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

Dec
7
Mon
“WELLY WALK ALONG GILL BECK”. A Baildon Walkers are Welcome “WINTER SIXERS” guided walk. @ Meet at The Potted Meat Stick in centre of Baildon
Dec 7 @ 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Sorry – this walk is now fully booked (1 December).

Meet Pat Addinell at The Potted Meat Stick for a 4 mile circular walk and chat.

We will be using some fairly steep, muddy paths and crossing some puddles, so wellies or stout footwear is essential.

Hopefully back to the start by around 3pm.

GUIDANCE FOR PEOPLE WISHING TO JOIN ONE OF OUR “WINTER SIXER” GUIDED WALKS:

1. Please read the description of the walks on offer carefully, in order to choose one that suits you.

2. Leaders will not be able to give you any personal assistance which would involve close proximity or touch during the walk (except in an emergency), e.g. to cross stiles, or manage slippery slopes, so if you think you might need assistance please bring along a family member (i.e. book 2 places).

3. Please bring with you:
* any medication you might need, including plasters;
* hand santiser;
* water bottle and any snacks.

4. Please remember that, many paths will be stony or muddy (after all the rain we have been having) so please wear walking shoes or boots with non-slip soles.

5. To book, email info@baildonwalkersarewelcome.org giving the following information:
* Title and date of the walk you wish to book on.
* Your name/s, address, telephone number, email address.
* An emergency contact – name and telephone number – that we should contact in case you became ill during the walk.
* Any significant health information that you feel the leader should be aware of (we will treat this information in strict confidence and it will only be shared with the walk leader).

6. We will let you know quickly if we have been able to reserve a place for you on your chosen walk.

7. If, after having booked, you do not feel well in the days leading up to the walk, or on the day itself, please stay at home and do not join the walk. You can inform us that you are not going to participate by emailing the info@baildonwalkersarewelcome.org email

8. If you arrive at the meet-up point appearing unwell, or without the footwear and clothing appropriate to the walk and time of year, the Walks Leader may need to ask you not to start the walk.

9. The walks will take place even if it is raining. We will only cancel if the weather is so bad as to be deemed a potential hazard – in which case we will telephone you as early as possible to let you know.

 

Dec
10
Thu
“REVA RAMBLE”. A Baildon Walkers are Welcome “WINTER SIXERS” GUIDED WALK. @ Meet at The Potted Meat Stick in centre of Baildon
Dec 10 @ 10:00 am – 1:30 pm

A fairly demanding and very muddy circular walk for those that have stout boots.  6.5 quite stiff miles.

Leaving Baildon via Sconce Lane and Old Wood Lane, we will walk a short distance along Bingley Road to pick up a less-walked footpath that leads us to a spur of Reeva Hill above Reva Reservoir. After enjoying the good views back to Baildon ( bring a hot drink in a flask and a snack), we descend on paths and tracks towards the former High Royds site, before turning uphill, over the watershed between the Wharfe and Aire, to return through Hawksworth Woods, across the Golf Courses, Tong Reservoir and back to our starting point.

GUIDANCE FOR PEOPLE WISHING TO JOIN ONE OF OUR “AUTUMNAL SIXER” GUIDED WALKS:

1. Please read the description of the walks on offer carefully, in order to choose one that suits you.

2. Leaders will not be able to give you any personal assistance which would involve close proximity or touch during the walk (except in an emergency), e.g. to cross stiles, or manage slippery slopes, so if you think you might need assistance please bring along a family member (i.e. book 2 places).

3. Please bring with you:
* any medication you might need, including plasters;
* hand santiser;
* water bottle and any snacks.

4. Please remember that, many paths will be stony or muddy (after all the rain we have been having) so please wear walking shoes or boots with non-slip soles.

5. To book, email info@baildonwalkersarewelcome.org giving the following information:
* Title and date of the walk you wish to book on.
* Your name/s, address, telephone number, email address.
* An emergency contact – name and telephone number – that we should contact in case you became ill during the walk.
* Any significant health information that you feel the leader should be aware of (we will treat this information in strict confidence and it will only be shared with the walk leader).

6. We will let you know quickly if we have been able to reserve a place for you on your chosen walk.

7. If, after having booked, you do not feel well in the days leading up to the walk, or on the day itself, please stay at home and do not join the walk. You can inform us that you are not going to participate by emailing the info@baildonwalkersarewelcome.org email

8. If you arrive at the meet-up point appearing unwell, or without the footwear and clothing appropriate to the walk and time of year, the Walks Leader may need to ask you not to start the walk.

