As you might have already noticed, the path running along Glovershaw Beck near Shipley Glen has been reopened since early August. This wouldn’t have been possible without the work and dedication of the Bradford Countryside and Rights of Way team.
This path is located near Stephen H. Smith’s Garden & Leisure Centre joining Harden Lane to Sandy Banks. There is no official diversion in place but it’s easy enough to go round Harden Lane and Sandy Banks to avoid the closed path. We have walks on the website affected by this closure and have now added this diversion in the description.
Since the lockdown, walking has became a really good way of doing some extra exercise. Unfortunately, this has put more pressure on our countryside as more and more people have been out and about. To make sure that people stay safe, the Government has updated the Countryside Code during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Recent weather storms Ciara and Dennis have really put a strain on our local communities and the Airedale valley was once again flooded in many parts included Bingley. Throughout February, weeks of rain fell on multiple occasions in just a few hours and brought flash flooding all around. Now that the weather is starting to become more clement, we can see the damages left behind, especially along paths.
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.
We are very pleased to announced that the next Walkers are Welcome Northern Get Together will be hosted in Bingley! We gained our accreditation in January 2015 and had a very successful launch the following April. Having attended several regional Get-Togethers in the past, we feel confident that we can deliver a successful meeting and are looking forward to the challenge!