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BAILDON WaW COMMITTEE FORWARD-PLANNING FOR 2018

This photo shows the committee at our recent forward-planning meeting. Our priorities for next year include: monthly guided walks on the 2nd Saturday of each month, commencing March; preparing a new publication for those who enjoy self-guiding their own walks; and continuation of our work to maintain and repair local footpaths. NEW COMMITTEE MEMBERS WOULD BE MOST WELCOME!!

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BRIDGE REPAIRED / SPRING WOODS

Following reports to us that the bridge in Spring Woods was unsafe, we are grateful to Bradford Countryside Service for repairing the bridge. Baildon WaW is also working with Baildon Town Council Warden to find a way to improve the stepping stones, lower down the valley.  

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COMPETITION: HOW FAR WILL THIS BOOK FLY?

So far, we know of copies having been sent to the USA and to Japan. Can you do better?? Just send us a photo of the recipient holding their copy of the book and standing by something that identifies their location, by the end of March 2018. A small prize will be given to the Baildon resident whose gift has …

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WHITBY WANDERINGS

30 members and friends of Baildon Walkers are Welcome enjoyed a 4-night walking holiday on coast paths and moorland, based in Whitby, from 23 – 27 October, in partnership with HF Holidays.  The photo shows some of us enjoying a tour of Whitby sights on the open-top bus. If you fancy joining us when we do another similar trip in …

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LOCAL E-TRAIL: SALT’S WATERS

If you fancy a local walk using modern technology, check our this E-Trail http://http://audiowalk.co.uk/ If you are a whizz at understanding the potential for modern technology to help make our walking routes more widely available or can help us to use social media better to extend the reach of our publicity about our activities – please fet in touch. Our …

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GUIDED AUTUMN WALKS

See our “What’s On” pages for details of lots of Guided Walks and outdoor events taking place in and around Baildon this Autum.

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10th ANNIVERSARY OF NATIONAL WAW SCHEME

Chris Grogan, Bob Davidson, and Chris Flecknoe represented Baildon Walkers are Welcome at the 10th anniversary get-together of reps from Walkers are Welcome towns, held in Hebden Bridge on Saturday 14 October. Lots of interesting ideas were shared about ways in which walkers can support our local economy, whilst enjoying the health and social benefits of walking in the countryside. …

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INTRODUCTION TO MAP-READING AND BASIC NAVIGATION.

11 local residents enjoyed this introductory course run by Baildon Walkers are Welcome course on 10th October. If there are others who would like us to re-run this course in the near future, please let us know by email at info@baildonwalkersarewelcome.org    

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WELCOME TO JAPANESE VISITORS

On Monday 14 August, members of local Walkers are Welcome Groups from Baildon, Otley, Burley, and Bingley, welcomed two professors from Japan. Yuko and Suzuki were making a Japanese-government sponsored visit to British Walkers are Welcome towns to learn about the Walkers are Welcome initiative,  as the Japanese government is seeking to learn from other countries about possible ways to …