9. The walks will take place even if it is raining. We will only cancel if the weather is so bad as to be deemed a potential hazard – in which case we will telephone you as early as possible to let you know.

 

Dec
16
Wed
“AN ESHOLT WOODLAND RAMBLE”. A Baildon WaW “WINTER SIXER” guided walk. @ Meet at The Potted Meat Stick in centre of Baildon
Dec 16 @ 10:00 am – 2:30 pm

8.5 miles/13.6km. Meet walk leader Bob Davidson at the Potted Meat Stick in Baildon at 10.00am. Walk expected to last 4.5 hours: option to replace the last ascent back to Baildon with bus journey from Baildon Bridge. We leave Baildon on the Welcome way route to Esholt ; skirting Jerrison Wood and Spring Wood, we will pass Esholt Hall, before heading for River Aire and Leeds/Liverpool Canal. Looping back through Buck Woods , we will pick up the canal towpath and head back to Baildon via Dockfield Road, Charlestown , The Dell and Baildon Bank. 367 meters of ascent and 369 meters of descent. All walking is on recognised paths and tracks with varied terrain. Beautiful winter woodland .Some steep gradients and muddy paths. Strong footwear, hat and waterproofs essential.

Possible take away refreshment possibility in Esholt – tbc. Otherwise bring your own refreshments/lunch.

Face mask essential for any refreshment stop and for the bus if you plan to use bus back to Baildon from Baildon Bridge.

 


GUIDANCE FOR PEOPLE WISHING TO JOIN ONE OF OUR “AUTUMNAL SIXER” GUIDED WALKS:

1. Please read the description of the walks on offer carefully, in order to choose one that suits you.

2. Leaders will not be able to give you any personal assistance which would involve close proximity or touch during the walk (except in an emergency), e.g. to cross stiles, or manage slippery slopes, so if you think you might need assistance please bring along a family member (i.e. book 2 places).

3. Please bring with you:
* any medication you might need, including plasters;
* hand santiser;
* water bottle and any snacks.

4. Please remember that, many paths will be stony or muddy (after all the rain we have been having) so please wear walking shoes or boots with non-slip soles.

5. To book, email info@baildonwalkersarewelcome.org giving the following information:
* Title and date of the walk you wish to book on.
* Your name/s, address, telephone number, email address.
* An emergency contact – name and telephone number – that we should contact in case you became ill during the walk.
* Any significant health information that you feel the leader should be aware of (we will treat this information in strict confidence and it will only be shared with the walk leader).

6. We will let you know quickly if we have been able to reserve a place for you on your chosen walk.

7. If, after having booked, you do not feel well in the days leading up to the walk, or on the day itself, please stay at home and do not join the walk. You can inform us that you are not going to participate by emailing the info@baildonwalkersarewelcome.org email

8. If you arrive at the meet-up point appearing unwell, or without the footwear and clothing appropriate to the walk and time of year, the Walks Leader may need to ask you not to start the walk.

9. The walks will take place even if it is raining. We will only cancel if the weather is so bad as to be deemed a potential hazard – in which case we will telephone you as early as possible to let you know.

Dec
21
Mon
“FESTIVE FROLICS” or “CHRISTMAS CAROLLING CAPERS”. A Baildon Walkers are Welcome “WINTER SIXERS” guided walk (WITH SINGING). @ Meet at The Potted Meat Stick in centre of Baildon
Dec 21 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
"FESTIVE FROLICS" or "CHRISTMAS CAROLLING CAPERS". A Baildon Walkers are Welcome "WINTER SIXERS" guided walk (WITH SINGING). @ Meet at The Potted Meat Stick in centre of Baildon

Sorry – this walk is now fully booked (1 December).

Join Chris Flecknoe for a morning to get us all in the Christmas spirit. We shall combine walking with six stops to sing a carol (each walker will have the chance to choose their favourite).  Carol books and mince pies  will be provided.

This will be a gentle walk of around 4 miles, taking a circuituous route around the back of the Moor, to eventually ascend to the summit of Baildon Moor.

You are especially invited to wear a Christmas hat or tinsel. Bring a flask with a hot drink to enjoy with the mince pie!

