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www.bradford.gov.uk/environment/countryside-and-rights-of-way/public-rights-of-w...

Visits to the Website589
Starting fromAround and About
Overview

'The Countryside and Rights of Way Service aims to protect, enhance, promote and inform responsible public enjoyment of Bradford's natural environment and rights of way network. The Countryside of Bradford covers over 140 square miles (375 square km) and includes some of the finest and most distinctive landscapes in the region ...'

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www.baildontowncouncil.gov.uk/walking.php

Visits to the Website288
Starting fromBaildon
Overview

'Baildon is a fantastic place to walk. Although Skipton claims the title "Gateway to the Dales", many think that Baildon could just as easily hold that accolade.'

See also

Baildon - Walkers Are Welcome | Baildon Heritage Trails [Baildon Local History Society]

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www.bingleywalkersarewelcome.org.uk/walks/

Visits to the Website316
Starting fromBingley
Overview

'The town and surrounding area, situated in verdant Airedale, is very accessible thanks to its two rail stations (Bingley and Crossflatts) and good bus links. It offers great walks for those who love the great outdoors, of all ages and abilities.'

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www.bradfordwalking.org

Visits to the Website495
Starting fromAround and About
Overview

'Without doubt Bradford CHA Rambling and Social Club is one of the most successful Rambling Clubs in Britain. One does not need to look far to understand why the club is so successful.  I believe the reason is because of the effort put into the Club by so many people, past and present, giving their time freely and without asking for reward ...'

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www.waw-burleyinwharfedale.org

Visits to the Website316
Starting fromBurley-in-Wharfedale
Overview

'Burley-in-Wharfedale is superbly situated for walking and also for those who prefer to run! Surrounded by fields and meadows and with the River Wharfe passing close to the village centre, the area is rich in wildlife ... The surrounding countryside is wonderful walking territory, with numerous footpaths accessing Burley and Baildon Moors to the south, Ilkley and Addingham Moors to the West, the Chevin Country Park to the East, and the Nidderdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty to the North ... '

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www.visitbradford.com/visitor-information/

Visits to the Website292
Starting fromAround and About
Overview

'A series of easily accessible countryside sites within the Bradford Metropolitan District.' Unfortunately Bradford have reorganized their Web Sites so I have replaced the original Link here with one more generic.

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www.bradforddistrictparks.org/sites/parks/parks.php?ID=80

Visits to the Website357
Size (acreage)500
Starting fromSt Ives Estate, Bingley
Overview

'A wonderful Country Park with woodlands, open moor, and a wildflower meadow, and paths throughout ... This Park needs to be explored and should not to be missed!'

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www.takeahike.org.uk

Visits to the Website388
Starting fromAround and About
Overview

'The Leeds and Bradford young persons' walking group: We are a very friendly walking group run by the members and part of the Ramblers Association.'

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www.visitbradford.com/explore/Walking.aspx

Visits to the Website415
Starting fromAround and About
Overview

'One of the best ways to explore Bradford district is on foot. Renowned for our rolling hills and rugged moorland, Bradford is a paradise for walkers of all abilities. You will find three Walkers are Welcome towns throughout the district, Ilkley, Baildon and Burley in Wharfedale which proves we really are walker friendly. There are lots of walks for all abilities including long distance walks or you can simply enjoy the peace and tranquility as you stroll along the canal towpaths ...'

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www.bradford.gov.uk/sport-and-activities/walking/countryside-guided-walks/

Navigate the Website>>> Countryside Guided Walks [PDF]
Visits to the Website398
Starting fromAround and About
Overview

'The purpose of this Guided Walks programme is primarily to introduce people to walking in the Bradford District. You may be surprised at the variety of landscape and wildlife to be experienced both in the countryside that we have, and in the urban areas ... '

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www.bradford.gov.uk/your-community/fairtrade/bradford-district-fair-trade-way/

Visits to the Website301
Distance (miles)13
Starting fromShipley Railway Station
Overview

Three stages from the Bradford Fair Trade Way which 'is a scenic, circular walking route linking all the Fairtrade villages and towns in the Bradford district: Bradford, Bingley, Shipley, Baildon, Burley, Ilkley, Haworth, Denholme and Thornton. The route uses public footpaths through the district's beautiful countryside, passing places of historical interest'.

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casualramblers.co.uk/wyorks/bradford/

Navigate the Website>>> Bradford Faith Trail [PDF]
Visits to the Website176
Distance (miles)1
Starting fromSt Peter's RC Church
Overview

'A mile long walk along Leeds road in Bradford City Centre exploring the places of worship of different faiths.' Note that the Project Treasures Revealed has now ceased: further information should be available from Visit Bradford.

Description from

Casual Ramblers

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www.bradford.gov.uk/environment/countryside-and-rights-of-way/bradford-local-acc...

Visits to the Website231
Starting fromAround and About
Overview

'The Forum’s members are volunteers appointed to give a broad mix of interests including countryside visitors, landowners and occupiers, parish councils, nature conservation and other relevant subjects. Up to three Councillors from the Local Authority may also be members of the LAF ... There are currently vacancies for members who could represent the countryside access interests of landowners, businesses and minority groups.'

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www.bradfordmillenniumway.co.uk

Visits to the Website644
Distance (miles)45
Starting fromBracken Hall, Baildon
Overview

'Circular walk encompassing much of the idyllic countryside that surrounds the City of Bradford in West Yorkshire. The walk was devised by five volunteers from the Bradford Countryside Service as a suitable way for Bradford to commemorate the new millennium.'

