BAILDON WaW AGM 2020: “alternative plans”

This photo shows the Baildon Walkers are Welcome Committee members at our annual forward-planning Away Morning in January of this year. We had lots of new and exciting guided walks to offer you, a new publication nearly ready to be printed, a group-holiday to The Cotswolds, and much more…… Sadly, most of these plans have had to be cancelled or …

WHY NOT TAKE A WALK IN OUR LOCAL PARKS

Now that the government have lifted the restriction on driving to visit local beauty spots for a walk, why not walk to, or drive to visit one of our local parks.  Roberts Park is looking as beautiful as ever, and you can easily extend your walk along the new riverside path towards Hirst Wood (look out for the tree planting …

“LOCKDOWN WALKS” ROUTES

We have now uploaded route-descriptions for a total of 5 “Lockdown Walks” on the Baildon Walkers are Welcome website. You can access these by clicking on the banner at the top of our website Home Page. The routes range from 3 miles to 7 and a half miles and all start and finish in Baildon. All the routes take you …

BLUEBELLS GALORE

The bluebells seem to be more vibrant than ever this year. Here are four local spots where you can see them in all their glory. Spring Woods in Ghyll Beck The woods above Esholt Alongside the River Aire just beyond Coach Road and the Rowing Club at Hirst Wood The woods above Hawksworth.

BRIDGE REPAIRED! THANKS TO BRADFORD COUNTRYSIDE SERVICE

After we reported recently that some of the planks on the bridge on the popular path through Spring Woods, near to Low Springs, were broken, making the bridge unsafe, we can now let you know that, thanks to speedy work by Bradford Council’s Countryside Service, the bridge is now repaired. Weel done to Bradford Countryside Service staff!

GLEN ROAD CLOSED TEMPORARILY

Bradford Council has decided to close Glen Road at Baildon from the end of Lucy Hall Drive to its junction with Bingley Road, as a response to continued parking along this road. We should not make unnecessary journeys by car. However, the Moor and The Glen remain open to walkers.

KEEP YOUR DISTANCE

Bradford Council’s Countryside Service have been putting up these signs on popular walking paths around Baildon. Good advice.

KEEP ON WALKING!!

Despite the lockdown, the Government is still encouraging us to continue to go out for a walk and enjoy the fresh air in places where this would not bring us into close contact with other people. There are so many paths on and around Baildon Moor. Why not try to walk on some that you have never walked on before? …

GUIDED WALKS CANCELLED DURING CORONAVIRUS EPIDEMIC

Dear Walking Friends, Sadly, because of the health advice that we must severely restrict our social contacts, Baildon Walkers are Welcome, will be postponing all our future guided walks until the restrictions are lifted. We have heard that this also applies to the guided walks arranged by the Bradford Countryside Centre, and Bracken Hall. However, we hope that you will …

SECOND SATURDAY WALKERS OUT IN FORCE

20 local people enjoyed the Baildon Walkers are Welcome “Railway Walk” with historical input from Peter Kerr on Saturday 14 March. An additional 16 people, including a contingent of visitors from Wakefield Ramblers, followed a 10 mile route “Over Hill and Down Dale”. The visitors from Wakefield expressed delight at the loveliness of the countryside around Baildon, the extensive views …