Launch of Yorkshire Heritage Way


The 42 mile Yorkshire Heritage Way recreational trail between Bradford and Ripon created jointly by the Burley Bridge Association and Ramblers Lower Wharfedale is officially launched on Friday 29 April. The trail links the World Heritage sites of Saltaire and Fountains Abbey as well as passing through stunning countryside in Bradford District and North Yorkshire. The launch event at Bradford Cathedral from 9.00am to 10.00am is open to all, and celebrates the publication of a 60 page fully illustrated route guide.

The event also marks the start of a guided four day inaugural walk of the trail beginning at 10.00am. Finishing at Ripon Cathedral on Monday 2 May, the walk coincides with the 1350th celebration of the founding of the Cathedral, and walkers will be invited, should they wish on arrival, to participate in the Beer Festival taking place that day as part of the festivities.

Those wishing to take part in the 4 day walk should register beforehand, especially if you wish to book a place on the minibus transport arrangements being organised for the second, third and fourth days. The itinerary will be:

Friday 29 April, Stage 1. Bradford Cathedral to Saltaire. 4.5 miles Departs 10.00
Friday 29 April, Stage 2. Saltaire to Burley in Wharfedale. 8.5 miles Departs 1.00 pm
Saturday 30 April, Stage 3: Burley in Wharfedale to Thruscross 10 miles: Departs 10.00
Sunday 1 May, Stage 4: Thruscross to Brimham Rocks: 9 miles: Departs 10.00
Monday 2 May, Stage 5: Brimham Rocks to Ripon: 10 miles: Departs 10.00

A limited number of minibus places will also be available to bring walkers back to Burley railway station on Saturday afternoon, and from Burley station to starting points on Sunday and Monday, returning to the station at the end of each afternoon

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The walks are free but a small contribution will be asked from walkers to cover transport costs should minibus places be required.

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  • Description of route - Bradford Cathedral to Ripon
  • Length of route (miles) - 42
  • Typical duration of route - 5 stages, split over 4 days

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Launch of Yorkshire Heritage Way

Type:Guided Walk

Bradford City Centre, Bradford, BD1

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