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:
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.
Why not incorporate a ride on this heritage tramway as part of a circular walk?
Enjoy the moor and The Eaves but do beware of the cliff edge.
Especially beautiful at bluebell time.
A great place for finding birds, flowers, and insects.
Bracken Hall Green & Shipley Glen
Perfect for rock scrambling and paddling in the stream (choose a safe spot where the water is shallow).
Enjoy a walk at this popular beauty spot and watch the climbers!
Ginnels of Baildon
Explore the lesser known byways which connect Baildon.
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
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.