am - if you want to see the engine before our walk we suggest you arrive in good time. Our walk takes us close to the KWVR line so hopefully we will catch another glimpse of this famous engine.

Wednesday 12 April

Return to Otley's Lost Tracks

7 miles (11.2km) • Circular • Packed lunch

Meet Malcolm Gardner at Menston station at 10.45am. A return trip to the lost rail link between Burley, Menston & Otley with an extension to the original site of Otley station.

Friday 14 April

Easter Parade

5 miles (8km) • Circular • Packed Lunch

Meet Barbara Walker at 11am on Leathley Ave, Menston (by the recreation ground). An alternative to our traditional Good Friday walk. Today we visit the huge cross on Otley Chevin. Uphill to begin with and splendid surprise views on a clear day.

Sunday 16 April

Kettlewell and Starbotton

6 miles (9.7km) • Circular • Packed lunch

Meet Julian at 11am at Kettlewell main car park for a scenic walk from Kettlewell, up steep Top Mere Road then dropping down to Starbotton with a leisurely walk back to Kettlewell along the valley floor.

Sunday 23 April

Saltaire Heritage Walk

5 miles (8km) • Circular • Packed lunch

Meet David Anderson and Colin Pitts at 11am next to the railway station, Victoria Road, Saltaire for the annual walk to celebrate the World Heritage Site. Starts with a moderate climb to view the village and hear some of its history.

Tuesday 25 April

Hills and Mills of Eldwick

3.5 miles (5.6km) • Circular • Packed lunch

Meet Jeff Brodrick at 11am at Eldwick bus terminus – lots of stiles on our walk north of Eldwick. Plenty of interest along the way.

May 2017

Wednesday 3 May

Riffa Bluebell Ramble

7 miles (11.2km) • Circular • Packed lunch

Meet Barbara Walker at 10.30am at Pool Bridge - junction of the A658 and A659. A lovely walk on field paths and good tracks. Look out for red kites and bluebells.

Wednesday 10 May

Wharfedale Wander

6.5 miles (10.4km) • Circular • Packed lunch

Meet David Anderson at 10.30am at the main car park in Burnsall for an undulating walk on lanes and fields on both sides of the Wharfe.

Sunday 14 May

Pinshaw Beacon

8 miles (12.8km) • Circular • Packed lunch

Meet Ken Allen Senior at 11am at the Hare and Hounds pub in Lothersdale for a walk on grass paths, rough moorland, woodland and back on the Pennine Way.

Tuesday 16 May

Swastika Stone and Windgate Nick

6 miles (9.7km) • Circular • Packed lunch

Meet Anne Hodgson at 10.30am by Addingham library. Crossing over toward Ilkley we explore the ancient stone and follow the moor paths to the Nick. Some uphill, and a steep descent.

Wednesday 24 May

St Ives, Harden & Marley

7.5 miles (12km) • Circular • Packed lunch

Meet Howard Lloyd at 11am at St Ives Lower car Park (off B4629 Harden Road). A gentle climb to some excellent viewpoints on good paths including a section of the Airedale Way and the historic settlement of Marley. Please note the start point is a 20 minute walk from Bingley rail/bus station.

Sunday 28 May

Leeming and Black Moor

4.5 miles (7.4km) • Circular • Packed lunch

Meet Anthony Green at 10.30am at the entrance to Oxenhope Station for a circular walk taking in Leeming and Black Moor.

Wednesday 31 May

Some Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

6.5 miles (10.4km) • Circular • Packed lunch

Meet David Anderson at 10.30am on Church Street, outside St John’s Church, Cullingworth for a walk with a steady climb to view the Worth Valley, returning via Black Moor through fields and lanes.

June 2017

Wednesday 7 June

Shipley Glen

3.5 miles (5.6km) • Circular • Packed lunch

Meet Jeff Brodrick at 11am at Saltaire railway station for an interesting walk north of Saltaire with two short climbs along the way.

Sunday 11 June

Railway Children

6 miles (9.7km) • Circular • Packed lunch

Meet Kenneth John Allen at Haworth Visitor Information Centre (top of Main Street) at 11am - back by popular demand to visit various locations from the film.

Wednesday 14 June

Baildon Moor and Glen

8 miles (12.8km) • Circular • Packed lunch

Meet Eddie Nash at 10.30am at the entrance to Ian Clough Hall car park, next to the roundabout in Baildon Town Centre. A mix of urban, rural and open moorland walking including sections of the Dales Way Link and Bradford’s Millennium Way.

Sunday 18 June

Millennium Circular No 5

5 miles (8km) • Circular • Packed lunch

Meet Barbara Walker at 10.30am at the junction of Lower Town and Station Rd, near the mill chimney in Oxenhope for an invigorating walk on tracks and conduits, with plenty of stiles.

Tuesday 27 June

Two Hidden Villages

6 miles (9.7km) • Circular • Packed lunch

Meet Anne Hodgson at 10.30am in the main car park in Gargrave (near the village hall). A varied walk over to Flasby and Winterburn over little used footpaths. A few stiles.

