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You are very welcome to join our group, but note that currently we are not able to provide any of our normal Saturday and Sunday Coach Walks due to the Coronavirus Lockdown.

As of June 2020 we are starting to establish some post lockdown walks for members, but these will be limited to groups of 6 at present to satisfy government requirements. You will received notification of these walks when they are posted. Sometimes we can accommodate two or more groups of 6 when there are additional leaders available.

See below for details of our normal programme and please look through our calendar to see the walks we have been running during the past few years. We will re-establish our walks as soon as it is both legal and safe to do so and look forward to meeting you on some of these walks in the future.

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)

Millenium Way Circular Walk 3 - 9 miles - Cullingworth Circular

Millenium Way Circular: Walk 3 Leader Ronnie Wade Start 10.30 am Starts Cullingworth War Memorial Distance 9 miles climbing 1200 feet We are back to the numerical sequence. We follow paths down to the caravan site in Harden where the Millenium Way is picked up. From there we walk through Goit Stock wood passing Goit Stock waterfall. From there the valley is followed up towards Denholme passing Hewenden Viaduct and Hewenden Reservoir. At Denholme the A629 is crossed and a path taken up onto Denholme Edge and then we need to drop down to Booth House. From here we leave the walk as shown in the guide book for a short deviation onto Black Moor. The Senior Way is used to enable us to regain the Millenium Circular Way at Copperas House Farm. This takes us down to Hewenden Reservoir via Milking Hole Beck woods. At East Manywells Farm we are again leaving the Circular Walk and head up to The Calder Aire Link bridleway. From Manywells we will be using bridleways & paths to drop down into Cullingworth. Please note: Please only attend this walk if your are well and not showing any symptoms indicative of Coronavirus. Please bring with you all protective equipment that you may require for your own needs during the walk to ensure your own safety e.g. mask, gloves, hand gel. The group will be divided into 2 subgroups each with a leader and there will be a small separation between the groups. Please maintain adequate social distance according to regulations throughout the walk. The Millenium Way - This 45 mile walk was created by a group of Countryside Service volunteers to commemorate the millennium. The whole route is within the Bradford Metropolitan boundary and visits many beauty spots for which Bradford is famous - Bronte Falls, White Wells, Ilkley Moor and Shipley Glen to name but a few. It follows footpaths with many wonderful views of woodland, moorland, streams, reservoirs and picturesque valleys. The walk is divided into linear sections with easy access points, most of which can be reached using public transport. The maps are two-and-a-half inches to the mile, each route section running from the bottom to the top of the page.

Shipley, Buck Wood & more - Shipley Circular 7.5 mi

Shipley Marketplace

Shipley, Buck Wood and More - Shipley Circular Leader: Malcolm Walters Start 10.30 am Start: By Wetherspoons pub, Shipley Market Distance 7.5 mi We start outside Wetherspoons on Shipley Market. We walk along the canal to the railway bridge where we cut up to another but disused railway line. This used to go from Shipley up to Eccleshill but has been closed since the 60's. We then go into Buck Wood where we slowly make our way to Tong Park. We return to Shipley by various devious paths. Please note: Please only attend this walk if your are well and not showing any symptoms indicative of Coronavirus. Please bring with you all protective equipment that you may require for your own needs during the walk to ensure your own safety e.g. mask, gloves, hand gel. Please maintain adequate social distance according to regulations throughout the walk.

Millenium Way Circular Walk 4 - 8.5 miles - Denholme Circular

Millenium Way Circular: Walk 4 Leader Ronnie Wade Start 10.30 am Starts Denholme at the junction of Foster Park Rd & Keighley Rd (A629) - see map below. There is a bus stop nearby (Bus No 67 from Bradford at 09.50 arrive 10.20 or Bus No 67 from Keighley at 09.50 arrive 10.15) Parking: No car park – Street parking may be possible on Foster Park Rd or Hillcrest Rd on the opposite side of Keighley Rd nearer to Denholme centre. Distance 8.5 miles climbing 1100 feet The main road is crossed to take the path up onto Denholme Edge which has a good view over Airedale. Paths and lanes are then taken to lead us across to Thornton Moor Reservoir. We leave the Millenium Way here and take Hambleton Lane back over to Ogden Reservoir. The path down by The Great Scar will be taken and we will walk around the reservoir before crossing the dam wall. The toilets are not meant to be open per Ogden Water website. From here we will be following footpaths back to Black Edge Lane and then down to the A629. This is then crossed to enable us to follow paths down by Denholme Beck and alongside Doe Park Reservoir to get us back to the start. Please note: Please only attend this walk if your are well and not showing any symptoms indicative of Coronavirus. Please bring with you all protective equipment that you may require for your own needs during the walk to ensure your own safety e.g. mask, gloves, hand gel. The group will be divided into 2 subgroups each with a leader and there will be a small separation between the groups. Please maintain adequate social distance according to regulations throughout the walk. The Millenium Way - This 45 mile walk was created by a group of Countryside Service volunteers to commemorate the millennium. The whole route is within the Bradford Metropolitan boundary and visits many beauty spots for which Bradford is famous - Bronte Falls, White Wells, Ilkley Moor and Shipley Glen to name but a few. It follows footpaths with many wonderful views of woodland, moorland, streams, reservoirs and picturesque valleys. The walk is divided into linear sections with easy access points, most of which can be reached using public transport. The maps are two-and-a-half inches to the mile, each route section running from the bottom to the top of the page.

Saltaire to Norr Hill - Saltaire Circular

Saltaire

Saltaire to Norr Hill - Saltaire Circular Leader: Malcolm Walters Start 10.30 am Start: Railway Bridge, Saltaire Distance 7.5 mi, 800 ft of ascent and all on decent paths. We will start from the railway bridge at Saltaire. We will first walk along the canal and then through Hirst Wood and along to Beckfoot Bridge and then climbing up to Cottingley woods. We then continue up to Norr Village and then Norr Hill. We then follow paths down to near Sandy Lane where there is a footpath taking us down to Cottingley. We then take the footpath past what used to be called Nab Wood School. Finally we go through the Commonwealth Graves footpath back to Saltaire. Please note: Please only attend this walk if your are well and not showing any symptoms indicative of Coronavirus. Please bring with you all protective equipment that you may require for your own needs during the walk to ensure your own safety e.g. mask, gloves, hand gel. Please maintain adequate social distance according to regulations throughout the walk

Past events (335)

Pudsey Beck(ons) - Drighlington Circular - 8 miles

Drighlington Cricket Club

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