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E-TRAILS AND APPS

Can you help us?  Are you a whizz at understanding the potential for modern technology to help make our walking routes more widely available?? Or can you help us to use social media better to extend the reach of our publicity about our activities? Our visit to the national annual Get-Together of Walkers are Welcome towns at Hebden Bridge opened …

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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 …

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BAILDON CARNIVAL. 9 JULY

Baildon Walkers are Welcome had a stall at the Carnival last weekend to promote our summer walks programme and make our publications available to local residents. We also signed up a number of new members! The photo is of Bradford Lord Mayor and Lady Mayoress, Town Cllr Lesley Brook, with members of Baildon Walkers are Welcome, at the stall.

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OUR NEXT SUMMER GUIDED WALK

Friday 11 August. BRACKENHALL TO BINGLEY FOR BRUNCH AND BACK. Medium walk. Circular. Meet Chris Flecknoe outside Bracken Hall Countryside Centre at 10.30a.m. for a delightful walk across the top of Shipley Glen and above Eldwick (with lovely views) before descending into Bingley through some surprising ginnels for brunch at the Five Rise Locks Cafe (or bring your own picnic). …

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AGM 2017

26 local people came along to Baildon WaW AGM on Tuesday 11 July, and enjoyed a photographic presentation given by our Vice-Chair, Chris Grogan, about “A Dales Highway”, the long-distance route devised by Chris and her husband, Tony, 10 years ago. This walk starts at Saltaire, passes along Bracken Hall Green, and continues over 90 miles to finish in Appleby. …

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KEEPING FOOTPATHS OPEN

Baildon Walkers are Welcome volunteers have recently strimmed several footpaths within the town including the footpath along the top of the Bank, the footpath up and down the Bank, and the footpath from Collier Lane to Hope Lane. Strimming has also been completed along the footpath below Glovershaw Farm (part of the Dales Highway route). Meetings have been held with …