What we're about

Come and join our walks.

We are an established group based around Bradford and the Aire Valley areas and we offer an interesting programme of walks with something for everyone ranging from gentle strolls to challenging mountain walks with some scrambling.

On most Sundays we run a 53 seater coach collecting members at various points between Bradford and Keighley and travel to many different areas and offer 2 to 3 levels of walking ( A (harder), B (moderate) and C (Easier)) . The coach enables us to create interesting linear walks. There is a charge for the coach journey which varies between £10 and £14 depending on the distance the coach travels. We have usually between 35 and 53 members joining our coach each Sunday.

Our Saturday Public Transport rambles are between 6 and 10 miles and details of these can be found on our other website www.bradfordwalking.org. You can download details of our events and the Saturday walks are also listed on the events page (http://bradfordwalking.org/2017-walks-club-events). We also offer occasional weekends where the group travel to an area for walking and an annual holiday. See details on our Weekends/ annual holidays page (http://bradfordwalking.org/weekends-annual-holidays-social-activities).

All our walks are led by leaders from our club.

Please also see our Sunday Coach Info (https://www.meetup.com/Bradford-CHA-Walking-Club/pages/21858713/Sunday_Coach_Walks_-_Information/) and Sunday coach - routes & pickup points (https://www.meetup.com/Bradford-CHA-Walking-Club/pages/21858759/Sunday_Coach_Walks_-_Routes_and_Pickup_Points/) on the additional pages of this website. We have information about the equipment (https://www.meetup.com/Bradford-CHA-Walking-Club/pages/22154798/Equipment_-__A_guide_to_what_to_take_on_walks) you should bring and safety (https://www.meetup.com/Bradford-CHA-Walking-Club/pages/22154920/Safety_on_Walks) on our meetup pages. You can also download maps and information about all our coach pickup points (http://bradfordwalking.org/sunday-walks).

We welcome new members to our club. You are very welcome to join the walks we post on Meetup. Just click on a walk listing to find out all the details about the walk and RSVP to indicate that you are planning to attend. If new to our group please send a message to me or the walk leader through Meetup and let us know if you need any additional information. You are also welcome to contact us by telephone - please see Contacts (https://www.meetup.com/Bradford-CHA-Walking-Club/pages/21858798/Contacts/).

You are welcome to try us out before becoming a full member of Bradford CHA. You can come to 2 or 3 walks as a taster before joining the club. See Membership (https://www.meetup.com/Bradford-CHA-Walking-Club/pages/21882253/Membership/) for information and you can download a membership application form from our main website - Membership (http://bradfordwalking.org/contact) - which also gives details of our membership fees. We do not currently charge a Meetup Fee, so the only charges are our normal annual membership fee (£11 per person or £18 per couple annually) and the coach fee if you come out on a Sunday.

Please note we have a club policy of no dogs on walks.

Upcoming events (5+)

Haworth and Stoop Hill

Bradford Interchange train and bus station

Catch the 662 bus at 09.02 from Bradford Interchange to Keighley, arriving at the bus station at 09.44 in time for the B3 bus at 10.05 to Haworth (top of the hill). This arrives at 10.25. Here you will meet today's leader, Malcolm Walters. The walk starts at the Church steps, proceeding to Penistone Hill and Drop Farm. From here we go on to Oxenhope Stoop Hill before reaching Dick Delf Hill. We then meet the Pennine Way and go on to Top Withens, Duke Top, Oldfield then drop back down to Haworth via Hey Lane. The walk is 9 miles long with 1200 feet of climbing. Please bring a packed lunch and plenty to drink. Strong walking boots are recommended.

Sunday Coach - 3 walks - Cleveland Way 14, 11 & 7 mi

Join us for three walks along the Cleveland Way all finishing in Osmotherley. A Walk (harder) Cleveland Way with a Diversion - Sutton Bank Top to Osmotherley - Leader Ronnie Wade - 14 mi (22 Km). 1800 ft (530 m) ascent & 2200 ft (670 m) descent. We head roughly N on the Cleveland Way passing Whitestone Cliff and along Boltby Scar. When reaching High Paradise we leave the Cleveland Way heading NE across Dale Town Common and then down through Thorodale Wood to Arden Hall. We rise up the other side of the wood and leave to join Harker Yates Ridge and Wild Middle before rejoining the Cleveland Way past White Gill Head and across Black Hambleton where we visit the trig point at 399 m. Back on the CW we head NW at Square Corner through Oak Dale and past Whitehouse Farm to reach Osmotherley. A fairly substantive walk, but if short of time the diversion could be avoided. B Walk (moderate) Cleveland Way without a diversion - Sutton Bank to Osmotherley - Leader Jayne Noble - 11 mi (18 Km), 1650 ft (500 m) ascent. This walk follows the Cleveland Way. A straightforward walk heading in a generally Northerly direction. The first part along Sutton Brow then looking over South Woods to the West and along Boltby Scar where there is a hill fort. We pass High Paradise then the path takes us across the moor with various quarries along the way. We join Hambleton Street track and pass the trig point (400 m) of Black Hambleton. We leave the moor and enter Oak Dale and past Whitehouse Farm before entering Osmotherly, the end of the walk and an opportunity for refreshment. C Walk (easier) Osmotherley Circular - Leader Connie Jackson Join the coach near the bottom of Nelson Street, Bradford - by Jacob's Well car park at 9.00. First pickup in Keighley at 8.30. Additional pickups along route - Bingley and Saltaire. We are on route 4. Maps and information about all our coach pickup locations can be downloaded from here (http://bradfordwalking.org/sunday-walks) (the download is at the bottom of the page on the right). Please note that Jacob's Well car park is now closed, so anybody coming by car - please use nearby car parks. If you are coming out with our group on Sunday for the first time - please send a message and let us know where you wish to pickup up the coach. We can make sure someone is there to look out for you. Please bring all food and drinks you need for the day and warm and waterproof clothing and sturdy footwear. Please look through our pages on the Sunday Coach - Information (https://www.meetup.com/Bradford-CHA-Walking-Club/pages/21858713/Sunday_Coach_Walks_-_Information) and Routes (https://www.meetup.com/Bradford-CHA-Walking-Club/pages/21858759/Sunday_Coach_Walks_-_Routes_and_Pickup_Points) and also our pages on Safety (https://www.meetup.com/Bradford-CHA-Walking-Club/pages/22154920/Safety_on_Walks) and Equipment (https://www.meetup.com/Bradford-CHA-Walking-Club/pages/22154798/Equipment_-__A_guide_to_what_to_take_on_walks) Fare: £14 per person. This will be collected on the coach . Coach will depart from Osmotherley at 6.00 pm. Please note that no dogs are permitted on walks.

