The Buck Lane footbridge across the River Aire has reopened after repair. This makes it possible for us once again to walk across to Thackley and Idle (Route 5 in our Baildon FootNav book), and to enjoy wandering into Buck Woods. To read about the history of this crossing of the river, see


The bridge over Gill Beck at the Sconce end of the Gill Beck Valley, (below the White House) has been removed by Bradford Countryside Service following flood damage. No date for replacement is known. There is, however, better news about the Buck Lane Bridge, where repair work is well underway. This bridge is expected to reopen very soon. We will …


If your cannot get out and enjoy walking this winter, for whatever reason, then take a look at the BBC’s “Winter Walks” which you can enjoy from your armchair.


We are very sad that the Covid lockdown announced on 4th January means that we have to cancel all our “Guided Sixer” walks until further notice. Special apologies to those of you who were booked on our January walks. In the meantime, our understanding of the rules is that we can still walk with people from our own household or …


To purchase any of our publications email us at  and we will arrange how to get your purchases to you. ** “BAILDON FOOTNAV: how to walk from here to there.” Our most recent publication: October 2020.  Eleven route-descriptions and maps to help you to leave the car at home and walk to our neighbouring towns and villages. Price £5. …

“OCTOBER SIXERS” Baildon WaW guided walks.

The photo shows our walkers enjoying the “Views across the Valley guided walk on Saturday 17 October. Sorry friends.  All our October guided walks are now fully booked. Watch out for more coming up for November. ——————————— Baildon Walkers are Welcome has decided for the time being to stick with a maximum of 6 (1 leader and 5 participants) on …


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 …


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.


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!