July 2017

Wednesday 5 July

The Branch Line

4 miles (6.4km) • Circular • Snack

Meet Colin Pitts at 11am at Thackley Methodist Church (junction of Park Road, Ainsbury Avenue and Thackley Road) for a short walk down the disused railway, now a woodland corridor.

Tuesday 11 July

Skipton to Embsay

9 miles (14.4km) • Circular • Packed lunch

Meet Phil Hatton at 10.30am in Skipton bus station for a lovely walk with beautiful views - moorland, farmland woods and more.

Sunday 16 July

Hog Holes Brow

6 miles (9.7km) • Circular • Packed lunch

Meet Barbara Walker at 10.30am at the junction of Halifax Road (A629) and Haworth Rd (A6033) at Cross Roads and Lees. Circumnavigate Catstones Hill in an area of many farms and disused quarries – including a section of the Worth Way.

Wednesday 26 July

Over the top to Nesfield

7.5 miles (12km) • Circular • Packed lunch

Meet Howard Lloyd at 11am at Ilkley swimming pool. A walk on well established paths and tracks via Middleton Wood to the edge of Middleton Moor returning via Upper Austby to pass through the picturesque village of Nesfield. Please note the start point is a 15 minute walk from Ilkley rail/bus station.

Sunday 30 July

A View from Baildon Hill

2 miles (3.2km) • Circular • 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 Baildon Hill.

August 2017

Wednesday 2 August

Sunnydale - A Rural Surprise

5 miles (8km) • Circular • Packed lunch

Meet Anne Hodgson at 10.30am on Morton Lane, Crossflatts below Morton Canal bridge (just above the school). A varied walk through lovely woodland with ponds and view points.

Wednesday 9 August

Hunger Hill

6.5 miles (10.4km) • Circular • Packed lunch

Meet Barbara Walker at 10.30am at Bridle Stile car park (off A6036 at Shelf). A surprisingly rural walk on field paths and farm lanes, including sections of both the Bronte and Calderdale Ways.

Sunday 13 August

Beamsley Beacon

7 miles (11.2km) • Circular • Packed lunch

Meet Ken Allen Snr at 11am at Addingham suspension bridge for a walk to Beamsley Beacon.

Wednesday 16 August

What's up Pike?

6.5 miles (10.4km) • Circular • Packed lunch

Meet Howard Lloyd at 11am at Addingham Library. A summer ramble on paths and tracks to Haw Pike including a section of the Dales Way alongside the river Wharfe.

Sunday 20 August

Ilkley North of the River

8 miles (12.8km) • Circular • Packed lunch

Meet Phil Hatton at 10.30 at Ilkley swimming pool (Denton Road) for a varied walk on the sunny side of the valley. Woods, moorland, farmland with stunning views.

Wednesday 23 August

To Walk Invisible

7 miles (11.2km) • Circular • Packed lunch

Meet Colin Pitts at 10.30am on the Church steps at the top of Main Street Haworth for a walk along some rough moorland paths to the invisible film set and beyond.

Sunday 27 August

Windgate Nick and Moorside

9 miles (14.4km) • Circular • Packed lunch

Meet Kenneth John Allen at 11am at Wesley Place car park, Silsden for a good walk with some good views.

Wednesday 30 August

The Low Road to Ilkley

8 miles (12.8km) • Linear • Packed lunch

Meet Malcolm Gardner at Guiseley station at 10.45 am for a linear walk along the Wharfe Valley to Ilkley. Return to Guiseley by train at your own expense.

September 2017

Wednesday 6 September

Transfield Top

5 miles (8km) • Circular • Packed lunch

Meet Jeff Brodrick at 10.30am at Bingley Market Square. Good paths to start with, then a little more climbing on the way back.

Wednesday 13 September

Mills A' Plenty

3.5 miles (5.6km) • Circular • Packed lunch

Meet Gillian Dale at 11am at East Morton bus terminus to explore the sites of the mills of Sunnydale. A steady climb at the start.

Sunday 17 September

The Scar

10 miles (16km) • Circular • Packed lunch

Meet Ken Allen Snr at 11am at Malham Post Office for a long walk on moorland paths passing caves and rock formations. Steep ascent at first.

Sunday 24 September

Towards Ben Rhydding

4 miles (6.4km) • Circular • Packed lunch

Meet Barbara Walker at 11am at Burley in Wharfedale station for a stroll along the valley and back via Sun Lane Nature Reserve. (This is one of our web walks. Go to: www.bradford.gov.uk/media/2071/towardsbenrhydding.pdf)

Thursday 28 September

Judy's Wood

4 miles (6.4km) • Circular • Drink

Meet Nigel at 2pm at Station Road, Wyke (BD12 8LH) next to the sign for Judy Woods. Bell pits, a cautionary tale, Grade 2 listed building and plenty of trees.

Saturday 30 September

River Ramble

3 miles (4.8km) • Circular • Snack

Meet Gillian Dale at 1.30pm on the Old Packhorse Bridge, Ilkley (bottom of Stockeld Road) for an afternoon of exploring the River Wharfe.

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