Are you looking for a self-guided moderate walk in Bingley and surroundings? Something which can be done in the morning or in the afternoon? You’ve found the right page for it!
Listing of moderate 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.
|Old Snickets, Park & Moorland - A Sir Fred Hoyle Walk||Timing: approx. 2 hours||3.2 miles - Circular Walk|
|East Morton, Sunnydale and the Glen||Timing: approx. 2 hours||3.5 miles - Circular Walk|
|Morton East and West||Timing: approx. 2 hours and 30 mins||4 miles - Circular Walk|
|Around St Ives Estate||Timing: approx. 2 hours and 30 mins||4 miles - Circular Walk|
|Above the Aire Valley||Timing: approx. 2 hours and 30 mins||4 miles - Linear Walk|
|Gilstead - A Sir Fred Hoyle Walk||Timing: 2 hours||4.2 Miles - Circular Walk|
|St Ives & the Black Hills||Timing: 2.5 hours||4.5 miles - Circular Walk|
|Aire Valley Woodland and Water||Timing: approx. 2 hours||4.5 miles - Circular Walk|
|A Walk Around St Ives Estate Boundaries||Timing: 2 hours||4.75 miles - Circular Walk|
|Lady Blantyre's Rock and the Ferrand's Monument||Timing: approx. 2 to 3 hours||5 miles - Circular Walk|
|Bradford Fairtrade Way - Bingley to Baildon||Timing: approx. 2 to 3 hours||5 miles - Linear Walk|
|Crossroads to Bingley||Timing: approx. 2 to 3 hours||5.3 miles - Linear Walk|
|Norr Hill via Wilsden - Bingley Start||Timing: approx. 2 and a half hours||5.9 miles - Circular Walk|
|Norr Hill||Timing: approx. 2 to 3 hours||6 miles - Circular Walk|
|Bingley's Hidden Secrets||Timing: 4 hours||8.3 miles - Circular Walk|
|The Welcome Way Bingley Loop||Timing: 4 hours||8.5 miles - Circular Walk|
Sources of moderate self-guided walks
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
This scenic circular walk plans to link the 9 Fairtrade villages and towns in the Bradford district
Circular Walk – 3.2 Miles – Approx. 2 hours
We imagine that young Fred Hoyle would have used many of the old snickets going up and down the town on this walk. The highlight of this treck is walking up to Gilstead Crags where the view from this moorland over the Aire Valley is quite breath-taking!
Circular Walk – 4 Miles – 2 & 1/2 hours
This walk involves quite a bit of climbing, across fields, woodland and moorland. You will pass by the Coppice Pond, Lady Blantyre’s rock and the Ferrands Memorial before visiting Druids Altar with its spectacular views of the Aire Valley.
Linear Walk – 4 Miles – 2 & 1/2 hours
The walk links the towns of Keighley and Bingley. It starts with a steep uphill climb before levelling out high above the Aire Valley with great views from Druids Altar. Then its downhill through St Ives Estate to reach Bingley town centre.
Circular Walk – 4.2 Miles – 2 hours
Gilstead is where young Fred Hoyle lived. Most importantly, you will see the house where he lived in with his mother, a cottage belonging to the Milnerfield Estate. The walk also includes Hirst Wood and part of Shipley Glen.
Circular Walk – 4.75 Miles – 2 hours
St Ives estate near Bingley is a popular destination for all types of leisure activities. It’s a big wooded estate and is owned by the Bradford & City Metropolitan District. This walk will take you all around its boundaries.
Circular Walk – 5 Miles – 3 hours
Starting with a steep climb through the back streets of Keighley, the walk reaches its highest point in St Ives Estate. Then it is quite level before starting your return over Harden Moor and a steep descent back to Keighley.
Linear Walk – 5 Miles – 3 hours
This scenic linear walk between Bingley and Baildon incorporating canal and moorland has about 200m of steady climb to reach the top of Baildon Moor. But you won’t be disappointed by the views there! So really worth the effort.
Circular Walk – 5.9 Miles – 2 & 1/2 hours
Norr Hill is a prominent feature above the Aire Valley and at 262m/859ft of altitude it’s definitely worth a visit to see the great views from there! At the top is a triangulation pillar, so another excuse to make this walk in particular and maybe start the habit of “trigbagging"?
Circular Walk – 8.3 Miles – 4 hours
A great walk for those wishing to explore the wonders of Bingley and its hidden secrets taking in the River Aire, moorland, woodland and the canal. The views are also breathtaking as you will be going up and down the hills all around the town.