Plan your own walks

Here are some ideas to help you plan your own route for a walk in or around Baildon.

Places and walks for children

There are lots of lovely places in Baildon which are especially suitable for children or for those wanting a shorter walk. Here are some tips on where to visit and how to plan a route:

Hallcliffe Community Garden

Look out for the willow tunnel, the bug hotel and wood carvings.


Playgrounds at Jenny Lane, Cliffe Avenue, Southcliffe Drive, Thompson Lane and Roberts Park.


Don’t miss Roberts Park (part of Saltaire World Heritage Site) and Ferniehurst Dell with its sculpture trail.

Shipley Glen Tramway

Why not incorporate a ride on this heritage tramway as part of a circular walk?

Baildon Moor

Enjoy the moor and The Eaves but do beware of the cliff edge.

Spring Wood

Especially beautiful at bluebell time.

Tong Reservoir

A great place for finding birds, flowers, and insects.

Bracken Hall

Bracken Hall Countryside Centre is open most weekends from noon until 4pm.

Bracken Hall Green & Shipley Glen

Perfect for rock scrambling and paddling in the stream (choose a safe spot where the water is shallow).

Baildon Bank

Enjoy a walk at this popular beauty spot and watch the climbers!

Ginnels of Baildon

Explore the lesser known byways which connect Baildon.

Sculpture Trail

The Aire Valley Sculpture Trail runs from Baildon Bridge, Otley Road, along the riverside path to Saltaire.

Ideas for routes for longer walks

1 Through Sconce, Faweather Green, Little London, and up on to the open moor, before dropping down into Menston, or Burley to catch a train back to Baildon.

2 Eldwick and BIngley. Why not visit the recently upgraded Prince of Wales Park or visit Myrtle Park and the banks of the River Aire. Plenty of trains and buses back to Baildon.

3 Saltaire - visit this World Heritage Site, Salts Mill, and the Leeds Liverpool Canal.

4 Follow old byways to Higher Eldwick and Dick Hudson's before continuing across the Moor to Ilkley.

Long distance routes which pass through or near Baildon

Why not try one of these long distance routes which pass through or near Baildon? You’ll find more on our Useful links page, but why not consider The Dales Way and Dales Way link routes, The Dales High Way and
Bradford Millennium Way and associated shorter circular offshoots.

Detailed mapping tool

Click here for a useful mapping tool from Bradford Council which allows you to zoom in and drill down to footpath level in Baildon and surrounding areas.