What’s on

Below you will find details of forthcoming guided walks and events related to walking, in and around Baildon, organised by a variety of local organisations.

All walks listed are in the immediate proximity of Baildon or can be easily reached by public transport from Baildon. Public transport links to and from Baildon are great, with regular bus routes and a train station only a short walk from the village centre. You can also find links to local walking groups on our website, including Bradford Ramblers, who offer guided evening walks.

We are not responsible for the accuracy of the walks below and suggest you always contact the organiser for full details and to check the walk is going ahead.

Diary of events

Oct
20
Fri
‘History and Heritage of the Aire Valley’ Course @ Kirkgate Community Centre, Shipley
Oct 20 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

‘History and Heritage of the Aire Valley’ Course

A new Friday morning heritage course for the WEA led by Dave Weldrake

Venue: Kirkgate Centre (39A Kirkgate, Shipley, BD18 3EH)

Dates: Sept 22nd to Nov 3rd 2017

Fee: £48.00, or concessions. Payment can be made at the first session.

This seven-week course explores the development of Shipley, Bingley, Baildon and the surrounding area. Using a range of sources, it will help place these towns in their historic context in the Aire Valley. The course has a mixture of indoor sessions and guided walks.

Topics to be covered will include:

Session I (Indoors) Prehistory, Romans

Session 2 (Indoors) Anglo-Saxons, Norman Conquest

Session 3 (Walk) Buck Wood/Thackley

Session 4 (indoors): The Middle Ages

Session 5(Indoors)): Tudors and Stuarts

Session 6: (Walk) – Baildon Green and Baildon Hall

Session 7: (Indoors) The Industrial Revolution and the Victorians

Oct
21
Sat
Apple Weekend @ Meet at Brackenhall Countryside Centre
Oct 21 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Linear Guided Walk!
Start time 1030
Distance 14.4km / 9.0mi

Money for public transport required for return journey

Meet at Bracken Hall and walk down Shipley Glen and past the Shipley Glen Tramway to Roberts
Park and Saltaire. We join the Leeds and Liverpool Canal and walk alongside it, passing Shipley,
Thackley, Idle, Apperley Bridge and Calverley to Rodley village bottom. We’ll pass through
industrial villages and towns, alongside old woodlands and alongside a canal full of animal and
plant life. We’ll return by bus to Shipley or Saltaire and walk back, passing the canal, through
Roberts Park and up to Shipley Glen.

Oct
22
Sun
Apple Weekend @ Meet at Brackenhall Countryside Centre
Oct 22 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Linear Guided Walk!
Start time 1030
Distance 14.4km / 9.0mi

Money for public transport required for return journey

Meet at Bracken Hall and walk down Shipley Glen and past the Shipley Glen Tramway to Roberts
Park and Saltaire. We join the Leeds and Liverpool Canal and walk alongside it, passing Shipley,
Thackley, Idle, Apperley Bridge and Calverley to Rodley village bottom. We’ll pass through
industrial villages and towns, alongside old woodlands and alongside a canal full of animal and
plant life. We’ll return by bus to Shipley or Saltaire and walk back, passing the canal, through
Roberts Park and up to Shipley Glen.

Oct
23
Mon
BAILDON WALKERS ARE WELCOME AND HF HOLIDAYS 4-NIGHT GROUP WALKING HOLIDAY AT WHITBY 2017 @ Larpool Hall, Whitby
Oct 23 – Oct 27 all-day
BAILDON WALKERS ARE WELCOME AND HF HOLIDAYS 4-NIGHT GROUP WALKING HOLIDAY AT WHITBY 2017 @ Larpool Hall, Whitby

Baildon Walkers are Welcome are again offering a discounted four-night walking break with HF Holidays during 2017  – this time based at Whitby. This walking break will take place from Monday 23 – Friday 27 October.

The HF Guest House, Larpool Hall, is very comfortable and sits amidst attractive grounds, on a hill with splendid views up the Esk Valley.

For further details contact Chris Flecknoe at info@baildonwalkersarewelcome.org

Oct
25
Wed
Old Mining Villages @ Meet atEaves Car Park, Hawksworth Road, Baildon
Oct 25 @ 10:30 am

Wednesday 25 October **

Old Mining Villages

4.5 miles (7.4km) Circular

Packed lunch

Meet Gillian Dale at 10.30am at Eaves car park on Hawksworth Road, Baildon Moor just beyond the cattle grid outside Baildon for a walk to explore Sconce and Little London villages.

Wednesday walk (Baildon Walking Group)
Oct 25 @ 10:45 am

Gentle guided walks around Baildon. Every week on Wednesday mornings Baildon Walking Group offers a gentle one-hour walk. Meet at bottom of Springfield Road at 10.45am and then return to Wesleys for refreshments. All welcome.

Oct
27
Fri
‘History and Heritage of the Aire Valley’ Course @ Kirkgate Community Centre, Shipley
Oct 27 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

‘History and Heritage of the Aire Valley’ Course

A new Friday morning heritage course for the WEA led by Dave Weldrake

Venue: Kirkgate Centre (39A Kirkgate, Shipley, BD18 3EH)

Dates: Sept 22nd to Nov 3rd 2017

Fee: £48.00, or concessions. Payment can be made at the first session.

This seven-week course explores the development of Shipley, Bingley, Baildon and the surrounding area. Using a range of sources, it will help place these towns in their historic context in the Aire Valley. The course has a mixture of indoor sessions and guided walks.

Topics to be covered will include:

Session I (Indoors) Prehistory, Romans

Session 2 (Indoors) Anglo-Saxons, Norman Conquest

Session 3 (Walk) Buck Wood/Thackley

Session 4 (indoors): The Middle Ages

Session 5(Indoors)): Tudors and Stuarts

Session 6: (Walk) – Baildon Green and Baildon Hall

Session 7: (Indoors) The Industrial Revolution and the Victorians

Oct
31
Tue
Ghostly Going On @ Meet at Ian Clough Hall car park, Baildonh Road, Baildon
Oct 31 @ 10:30 am

Tuesday 31 October **

Ghostly Goings On

5.5 (8.8km) miles Circular

Packed lunch

Meet Barbara Walker at 10.30am at Ian Clough Hall, Baildon (BD17 6ND). Today, being Halloween, we will visit four sites where ghosts have been seen. Good views on a clear day from Baildon Bank, and a stretch of the Leeds and Liverpool Canal.

 

Spooky Halloween Walks at Brackenhall @ Meet at Brackenhall Countryside Centre
Oct 31 @ 6:00 pm

Linear Guided Walk!
Start time 1030
Distance 14.4km / 9.0mi

Money for public transport required for return journey

Meet at Bracken Hall and walk down Shipley Glen and past the Shipley Glen Tramway to Roberts
Park and Saltaire. We join the Leeds and Liverpool Canal and walk alongside it, passing Shipley,
Thackley, Idle, Apperley Bridge and Calverley to Rodley village bottom. We’ll pass through
industrial villages and towns, alongside old woodlands and alongside a canal full of animal and
plant life. We’ll return by bus to Shipley or Saltaire and walk back, passing the canal, through
Roberts Park and up to Shipley Glen.

Nov
1
Wed
Wednesday walk (Baildon Walking Group)
Nov 1 @ 10:45 am

Gentle guided walks around Baildon. Every week on Wednesday mornings Baildon Walking Group offers a gentle one-hour walk. Meet at bottom of Springfield Road at 10.45am and then return to Wesleys for refreshments. All welcome.