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BOURTON TRIP CANCELLED

Sadly, we have had to cancel the walking break in The Cotswolds which was to have taken place next week. We hope to reschedule to some time in the future.

KEEP ON WALKING!!

Despite now encouraging “social distancing” and additional isolation for us all, the Government is still encouraging us to continue to go out walking and enjoying the fresh air in places where this would not bring us into close contact with other people. Here are suggestions of three local places where you could do a walk of around an hour and …

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 …

FOOTPATH CLOSED!

Bradford Council’s Rights of Way Officer has let us know of the closure of a Baildon  footpath which is on the Millennium Way and The Dales Way link path between Bradford and Ilkley; (and also  on  the route of the Welcome Way!) The recent bad weather has caused a section of the path near Glovershaw Farm to collapse.  We are …

SAT 27 APRIL: BIRDSONG GUIDED WALK.

Meet Baildon Walkers are Welcome walks leader, Bob Davidson, and Richard Smyth, local Saltaire writer on birdsong, at Bracken Hall Countryside Centre at 10.00a.m. for a gentle walk of up to 3 miles. Walk will finish by 12.30. Some of the walk may be over rough ground, so please wear footwear with good grip soles. For information about this and …

NAVIGATION DROP IN THIS SUNDAY (17TH MARCH)

Baildon Walkers are Welcome, in co-operation with Bracken Hall Countryside Centre, is providing two more opportunities for you to brush up on map-reading and navigation. SUNDAY MARCH 17TH. 1.00P.M. TO 4.00P.M. NAVIGATION DROP-IN AT BRACKENHALL. For beginners or to brush up your skills. Paul Robinson and Mervyn Flecknoe will be on hand to answer your questions, and there will be, …

TOP TIPS FOR WALKING AND TALKING

Click here to read about this new Ramblers initiative to spread the news about the benefits of walking and talking for mental health.

PEDESTRIAN RAILWAY BRIDGE TEMPORARY CLOSURE

PEDESTRIAN railway bridge linking two parts of Baildon is to be replaced, closing the footpath that uses it for several weeks. The footbridge between Upper Fyfe Lane and Hawthorn View is being dismantled and replaced with a new structure. The project will also see the footpath reconstructed and repairs to the masonry. Network Rail will be using road rail cranes …