Bingley Walking Festival 2022

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Thank you to everyone who came along to the 5th Bingley Walking Festival on Bank Holiday Monday 2nd May. We had a record number of 221 walkers who joined us during the day across the four different walks and the Nordic Walking taster session! We will put some pictures taken during the day soon on this website. In the meantime, you can take a look at pictures taken during our past outdoor festivals of 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2021 which were also great successes.

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

What happened in 2022?

Monday 2nd May 2022 will see the 5th Bingley Walking Festival, proudly hosted by Bingley Walkers are Welcome.

We are offering a choice of 4 walks all designed and led by our experienced walk leaders. Each walk has something different to offer to walkers of all abilities, ages and experience. It is a real chance to see some of Bingley and the surrounding district’s most stunning sights and landmarks.

New this year: we have a Nordic Walk Taster Session organised by Discover Nordic Walking

Well behaved dogs are also very welcome with the exception of the Nordic Walk session!

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

Bingley Walking Festival 2022

List of walks for the Bingley Walking Festival 2022

Bingley History Walk

Led by Susan Hart

Where did John Wesley speak to the people of Bingley? Where were Bingley’s Turkish Baths and Bingley’s first Railway Station? Did any of your ancestors visit the Hippodrome Cinema? Have you heard about the Boiler Explosion which killed some Bingley school children? Find out the answers and learn much more about the history of our town on a gentle 1.5 mile stroll through Bingley.

Meet Susan at 10.30am in Market Square.

When: Monday 2nd May  – 10:30am

Where:

Town Square
Main Street
Bingley
West Yorkshire
BD16 2LZ

Price: £ 0.00 – It’s free!

Aire and Altar Walk

Led by Heather Weatherhead

This is a lovely 4 mile walk inspired by our wildlife walk. Firstly along the River Aire with a chance to see deer, herons, almost always ducks and if you are lucky a kingfisher! Then you will follow a narrow path, with several stream crossings, through beautiful woods (walking poles or a stick would be useful) finishing with great views over the Aire Valley when you reach Altar Lane.

Meet Heather at 11.00am in Market Square.

When: Monday 2nd May – 11:00am

Where:

Town Square
Main Street
Bingley
West Yorkshire
BD16 2LZ

Price: £ 0.00 – It’s free!

Harden Moor and More

Led by John Kata

On this challenging 8-mile walk, you will see some beautiful scenery and a bit of history. Starting with a steady climb up Altar Lane we will stop at Druid’s Altar to admire the views of the Aire Valley. Then we’ll make our way towards Harden Moor to find a prehistoric stone circle before walking through the lovely hamlet of Ryecroft. From there, we’ll go down into the Harden Valley, have a stop at The Malt and then back towards Bingley via Bank Top, Black Hills and Beckfoot.

Meet John & Cedric at 10:00am on Market Square, Bingley. Expect to be back in Bingley for 3 p.m. Please do bring a packed lunch. 

When: Monday 2nd May – 10:00am

Where:

Town Square
Main Street
Bingley
West Yorkshire
BD16 2LZ

Price: £ 0.00 – It’s free!

The Power of Poles - A Nordic Walking Taster Session

Led by Helen & Phil

Join Helen and Phil, qualified INWA instructors and founders of Discover Nordic Walking for an hour’s taster session in Myrtle Park, Bingley. Nordic walking poles propel you forward helping you walk further, faster, and with greater efficiency, giving you a wholebody workout. It offers a low impact exercise suitable for almost everyone. Wear trail walking shoes rather than hiking boots, poles will be provided but sadly dogs and Nordic walking poles don’t make a great combination.

Meet Helen & Phil at 1.00pm beside the bandstand in Myrtle Park.

When: Monday 2nd May – 1:00pm

Where:

Myrtle Park Bandstand
Myrtle Grove
Bingley
West Yorkshire
BD16 2LQ

Price: £ 0.00 – It’s free!

Eldwick Farms & Fields

Led by Sue Dennis

A 3 mile walk past the farms, through the fields and across the gallops of High Eldwick. Relatively easy walking and lovely views, but some tricky stiles and the occasional un-loved path, good walking boots essential.

Meet Sue at 1.00pm at the Acorn Inn, Eldwick. Buses 615 & 616 from Bingley will take you to Otley Road Spring Lane, few steps away from The Acorn Inn.

When: Monday 2nd May – 1.00pm

Where:

The Acorn Inn
The Green
Eldwick
Bingley
West Yorkshire
BD16 3AW

Price: £ 0.00 – It’s free!

Download the leaflets

Watch the local shops, pubs and businesses, train station, 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 2022 - Page 1

Leaflet Page 1 - Poster of the event

Bingley Walking Festival Leaflet 2022 - Page 2

Leaflet Page 2 - More details about the walks

5 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.

  3. liz Narey

    Lovely history walk led by Susan Hart , always new things to learn .

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