This walk-and-sing will not take place if the weather is very poor on the day (because singing in the rain is not a lot of fun – notwithstanding the joy of the film of this name). If cancellation is needed, this will be posted on the Baildon WaW website and facebook page, and an email will be sent to all the participants.

GUIDANCE FOR PEOPLE WISHING TO JOIN ONE OF OUR ” SIXER” GUIDED WALKS:

1. Please read the description of the walks on offer carefully, in order to choose one that suits you.

2. Leaders will not be able to give you any personal assistance which would involve close proximity or touch during the walk (except in an emergency), e.g. to cross stiles, or manage slippery slopes, so if you think you might need assistance please bring along a family member (i.e. book 2 places).

3. Please bring with you:
* any medication you might need, including plasters;
* hand santiser;
* water bottle and any snacks.

4. Please remember that, many paths will be stony or muddy (after all the rain we have been having) so please wear walking shoes or boots with non-slip soles.

5. To book, email info@baildonwalkersarewelcome.org giving the following information:
* Title and date of the walk you wish to book on.
* Your name/s, address, telephone number, email address.
* An emergency contact – name and telephone number – that we should contact in case you became ill during the walk.
* Any significant health information that you feel the leader should be aware of (we will treat this information in strict confidence and it will only be shared with the walk leader).

6. We will let you know quickly if we have been able to reserve a place for you on your chosen walk.

7. If, after having booked, you do not feel well in the days leading up to the walk, or on the day itself, please stay at home and do not join the walk. You can inform us that you are not going to participate by emailing the info@baildonwalkersarewelcome.org email

8. If you arrive at the meet-up point appearing unwell, or without the footwear and clothing appropriate to the walk and time of year, the Walks Leader may need to ask you not to start the walk.

 

 

Dec
30
Wed
“BAILDON BANK, ROBERTS PARK, AND BAILDON GREEN”. A Baildon Walkers are Welcome “WINTER SIXERS” guided walk. @ Meet at The Potted Meat Stick in centre of Baildon
Dec 30 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Meet Chris Flecknoe for our last guided walk of 2020.  4 and a half miles.  Our route will provide us with a tour of Baildon Bank, a visit to Roberts Park, and a return via aths on the common land of Baildon Green. Not too much mud anticipated on this route, but part of the path along Baildon Bank is a bit narrow and rocky in places. Otherwise we shall be on grassy paths or tarmac.

Bring a flask with a hot drink and a snack for us to enjoy together in Roberts Park.

 

GUIDANCE FOR PEOPLE WISHING TO JOIN ONE OF OUR ” SIXER” GUIDED WALKS:

1. Please read the description of the walks on offer carefully, in order to choose one that suits you.

2. Leaders will not be able to give you any personal assistance which would involve close proximity or touch during the walk (except in an emergency), e.g. to cross stiles, or manage slippery slopes, so if you think you might need assistance please bring along a family member (i.e. book 2 places).

3. Please bring with you:
* any medication you might need, including plasters;
* hand santiser;
* water bottle and any snacks.

4. Please remember that, many paths will be stony or muddy (after all the rain we have been having) so please wear walking shoes or boots with non-slip soles.

5. To book, email info@baildonwalkersarewelcome.org giving the following information:
* Title and date of the walk you wish to book on.
* Your name/s, address, telephone number, email address.
* An emergency contact – name and telephone number – that we should contact in case you became ill during the walk.
* Any significant health information that you feel the leader should be aware of (we will treat this information in strict confidence and it will only be shared with the walk leader).

6. We will let you know quickly if we have been able to reserve a place for you on your chosen walk.

7. If, after having booked, you do not feel well in the days leading up to the walk, or on the day itself, please stay at home and do not join the walk. You can inform us that you are not going to participate by emailing the info@baildonwalkersarewelcome.org email

8. If you arrive at the meet-up point appearing unwell, or without the footwear and clothing appropriate to the walk and time of year, the Walks Leader may need to ask you not to start the walk.

 

 

Jan
7
Thu
“HIRST WOOD AND NORTHCLIFFE WOODS”. A Baildon Walkers are Welcome “WINTER SIXERS” guided walk. @ Meet at Hirst Wood Lock car park
Jan 7 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Sorry – this walk is now fully booked (1 December).

Meet Pat Addinell at Hirst Lock Carpark at the end of Hirst Lane, Saltaire.

