The 12th annual series of Walks for Manorlands is being held on Saturday 30th September 2017 from Harden Cricket Club. As usual there will be a choice of a 5,10 or 16 miles walks. Their purpose is to provide a friendly and enjoyable full or half day’s walking and at the same time raise funds for the Sue Ryder Manorlands Hospice.
What: Walks for Manorlands
When: Saturday 30th September 2017 – 9.00am onwards
Meet: Harden Cricket Club, Harden Rd, Harden, Bingley, BD16 1HT
Grid Reference: SE 090 384
Price: FREE! But a donation, or, if preferred sponsorship, will be very much appreciated. ALL the money raised will go to Sue Ryder Care Manorlands
A choice of three routes
All the walks start and finish from Harden Cricket Club by kind permission of the club. They also go through Bingley St Ives Estate. The most popular one, particularly with families and older walkers, is a 5 mile walk. The other two walks are slightly more challenging and are perfect for more experienced walkers.
The 5 miles walk
The 5 miles route is way-marked with red and white tape through Ryecroft, across Harden Moor and through St Ives Estate before returning to Harden Cricket Club. The walkers report no difficulty in finding their way. Seeking the next tape proves a spur and a distraction to the younger walkers. Recovering the tape is a job for Sunday morning!
The 10 miles walk
The 10 miles route follows the 5 mile one to near Druids Altar and then takes in the hamlet of Marley, a riverside walk to Bingley, Myrtle Park, Sandy Banks and back to the start.
The 16 miles walk
For the more energetic, a 16 miles route goes, after Myrtle Park on the 10 miles route,to Wilsden (and Hill), Harecroft, the Great Northern Trail, Cullingworth, The Guide Inn, Harden Moor again and back to the start.
How does it work?
- You may begin any of the walks from 09.00 onward. The latest starting times are 10.00 for the 16 miles,12 noon for the 10 miles and 13.30 for the 5 miles walk.
- Entry to the walks is free, but a donation, or if preferred sponsorship will be very much appreciated
- It helps the organiser if walkers are able to let them know in advance that they are coming but do not worry if this is not possible, just turn up! Everybody is welcome.
- Drinks and home baking are available at the finish. If you are unable to actually take part in the walking, why not pop along to the Cricket Club, anytime between 11.00 and 15.30 for a tea/coffee and a cake. You will be very welcome.