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Wildlife & Nature Event:Heritage Open Days - Hidden Nature (Online) at Bradford Cathedral

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Wildlife & Nature Event, Fri 11 - Sun 20 Sep 2020, free entry


Hidden Nature.

Hidden Nature.


1 Stott Hill,

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Fri 11 - Sun 20 Sep Heritage Open Days - Hidden Nature (Online)
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For this year's Heritage Open Days, we'll be releasing a series of special videos online along the theme of ‘Hidden Nature’.

Every day will see the cathedral launching a video on their website, YouTube channel and Facebook page, in their new series called ‘Hidden Nature Close-Up’. These will cover a wide range of subjects and will see Bradford Cathedral’s Director of Education and Visitors, Maggie Myers, revealing where you can find snakes; Ilkley’s famous ‘Cow and Calf’ rocks; and even a Green Man within the building.

Alongside these daily videos there will be special ones exploring William Morris and the Arts and Crafts Movement; William Scoresby, Arctic explorer and later Vicar of Bradford Parish Church, now the cathedral; and the designs of Louisa Pesel.

For those wanting something more relaxing, there will also be videos filmed in the cathedral groups at dawn and twilight to capture the beauty of nature, and a chance for people to walk the updated ‘Tranquillity Trail’, a short circular walk from the cathedral taking in Peel Park and Undercliffe Cemetery, with an online map released soon highlighting some of the things you can see on the walk.


Friday 11th September
Dawn Chorus in Cathedral Close
Hidden Nature Close-Up 1: Icon- “Cow and Calf Rocks”

Saturday 12th September
Hidden Nature Close-Up 2: Snakes

Sunday 13th September
The Hidden Nature Backgrounds of the William Morris and Co. Windows in Bradford Cathedral
Hidden Nature Close-Up 3: Ichthus in the Lady Chapel and Animals on the Bishop’s Throne

Monday 14th September
Hidden Nature Close-Up 4: Animals and Plants in the First World War Window

Tuesday 15th September
Hidden Nature Close-Up 5: Fruit on the William Morris altar frontal and the Green Man under the pulpit

Wednesday 16th September
William Scoresby, Arctic explorer, scientist and later Vicar of Bradford Parish Church (now Bradford Cathedral)
Hidden Nature Close-Up 6: Birds, Insects (and a tiny pig!)

Thursday 17th September
Hidden Nature Close-Up 7: Pelicans

Friday 18th September
Louisa Pesel and the “Khaki” or First World War Altar Frontal
Hidden Nature Close-Up 8: Bradford Boar

Saturday 19th September
Hidden Nature Close-Up 9: Flowers

Sunday 20th September
Hidden Nature Close-Up 10: St. Aidan’s Chapel Wall hangings
Twilight in Cathedral Close

For full details, and to view the videos, please visit

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedDisabled toiletsFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsFrench signs/guidesGerman signs/guidesGift shopPicnic sitePublic toiletsSpanish signs/guidesWheelchairs availableAccepts groups

Please remember the Cathedral is over 500 years old! Disabled access is possible to most areas and there are abled and disabled toilet facilities. There is a selection of restaurants and cafes available nearby.

Event details

Dates Times
Fri 11 - Sun 20 Sep 2020 00:00 to 23:55


Free entry



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Map reference: SE 166332  Lat: 53.79483 Long: -1.74947

By Public Transport:
Train:Bradford Forster Square (nearest) and Bradford Interchange
Bus: Church Bank (Stop P9/P10), 613/614, 645/646, 636/637, 670, 682 Bolton Road (Stop P6/P8) 612, 640/641
Metro:Canal Road/Cathedral (Stop 3) round-city bus

By Road:
Off Barkerend Road via the Shipley Airedale Road.
Parking - the Broadway Bradford 0600 to 0100 weekdays £3.50/weekends £1.50 all day: Captain Street £1.50 all day.
Driver-disabled only parking onsite.

Parking: free

Parking: with charge

Accessible by Public Transport: 0 miles from Forster Square station


  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • French signs/guidesFrench signs/guides
  • German signs/guidesGerman signs/guides
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Spanish signs/guidesSpanish signs/guides
  • Wheelchairs availableWheelchairs available
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups

Please remember the Cathedral is over 500 years old! Disabled access is possible to most areas and there are abled and disabled toilet facilities. There is a selection of restaurants and cafes available nearby.

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details


  • The surface of the car park and pathway leading to entrance:
  • a mix of tarmac and york stone paving

  • YesDrop-off point for guests outside entrance
  • The route from the parking area to the entrance:
    • YesIs flat (i.e. without steps)

Public Areas

  • Level access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift:
    • YesFrom the entrance to reception / ticket area
    • YesTo a specially adapted public toilet suitable for wheelchair users
    • YesTo the gift shop
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
  • YesContrast markings on clear surfaces such as glass doors
  • YesBaby changing facilities
  • YesHearing loop installed in public areas


  • YesEntrance is well lit


  • YesSeating available for visitors with limited mobility
  • YesEffective lighting for visually impaired visitors
  • YesGood colour/tonal contrast for visually impaired visitors
  • YesRoutes/pathways suitable for wheelchair users or visitors with limited mobility
  • YesDisplays at suitable height for wheelchair users / children
  • YesAudible alarm system


Please remember that the Cathedral is over 500 years old! We have done our very best to make the building accessible to all disabled visitors and hope you enjoy your visit. * * For assistance please ask a member of staff to help. * * The Cathedral Office is up a short flight of steps so please ring the bell in the shop area and someone will come out.