This is a 6-7 mile circular walk, taking in woodland and urban paths with a steady return along the canal.

Please bring a drink and a snack, as we will be out till 1pm.

 

GUIDANCE FOR PEOPLE WISHING TO JOIN ONE OF OUR “WINTER SIXER” GUIDED WALKS:

1. Please read the description of the walks on offer carefully, in order to choose one that suits you.

2. Leaders will not be able to give you any personal assistance which would involve close proximity or touch during the walk (except in an emergency), e.g. to cross stiles, or manage slippery slopes, so if you think you might need assistance please bring along a family member (i.e. book 2 places).

3. Please bring with you:
* any medication you might need, including plasters;
* hand santiser;
* water bottle and any snacks.

4. Please remember that, many paths will be stony or muddy (after all the rain we have been having) so please wear walking shoes or boots with non-slip soles.

5. To book, email info@baildonwalkersarewelcome.org giving the following information:
* Title and date of the walk you wish to book on.
* Your name/s, address, telephone number, email address.
* An emergency contact – name and telephone number – that we should contact in case you became ill during the walk.
* Any significant health information that you feel the leader should be aware of (we will treat this information in strict confidence and it will only be shared with the walk leader).

6. We will let you know quickly if we have been able to reserve a place for you on your chosen walk.

7. If, after having booked, you do not feel well in the days leading up to the walk, or on the day itself, please stay at home and do not join the walk. You can inform us that you are not going to participate by emailing the info@baildonwalkersarewelcome.org email

8. If you arrive at the meet-up point appearing unwell, or without the footwear and clothing appropriate to the walk and time of year, the Walks Leader may need to ask you not to start the walk.

9. The walks will take place even if it is raining. We will only cancel if the weather is so bad as to be deemed a potential hazard – in which case we will telephone you as early as possible to let you know.

 

Jan
11
Mon
“TO PRINCE OF WALES PARK AND BACK”. A Baildon Walkers are Welcome “WINTER SIXERS” guided walk. @ Meet outside Bracken Hall Countryside Centre
Jan 11 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Sorry – this walk is now fully booked (1 December).

A circular walk of 5 miles,  starting from Brackenhall Green.  Meet walks leader Chris Flecknoe outside the Countryside Centre at 10.00am. Our route will take us up to Lode Pit Beck Bridge and around the edge of Eldwick. After circling on tracks above Eldwick, we shall descend to tthe outskirts of Bingley to visit the historic Prince of Wales Park, where we will stop for our  morning refreshment stop (bring a drink and snack). We shall then return to Baildon via paths at the edge of Gilstead Moor, and follow the track through the Milner Field estate before a final pull back up to Brackenhall Green. Some good long distance views. 1 stile and some rough ground and mud.  Expected finish time 13.00.

GUIDANCE FOR PEOPLE WISHING TO JOIN ONE OF OUR “WINTER SIXER” GUIDED WALKS:

1. Please read the description of the walks on offer carefully, in order to choose one that suits you.

2. Leaders will not be able to give you any personal assistance which would involve close proximity or touch during the walk (except in an emergency), e.g. to cross stiles, or manage slippery slopes, so if you think you might need assistance please bring along a family member (i.e. book 2 places).

3. Please bring with you:
* any medication you might need, including plasters;
* hand santiser;
* water bottle and any snacks.

4. Please remember that, many paths will be stony or muddy (after all the rain we have been having) so please wear walking shoes or boots with non-slip soles.

5. To book, email info@baildonwalkersarewelcome.org giving the following information:
* Title and date of the walk you wish to book on.
* Your name/s, address, telephone number, email address.
* An emergency contact – name and telephone number – that we should contact in case you became ill during the walk.
* Any significant health information that you feel the leader should be aware of (we will treat this information in strict confidence and it will only be shared with the walk leader).

6. We will let you know quickly if we have been able to reserve a place for you on your chosen walk.

7. If, after having booked, you do not feel well in the days leading up to the walk, or on the day itself, please stay at home and do not join the walk. You can inform us that you are not going to participate by emailing the info@baildonwalkersarewelcome.org email

8. If you arrive at the meet-up point appearing unwell, or without the footwear and clothing appropriate to the walk and time of year, the Walks Leader may need to ask you not to start the walk.

9. The walks will take place even if it is raining. We will only cancel if the weather is so bad as to be deemed a potential hazard – in which case we will telephone you as early as possible to let you know.