To celebrate the 10th anniversary of their accreditation as a Walkers are Welcome town, Otley WaW is putting together a walkers fair! And we have been invited.
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.
Saturday 19th May 2018 will see the second Bingley Canal Festival. It follows on the success of the first one organised in October 2016. At the time, it was only intended to be a one-off event of eight days across the North of England to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the official opening of the Leeds and Liverpool Canal. This time, the festival is organised solely by the Bingley local community and we are hopeful to make it an annual feature!
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 three 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 17th April 2018 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.
Cliffe Castle Heritage Park in Keighley is one of the outdoor gems of the Aire Valley. Unfortunately, this Victorian countryside park had fallen into disarray over the years and a much needed refurbishment work was needed. Following a successful bid, Bradford Council managed to secure £3.5 million from the Heritage Lottery Fund’s Parks for the People programme, and provided the remaining 1 million of the funding itself. The full restoration including the glasshouse, fountains, aviary and paths is now nearing completion and a Grand Re-opening ceremony is planned on 10th December 2017.