On 1st August 2019 (Yorkshire Day), Bingley Walkers are Welcome are participating in the ‘Step Out’ sponsored walk organised by Cancer Support Yorkshire. This evening walk starting from Cottingley Community Centre is an occasion to raise money for this great charity which helps “local people with the emotional and physical effects of cancer, through counselling, complementary therapies and group work.”
As an organisation we are always looking for new ideas to raise funds. This is very important to keep the books balanced as we have a duty to report annually to the national Executive Committee in order to keep our accreditation. One of our aims is to increase economic footfall for the town and the local area. That’s why having so many supporters displaying the Walkers are Welcome logo on their door or shop window is great publicity.
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.
We don’t usually share events which are not walk related but on this occasion we believe there is enough ground for us to make an exception:
it’s a community event involving three local organisations
it’s a family fun day
it’s happening locally using local facilities (Bingley Pool and Myrtle Park)
So let’s make this a success and hopefully it will be a recurring annual event for many years to come!
Here are some exciting guided walks organised in Bingley Prince of Wales Park this year by the Friends of Prince of Wales Park, one of the local organisations linked to us.
This Grade II Historic England listed woodland park has some good formal paths and drives but it is still recommended to wear good footwear as you may walk on tracks through woodland or across the open heath at the top of the park.
Planned to introduce non-birders to birds in St.Ives Estate, the walks can take up to 3 hours depending upon weather and the birds. They take place in all weathers so please come ready for the conditions with suitable footwear. Children are welcome but dogs will hinder our chances of getting close to the birds. Open to all and free of charge.
Bingley Walkers are Welcome is now four years old and we would like to take this opportunity to thank all our sponsors and supporters for your continued support over the past years. We will be holding our third Annual General Meeting on Tuesday 2nd April at Cardigan House, Ferncliffe Road, Bingley. BD16 2TA. The meeting will start at 7.30 prompt and we will provide tea and coffee on arrival.