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Guided Walk, Fri 16 Dec 2016

Bracken Hall Countyside Centre

Bracken Hall Countyside Centre


John Dallas


Glen Road,
BD17 5EA


Meet at Bracken Hall Countryside Centre for a walk around much of Baildon townships enclosed land. We head up Shipley Glen to the anti aircraft battery and crossing the road, head to the right around the walled land of both Mitton Spring and Bracken Hall Farms to Crook Farm. Here we walk around 'their' enclosed land and Crook Wood - an ancient woodland, up onto Baildon Moor. We follow the paths next to the enclosed farmland right around Baildon Moor to the golf course and into Baildon village, passing examples of gannister, remains of cinder production for trackways and next to WW1 rifle ranges. In Baildon, we head down Northgate and then turn right up Westgate and onto Baildon Bank. Back along Baildon Bank, we spy many examples of carboniferous fossils, both of Lepidodendron trees and Calamites horsetails. We complete our walk passing Midgley, Walker and Trench woods to Prod lane and here we turn right into Shipley Glen and the end of our winter walk.

Walk Route: Around Baildon

Miles: 5

Disabled accessEducation/study areaFacilities for educational visitsPicnic sitePublic toilets

Event details

Dates Times
Fri 16 Dec 2016 10:30
Meet opposite Bracken Hall



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Map reference: SE 131390  Lat: 53.84708 Long: -1.80235

By Road:
Leave A6038 at jct public house following B6151 to Baildon. Take 2nd left exit at roundabout (Baildon Village) and follow road for 1.75 miles to Shipley Glen. Turn right at T-junction and centre is 200yds on right.

By Public Transport:
Follow signs for Shipley Glen tramway. Ride up tramway, walk up side of tramway. Follow road, carry on past road junction on to open glen. Centre 200yds up road, on right-hand side.

Parking: free

Accessible by Public Transport


  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets