Countryside Guided Walks

October 2016 - March 2017

The full Guided Walks leaflets 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)

 

OCTOBER 2016

Sunday 9th October

Around Poggy Wood

51/2 miles (8.8km) • Circular • Packed lunch

Meet Barbara Walker at 10:30am at Thackley Methodist Chapel (junction of Park Road, Ainsbury Avenue and Thackley Road). Woods, the River Aire, a sewage works and canal on good paths. Variety is the spice of life.

 

Tuesday 11th October

Morton East and West

4 miles (6.4km) • Circular • Packed lunch

Meet Jeff Brodrick at 11am at the bottom of Morton Lane at Crossflatts. One of our many web walks taking in local places of interest. Not suitable for people with restricted mobility due to stiles.

 

Wednesday 19th October

Steads As You Go

5 miles (8km) • Circular • Packed lunch

Meet Anne Hodgson at 10:30am at Ben Rhydding railway station. After a climb up onto Ilkley Moor we walk to Burley and return through the “Steads”.

 

Saturday 22nd October

Royds Hall and Judy Woods

3 miles (4.8km) • Circular • Packed lunch

Meet Barbara Walker at 11am at Park Bottom, a side road off the A641 Woodside Road opposite St. Mark’s churchyard, Low Moor, South Bradford (GR SE152 283). One of our web walks around the woods of South Bradford.

 

Tuesday 25th October

In Darwin’s Footsteps

6 miles (9.7km) • Circular • Packed lunch

Meet Eddie Nash at 10:45am at Wells Road car park, Ilkley. An open moorland walk with excellent views up Wharfedale and down Airedale. Note: the start point is approx. a 10 minute walk uphill from Ilkley bus/train stations. 

 

Sunday 30th October

Walton Hole

71/2 miles (12km) • Circular • Packed lunch

Meet Ken Allen Snr at 10:45am at Silsden main car park (Wesley Place) for a trip to Walton Hole, north of Silsden Reservoir.

  

NOVEMBER 2016

Tuesday 1st November

East Morton, Sunnydale and the Glen

31/2 miles (5.6km) • Circular • Packed lunch

Meet Jeff Brodrick at 11am at East Morton bus terminus. One of our many web-walks taking on places of local interest. Not suitable for people with restricted mobility due to stiles.

 

Wednesday 9th November

Ben Rhydding Circular

41/2 miles (7.2km) or 61/2 miles (10.4km) • Circular • Packed lunch

Meet Malcolm Gardner at 11am at Ben Rhydding railway station for a circular walk along tracks below Burley Moor. Optional 2 mile extension to Ilkley station along the River Wharfe. Return from Ilkley by bus or train at your own expense.

 

Sunday 13th November

Aire Valley Woodland and Water

41/2 miles (7.2km) • Circular • Packed lunch

Meet Barbara Walker at 11am at the car park at Hirst Wood, Hirst Lane, Shipley for one of our web-walks taking in riverside, woodland and canal in the Aire Valley.

 

Tuesday 15th November

Reva Round

5 miles (8km) • Circular • Packed lunch

Meet Anne Hodgson at 10:30am outside Menston Library (Main Street). A walk up and over the moor to Reva looking at historic sites along the way.

 

Sunday 20th November

Water, Wood and Moor

6 miles (9.7km) • Circular • Packed lunch

Meet Kenneth John Allen at 11am at Saltaire railway station, Victoria Road. A pleasant walk on good paths with some uphill sections.

 

Wednesday 23rd November

Micklethwaite and The Three and Five Rise Locks

4 miles (6.4km) • Circular • Packed lunch

Meet Jeff Brodrick at 11am at Bingley railway station for one of our many web-walks taking in places of interest. Not suitable for people with restricted mobility due to stiles.

 

Saturday 26th November

Bankhouse Bottom

6 miles (9.7km) • Circular • Packed lunch

Meet Barbara Walker at 10:30am at the junction of Dick Lane and Sutton Road, Tyersal. Surprisingly rural walk incorporating a dismantled railway, farms, Pudsey Beck and Windmill Hill.

 

Wednesday 30th November

Bridges Galore

41/2 miles (7.2km) • Circular • Packed lunch

Meet Howard Lloyd at 11am at Ilkley Swimming Pool, for a winter walk which includes some of Ilkley’s notable viewpoints. Please note start point is 15 minute walk from Ilkley rail/bus station.

  

DECEMBER 2016

Sunday 4th December

By The Edge

5 miles (8km) • Circular • Packed lunch

Meet Ken Allen Snr. at 10:45am at the bottom of Bar Lane, Riddlesden (B6265). Along the canal and up to Holden Bridge, back through Spring Woods and fields – good family walk.

 

Wednesday 7th December

A Hill & Some History

51/2 miles (8.8km) • Circular • Packed lunch

Meet Eddie Nash at 10:30am on Shipley Glen opposite Bracken Hall Countryside Centre. A walk over Baildon Hill with splendid long distance views and a bit of history.

 

Saturday 10th December

Candlemass Eve

5 miles (8km) • Circular • Packed lunch

Meet David Anderson at 10:30am on the church steps at the top of Haworth Main Street for the traditional stroll to Oxenhope. Back in time for carols around the tree.

