Did you come to one of our past walking festivals? We hope you enjoyed our walks and we are looking forward to seeing you for our next events. They are always on the first May Bank Holiday. In the meantime, look at the pictures we took, you might recognise yourself!
We are really delighted to update you on footpath improvements involving the Dales High Way, the Millennium Way and the Welcome Way along Otley Road across Rombalds Moor. Until recently, these routes all required walkers to brave the edge of the very busy Otley Road near Weecher Reservoir, with traffic whizzing by, for about 200 yards.
The four local Walkers are Welcome groups (Burley Otley, Bingley and Baildon) offered to work with…
Bingley Walkers are Welcome has been established for six years and Covid permitting we are going from strength to strength. We hope to resume our monthly walks in the near future and hold our annual walking festival in late August.
We are looking to welcome new members to our already established committee of volunteers. At the moment we are meeting on Zoom but in normal times we meet no more than five or six times a year in a town centre location.
Would you be interested in getting involved with your community and…
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!