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Bradford

West Yorkshire


Slow Ways linking Bradford and Brighouse, Cleckheaton, Halifax, Horsforth, Pudsey, Shipley, Thornton (Bradford)

England / West Yorkshire / Bradford

Bradford’s seven Slow Ways are 39% checked

Drawn: 7/7
reviewed: 4/7
verified: 0/7
and surveyed: 0/7

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Many Slow Ways have several route options. Some will be better than others, or good for different reasons.

Our goal is for each Slow Way to have at least one route that is verified and surveyed. To be verified – and get its snail badge – a route needs at least three positive reviews.

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Walk to Bradford from further afield

Slow Way Route To do
Bradford—Cleckheaton
Bracle one Pioneer me Distance 10km/6mi Ascent 204m Descent 177m
Bradford—Horsforth
Brahor one Pioneer me Distance 13km/8mi Ascent 277m Descent 280m
Bradford—Pudsey
Brapud one

Review me Distance 8km/5mi Ascent 124m Descent 188m
Bradford—Pudsey
Brapud two

Review me Distance 8km/5mi Ascent - Descent -
Brighouse—Bradford
Bribra one Review me Distance 12km/8mi Ascent 198m Descent 244m
Halifax—Bradford
Halbra one

Double check Distance 14km/9mi Ascent 364m Descent 399m
Shipley—Bradford
Shibra one

Review me Distance 7km/4mi Ascent 152m Descent 125m
Shipley—Bradford
Shibra two Review me Distance 7km/5mi Ascent - Descent -
Shipley—Bradford
Shibra three Review me Distance 7km/4mi Ascent - Descent -
Thornton (Bradford)—Bradford
Thobra one Pioneer me Distance 8km/5mi Ascent 170m Descent 39m

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Collective progress

50% of Bradford’s seven route options are drawn, reviewed, surveyed and/or verified

10/10

drawn

7/10

reviewed

3/10

surveyed

0/10

verified

7 people have contributed to Bradford’s Slow Ways

0 people have pledged to walk and review a route

3 people have surveyed a route in Bradford

63km out of 93km have been walked and reviewed

91km of reviews have been shared in Bradford

Latest Updates

In Bradford, between the Lidl in Barkerend and the A6177/Leeds Road junction, the route passes through some very deprived residential areas....

Sean Stayte

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Mary Oz surveyed Shibra three

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Shipley—Bradford

Mary Oz added Shibra three, a new walk from Shipley to Bradford

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I walked this route again, in the opposite direction, before I read Irene’s description, to find the correct entrances/exits from the paths, and this is what I successfully walked. After passing near some of Bradford’s grander buildings the route goes up steps behind the cathedral and on up back streets and a buses-only road to cross the busy A650 at pedestrian lights. At Poplars Park Road a long fence behind new housing prevents you from using the original route onto the Bolton Woods hill and you have to go up a lane, which is at least partially signposted as a public bridleway – another fly-tipping area....

Mary Oz

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1.The path along Bradford Beck under the train bridge on the gpx map goes along to the A6149 – which is why people have found themselves on the road bridge. Instead, when walking along the Beck path, keep an eye open for the path to the left that goes downhill to a bridge over the Beck (it can be a slippy path). Just before Gaisby Lane, there’s a green area to the left of the path; walk across this to the football changing rooms and onto Powell Road; turn right to main road and left up Livingstone Road2 Follow the path along the beck to a tree with a tyre swing, the path goes left here up through an opening to a cul de sac. Follow the road round until meeting Kings Road; cross here and up the steps opposite to a path behind trees, turn right and follow the path to the traffic lights....

Irene Lofthouse

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A great route - really varied; goes through south bradford, the lovely village of wyke, cuts across countryside and then into Brighouse. One of the stiles in the countryside was a bit unsturdy and the path beside the river gets very muddy in winter, but all in all, a wonderful slow way!...

Saira

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Shipley—Bradford

Mary Oz added Shibra two, a new walk from Shipley to Bradford

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Mary Oz surveyed Brapud two

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Bradford—Pudsey

Mary Oz added Brapud two, a new walk from Bradford to Pudsey

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This route was fine except for the access problem at Laisterdyke mentioned by Gemma C. The gate is permanently locked and it is unacceptable to climb over the fence. There a nearby alternative which I have uploaded as BraPud Two....

Mary Oz

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After Tyersal the route follows a lovely wooded, rural section for a mile, on good footpaths....

Mary Oz

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A local resident told me I needed to go further up the road, past the traffic-blocking stones and through Bolton Woods onto the hill, and that new housing blocked the previous route2 The route to leave the hill field is blocked by fencing along the back of the new housing which you can see in Ross’s third picture, and it is necessary to go some way further north east....

Mary Oz

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From the A6037 cycle route 66 is accessed and followed until Gaisby Road. Weaving through the housing and up some steps leads to a busier road which in turn leads to a steep main road uphill past locked allotments....

Mary Oz

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The gpx directs the walker through an area of allotments but the path continues along the road through the junction. walking the other way you will end up back tracking to the cross road junction and walking around the allotments where you find the path....

Ross

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Route takes you along bird Holme lane - past the most docile highland cattle who are usually blocking the often muddy route - this could be avoided if needed by turning right up Wood Lane which takes you up to A 644 a bit earlier - there are a few paths then that you could follow to rejoin the route at coley church Riding hill/ manorley lane is a narrow quiet road with no footpath - but cars can speed up here...

Riggy

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An easy to navigate route with varied scenery - estates and a nice wooded section. There was one section however that a gate was locked so we couldn't access, and had to climb over instead - the turning off New Lane....

GemmaC

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Bradford

EmY surveyed Bradford

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Bradford—Cleckheaton

Slow Ways added Bracle one, a new walk from Bradford to Cleckheaton

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Bradford—Horsforth

Slow Ways added Brahor one, a new walk from Bradford to Horsforth

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Bradford—Pudsey

Slow Ways added Brapud one, a new walk from Bradford to Pudsey

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Brighouse—Bradford

Slow Ways added Bribra one, a new walk from Brighouse to Bradford

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Halifax—Bradford

Slow Ways added Halbra one, a new walk from Halifax to Bradford

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Shipley—Bradford

Slow Ways added Shibra one, a new walk from Shipley to Bradford

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Thornton (Bradford)—Bradford

Slow Ways added Thobra one, a new walk from Thornton (Bradford) to Bradford

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Bradford, Wed 12 June

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Bradford’s Slow Ways starting point

Grid ref

SE1654632842

Lat / Lon

53.79165° / -1.75032°

Easting / Northing

416,546E / 432,842N

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If you’ve polished off all of the routes between Bradford and its neighbours, how about walking its whole web?

This includes the great ring of routes that join its neighbours to each other!

Facilities

Users have reported that the following facilities can be found within 1km of Bradford's meeting point

Public toilet

Wheelchair accessible toilet

Supermarket or convenience shop

Restaurant, cafe or pub

Accommodation

Accommodation for under £50 a night

Campsite

Bothy

Free wifi

Mobility scooter hire

Off-road wheelchair hire

Disabled Parking

Train station

Bus stop

Ferry

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