Bingley Walking Festival 2019 – Bank Holiday Monday May 6th

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Monday 6th May 2019 will see the third Bingley Walking Festival, proudly hosted by Bingley Walkers are Welcome.

Our first and second festivals in 2017 and 2018 were great successes and this year will be no different.

We will offer a choice of 5 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 chance to see some of Bingley and the surrounding district’s most stunning sights and landmarks.

Well behaved dogs are also very welcome!

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

Bingley Walking Festival 2019

River & Nature Family Walk

Led by Nick Milsom

Two years ago we went on the Bingley Five Rise Locks Family Walk. Last year we had a treasure hunt looking for decorated rocks. Even though we had great fun, we want to try something new this year.

Join us for a family friendly, short walk to explore the River Aire as it winds its way through Myrtle Park. We will then continue onwards, taking us over Harden Beck. Together, we will explore the nature that we may find along the River and discuss its history and future. There will also be a fun family activity to join in! This walk should take approximately 1.5 hours.

When: Monday 6th May – 10:30am

Where:

Town Square
Main Street
Bingley
West Yorkshire
BD16 2LZ

Price: £ 0.00 – It’s free!

Bingley Circular Walk

Led by Arthur and Christine Baxter

This moderately challenging, 5 mile walk encompasses Bingley’s famous waterway landmarks – The Five Rise and Three Rise Locks. You will also experience the beautiful woodland surroundings of Prince of Wales Park and the stunning view of the Aire Valley from Gilstead Moor, before walking back down into Bingley via Myrtle Park. This walk will require good walking boots and should take around 2.5 hours.

When: Monday 6th May – 11:00am

Where:

Town Square
Main Street
Bingley
West Yorkshire
BD16 2LZ

Price: £ 0.00 – It’s free!

The Long Walk - On Ilkla Moor Baht' At

Led by Cedric Farineau & Joost Smeele

Ilkley Moor is one of the most iconic hills in Yorkshire and we want to offer you the opportunity to take a long stride over it! There will be plenty to discover, from the industrial heritage of the Five Rise Locks on the Leeds and Liverpool Canal, to the peaceful reservoir of Sunny Dale near East Morton and the thousands of years-old stone circle of The Twelve Apostles, set in the middle of the beautiful moorland. Also, of course, the views from the top are quite something!

Please do bring a packed lunch as this is an all-day, 6-7 hour walk of approx. 14 miles.

When: Monday 6th May – 10:00am

Where:

Town Square
Main Street
Bingley
West Yorkshire
BD16 2LZ

Price: £ 0.00 – It’s free!

Bingley St Ives Walk

Led by Linda Howell

A 2 hour walk enjoying the best parts of the St Ives estate. Leaving Bingley via the river bank pathway, we will be tackling Altar Lane before entering St Ives. Altar Lane will be a steep haul but once climbed, it will be mostly downhill. We will walk through woodlands, skirt the golf course and pass Lady Blantyre’s Rock and Coppice Pond before descending steadily, via Beckfoot Lane, back into Myrtle Park.

When: Monday 6th May – 14:00pm

Where:

Town Square
Main Street
Bingley
West Yorkshire
BD16 2LZ

Price: £ 0.00 – It’s free!

Eldwick - A Walk Through Past & Present

Led by Ronda Christensen

A moderately challenging, hilly walk that requires good footwear, this 4 mile walk will take you through the ancient village that sits above Bingley. Expect some panoramic views and a little about the history of this beautiful part of the town.

Meet Ronda outside The Acorn Inn pub. There is some parking available at the pub. Buses 615, 616 and 619 from Bingley will take you to Otley Road, a few steps away from the Acorn.

When: Monday 6th May – 13:00pm

Where:

The Acorn Inn

The Green
Bingley
West Yorkshire
BD16 3AW

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 2019 - Page 1

Leaflet Page 1 - Poster of the event

Bingley Walking Festival Leaflet 2019 - Page 2

Leaflet Page 2 - More details about the walks

2 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 !

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