Bingley Walking Festival – Bank Holiday Monday May 7th

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Thanks to everyone who joined us for our second Bingley Walking Festival. What a success we had! Like last year, about 150 people turned out. Hope to see you again next year!

Monday 7th May 2018 sees the second Bingley Walking Festival, proudly hosted by Bingley Walkers are Welcome.

Our first festival in 2017 was a great success and we have made it bigger and better this year.

We offer you a choice of 5 walks which have been designed and will be led by our experienced walk leaders.  Each walk has something different to offer walkers of all abilities, ages and experience, as well as offering a wonderful trek around some of Bingley and the surrounding district’s most stunning sights and landmarks.

Well behaved dogs are also very welcome! (Please ensure you wear suitable clothing and footwear and bring a cold drink with you).

This is a free event for all, all we will be asking for is voluntary donations to help us continue to hold events like this.

Family Walk - Myrtle Park & Canal

Last year we went on the Bingley Five Rise Locks Family Walk. Even though we had great fun, we want to try something new this year.

Led by Cedric Farineau

A 1.5 mile walk which should last around 1 hour 30 mins, leaving plenty of time for the little ones to feed the ducks! Myrtle Park is a real family gem in the middle of Bingley and along with the canal, there is plenty to discover for children and adults alike. From river bank to canal towpath, there is something for everyone in this family and pram friendly walk!

When: Monday 7th May – 10:00am

Where:

Outside Bingley Arts Centre
Main Street
Bingley
West Yorkshire
BD16 2LZ

Price: £ 0.00 – It’s free!

Bingley/Saltaire Walk

Led by Sue Dennis

Join us for a gentle 2.5 or 5 mile walk along the River Aire and Leeds & Liverpool Canal via Hirst Wood to our neighbouring village and World Heritage Site, Saltaire. Once we arrive, you have the option to return to Bingley by train or continue with us through Roberts Park, along the river bank and towpath back to our start point in Bingley Market Square.

When: Monday 7th May – 11:00am

Where:

Outside Bingley Arts Centre
Main Street
Bingley
West Yorkshire
BD16 2LZ

Price: £ 0.00 – It’s free!

The Long Walk - A ramble in the Harden Valley

Led by Ronda Christensen & Cedric Farineau

Also known as the Goitstock Waterfall walk, this is a 10 mile walk which should take around 4-5 hours. You won’t be disappointed by the variety of features the Harden Valley has to offer – woodlands, waterfalls, viaduct, moors and of course the views! Right in the heart of the Brontë Country, the Harden Beck is a small affluent of the Aire River but the valley it has created over the geological time is quite something…

When: Monday 7th May – 13:00pm

Where:

Outside Bingley Arts Centre
Main Street
Bingley
West Yorkshire
BD16 2LZ

Price: £ 0.00 – It’s free!

Mystery History Walk

Led by Susan Hart

This walk, which will take about 2 hours, will incorporate snippets of the history of Bingley. We will walk along the riverside and make a brief pass through historic St. Ives Country Estate before returning to town through Myrtle Park. The rest is a secret… but be prepared for some steep parts and steps.

When: Monday 7th May – 13:00pm

Where:

Outside Bingley Arts Centre

Main Street
Bingley
West Yorkshire
BD16 2LZ

Price: £ 0.00 – It’s free!

Micklethwaite Walk

Led by Michael McCabe

A 3 ½ mile urban walk on the edge of the countryside with lots of interest. The walk starts with a climb for the first mile or so up some of the local snickets to Lady Lane. Then it’s downhill or level as we make our way through Micklethwaite village, finishing along the towpath of the Leeds and Liverpool Canal and back into Market Square.

When: Monday 7th May – 14:00pm

Where:

Outside Bingley Arts Centre

Main Street
Bingley
West Yorkshire
BD16 2LZ

Price: £ 0.00 – It’s free!

Download the leaflets

Watch the local shops, pubs and businesses, Bingley Art Centre and Bingley Library for our posters and leaflets! Support Bingley Walkers are Welcome and help promoting the event by sharing this message on your social media or publishing these leaflets on your website! 

Bingley Walking Festival Leaflet 2018 - Page 1

Leaflet Page 1 - Poster of the event

Bingley Walking Festival Leaflet 2018 - Page 2

Leaflet Page 2 - More details about the walks

2 Responses

  1. M.Hopwood

    Hi,

    Walked the Harden Valley walk yesterday with a large group. The lead was Cedric. Excellent organisation and walk. Thanks very much to Cedric, the back marker ( sorry I forgot his name ) and all involved. A great walk !

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