What’s on

Below you will find details of forthcoming guided walks and events related to walking, in and around Baildon, organised by a variety of local organisations.

All walks listed are in the immediate proximity of Baildon or can be easily reached by public transport from Baildon. Public transport links to and from Baildon are great, with regular bus routes and a train station only a short walk from the village centre. You can also find links to local walking groups on our website, including Bradford Ramblers, who offer guided evening walks.

We are not responsible for the accuracy of the walks below and suggest you always contact the organiser for full details and to check the walk is going ahead.

Diary of events

May
1
Tue
RIDE 2 STRIDE FESTIVAL WALKS @ Various
May 1 – May 7 all-day

For details of all the walks and events go to

https://www.skyware.co.uk/scwf/default.html

May
2
Wed
Wednesday walk (Baildon Walking Group)
May 2 @ 10:45 am

Gentle guided walks around Baildon. Every week on Wednesday mornings Baildon Walking Group offers a gentle one-hour walk. Meet at bottom of Springfield Road at 10.45am and then return to Wesleys for refreshments. All welcome.

May
4
Fri
TOUR DE YORKSHIRE, POP-UP WALK ARRANGED BY BAILDON WALKERS OUR WELCOME. @ To be confirmed
May 4 all-day
TOUR DE YORKSHIRE, POP-UP WALK ARRANGED BY BAILDON WALKERS OUR WELCOME. @ To be confirmed

When we produced our Four Walks leaflet a few years ago, we did not know that one of the routes which passes the Cow and Calf Rocks, would be the obvious route from Baildon to reach the point where the 2018 Women’s Race will finish and where stage 2 of the Men’s race will finish! As you can imagine all roads to the Cow and Calf Rocks will be blocked for hours beforehand.  A walk over the moor will be the crowd free way to see this great spectacle as well as enjoying some great views of Wharfedale.

At the moment timings for the races are not confirmed so we will delay fixing a departure time for the walk until we know more. It is likely to be a morning departure.

We usually aim on our walks to get everyone back to Baildon as a group. Realistically there are going to be thousands of people at the Cow and Calf Rocks for this event and we will not be able to stay together. We will make sure everyone has details of how to get down into Ilkley and get trains back to Baildon.

The whole walk into Ilkley is about 8 miles with 225 metres of ascent. The route leaves Baildon via Sconce, Faweather Grange and Little London, before crossing Hawksworth Moor and Burley Moor to reach the rocks. The whole walk into Ilkley takes about 4 hours but on crowed pavements, the last part down to the town may be slow. Paths are mostly good but sturdy footwear is recommended as there are sections which are uneven and rocky.

Bring a picnic and drinks.

As our contribution to Tour de Yorkshire festivities, we will be giving a copy of our Four Walks Leaflet to everyone who joins us for this walk.

 

“WALK TO THE TOUR DE YORKSHIRE FINALE AT THE COW AND CALF ROCKS.” A Baildon Walkers are Welcome guided walk @ Meet at Baildon Potted Meat Stick,
May 4 @ 10:30 am – 3:00 pm
"WALK TO THE TOUR DE YORKSHIRE FINALE AT THE COW AND CALF ROCKS." A Baildon Walkers are Welcome guided walk @ Meet at Baildon Potted Meat Stick,

Avoid the crowded road and public transport and enjoy a walk over Rombolds Moor to arrive at the Cow and Calk Rocks above Ilkely in time to watch the Tour de Yorkshire riders arrive.

Further details to follow.

The walk will terminate at the Cow and Calf Rocks for you to decide how long you wish to remain there and when to return to Baildon by train or with friends.

May
5
Sat
DAWN CHORUS WALK @ Otley Road, public footpath, opposite St James Church
May 5 @ 4:30 am – 6:30 am

Walks start on Otley Road at the Public Footpath, opposite the lay by near St James Church. The walks are led by the warden and the duration is about two hours unless otherwise stated.

NOTE THE 4.30A.M. START!!

 

 

May
9
Wed
Wednesday walk (Baildon Walking Group)
May 9 @ 10:45 am

Gentle guided walks around Baildon. Every week on Wednesday mornings Baildon Walking Group offers a gentle one-hour walk. Meet at bottom of Springfield Road at 10.45am and then return to Wesleys for refreshments. All welcome.

May
12
Sat
TO “BINGLEY AND BACK”: A BAILDON WALKERS ARE WELCOME “SECOND SATURDAY” GUIDED WALK. TO MENSTON @ Meet at Baildon Potted Meat Stick,
May 12 @ 10:30 am – 3:00 pm
TO "BINGLEY AND BACK": A BAILDON WALKERS ARE WELCOME "SECOND SATURDAY" GUIDED WALK. TO MENSTON @ Meet at Baildon Potted Meat Stick,

Meet Chris and Mervyn Flecknoe at The Potted Meat Stick in the centre of Baildon (adjacent to the Ian Clough Hall car park / BD17 6LX) for a circular walk to Bingley and back with lunch in the middle at Five Rise Locks Cafe (or bring a picnic).

We shall follow generally good paths , ascending over Baildon Moor to Bracken Hall Green and on to the outskirts of Eldwick. We shall then follow historic byways and paths to reach the Five Rise Locks at Bingley where we can take lunch in the cafe or eat our picnics. We shall return along the canalside and banks of the River Aire to Baildon.

This walks is of approximately 9 miles, with some significant, but not steep, ascents and descents.

There is the option to return from Bingley by public transport, cutting the walk in half, and also to catch a bus from Saltaire back to the Potted Meat Stick.

Please come dressed for all weathers and in walking boots or shoes with a good grip. Please bring water to drink. Our Walks Leaders are not necessarily first aid trained, so please bring any medication or minor first aid equipment with you, plus water to drink and any snacks you may wish to nibble en route.  Sorry – we cannot accept dogs (except assistance dogs) on our guided walks.

May
13
Sun
Baht’At Walk 2018
May 13 all-day

Two routes: 10km and 20km.

 

20K – check in and start. 09.00 – 10.15

10K – check in and start. 10.30-12.30

BBQ at Scout HQ 14.00 – 17.00

Organised by Aire Valley District Scouts.

Walkers receive badge and certificate.

 

For more info contact Helen Alderman, 01274 772051 or email

bahtatwalk@hotmail.co.uk

Monthly guided walk (Bingley Walkers are Welcome)
May 13 @ 10:00 am

Bingley Walkers are Welcome run a guided walk on the 2nd Sunday of each month at 10am. Meet outside Bingley Arts Centre, Main Street, Bingley, BD16 2LZ. For further information visit their website.

May
16
Wed
Wednesday walk (Baildon Walking Group)
May 16 @ 10:45 am

Gentle guided walks around Baildon. Every week on Wednesday mornings Baildon Walking Group offers a gentle one-hour walk. Meet at bottom of Springfield Road at 10.45am and then return to Wesleys for refreshments. All welcome.