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One of the best ways to explore Bradford district is on foot.  Renowned for our rolling hills and rugged moorland, Bradford is a paradise for walkers of all abilities. You will find three Walkers are Welcome towns throughout the district, Bingley, Baildon and Burley in Wharfedale which proves we really are walker friendly. 

There are lots of walks for all abilities including long distance walks or you can simply enjoy the peace and tranquility as you stroll along the canal towpaths.  

The main long distance walks which run through the district are: 

The Bradford Millennium Way  is  a 45 mile circular walk encompassing much of the idyllic countryside that surrounds the City of Bradford

The Dales Way  is a long distance footpath of about 80 miles (129km) which starts from Ilkley to Bowness-on-Windermere.

The Dales High Way is a 90 miles walk from Saltaire via Ilkley and the Dales finishing in Appleby-in-Westmorland

The Welcome Way – 28-mile circular walk in West Yorkshire.

A selection of self guided walks are available to download below, a full range of walks for the Bradford district can be found here


Silsden Strolls

You will find a network of routes around Silsden.

Take your pick from:

  • 8 Silsden Strolls, all approx 3 - 4 miles
  • The Silsden Circle, a 7.5 mile loop
  • 3 Silsden Strides, approx 7 miles each
  • The Silsden Circuit, a 15.5m hike 

For full information and updates on the routes created through this local project, visit the website www.silstrolls.org.uk 


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