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 currently is fixed at £14 per journey.. We usually have between 35 and 53 members joining our coach each Sunday. Payment of the the coach fare can be made at the time of booking a place on one of our walks. The fee is paid using paypal or credit card. You will need to be a member of meetup and of our meetup group (no fee for this) to access the Sunday coach walks.
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. 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.
All our walks are led by leaders from our club.
Please also see our Sunday Coach Info and Sunday coach - routes & pickup points on the additional pages of this website. We have information about the equipment you should bring and safety on our meetup pages. You can also download maps and information about all our coach pickup points.
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 and if this is a Sunday coach walk, you will also need to pay the coach fare. 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.
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 for information and you can download a membership application form from our main website - Membership - 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 (4)

Batt out of Oakwell

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Catch the 268 Wakefield bus from Bradford Interchange at 9.30 to Odsal Top and Cleckheaton Road, arriving at 9.43. (the bus goes up Little Horton Lane to Thornton Lane then cuts across to Manchester Road and Odsal) Today's leader, Brian Ellison will meet the group at the bus stop at the top of Cleckheaton Road. We walk down to Oakenshaw, across to Chat Hill, then, crossing over the M62 we head for Drub and round to Gomersal. We then use the Bronte Way to Oakwell Hall and on to Drighlington for the bus back to Bradford. The walk is 9.3 miles long with 1151 feet of climbing in total which includes a couple of steep inclines. Please bring a packed lunch and plenty to drink. Strong walking boots are recommended.

Ramblers coach trip to North Yorkshire £15.00 + dinner

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Since many Bradford CHA members are enjoying the club holiday in Majorca this week Bradford CHA Sunday coach is taking a one weekend break. However we want to provide those of us still in blighty the option to join the West Riding Coach Rambles on their coach trip, walk & meal to North Yorkshire.
PLEASE NOTE, places on the coach are not guaranteed by booking on meetup, but only when confirmed by Rasha of the Rambles.
Payment for the coach (Coach only) is £15.00, which needs to be paid in advance.

Pickup Points : 08:30 Bradford (Nelson Street); 08:45 Thornbury Barracks; 09:00 Leeds (near West Yorkshire Playhouse); 09:20 Wetherby (Mercure Hotel).
Walks: A+ is up to 14 miles; A is 9-10 miles; B is 6-8 miles; C is 3-5 miles.
Pub Meal: We will be eating at the Bolton Arms in Leyburn. Cost for the Sunday dinner is £10.00. This is payable at the pub, after dinner. Options are Beef, Pork loin, Nut roast, Veggie sausages.
Return Journey: The coach will depart Leyburn ~18.30.
Coach Fare: £15.00. This is payable in advance, preferably via BACS. Cheques are also accepted.
How to Book: Email Rasha at [masked]
to book your place.

Sunday Coach - Askrigg (route 1)

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Board our friendly coach (route 1) for the option of 3 Richmondale walks. They all finish in Askrigg, where we will hopefully have some time to relax before the coach heads for home at 6.00. cost £14.00.

A walk (harder) - High Abbotside.
Hardraw to Askrigg. Leader: Alison Hayward.

B Walk (moderate) -
Hardraw to Askrigg. Leader: Alan Prosser.

C Walk (Easier) Cam High road (Roman road).
Hawes to Askrigg. Leader Connie Jackson.

Please note -
no dogs are permitted.
Walks are subject to change depending on time available and weather.
Please bring all food and drinks you need for the day.

If you are coming out with our group on Sunday for the first time - please send a message and let us know which pickup point you will begetting on the coach. We can make sure someone is there to look out for you.
Join the coach in Nelson Street - opposite the Police Station and adjacent to Adelaide Street at 09.00. Thereafter pickups in Saltaire 09.10, Bingley 09.15, Keighley 09.20. 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 route 1. 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.

Everyone need to look through our pages on Safety (https://www.meetup.com/Bradford-CHA-Walking-Club/pages/22154920/Safety_on_Walks)

Bradford CHA walking club offers Holidays, weekends away, social nights and walking most Saturdays and Sundays. If you are interested in becoming a full subscribing member you can download an application form from our other website https://bradfordwalking.org/membership.html
Cost is just £11 per annum. We are a friendly group and full members will have the advantage of advanced details of our walking programme and an opportunity to apply for places in advance of any notice on Meetup.
hope to see you soon!

Fare: £14 per person. This is payable in advance.

Hadrians wall Weekend - one male place available

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An opportunity for a male, sharing a twin with another male has become available for our club walking weekend in Chollerford.

The cost of the weekend is £186. This is for 2 nights bed, breakfast & evening meal. Return transport from the Aire Valley and Bradford, transport to the walks. 3 walks of different grades available every day.
We are staying at the George Hotel which is on Hadrians wall

pick up times are -
Riddlesden - 08.15
Bingley - 08.25
Saltaire - 08.35
Nelson St - 09.00
Our coach will leave Chollerford at 17.00.
This is promised to be an excellent weekend, please contact us for further details.

Past events (444)

Sunday Coach - 3 Walks - Ripon - Coach route 4

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