Countryside Guided Walks

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).

* Little or no difficulty

** Some difficulty

*** A difficult walk

April

Tuesday 3 April

Millennium Way No 16

5.5 miles (8.8km) Circular

Packed lunch

Meet Jeff Brodrick at 10.30am outside Bracken Hall, Shipley Glen. An uphill start then good moorland paths for most of the way. Plenty of undulations on this invigorating walk. ***

Sunday 15 April

Bolton History Trail

2.5 miles (4.2km) Circular

Snack

Meet Barbara Walker at 1.30pm at the Swing Gate public house, Idle Road, Bradford near Bolton Junction. Explore the hamlets of Bolton Outlanes, Hodgson Fold and Low Fold which form the township of Bolton. Return via Peel Park. *

Saturday 21 April

Downstream from Saltaire

5 miles (8.4km) Circular

Packed lunch

Meet Colin Pitts and David Anderson at 1.30pm outside the railway station, Victoria Road, Saltaire as part of the Saltaire World Heritage Day events. Watch the WW1 themed events in Roberts Park which start at 10am before setting off on our walk. *

Sunday 22 April

Slaughter Gap

8 miles (12.8km) Circular

Packed lunch

Meet Ken J Allen at 10am at the old Denholme Velvets Mill car park on the A629 at Denholme Gate for a walk over Ogden Moor. ***

Wednesday 25 April

Going Hungry on Hunger Hill

6 miles (9.7km) Circular

Packed lunch

Meet David Anderson at 10.30am at Ilkley Swimming Pool car park off Denton Road, Ilkley for a steady climb to walk the fields and paths above Middleton. **

May

Wednesday 2 May

Bluebells and Naughty Nuns

5.5 miles (8.8km) Circular

Packed lunch

Meet Colin Pitts at 11am at the pay and display car park off Station Road, Esholt. Public transport users alight at Hollins Hill and walk down Station Road. A walk through the bluebell woods with a few tales. **

Wednesday 9 May

To Bingley and Back

6 miles (9.7km) Circular

Packed lunch

Meet Edgar Bielby at 10.30am at Saltaire Railway Station, Victoria Road, for a walk through the woods, along the canal and river. ***

Wednesday 16 May

Day Trip to the Dales

7 miles (11.2km) Circular

Packed lunch

Meet Howard Lloyd at 11am at the Old School House Tearoom, Hebden (BD28 5JX) and enjoy a ramble through the picturesque villages of Burnsall, Thorpe, Linton and Grassington whilst taking in the magnificent Yorkshire Dales scenery. For public transport options see www.dalesbus.org ***

Wednesday 23 May

The Secret of Sun Lane

4.5 miles (7.2km) Circular

Packed lunch

Meet Gillian Dale at 10.30am outside Burley Grange in the centre of Burley in Wharfedale for a walk to take in the views across the River Wharfe. **

Sunday 27 May

Yockenthwaite Yomp

7 miles (11.2km)

Circular

Packed lunch

Meet Barbara Walker at 11am at Buckden pay and display car park for a scenic walk around the head of Wharfedale calling at villages and hamlets. We are likely to see a multitude of wild flowers, maybe even orchids. Good paths throughout. ***

Tuesday 29 May

Hill and Dale

5 miles (8.4km) Circular

Packed lunch

Meet Anne Hodgson at 10.30am at Addingham old library on Main Street. With a few stiles we cross mixed terrain of golf course, fields and river bank - lovely views and hopefully bird life. **

June

Wednesday 6 June

Yeadon Tarn

6.5 miles (10.4km) Circular

Packed lunch

Meet Barbara Walker and David Anderson at 10.30am at Esholt village car park, Station Road. Woods, a dismantled railway and some urban stretches on the way to the Tarn. Many walkers will remember Chris Jennings, one of our walk leaders and we will visit his commemorative bench. **

