Why not join us on one of our regular Sunday walks? They always take place on the second Sunday of every month starting outside Bingley Arts Centre at 10am. The walks will be approximately five miles / 2 hours. What do you need? Bring liquid refreshment and wear walking boots. After the walk we usually have lunch or a drink in one of the town’s welcoming cafés. Most of them now display our “Walkers are Welcome” stickers in their windows.
Bingley is a Market Town of about 20,000 inhabitants located north of Bradford in Yorkshire in the beautiful Airedale Valley. The surrounding villages of Cottingley, Crossflatts, Eldwick, Gilstead and Micklethwaite are also part of Bingley Town Council, a parish town council created in April 2016. The area is crossed by both the River Aire and the Leeds & Liverpool Canal and is part of the Metropolitan Borough of the City of Bradford in West Yorkshire, England. Travelling to Bingley is easy with two railway stations (Bingley and Crossflatts) connecting the town to major cities like Bradford and Leeds. A relief road was opened in 2004, making the town centre less congested with traffic and more attractive to visitors. The Leeds-Bradford International airport is only 10 miles away. Finally the town is connected to the wider British waterways network thanks to the Leeds & Liverpool canal, a delightful and relaxing way of travelling up to Bingley.
One of the most famous landmarks in town is the Five Rise Locks on the Leeds and Liverpool Canal. Only a ten minute walk from the town centre, this staircase lock is known as one of the 'seven wonders of the waterways'. It's a perfect day out for the family and we invite you to download our Five Rise Locks Family Walk!
Other places we highly recommend a visit to are Myrtle Park in the town centre which has a lovely Riverside Walk along the banks of the River Aire; Prince of Wales Park, a woodland treat on the way to Eldwick; and the St Ives Estate with children’s adventure playground.
For the more adventurous, Bingley Moor on the edge of the Rombalds Moor and Ilkley Moor is a wilderness heaven. Bingley is located in the middle of the South Pennines an area crossed by many long distance walks.
There are many events happening in Bingley all year round. Below is a list of the most famous: