Are you looking for an easy family walk, a stroll or an amble in Bingley and surroundings? Is a 1 mile walk enough for you? No more than 2 hours? You’ve found the right page for it!

Fancy a bit of fresh air without the fuss of driving miles away? We highly recommend a visit to Myrtle Park or St Ives Estate.

Fact sheet
  • Number of Easy Walks: 17
  • Total Distance: 45.8 miles
  • Total Time: 23 hours and 30 minutes
  • Listing of easy and family friendly self guided walks in Bingley & surroundings

    Covid-19 update: We know that many of you have taken on walking during the lockdown as a way to exercise more and we hope that this will inspire you to join us once we resume all our activities. In the meantime, if you are out and about  please take a look at the Countryside Code which has been updated during this pandemic.

    We want you to enjoy your walks and we have many walking routes listed below in and around Bingley. Please leave us a comment and let us know what you think. Also don’t hesitate to contact us if you need to report any issues you have encountered.

    We look forward to seeing you all again in the not too distant future.

    Walk TitleDifficultyDistanceSource
    Bingley & LocksTiming: approx. 1/2 hour
    1.2 miles - Linear WalkGowalking Keighley Logo - Small Size
    Short Family Friendly Walk in Myrtle ParkTiming: approx. 1/2 hour
    1.2 miles - Circular WalkGowalking Keighley Logo - Small Size
    Beckfoot and back along the River Aire in BingleyTiming: approx. 1 hour
    1.5 miles - Circular WalkAire Rivers Trust Logo - Small
    Bingley Myrtle Park & Woods Adventure WalkTiming: approx. 1 hour
    1.9 miles - Circular WalkGowalking Keighley Logo - Small Size
    The Bingley Five Rise Locks Family WalkTiming: 1 hour
    2.1 miles - Circular WalkWalkers are Welcome logo - Small Size
    Goitstock Woods & Harden BeckTiming: approx. 1 hour and 30 mins2.25 miles - Circular Walkvisit-bradford-64
    A Walk from the Towpath - SaltaireTiming: approx. 1 hour and 30 mins2.25 miles - Circular Walkvisit-bradford-64
    Escaping the city in SaltaireTiming: approx. 1 hour and 30 mins2.5 miles - Circular WalkAire Rivers Trust Logo - Small
    East Riddlesden Hall to BingleyTiming: approx. 1 hour and 30 mins2.8 miles - Linear WalkGowalking Keighley Logo - Small Size
    Crossflatts - A Sir Fred Hoyle WalkTiming: approx. 1 hour and 30 mins2.9 miles - Circular WalkWalkers are Welcome logo - Small Size
    Bradford Fairtrade Way - Shipley to BingleyTiming: approx. 1 hour and 30 mins3 miles - Linear Walkfairtrade way logo
    Micklethwaite and the Three and Five Rise LocksTiming: approx. 2 hours3.5 miles - Circular Walkvisit-bradford-64
    Fields & Farms North of EldwickTiming: approx. 2 hours3.5 miles - Circular Walkvisit-bradford-64
    Moss Carr Road to St Ives ParkTiming: approx. 2 hours3.5 miles - Linear WalkGowalking Keighley Logo - Small Size
    Discovering Bingley - A walk around the townTiming: 1 hour 30 minutes3.6 miles - Circular WalkWalkers are Welcome logo - Small Size
    Wildlife WalkTiming: 1 hour 30 minutes3.9 miles - Circular WalkWalkers are Welcome logo - Small Size
    Between Two Waters and the Seven Arches AqueductTiming: 1 hour 30 minutes4.2 miles - Circular WalkWalkers are Welcome logo - Small Size

    Sources of easy and family friendly self-guided walks

    Walkers are Welcome logo

    Bingley Walkers are Welcome Walks

    We have a selection of easy self-guided walks in Bingley for you. We aim to add even more in the forthcoming future.

    Visit Bradford Tourist Office Walks

    The local tourist office has put together a series of circular and linear self-guided walks for visitors and residents alike.

    Bradford Fairtrade Way

    Aire Rivers Trust Logo

    Aire Rivers Trust Walks

    Aire Rivers Trust has put together a selection of downloadable walks along our river for us to enjoy!

    Go:Walking Keighley Walks

    Go:Walking Keighley have put together a series of self-guided walks throughout the Aire Valley.

    Which Ordnance Survey Map for Bingley?