Sunday 10 June

Lanshaw Delves

7 miles (11.2km) Circular

Packed lunch

Meet Ken Allen Snr at 11am at Burley in Wharfedale Station for a walk up to Lanshaw Delves on the moor. Uphill climb at the start. ***

Wednesday 13 June

Whin Hill

7 miles (11.2km) Circular

Packed lunch

Meet Eddie Nash at 10.30am at Eaves car park, Hawksworth Road, Baildon. A mixed moorland and woodland walk circling Baildon Moor and Hawksworth. ***

Thursday 21 June

Summer Solstice

4 miles (6.4km) Circular

Packed lunch

Meet Barbara Walker at 3.30am at Wells Road car park, Ilkley - bring a torch and breakfast. An invigorating climb to the 12 Apostles Circle to hopefully see the first sunrise of summer. A leisurely return with breakfast overlooking Ilkley. ***

Wednesday 27 June

A Visit to the Prince of Wales

8 miles (12.8km) Circular

Packed lunch

Meet Paul Mawson at 11am at Bingley Arts Centre. Includes some steep hills. Fantastic views over Bingley and beyond, returning via Micklethwaite and the Leeds Liverpool Canal. ***

July

Wednesday 4 July

Towards Reva Reservoir

5 miles (8.4km) Circular

Packed lunch

Meet Gillian Dale at 10.30am at Leathley Avenue off the A65 Menston (behind the Hare and Hounds pub) for a moorland walk via Reva Reservoir. **

Tuesday 10 July

Harden Circular

6 miles (9.6km) Circular

Packed lunch

Meet Eddie Nash at 10.30am at the St Ives Estate lower car park, Bingley for a walk circling Harden via St Ives, Harden Moor, Crag Wood and Blackhills. ***

Sunday 15 July

Four Pubs and a Sewage Works

4 miles (6.4km) Circular

Packed lunch

Meet Barbara Walker at 10.30am at the entrance to Bottom Farm on Apperley Road, accessed either from A657 Leeds Road at Idle, or A658 Harrogate Road. One of the Council’s web walks, using footpaths across farmland with one climb. It circles the Victorian Sewage works and returns via little-known paths through Rawdon. **

Wednesday 18 July

Up the Wharfe

7.5 miles (12km) Circular (with linear option)

Packed lunch

Meet Howard Lloyd at 11am at the Old Stone Bridge over the River Wharfe at the bottom of Stockeld Road (off the A65), Ilkley for a walk to Addingham through the tranquil Wharfedale countryside. Linear option involves returning by bus from Addingham (pay your own fare). Start point is approximately 15 minutes walk from Ilkley rail/bus station. ***

Wednesday 25 July

Rambling Round Rylstone

5 miles (8km) Circular

Packed lunch

Meet Anne Hodgson at 10.30am at Rylstone duck pond just off the B6265. Using old tracks we join together three different villages. Occasional stiles. **

Sunday 29 July

In Emily’s Footsteps

8 miles (12.8km) Circular

Packed lunch

Meet Anthony Green at 10.30am at Haworth Church steps at the top of Main Street, Haworth. On 30th July it will be 200 years since Emily Bronte’s birth, this walk will head into the hills that inspired Wuthering Heights. ***

August

Wednesday 1 August

A Walk Through the Glen

7.5 miles (12km) Circular

Packed lunch

Meet Paul Mawson at 10.30am at Bingley Arts Centre. Includes a fantastic walk along the River Aire and Shipley Glen. Could be muddy underfoot if there has been recent rain. ***

Sunday 5 August

Five Beck Circular

5.75 miles (9.2km) Circular

Snack

Meet Nigel at 1.30pm at Leaventhorpe Lane, BD8 0EG (GR 126329), near Blackburn Close small bridge over Pitty Brook. Park by the bridge in Leaventhorpe Lane. Buses (607, 615, 696, 697 and 698) to Rhodesway taking snicket between No. 1055 Thornton Road and commercial buildings, cross the road to the footpath opposite to the start of the walk. Could be muddy after rain. Some road walking and semi-rural footpaths in amongst the becks. Courtesy of the Friends of Bradford's Becks. **

