THE WELCOME WAY BOOK (UPDATED) HOT OFF THE PRESS

After selling out of all of the original print-run of The Welcome Way Guide, we are delighted that the Second Edition has just rolled off the press, and now includes “The Bingley Loop” and some other minor improvements to the route. The full route is now 36 miles long. The book is attractively printed with clear mapping, photos, and information …

SIXER GUIDED WALKS HAVE RESUMED IN APRIL

We are delighted to once again be able to offer you Guided Walks for a maximum of 6 people, in April. The places on all the walks initially offered in the April e-newsletter, were immediately snapped up, and we are grateful to the leaders who have been able to offer to repeat the same route on an additional date. All …

GILL BECK VALLEY: threat of additional housing here and at other sites in Baildon

Bradford Council is required by the Government to produce a Local Plan identifying land for housing in all parts of the District. Here, below, is the link to read the proposals for Baildon, several of which are on Green Belt land. Baildon Walkers are Welcome committee is particularly concerned about the proposal for housing on the field below Meadowside Road, …

WHAT WE GOT UP TO IN 2020.

GUIDED WALKS: We adapted to the restrictions imposed by the Covid-19 pandemic by organising guided walks for small groups of up to 6 participants with one leader throughout summer, autumn, and winter, whenever the current restrictions for the Bradford area allowed. Pre-booking was required. There were usually at least four of these “Guided Sixer” walks each month, led by a …

BRIDGE REOPENED!

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 https://www.thetelegraphandargus.co.uk/news/19005415.history-buck-mill-bridge/

BRIDGE GONE!

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 …

TV WINTER WALKS

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. https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episodes/m000qd6w/winter-walks

CANCELLED: JANUARY “WINTER SIXER” GUIDED WALKS

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 …

OUR PUBLICATIONS

To purchase any of our publications email us at info@baildonwalkersarewelcome.org  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. …