What we're about

You are very welcome to join our group, and we are now able to an increased programme of walks on Saturdays and Sundays. Our Sunday coach programme is currently operating on a fortnightly basis.

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 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 £11 and £15 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 (3)

Spanish Walking Holiday Sept 2021 - Las Alpajurras -2 places (1 room) available

We now have 2 places available for our Spanish walking holiday. The holiday has now been re-scheduled to Wednesday 22nd September for one week. It is hoped that by September all members will be vaccinated and all restrictions on travelling in UK and Spain will have eased. We currently have 33 of our walkers who are booked for this holiday

We are visiting the scenic region of Las Alpajurras in the Granada region on the southern side of the Sierra Nevada mountain range. The village of Capiliera with a choice of bars, cafes and shops will be our base. Our hotel will be the Hotel Los LLanos, a good quality hotel with outdoor pool & gardens. The hotel is at the top of the village main street and the price will include breakfast & dinner.

The walking can satisfy all tastes. The 2 highest mountains on the Iberian Peninsular tower above the village which is the second highest in Spain. In addition the area`s valleys and hills are full of charming little villages most with a bar or cafe to explore.We have sourced transport locally for transfers and the walks.

Details of Holiday - Flights by Jet2 Leeds/Bradford - Hotel Finca Los LLanos, Capileira 7 nights Half Board - Coach transfer from & to Malaga Airport and for daily walks as required - 2 different classified walks each day -£510 p.p.sharing a twin room,supplement for single use.

There is just one room available which can be occupied by either a couple, or two men sharing or two women sharing.
Please message David if you are interested.

Almscliffe Crag

Bradford Interchange

Catch the A2 bus from Bradford Interchange at 9.30 to Huby (Woodgate Lane), arriving at 10.28. Here you will meet today's leader, Frank Starr. We go up Crag Lane, soon turning right to take footpaths to Almscliffe Crag, via Holly Hill Farm. The crag would be a suitable place for an early lunch, depending on the time. From Almscliffe we go East, following footpaths to North Rigton and Horn Bank Farm, where we join the Harrogate Ringway for a short distance. After this we will follow minor roads and byeways to Harlow Hill, then into Valley Gardens, leading us to Harrogate centre where there are plenty of refreshment places to suit all tastes, before going to the bus station for our return journey. The walk is approximately 7 miles long with about 300 feet of climbing and will be done at a leisurely pace (C walk standard). Please bring a packed lunch and plenty to drink. Strong walking boots are recommended.

Sunday Coach - 3 Walks - Lake District - Kentmere, Windermere & Ambleside

Trafalgar House Police Station


We are back in the Lake District for our 3 walks today with all 3 walks finishing in Ambleside where there may be time for a bit of outdoor gear shopping as well as a drink. Places on the coach need to booked and paid for and for this trip it is £13. If you wish to attend you will see a message advising of payment details. Please make a note of these before confirming. Bookings through Meetup available from 30th September. We have already 40 places pre-booked by paid up members of our walking group.

A walk (harder) - Kentmere Revisited: Ings to Ambleside - Leader Ian Ainley. 11.5 miles Ascent 1,758 feet. The walk starts at the hamlet of Ings on the A591. From the hamlet we follow lanes & tracks to the Heights before descending skirting Hugill Fell to Browfoot.Here we follow the River Kent passing Kentmere Tarn to Kentmere Hall and Kentmere Village. From the village we follow the ancient track climbing up to the Garburn Pass. From here there are extensive views down to Troutbeck, Windermere Lake and across to the fells around Wansfell Pike which hide Ambleside. We continue on the track droping down to Troutbeck. A short climb takes us via Low Fold to Robin Lane. This track takes us through a National Trust Area at Skellghyll and onto our
destination - Ambleside. We then have a good choice of pubs and cafes for refreshment.

B Walk (moderate) - Loughrigg Fell & Grasmere: Ambleside Circular- Leader Gill Darnbrook - Approx. 10.5 miles and approx. 2000ft total climbing.

C Walk (Easier) - Townend and Skelgill: Windermere to Ambleside - Leader Jackie Wilkes.

Please note that no dogs are permitted.

Join the coach in Nelson Street - opposite the Police Station and adjacent to Adelaide Street at 09.00. Pickups also at Saltaire, Bingley, Crossflatts, Keighley, Silsden & Kildwick. 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). We are on route1. Please note that free parking is available near to the Bradford pickup point. Please bring a mask for wearing while entering and leaving the coach.

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.

Please look through our pages on the Sunday Coach - Information, Routes & Pickup Points - (https://www.meetup.com/Bradford-CHA-Walking-Club/pages/21858713/Sunday_Coach_Walks_-_Information) and also our pages on Safety (https://www.meetup.com/Bradford-CHA-Walking-Club/pages/22154920/Safety_on_Walks)
A map showing all the pickup points can be seen on our other website - https://bradfordwalking.org/coach_pickup.html.
Fare: £13 per person. This is payable in advance. Coach will depart from Ambleside at 6.00 pm.

If you are interested in becoming a full subscribing member of our club you can download an application form from our other website (see https://bradfordwalking.org/membership.html). Cost is just £11 per annum. Full members will have advanced details of our walking programme and an opportunity to apply for places in advance of any notice on Meetup.

Past events (365)

Sunday Coach - 3 Walks - Lancashire - Irwell Sculpture Trail, Owd Bett's

Trafalgar House Police Station


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