The maximum people on this walk will be 8, including the walk leader.
This is an excellent, fairly flat, Autumnal walk. It will undoubtedly be muddy but should be full of colour and pleasant vistas!
Starting from Saltaire station we'll drop down to the canal and walk briefly parallel to the canal until we reach Hirst Wood Lock which we'll cross and enter into the mystical Hirst Wood!
We'll head through the atmospheric wood; admiring the golden colours. Eventually we'll exit left and this time track the River Aire which will be less busy than the canal. We'll continue following the river until we reach Bradford and Bingley rugby club when we'll cross a very busy road then follow Beckfoot Lane which takes us past a golf course and Bingley Congs cricket ground.
After which, we'll cross the bridge and traverse Myrtle Park and rejoin the path next to the river. Eventually we will emerge near The Brown Cow pub when we'll turn right and cross the road to find the bridge that is over the by-pass.
Once over the bridge, we'll be back next to the canal turning left to go 1st past the 3 Rise locks and eventually to the iconic 5 Rise locks. We'll cross the lock and ,depending on the current COVID restrictions, may visit the cafe next to the locks which obviously has toilets.
Once we are ready, we'll head back past the locks again but this time will continue on the canal towpath back towards Saltaire for 2 miles until we reach Hirst Wood again. This time we'll find a different route but still end up where we entered it earlier. From there we'll cross the river into lower Baildon and follow the path next to the river that takes us to the gate from which we'll access Roberts Park . We'll take the straight promenade through the park; turning right to cross the bridge back into Saltaire.
Due to COVID-19, we all need to take extra steps to stay safe. Please follow all safety advice given by the walk leader, including the latest guidelines on physical distancing. For more information about COVID-19 and Ramblers group walks, please see our guidance for walkers on the coronavirus pages of the Ramblers website.
Booking your place
If you would like to join this walk, please book a place using the Link in Additional Notes section below. If you are viewing this on the Ramblers App the Additional Notes are not displayed, please visit the websites for the booking link.
Please note that places will fill up quickly, bookings will start at 8pm on 12/10/20 and will close 24hrs before the start time of the walk. If you are unable to attend, please cancel your booking so that someone else can take your place. Please do not turn up for a walk without booking, as we will have to turn you away.