Countryside Guided Walks

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May 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)

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.

Friday 23 June (Friends of Bracken Hall)

Over Ilkley Moor

8.5 miles (13.6km) • Circular • Money for public transport required

Meet at Bracken Hall and walk up the glen, through Glovershaw and Golcar farms to the 'top road'. Then on to Dick Hudsons, crossing the road and up and onto the moor opposite this pub. Follow the moor path to the Aire/Wharfe watershed, near to Lanshaw Lass and Lad, turning right, follow paths to the ancient sheep enclosure. From here our route heads north to Ilkley Quarry, where we follow the moor road down into Ilkley to return to Baildon or Shipley by train. From Baildon, walk along Station Road and through Threshfield, along Baildon Bank to Shipley Glen and back to Bracken Hall - alternatively from Shipley, along the Leeds and Liverpool canal to Saltaire, through Roberts Park, the Shipley Glen Tramway Path and finishing at Bracken Hall.

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

Saturday 1 July (Friends of Bracken Hall)

Rodley Nature Reserve

10 miles (16km) • Circular • Money for public transport required

Meet at Bracken Hall at 10.30am.

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.

Tuesday 22 July (Friends of Bracken Hall)  

Please note that this walk has been changed from 29 July 2017

Bracken Hall and Baildon Moor

7 miles (11.2km) • Circular

Meet at Bracken Hall at 10am to walk up to Crook Farm and onto the Moor into Baildon via Hope and Dove Farms then via Ferniehirst Sculpture Park, through the Denso Marston Nature Reserve, along the river Aire to Buck Lane and back on the canal via Saltaire, Roberts Park, Trench Farm and Trench Woods to Bracken Hall.

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.

Friday 25 August (Friends of Bracken Hall)

Bracken Hall Family Walk

4.5 miles (7.2km) • Circular

Meet at Bracken Hall at 10.30am (Details to be confirmed visit www.friendsofbrackenhall.org.uk).

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.

Friday 15 September (Friends of Bracken Hall)

Cliffe Castle

9 miles (14.4km) • Circular • Money for public transport required

Meet outside Bracken Hall at 10.30am to walk down past the 'Old Glen House' public house to Coach Road. Here we cross through housing and over a footbridge spanning the River Aire to Hirst Mill hamlet and the Leeds and Liverpool Canal. We'll cross the canal and walk through Hirst Wood to Dowley Gap and back onto the canal towpath, through Bingley, passing the 5 Rise Locks, East and West Riddlesden Halls to Utley, where we turn left through Keighley Golf Course to Utley Village. We join old footpaths through the village, through Steep Fields Wood Plantation and into Cliffe Castle Park. You may want to use this opportunity to visit your local museum now (check opening times/if it is open to the public). We then walk into Keighley town and return to Saltaire by either bus or train and then complete our walk through Roberts Park, Shipley Glen Tramway bridle path, Prod Lane and Glen Road.

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. Please see the guide for more information)

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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