Wednesday 8 August

Old Stone Guideposts

7.5 miles (12km) Circular

Packed lunch

Meet Howard Lloyd at 11am at Ilkley Swimming Pool, Denton Road, Ilkley. A steady climb on to Middleton Moor with some excellent views of Wharfedale before passing through Langbar. Return via Nesfield. Start point is approximately 15 minutes walk from Ilkley railway/bus station. ***

Sunday 12 August

Kildwick and Beyond

9 miles (14.4km) Circular

Packed lunch

Meet Kenneth J Allen at 10am at the White Lion pub, Kildwick (BD20 9BH) for a good walk along the canal, up over the tops of Silsden and back down to Kildwick. ***

Wednesday 15 August

Nab Wood and Northcliffe

7 miles (11.2km) Circular

Packed lunch

Meet Malcolm Gardner at 11am at Saltaire Station (Victoria Rd). Start and finish along the canal. In between, explore some of the lesser known footpaths in Nab Wood and Northcliffe with a little road walking to join them together. ***

Saturday 18 August

Along The Wharfe

3 miles (4.8km) Circular

Packed lunch

Meet Gillian Dale at 2pm the Old Pack Horse bridge (bottom of Stockeld Road), Ilkley for a walk along the riverside and back through woodlands. *

Wednesday 22 August

Counter Hill

5 miles (8.4km) Circular

Packed lunch

Meet Anne Hodgson at 10.30am by Addingham old library on Main Street. A walk to the far side of the village with old settlements, boundaries and far reaching views. **

Sunday 26 August

Fairy Fold

7 miles (11.2km) Circular

Packed lunch

Meet Ken Allen Snr. at 11am at Stanbury Top (park at Back Lane). Climb to start then up to Keighley Reservoir. With fresh air and good views. ***

Wednesday 29 August

Leafy Lanes of Leathley

6 miles (9.6km) Circular

Packed lunch

Meet David Anderson at 10.30am at the car park opposite St. Oswalds Church, Leathley for a varied walk through the gentle undulating countryside around it.  **

September

Wednesday 5 September

A Short Walk In Bradford

5 miles (8km) Circular

Packed lunch

Meet Colin Pitts at 11am by the Norman Arch, Lister Park (junction of Emm Lane and Keighley Road) for a stroll round the park and Heaton Woods. ** 

Sunday 9 September

Stainburn

7 miles (11.2km) Circular

Packed lunch

Meet Ken Allen Snr at 11am at Pool Bridge Garage (junction of A659 and A658). Up through a field to a little church then easy back by the river.  ***

Wednesday 12 September

Around the Gib

4.5 miles (7.2km) Circular

Packed lunch

Meet Daphne Allen at 10.45am at Cononley railway station. Some ups and downs with extensive views of the Aire Valley from this old lead mining area. **

Sunday 16 September

Wyke Wander

6 miles (9.6km) Circular

Packed lunch

Meet Barbara Walker at 10.30am at junction of Whitehall Rd and Lower Wyke Lane (just east of the Wyke Lion pub at “Hellfire Corner”). A walk on mainly good paths including sections of the Kirklees Way and Spen Valley Heritage Trail. Bronte and Moravian connections. **

Wednesday 19 September

Caley Crags

6.5 miles (10.4km) Circular

Packed lunch

Meet Gillian Dale at 11am at Yorkgate car park, Surprise View on Otley Chevin. A steep walk down into Otley then across fields and meadows. A climb through crags and woodlands back to our starting point. ***

Sunday 23 September

Millennium Way No. 14

9 miles (14.4km) Circular

Packed lunch

Meet Jeff Brodrick at 10.30am at Wells Road car park, Ilkley. A nice easy start along the River Wharfe then a good climb up to Windgate Nick, returning past the Swastika Stone.  ***

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