    The Explorer Ordnance Survey (O.S.) map for Bingley is 288 “Bradford & Huddersfield - East Calderdale”. All the easy self-guided walks described below would need this map.
    Ordnance Survey - 288 Map

    "Bradford & Huddersfield - East Calderdale" 288 Map - Cover and Back

    Linear Walk – 1.2 Miles – 1/2 hour

    From crossflatts to Bingley along the canal towpath, this family and pram friendly walk is ideal to discover the Five and Three Rise Locks of Bingley. Finish with a nice stroll into town for a deserving break!

    Circular Walk – 1.2 Miles –  1/2 hour

    Myrtle Park is a real gem in the middle of Bingley and this walk will show you all the beautiful aspects of it. From band stand to river bank, there is something for everyone in this family and pram friendly walk!

    Circular Walk – 1.5 miles – 1 hour

    Beckfoot packhorse bridge is a special place along the River Aire. This easy short walk will show you most of the features along the river. Look out for wildlife and fish!

    Circular Walk – 1.9 miles – 1 hour

    A variation of the previous walk, this one is for the more adventurous with paths taking you up the hill above the River Aire bank. A great way to discover beyond Myrtle Park without much effort!

    Circular Walk – 2.1 Miles – 1 hour

    This easy canal walk which features one of the ‘seven wonders of the waterways’ mainly uses the towpath. It is suitable for everyone and is also pram friendly!

    Circular Walk – 2.25 Miles – 1 & 1/2 hour

    A relatively level walk along the valley bottom of the Harden Beck, walking mainly through woodland on unsurfaced footpaths which will lead you to the Goitstock Waterfall. Not suitable for prams or wheelchairs

    Circular Walk – 2.25 Miles – 1 & 1/2 hour

    A small circular walk with a short cut option from the Leeds & Liverpool Canal at Saltaire taking in the wooded area of Trench Wood up to Shipley Glen and back along the old Shipley Glen Tramway tracks.

    Circular Walk – 2.5 miles – 1 hour and 30 mins

    Saltaire is a World Heritage site but away from the historical village, the outskirt is definitely a worthwhile trip. Along the river and the canal you will find a beautiful and quiet walk to do. Look out for the wildlife and the fish!

    Linear Walk – 2.8 Miles – 1 & 1/2 hour

    From the iconic East Riddlesden Hall National Trust property to Bingley, there is only one way and it’s along the canal! This easy walk has a lot to offer and we guarantee you won’t be disappointed.

    Circular Walk – 2.9 Miles – 1 & 1/2 hour

    This walk is all about the places where young Sir Fred Hoyle spent time observing the many wonders of engineering and manufacturing factories surrounding Bingley at the time.

    Linear Walk – 3 Miles – 1 & 1/2 hour

    An ideal family walk with plenty of industrial heritage and natural history, as well as some close up views of the magnificent structures along the Bingley bypass road.

    Circular Walk – 3.5 Miles – 2 hours

    A urban walk on the fringe of the countryside with lots of interest. You’ll go via the typical Dales village of Micklethwaite, finishing along the towpath of the Leeds Liverpool canal.

    Circular Walk – 3.5 Miles – 2 hours

    Quite an easy walk with no steep hills, walking mainly on farmland footpaths and along reservoirs to the north of Eldwick.

    Linear Walk – 3.5 Miles – 2 hours

    From the edge of Keighley to the beautiful Bingley St Ives Park, this walk will take you through the great Yorkshire countryside landscape.

    Circular Walk – 3.6 Miles – 1 & 1/2 hour

    This easy walk will take you all around town on a walk of discovery! It’s one of our favourites and is perfect for first time visitors or residents alike.

    Circular Walk – 3.9 Miles – 1 & 1/2 hour

    An easy wildlife walk which will take you along the riverside and through woodlands. Good chances to see deer and kingfishers!

    Circular Walk – 4.2 Miles – 1 & 1/2 hour

    The River Aire and the Leeds and Liverpool canal form an easy to follow route on this walk. You will also see a local architectural wonder known locally as the “Seven Arches Aqueduct".

    Easy Health Walks in Bingley

    If you feel it might be a bit too much for you, why not join one of the three weekly health walks available in the town? They are organised by Champions Show the Way part of the NHS Bradford District Care Trust.

    Bingley WaW Sunday Walks

    Why not join us on one of our regular guided walks every 2nd Sunday of the month? They are about 5 miles long (2 hours) and will give you the opportunity to discover the area in and around Bingley.

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