Regular Sunday Walks

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What: Bingley Walkers are Welcome Regular Sunday Walks
When: Second Sunday of every month – 10:00 AM
Meet: outside Bingley Arts Centre, Main Street, Bingley, West Yorkshire, BD16 2LZ
Grid Reference SE 106 390
Price: £ 0.00 – It’s free!

 

Why not join us on one of our regular Sunday walks?

Walkers above Bingley
Group of walkers admiring the view above Bingley

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.

 

Where to meet?

Bingley Arts Centre
Main Street
Bingley
West Yorkshire
BD16 2LZ

Grid Reference SE 106 390

Dates for your diaries are:

  • Sunday 11th June – Meet 10:00am – walk leader TBA
  • Sunday 9th July – Meet 10:00am – walk leader TBA
  • Sunday 13th August – Meet 10:00am – walk leader TBA

Or use this Google calendar and import it in your phone so you never forget any of our walks!

Important Additional Information:

  • Whilst leaders take every care, your comfort and safety are your own responsibility.
  • The pace of the walk is appropriate to the distance and the available time. We ask that walkers accept the pace set.
  • Dogs (on a short lead) are welcome on most walks but please get in touch with us before hand (Facebook or Web contact form)
  • Under-18 year old people to be accompanied by a responsible adult

Our past walks:

Did you go on any of the following walks? Don’t hesitate to give us some feedback by leaving a comment below!

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Sunday 14th May – Meet 10am – walk led by Christine & Mike

Another great turnout of 27 people on this beautiful day! The walk took us up to Three Rise Locks then up the ginnels and out into Park Road. Following the walk uphill we went up towards Gilstead Craggs before heading off to Gilstead and down Primrose Lane to the North Lodge of Milner Fields Estate, then down to Hirst Lock and then back through Hirst Woods and along the canal to Bingley.
Bingley WaW - May 2017 - Sunday walk
May Sunday Walk - Gilstead and Hirst Woods
Sunday 9th April – Meet 10am – walk led by Sue Dennis

On a gloriously hot morning, a group of 16 crossed Shipley Golf Course, walked through the woods and fields up to Lee Lane before circling back to take in the folly ‘St David’s Ruin’ and the Packhorse Bridge at Beckfoot, returning to the centre of Bingley via Myrtle Park.
Bingley WaW - April 2017 - Sunday walk
April Sunday Walk - Up to St David’s Ruin and back
Sunday 12th March - Meet 10am - walk led by Cedric Farineau

A glorious Spring day, walk leader Cedric took us up the ginnels to Lady Lane and then along to pretty Micklethwaite before we made our way back along the canal to town. Several walkers stopped by "Five Rise Cafe" on the way back and several lingered a while after the walk at "The Coffee Lounge" and enjoyed the Spring sunshine.
Bingley WaW - March 2017 - Sunday walk
March Sunday Walk - Micklethwaite
Sunday 12th February - Meet 10am - walk led by Ronda Christensen

On a very cold day, 24 people turned up for this walk! Ronda took us around the boundaries of St Ives Estate. Once at the top of Altar Lane, the weather even turned for the worst but we all made it back down to town eventually for a nice warm drink at The Coffee Lounge!
Bingley WaW - February 2017 - Sunday walk
February Sunday Walk - St Ives Estate boundaries
Sunday 8th January - Meet 10am - walk led by Cedric Farineau

Cedric took a group of 21 walkers on the first walk of the year 2017. It was a very gentle and easy walk "Between Two Waters".

The picture here is taken on the famous "seven arches" bridge; on the left is the Leeds and Liverpool canal, on the right is the River Aire and of course in the middle are our brave walkers... "between two waters"!
Bingley WaW - January 2017 - Sunday walk
January Sunday Walk - Between Two Waters
Sunday 11th December - Meet 10am - walk led by Ronda Christensen with the help of little elves (Christine, Michael, Arthur & Chris)

Ronda took no less than 35 walkers on this Christmas Themed Walk. Everyone was up for a treat when halfway through mince pies and mulled wine were distributed by Ronda's elves. Thanks to everyone who participated and put on a Red Santa Hat for the occasion!
Bingley WaW - December 2016 - Sunday walk
December Sunday Walk
Sunday 13th November - Meet 10am - walk led by Christine & Michael McCabe

Christine and Michael took a group of 29 walkers - our biggest turn up so far! - on a beautiful autumnal stroll. They went along the canal and River Aire to Hirst Lock , through Milner Fields estate to Gilstead and back down into town. On finishing the walk a few went in Bingley Arts Centre where the WI were serving coffee and Danish pastries after the Remembrance Service and another group went to The Coffee Lounge.
Bingley WaW - November 2016 - Sunday walk
November Sunday Walk
Sunday 9th October - Meet 10am - walk led by Cedric Farineau

For this short walk, Cedric took our group of 16 people on the Wildlife Walk - Deer and Riverside. We were delighted to see a kingfisher but no deer - just footprints!
Bingley WaW - October 2016 - Sunday walk
October Sunday Walk
Sunday 11th September – Meet 10am – walk led by Ronda Christensen

