Sparkling Bradford

Discover the Outdoors

Enjoy the stark beauty of winter in Bradford & district there's plenty of space to have fun. Put on your bobble hat and scarf and brave the cold, go on a walk to recharge your batteries, take in the classic sights of the Cow and Calf rocks in Ilkley, and the Top Withens near Haworth, or find a new place to explore along the Millennium Way.  At this time of year, woodlands can be especially magical, from Judy Woods to Bingley's St. Ives Estate Country Park, where you'll find intriguing wood carvings and a lovely quiet space. A visit to our Green flag award parks are a great place to enjoy the fresh air, reconnect with nature, and to play. Discover 'art in the park' and the majestic Cartwright Hall in Lister Park, or visit the fascinating Cliffe Castle Museum and Park, which has a small woodland, play area, aviary, glass house, and water features!

Explore some of Bradford's most beautiful winter landscapes while walking, jogging, or cycling; there are many maps and routes to choose from; get ideas on this webpage. Share your favourites with us on social media #sparklingbradford.

Stay safe, stay inspired - we look forward to welcoming you back.
Baildon Walkers Are Welcome
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Baildon Walkers Are Welcome

This autumn and winter, enjoy 3 to 6 mile circular self-guided walks from Bracken Hall Green and Shipley Glen.  Be inspired by Baildon Walkers are Welcome latest publication. Copies of the Bracken Hall and Shipley Glen book, costing £5, available by mail-order (£1 postage) from Baildon Walkers Are Welcome.  If you prefer to join a guided walk this winter, check out the latest guided walks on offer.

"Enjoyment of the Landscape is the Thrill."
David Hockney

Bingley Walkers Are Welcome

Come to Bingley, a town where Walkers are Welcome. There are several walks and events to choose from!

Bingley Photo Walk 

Bingley Walkers are Welcome and Bingley Camera Club have joined forces to hold a photo walk challenge competition that has been funded by Funded by West Yorkshire Local Authority CityConnect. Why not try the fun photo clue walk around Bingley? This easy, self-guided walk is perfect for families. There are photographic clues to follow and riddles to solve.