 

Wednesday 14th December

Mince Pies for All

4 miles (6.4km) • Circular • Packed lunch

Meet Gillian Dale and helper David Anderson at 10:45am at Leathley Avenue, Menston (beside the recreation ground), for a steep climb up to Hawksworth and a drop towards Tong Village with a Christmas treat on the way round.

 

Sunday 18th December

Moorland Round

61/2 miles (10.4km) • Circular • Packed lunch

Meet Ken Allen Snr. at 10:45am at Oxenhope station for a moorland ramble with great views.

 

Wednesday 21st December

Winter Druids Delight

4 miles (6.4km) • Circular • Packed breakfast

Meet Barbara Walker at 7:30am at Bingley Market Square. Bring a torch and your breakfast for a steady climb on good paths to Druids Altar – to hopefully see the first sunrise of winter. Leisurely return, downhill all the way.

 

Monday 26th December

Boxing Day Bash

41/2 miles (7.2km) • Circular • Packed lunch

Meet Phil Hatton/Barbara Walker at 11am on the church steps, top of Main Street, Haworth, to once again walk off the excesses of Christmas Day. Punch and pies will be on offer.

  

JANUARY 2017

Sunday 1st January

Funny Hat and Wig Walk

5 miles (8km) • Circular • Packed lunch

Meet Barbara Walker at 12 noon at Bingley Market Square – for a mainly flat walk on good paths. An amusing start to 2017 – wear a funny hat!

 

Tuesday 10th January

Primrose Hill

5 miles (8km) • Circular • Packed lunch

Meet Anne Hodgson at 10:30am at Ilkley Lido for a walk through woods, lanes and an old hamlet with maybe an early primrose.

 

Sunday 15th January

Circumnavigation of Shaw

4 miles (6.4km) • Circular • Packed lunch

Meet Anthony Green at 11am at the entrance to Oxenhope railway station / Millennium Green for a circular walk to the south-west of Oxenhope.

 

Wednesday 18th January

Up The Wharfe

71/2 miles (12km) • Circular • Packed lunch

Meet Howard Lloyd at 11am at The Old Bridge, Stockeld Road, Ilkley. A winter ramble along field paths and tracks including a section of the Dales Way through tranquil Yorkshire countryside. Please note: the start point is approx. 15 minutes walk from Ilkley bus/rail station.

 

Sunday 22nd January

Around Baildon Moor

5 miles (8km) • Circular • Packed lunch

Meet Kenneth John Allen at 11am at Bracken Hall Centre, Glen Road, Shipley Glen for a good walk on paths and bridleways.

 

Wednesday 25th January

Silsden Reservoir

5 miles (8km) • Circular • Packed lunch

Meet Malcolm Gardner at 11am at Wesley Place car park, Silsden for a walk above and around Silsden Reservoir.

 

FEBRUARY 2017

Wednesday 1st February

Regenerate at Hirst Wood

7 miles (11.2km) • Circular • Packed lunch

Meet David Anderson at 10:30am at Eaves car park, Hawksworth Road, Baildon beyond the cattle grid, for a hilly walk to the Hirst Wood Nature Reserve.

 

Sunday 5th February

Dark Days, Crash Site

5 miles (8km) • Circular • Packed lunch

Meet Ken Allen Snr. at 10:30am at the car park, top of Wells Road, Ilkley (next to Darwin Gardens). A steady climb up to Addingham High Moor on moorland paths, past a wartime crash site and an easy walk back.

 

Thursday 9th February

Tong to Tyersal and Return

5 miles (8km) • Circular • Packed lunch

Meet Nigel at 1pm at the Greyhound public house car park, Tong village for a walk taking in coal mines, disused railways, woods and countryside.

 

Sunday 12th February

Ilkley Crags

5 miles (8km) • Circular • Packed lunch

Meet Raymond Wood at 10:30am at West View car park, Wells Road, Ilkley.

 

Wednesday 15th February

Towards Eldwick

4 miles (6.4km) • Circular • Packed lunch

Meet Gillian Dale at 10:45am at Bracken Hall Centre, Glen Road, Shipley Glen for a walk through the woods to Eldwick Village.

 

Sunday 19th February

Ormston Return

5 miles (8km) • Circular • Packed lunch

Meet Anthony Green at 10:30am at Haworth railway station for a circular walk following parts of the Worth Way.

 

Wednesday 22nd February

The Mortons, Sunnydale and Micklethwaite

7 miles (11.2km) • Circular • Packed lunch

Meet Howard Lloyd at 11am at Crossflatts station for a varied and interesting walk on the southern edge of Rombalds Moor with the promise of some fine winter views.

 

Sunday 26th February

Crossflatts

61/2 miles (10.4km) • Circular • Packed lunch

Meet Martin Dyche at 10:30am by The Royal public house, Micklethwaite Lane, Crossflatts BD16 2EZ.

  

MARCH 2017

Sunday 5th March

Tong Park Dam

61/2 miles (10.4km) • Circular • Packed lunch

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

 

Wednesday 8th 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 12th 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 15th 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 19th 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 22nd March

Silsden Moor

71/2 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.

 


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