Sunnydale

Bradford Interchange

Catch the 662 Keighley bus at 9.45 from Bradford Interchange to Crossflatts. After Bingley the road goes over the bypass and railway line. Look out for Crossflatts railway station on the right.The road goes round a left hand bend here and the bus stop is just round the bend(for people who are used to catching the Sunday coach this is the bus stop where Jean and Brian usually get on). The bus stop is opposite Canal Road and near to Rishworth Club. Today's leader, Brian Ellison will be waiting at the bus stop at 10.15. From here we will go along the canal to Morton Bridge and up to East Morton and Sunnydale. We then go accross to Bradup and Rivock. From there we will make our way back down to the canal, through Riddlesden and back to Crossflatts where buses can be caught back to Bradford or Keighley. The walk climbs steadily up to Rivock Edge and is approximately 8 miles long. Please bring a packed lunch and plenty to drink. Strong walking boots are recommended.

Sunday Coach 3 walks Studley Royal, Mowbray Castle, Kirkby Malzeard 13 10 & 7mi

Three walks today in and around Kirkby Malzeard A Walk (harder) Ripley to Kirkby Malzeard- Leader Djamel Bouzidi - 13.5 mi. This is a walking route to explore the historical landscape of the Dales and to experience the ‘picturesque’ circuit of Markenfield Hall, Studley Royal, Laver Banks and Azerley Park. The majority of the route is relatively flat or undulating and is on footpaths, bridleways and tracks across fields and river path. We will start the walk in Ripley where we will join the Nidderdale way. We pass High Cayton Hall, Horse hill wood and Hinks Hall. We pass the quiet village of Markington heading north over fields to Ingerthorpe and then Markenfield Hall. This is a little known and rare moated medieval farmhouse which has survived largely unspoiled as a private house and working farm since the 14th century. Its water filled moat still survives. We continue along the Ripon Rowel Walk route past Markenfield Hall before turning west at Withcliff Hall and follow paths into Studley Deer Park. We will have a short stop here to appreciate the beautiful surroundings of the park which is home to a Deer herd, Swans, Geese, Moorhens and Ducks. We will walk through the beautiful parkland and enjoy the beautiful landscaped Georgian water garden of Studley Royal, and continue north through High Lindrick towards Laver Banks then through the woods of Laver Banks. River Laver flows through a deep and winding valley, its steep sides cloaked with trees. This is an area that was developed during the 18th century by William Aislabie to create a ‘picturesque’ landscape before arriving to Kirkby Malzeard. B Walk (moderate) Dallowgill - Kirkby Malzeard Circular. Leader Alan Prosser. C Walk (easier) Shorter Kirkby Malzeard Circular - Leaders Rita Schofield and Frank Starr - 7 mi. The walk starts in the centre of Kirkby, follows the road East to Creets Bridge, passing the other Wensleydale Creamery and Remains of Mowbray Castle. Turn right and follow the lane towards Braithwaite Hall,turn left on Hubber Lane and head for Azerly Park and Mill Farm. May be possible to walk through Azerly Chase but the lane we are on will take us to Frizer Hill, then Coalbank Wood. At the road We turn right then left and head for Bush Farm and Green Banks. We turn left and follow a track through ( hopefully ) a caravan site then the bridleway to Kirby Malzeard, past the castle and into the village for refreshments. A visit to the Church is recommended. Low level walking on farm tracks and foot paths with minimal road walking. Enjoy the day. Join the coach near the bottom of Nelson Street, Bradford - by Jacob's Well car park at 9.00. First pickup in Keighley at 8.30. Additional pickups along route - Bingley and Saltaire. We are on route 4. Maps and information about all our coach pickup locations can be downloaded from here (http://bradfordwalking.org/sunday-walks) (the download is at the bottom of the page on the right). Please note that Jacob's Well car park is now closed, so anybody coming by car - please use nearby car parks. If you are coming out with our group on Sunday for the first time - please send a message and let us know where you wish to pickup up the coach. Please bring all food and drinks you need for the day and suitable clothing. Please look through our pages on the Sunday Coach - Information (https://www.meetup.com/Bradford-CHA-Walking-Club/pages/21858713/Sunday_Coach_Walks_-_Information) and Routes (https://www.meetup.com/Bradford-CHA-Walking-Club/pages/21858759/Sunday_Coach_Walks_-_Routes_and_Pickup_Points) and also our pages on Safety (https://www.meetup.com/Bradford-CHA-Walking-Club/pages/22154920/Safety_on_Walks) and Equipment (https://www.meetup.com/Bradford-CHA-Walking-Club/pages/22154798/Equipment_-__A_guide_to_what_to_take_on_walks) Fare: £12 per person. This will be collected on the coach . Coach will depart from Kirkby Malzeard at 6.00 pm. Please note that no dogs are permitted on walks.

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