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INTRODUCTION TO MAP-READING AND BASIC NAVIGATION.

TUESDAY 10th OCTOBER. FULL DAY-COURSE. Booking essential. Course will be led by Mervyn Flecknoe from 10.00 – 15.00, starting in Wesleys with a classroom-based navigation update for two hours followed by lunch in Wesleys café (allow £5 for a main course and sweet or bring a picnic), followed by a two-hour walk with practical navigation opportunities in the afternoon on …

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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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SUMMER GUIDED WALKS CONTINUE

BURLEY TO BAILDON VIA BURLEY MOOR. The next and last of our Summer Guided Walks takes place on Saturday 2 September. Meet the walk leader, Eddie Nash, at Baildon Station to catch the 9.50 train to Burley, or meet the party at Burley station at 10.05. This will be a 7 mile walk finishng at approx. 14.00 in the centre …

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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 …

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OUR AGM Tuesday 11 July at 19.30

We look forward to welcoming you to our AGM at Wesleys, Baildon Methodist Church this coming Tuesday. Find our about what we have been doing over the past year and about our future plans. Elect the committee for the year ahead. STAR ATTRACTION:  “A Dales Highway”. Chris Grogan will delight us with a photographic presentation aboutthe long-distance route which passes …

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ADVICE ABOUT WALKING THROUGH FIELDS OF COWS AND BULLOCKS

Rachel and Stephen Coates welcomed Baildon Walkers are Welcome to their farm at Low Springs on Tuesday 13 June 2017 and gave us good advice about walking through fields of cows. Here is some of their advice: Walk calmly. Make some non-threatening noise such as continuing a conversation,  just to let them know you are there. Cows don’t see too …