Bingley Walking Festival 2021

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Thank you to everyone who came along to the 4th Bingley Walking Festival on Bank Holiday Monday 30th August. We had about 135 walkers who joined us during the day across the five different walks!

You can take a look at pictures taken during the day as well as our past outdoor festivals of 2017, 2018 and 2019 which were also great successes.

We really appreciate your support and your donations too. We raised more than £180 which will definitely be used to organise more events this year and next year. We are already planning for the next Walking festival.

We look forward to seeing you all again next! Best Foot Forward!

What happened in 2021?

Monday 30th August 2021 saw the fourth Bingley Walking Festival, proudly hosted by Bingley Walkers are Welcome.

We offered a choice of 5 walks all designed and led by our experienced walk leaders. Each walk had something different to offer to walkers of all abilities, ages and experience. It was a real chance to see some of Bingley and the surrounding district’s most stunning sights and landmarks.

New this year: we had a photo walk organised by Bingley Camera Club

Well behaved dogs were also very welcome!

Note: This was a FREE event for all! All we only ask was for a voluntary donation to help us continue to hold events like this.

Bingley Walking Festival 2021

List of walks for the Bingley Walking Festival 2021

Beckfoot and Back along the River Aire

Led by Peter Armitage

A short walk that follows the river Aire downstream of Bingley and reveals interesting information about the natural history, industrial heritage and people who have shaped the area. This is one of a series of self guided downloadable walks as part of the DNAire project by the Aire Rivers Trust.

Meet Peter at 1.00 pm in Market Square.

When: Monday 30th August – 13:00pm

Where:

Town Square
Main Street
Bingley
West Yorkshire
BD16 2LZ

Price: £ 0.00 – It’s free!

Sir Fred Hoyle Walk

Led by Linda Howell

This is an easy, short walk of 3 miles taken from the series of Fred Hoyle walks that were created to pay homage to the early life of one of Bingley’s most famous sons. We will weave through Bingley onto the canal emerging at Crossflatts station then back via Bailey Hills and on the riverbank into Myrtle Park. We will pass 2 of Fred’s schools and retrace his youthful steps on pathways that undoubtedly helped to shape his early interest in science and astronomy.

Meet Linda at 2.00 pm in Market Square

When: Monday 30th August – 14:00pm

Where:

Town Square
Main Street
Bingley
West Yorkshire
BD16 2LZ

Price: £ 0.00 – It’s free!

The Bingley Loop

Led by Cedric Farineau

The Bingley Loop is an 8.5 mile circular and way marked walk through parts of the Aire Valley, visiting lanes, packhorse trails and snickets of Bingley, Eldwick a and Micklethwaite. It is part of The Welcome Way which is a 36 mile circular walk produced by the Walkers are Welcome groups of Baildon, Burley in Wharfedale and Otley. During the walk you can enjoy views and wildlife by the Leeds & Liverpool canal and river Aire, taking in a site of special scientific interest, several Grade 1 listed constructions and ancient woodlands. There will be a stop to enjoy a packed lunch should you choose to take one with you.

Meet Cedric at 11 a.m. in Market Square. Expect to be back in Bingley for 4 p.m. Please do bring a packed lunch. 

When: Sunday 30th August – 11:00am

Where:

Town Square
Main Street
Bingley
West Yorkshire
BD16 2LZ

Price: £ 0.00 – It’s free!

The Bingley Photo Walk

Led by Marcus Rattray and members of Bingley Camera Club

A 3 mile walk around Bingley with 5 photo stops on the way in the company of members of Bingley Camera Club. Bring your camera and get some hints and tips on taking photographs as well as enjoying the sights of Bingley including the Packhorse Bridge, Five Rise Locks, Old Main Street, woodland, nature and landscapes.

Meet Marcus at 10.30 a.m. in Market Square.

When: Monday 30th August – 10:30am

Where:

Town Square
Main Street
Bingley
West Yorkshire
BD16 2LZ

Price: £ 0.00 – It’s free!

Down the Valley and Along the Edge

Led by Heather Weatherhead

This is a challenging walk of 5.5 miles. We will be walking part of the way on unmade paths which are rocky, so you will need stout boots and a walking pole may be handy. The walk starts at the Glen public house and goes to Gilstead, down the valley towards Saltaire, towards Baildon Green and back via footpaths along the cliff. Depending on the weather we should be able to take in views of Saltaire and Nab Wood as well as looking up towards Baildon Moor

Meet Heather at 10.a.m. outside The Glen Pub, Gilstead. There is some parking available at the pub. Buses 615 & 616 from Bingley will take you to Warren Lane, off Gilstead Lane a few steps away from The Glen.

When: Monday 30th August – 10:00am

Where:

The Glen
Gilstead Lane
Bingley 
West Yorkshire
BD16 3NL

Price: £ 0.00 – It’s free!

Download the leaflets

Watch the local shops, pubs and businesses, Bingley Art Centre and Bingley Library for our posters and leaflets! Support Bingley Walkers are Welcome and help promoting the event by sharing this message on your social media or publishing these leaflets on your website! 

Bingley Walking Festival Leaflet 2021 - Page 1

Leaflet Page 1 - Poster of the event

Bingley Walking Festival Leaflet 2021 - Page 2

Leaflet Page 2 - More details about the walks

4 Responses

  1. M.Hopwood

    Hi,

    Walked the Harden Valley walk yesterday with a large group. The lead was Cedric. Excellent organisation and walk. Thanks very much to Cedric, the back marker ( sorry I forgot his name ) and all involved. A great walk !

  2. Mike Grindrod

    Damien Nigel and I joined Cedric yesterday to walk his “ Bingley Loop “ with great group of walkers 👍
    Very well organised and plenty of fun from start to finish
    Hope you see you all soon
    Mike Otley Walking Festival.

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