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Recommended Walks

Bradford district has some fantastic countryside to explore. Below are some self-guided walks which take in some of Bradford district's most interesting scenery including landmarks like Top Withens, Ilkley Moor and the Leeds Liverpool Canal. 

Saltaire & Airedale

Leeds Liverpool Canal

The Leeds Liverpool Canal is one of the longest canal's in England and is an ideal place for a walk or stroll.  There are several towns and villages near the canal including the UNESCO World Heritage Site Saltaire and Bingley. There are several pubs near the canal.  Look out for Five Rise Locks, a feat of 18th century engineering.

Recommended walks which take in the Leeds Liverpool Canal and Five Rise Locks:

A Walk From The Towpath, Saltaire

Aire Valley Water and Woodland

 

 

Brontë Country

Top Withens

Romantic and brooding Brontë Country with its moors and valleys has excellent walks for all abilities.

Discover the countryside that's thought to have inspired the Brontës work and visit Top Withens thought to have been the inspiration for the classic novel Wuthering Heights.

Other points of interest include the Brontë waterfalls and the Brontë chair. 

Recommended walks which takes in Top Withens:

The Brontë Connection

 

 

Ilkley & Wharfedale

Middleton Woods

The beautiful area of Ilkley and Wharfedale is well know for its excellent walking. Take a walk on Ilkley Moor and admire pre-historic rocks such as the Cow and Calf Rocks and the Cup and Ring Stones.

Middleton Woods and the River Wharfe are also popular places for walking, particularly during May when the bluebells come out in Middleton Wood.

Recommended walks which takes in either Cow and Calf Rocks, Ilkley Moor and/or Middleton Woods:

Nesfield and Upper Austby

Mount Calvery and Middleton Woods

Riverside Gardens, Ilkley

 

 

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