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!

Fact sheet
  • Number of Moderate Walks: 16
  • Total Distance: 80.65 miles
  • Total Time: 31 hours
  • 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.

    Walk TitleDifficultyDistanceSource
    Old Snickets, Park & Moorland - A Sir Fred Hoyle WalkTiming: approx. 2 hours3.2 miles - Circular WalkWalkers are Welcome logo - Small Size
    East Morton, Sunnydale and the GlenTiming: approx. 2 hours3.5 miles - Circular Walkvisit-bradford-64
    Morton East and WestTiming: approx. 2 hours and 30 mins4 miles - Circular Walkvisit-bradford-64
    Around St Ives EstateTiming: approx. 2 hours and 30 mins4 miles - Circular Walkvisit bradford logo
    Above the Aire ValleyTiming: approx. 2 hours and 30 mins4 miles - Linear Walkvisit bradford logo
    Gilstead - A Sir Fred Hoyle WalkTiming: 2 hours4.2 Miles - Circular WalkWalkers are Welcome logo - Small Size
    St Ives & the Black HillsTiming: 2.5 hours
    4.5 miles - Circular WalkWalkers are Welcome logo - Small Size
    Aire Valley Woodland and WaterTiming: approx. 2 hours4.5 miles - Circular Walkvisit-bradford-64
    A Walk Around St Ives Estate BoundariesTiming: 2 hours4.75 miles - Circular WalkWalkers are Welcome logo - Small Size
    Lady Blantyre's Rock and the Ferrand's MonumentTiming: approx. 2 to 3 hours5 miles - Circular Walkvisit bradford logo
    Bradford Fairtrade Way - Bingley to BaildonTiming: approx. 2 to 3 hours5 miles - Linear Walkfairtrade way logo
    Crossroads to BingleyTiming: approx. 2 to 3 hours5.3 miles - Linear WalkGowalking Keighley Logo - Small Size
    Norr Hill via Wilsden - Bingley StartTiming: approx. 2 and a half hours5.9 miles - Circular WalkWalkers are Welcome logo - Small Size
    Norr HillTiming: approx. 2 to 3 hours6 miles - Circular Walkvisit bradford logo
    Bingley's Hidden SecretsTiming: 4 hours8.3 miles - Circular WalkWalkers are Welcome logo - Small Size
    The Welcome Way Bingley LoopTiming: 4 hours8.5 miles - Circular WalkWalkers are Welcome logo - Small Size

    Sources of moderate self-guided walks

    Bingley Walkers are Welcome Walks

    We have a selection of 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

    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

    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 – 3.5 Miles – Approx. 2 hours

    A hilly walk, through a mix of woodland and farmland starting at the centre of East Morton and going past the Sunnydale Reservoir. This walk is not suitable for pushchairs or wheelchairs.

    Circular Walk – 4 Miles – 2 hours

    An ideal family walk between Crossflatts and Riddlesden offering good views along the valley. Walking on mainly field paths, ginnels, estate roads and the canal with a bit of hill climbing towards West Morton.

    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 – 4.5 Miles – 2.5 hours

    A great walk combining history and nature and going through the St Ives Estate and the Black Hills above Harden. There is quite a bit of a climb half way through but the views are rewarding!

    Circular Walk – 4.5 Miles – 2 hours

    An ideal family walk between woodland and water 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 – 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.

    Linear Walk – 5.3 Miles – 2 to 3 hours

    This walk in the heart of the Brontë Country will surprise you with the wonderful scenery and views it has to offer. So enjoy and don't forget to have a deserving break at the end in Bingley!

    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 – 6 Miles – 2 & 1/2 hours

    A surprisingly rural walk through what most would consider an urban area. After an easy start, it soon changes as you start climbing to the top of Norr Hill. Then it's level or downhill on your return, finishing along the River Aire.

    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.

    Circular Walk – 8.5 Miles – 4 hours

    The Bingley Loop is a 8.5 mile circular walk through parts of the Aire Valley, visiting lanes, packhorse trails and snickets of Eldwick, Micklethwaite and Bingley.

    Easy Walks in Bingley

    If you feel it might be a bit too much for you, take a look at our selection of easy walks.

    Hard Walks in Bingley

    Looking for something a bit more challenging? Maybe a training walk for your next Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge? Take a look at our range of hard walks!

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