Countryfile Ramble for Children in Need

Our monthly Sunday walk in October will be a very special one indeed! Join Michael on Sunday 9th October at 10.00am on Market Square (Bingley Arts Centre) for our fun fund rising Countryfile Ramble on behalf of Children in Need. Along the way we will rattle donation buckets at the cafes and passers by. We would of course appreciate a donation from yourself too.

On the War Path – A Bingley Cemetery & Military History Guided Walk

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Why not join us for a gentle stroll from Market Square along the canal to Five Rise Locks and Crossflatts then back into Bingley eventually making our way to the hidden gem that is Bingley Cemetery.

Here we will be joined by Jean Robinson who is a Commonwealth War Graves Volunteer. The war graves in Bingley Cemetery are tended by the ladies of Bingley Bloomers which is a splinter group of Bingley 5 Rise Frocks WI. Jean is herself President of Bingley WI and has researched the history of many of the graves in the cemetery and will give us an insight into the history of just a few of the war heroes.

There will be free time to look around the cemetery before we make our way along the riverside walk back into Myrtle Park passing the cenotaph before our walk ends back in Market Square at approx. 12 noon.

Otley Walking Festival 2022

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This long running walking festival is now in its 21st edition! This year there will be almost 50 different walks on offer. Like our own Bingley Walking Festival, it is entirely ran by volunteers and like us, Otley is part of the Walkers are Welcome town network. So with so much in common, we are very delighted to be part of the adventure this year by offering to lead a walk for the festival. And as it turns out, it’s not uncommon for the Otley Festival to offer walks outside of the town boundaries. The entire Walking Festival runs from Saturday 25th June to Sunday 3rd July 2022, we will have our walk on Saturday 2nd July

Black Girls Hike: Yorkshire – Bingley Walk

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Black Girls Hike (BGH) have recently contacted us as they were looking to organise their first walk in Yorkshire with a start in Bingley. The group provides a safe space for Black women to explore the outdoors. The aim of the group is to develop services and projects to increase the participation and development of Black women in the outdoors, and opportunities to engage.  It seeks to encourage Black women to reconnect with nature; the group hosts nationwide group hikes, outdoor activity days and training events.

Yorkshire Day Sponsored Walk – Step Out with Cancer Support Yorkshire

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On 1st August 2019 (Yorkshire Day), Bingley Walkers are Welcome are participating in the ‘Step Out’ sponsored walk organised by Cancer Support Yorkshire. This evening walk starting from Cottingley Community Centre is an occasion to raise money for this great charity which helps “local people with the emotional and physical effects of cancer, through counselling, complementary therapies and group work.”

Teddymania at Prince of Wales Park

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On 14th July 2019, Bingley Walkers are Welcome are participating in the Teddymania event organised by Friends of Prince of Wales Park. For the occasion our usual monthly Sunday walk will be a special family walk. We will take adults and children up to the Park via a pram friendly route.

Fossil & Butterfly Walks at Prince of Wales Park

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.