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www.bradford.gov.uk/bmdc

Navigate the Website>>> Search this Site 'Dalesway' >>> Dalesway Link Bradford to Ilkley [PDF]
Visits to the Website367
Distance (miles)13
Starting fromBradford Cathedral
Overview

'The route has been devised to provide a link to the start of the Dalesway long distance path at Ilkley. It also offers a good recreational linear walk with good public transport links to get you back to your start point.'

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www.visitbradford.com/visitor-information/

Navigate the Website>>> Bradford Sculpture Trail [PDF]
Visits to the Website191
Starting fromAround and About
Overview

'A self guided walk around some of Bradford's sculptures.' The colourful Brochure gives details of about forty sculptures around and about Bradford.

Description from

Visit Bradford

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www.bronte-country.com/bronte-way.html

Visits to the Website619
Distance (miles)43
Starting fromOakwell Hall, near Birstall
Overview

'Long distance footpath which starts at Oakwell Hall ("Fieldhead" in Charlotte Bronte's novel "Shirley") near Birstall in Kirklees near Bradford, and ends at Gawthorpe Hall in Padiham near Burnley in Lancashire's Pendle Witch Country. '

A complete description of the Brontë Way, including historical information and details of eleven circular walks along the main route can be found in The Brontë Way by Marje Wilson.

Description from

Eagle Intermedia's Bronte Country

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www.daleshighway.co.uk

Visits to the Website424
Distance (miles)90
Starting fromSaltaire
Overview

'Across the glorious high country of the Yorkshire Dales. Walk this spectacular landscape from Saltaire to Appleby-in-Westmorland ... and back on England's most beautiful train journey along the Settle-Carlisle line.'

Description from

Friends of A Dales High Way

See also

Published Guides available from Skyware Press

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www.dalesway.org.uk

Visits to the Website660
Distance (miles)80
Starting fromIlkley
Overview

'Long distance footpath of about 80 miles (128 km) situated in the north of England and running from Ilkley to Bowness-on-Windermere.'

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The Dales Way Association

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www.sustrans.org.uk/ncn/map/route/great-northern-railway-trail

Visits to the Website322
Distance (miles)3
Starting fromCullingworth
Overview

'The Great Northern Railway Trail is a work in progress, but the completion of the first section over two spectacular viaducts opens up the potential for day rides [and walks] in this beautiful corner of Bronte country ... Although there are plans to extend the railway path via Denholme and Thornton to Queensbury, it currently ends just south of Hewenden viaduct.'

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www.haworth-village.org.uk/walks/walks.asp

Visits to the Website519
Starting fromHaworth
Overview

'Haworth village is situated at the edge of the Pennine moors in West Yorkshire, England, the area made famous by the Brontë sisters, known as Brontë country.'

Description from

Haworth Village

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www.bradford.gov.uk/bmdc

Navigate the Website>>> Search the Site 'Hebden Bridge Walk' >>> H2H - Haworth to Hebden Bridge - Bradford Metropolitan District [PDF]
Visits to the Website462
Distance (miles)16
Starting fromHaworth Parsonage
Overview

'The walks linking the "Brontë" connected village of Haworth and the "funky" little town of Hebden Bridge are suitable for reasonably fit walkers. The walks are long, with some parts going through remote moorland in an upland environment.'

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ilkley.org/for-visitors-2/15-walks-a-trails/60-walks-a-trails.html

Visits to the Website580
Starting fromIlkley
Overview

'Due to Ilkley's position in beautiful Lower Wharfedale, there are some superb walks beginning here, whether they be easy riverside strolls or longer moorland rambles. Thanks to the farsightedness of the Parish Council in the last century, who purchased the moor as a public open space, there are walks suitable for the young and old alike.'

Description from

Wharfedale Online Trust

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www.jtrails.org.uk/trails/bradford/

Visits to the Website292
Starting fromAround and About
Overview

'Bradford has a proud history. It was the wool capital of the world (a trade which originated in Yorkshire in the 14th century, based on the Cistercians and their superior woolly sheep), and part of the cradle of the Industrial revolution - a city full of "Yorkshire grit". These are some of the titles that apply to Bradford. However, at first glance the Jewish connection to Bradford seems a strange one ...'

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www.bradford.gov.uk/bmdc

Navigate the Website>>> Search this Site 'Ilkley Moor' >>> Length & Breadth of Ilkley Moor [PDF]
Visits to the Website475
Distance (miles)7
Starting fromWells Road car park adjacent to Darwin Gardens, Wells Road, Ilkley
Overview

'An invigorating walk in the footsteps of the giant Rombald crossing rough open moorland, walking mainly on well used paths, many of which can be wet and muddy in places. Although the first half of the walk involves several stiles and some hill climbing, there's nothing too strenuous.'

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www.walkingenglishman.com/westyorkshire.htm

Visits to the Website210
Overview

'Dedicated to the super walking areas of Bradford, Calderdale and Kirklees. These three, along with Leeds (which is found in my Leeds and Harrogate section) form the boroughs of West Yorkshire. The county is rightly renowned for its industrial past but it is also a county of excellent walking opportunities ... Altogether the area boasts numerous heritage walks and trails. This site aims to create a comprehensive library of them. You are guaranteed excellent walking in West Yorkshire.'

Walks described here by
County (Historic)
Views of 'Full' Record366

www.ilkleymoor.org/walks/

Navigate the Website>>> White Wells Moorland
Visits to the Website566
Distance (miles)4
Starting fromIlkley
Overview

'The area of the moor above Ilkley has a great variety of landscape and habitat. This walk takes you from the edge of the town on to the high moor, with wide views across Ilkley and the Wharfe Valley.'

Description from

Friends of Ilkley Moor

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