Ronda took a group of 17 people on the outskirts of St Ives on a very pleasant and sunny day - so good that we forgot to take a picture of the moment! Instead we are giving you some spooky trees. Yew are among the many species of trees growing on the estate.
Yew Trees in St-Ives Estate, Bingley
Spooky yew trees at St Ives!
Sunday 14th August – Meet 10am – walk led by Christine McCabe

Christine stepped up to replace Ronda on this walk who unfortunately had hurt herself and couldn't walk. Christine took the group along the canal and then through Mickletwaite before returning back to town.
Bingley WaW - August 2016 - Sunday walk
August 2016 Walk
Sunday 10th July – Meet 10am – walk led by David Smith

With David our group went straight up to Gilstead Moor (see picture) and then made their way back in town via Prince of Wales Park, Mickelthwaite and then a gentle walk along the canal and river bank.
Bingley WaW - July 2016 - Sunday walk
July 2016 Walk
Sunday 12th June – The Red White and Blue Walk – Meet 10am – walk led by Ronda

In celebration of the Queen’s 90th Birthday, this was a RED WHITE BLUE WALK and our walkers were invited to wear something colourful for this special occasion. Our leader Ronda, took us through Cottingley to arrive in Mercure Bankfield where a garden party was underway!
Bingley WaW - June 2016 - Sunday walk
June 2016 Walk
Sunday 8th May – Meet 10am – walk led by Cedric Farineau

Cedric took our group of walkers on an "industrialisation and urbanisation" themed walk. Going through residential areas and then along the River Aire, we were able to appreciate the urban diversity and sprawling aspects of Bingley.
Bingley WaW - May 2016 - Sunday walk
May 2016 Walk
Sunday 10th April – Meet 10am – walk led by Ronda Christensen

Ronda lead our walkers towards the Prince of Wales Park, a beautiful wooded area in town.
Bingley WaW - April 2016 - Sunday walk
April 2016 Walk
Sunday 13th March – Meet 10am – walk led by Cedric Farineau

This was a slightly longer walk than usual where our regular Sunday walkers were taken by Cedric through St Ives Estate meadows towards Harden and then up to Cottingley Woods to look at the St David's folly built by the Ferrands before going back in town.
Bingley WaW - March 2016 - Sunday walk
March 2016 Walk
Sunday 14th February – Meet 10am – walk led by David Smith

A special St Valentine's day walk where each walker received a red heart shaped sticker and during the walk two heart shaped chocolate sweets! David took the group to Hirst Wood and stopped at the new Cottingley Beck bridge which had just been rebuilt following the December's floods.
Bingley WaW - February 2016 - Sunday walk
February 2016 Walk
Sunday 10th January – Meet 10am – walk led by Ronda Christensen

On this winter walk, Ronda took 11 walkers. The walk was only a couple of weeks after the big floods of 26th December in Bingley, a sad event that ravaged many households and destroyed many footpaths around town.
Bingley WaW - January 2016 - Sunday walk
January 2016 Walk
Sunday 13th December – Meet 10am – walk led by John Chadwick

We asked our friends at the Ramblers Bradford Group to help out and lead a walk for us. John kindly accepted and took a small group of brave people on a cold December day up to Cottingley and back in town.
Bingley WaW - December 2016 - Sunday walk
December 2016 Walk
Sunday 8th November – Meet 10am – walk lead by Ronda Christensen

This walk was to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the birth of the famous local man and astronomer, Sir Fred Hoyle. Ronda took our group along the canal and up to Gilstead where we visited various places frequented by the then young to be scientist.
Bingley WaW - November 2015 - Sunday walk
November 2015 Walk
Sunday 10th October – Meet 10am – walk led by Cedric Farineau

With the Autumn colours setling in, Cedric took our walkers in the wooded areas of Bingley and finished the walk on top of Gilstead Craggs before returning to town.
Bingley WaW - October 2015 - Sunday walk
October 2015 Walk
Sunday 13th September – Meet 10am – walk led by David Smith

Our group of walkers were up for a treat with this short walk along the River Aire and the St Ives Estate lead by David.
Pack Horse Bridge - Harden Beck in Bingley
Walkers crossing over the Pack Horse Bridge in Bingley (Harden Beck)
Sunday 9th August – Meet 10am – walk led by Cedric Farineau

Cedric took our group of walkers on the edge of Eldwick and Gilstead before going back to Bingley.
Bingley WaW - August 2015 - Sunday walk
August 2015 Walk
Sunday 12th July 2015 – Meet 10.30am – walk led by Ronda Christensen

On this walk, Ronda took us to East Morton with the lovely views over the valley and onto the delightful Micklethwaite.
Reflection of Micklethwaite Bridge on Leeds and Liverpool Canal
View of Micklethwaite Bridge on Leeds and Liverpool Canal

 

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Hope you can join us!

 

Five Rise Café Bingley, near Leeds and Liverpool canal
Break at Five Rise Café on the Leeds and Liverpool Canal
Group of Walkers in front of Bingley Little Theatre-
Posing in front of Bingley Arts Centre before leaving on the walk
Group of Sunday walkers in Bingley
One of our recent walks in St Ives Estate
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