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Shipley

West Yorkshire


Slow Ways linking Shipley and Baildon, Bingley, Bradford, Horsforth, Thornton (Bradford), Yeadon

England / West Yorkshire / Shipley

Shipley’s six Slow Ways are 58% checked

Drawn: 6/6
reviewed: 5/6
verified: 2/6
and surveyed: 1/6

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Walk to Shipley from further afield

Slow Way Route To do
Bingley—Shipley
Binshi one Enjoy me Distance 6km/3mi Ascent 47m Descent 35m
Shipley—Baildon
Shibai one Review me Distance 3km/2mi Ascent 23m Descent 105m
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 -
Shipley—Horsforth
Shiplhorsf one

Double check Distance 12km/8mi Ascent 266m Descent 301m
Shipley—Yeadon
Shiyea one Survey me Distance 9km/5mi Ascent 56m Descent 166m
Thornton (Bradford)—Shipley
Thoshi one Pioneer me Distance 10km/6mi Ascent 353m Descent 187m

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Collective progress

63% of Shipley’s six route options are drawn, reviewed, surveyed and/or verified

8/8

drawn

7/8

reviewed

3/8

surveyed

2/8

verified

10 people have contributed to Shipley’s Slow Ways

2 people have pledged to walk and review a route

3 people have surveyed a route in Shipley

51km out of 61km have been walked and reviewed

109km of reviews have been shared in Shipley

Latest Updates

Unfortunately, due to overgrown footpaths, we had to make a few diversions, and parts of the route were inaccurately plotted (on non existent footpaths). With a few small edits, I would recommend this route....

Ellie C

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Shipley—Baildon

Alex Beardsley pledged to walk Shibai one

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Shame about the short section along the road at this point but the road is quiet and a footpath appears as you approach Esholt. Then out the other side of Esholt, you are briefly back onto an extremely quiet road before heading into the woods. The worst bit is the long drag up the hill to the town centre at the end!...

robliz

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Great walk through the woods from Yeadon to Shipley - this is the first time I'd walked here despite it being on my doorstep...

Tom P

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Shipley

Tom P surveyed Shipley

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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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Shipley—Bradford

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

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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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Mary Oz surveyed Binshi one

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The route leaves Bingley Station past a big supermarket on over a footbridge to access the canal towpath. Unfortunately, the bridge to leave the canal has a flight of steps before crossing the canal itself....

Mary Oz

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I walked this route with a group of 15, and found it quite an easy walk....

Sarah Njeri

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Sarah Njeri took this photo on Binshi one

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Shipley

Ross surveyed Shipley

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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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An easy route to follow using street footways down out of Yeadon, a short length of walking down a lane then into the woodland tracks. After another section of walking along a quiet lane, the slow way crosses fields, then after crossing the river on a sturdy footbridge continues into Shipley along the well maintained towpath....

Ross

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Easy, mostly flat walk, mostly along canal towpath...

Rambler

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Easy to navigate along canal towpath...

DB

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Lovely walk predominantly by the Leeds-Liverpool Canal....

jskinner

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Only thing that let's it down is the long stretch along the main road....

robliz

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Shipley

Howieland surveyed Shipley

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Straightforward, flat, easy to navigate walk along the canal towpath....

robliz

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Bingley—Shipley

Slow Ways added Binshi one, a new walk from Bingley to Shipley

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Shipley—Baildon

Slow Ways added Shibai one, a new walk from Shipley to Baildon

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Shipley—Bradford

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

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Shipley—Horsforth

Slow Ways added Shiplhorsf one, a new walk from Shipley to Horsforth

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Shipley—Yeadon

Slow Ways added Shiyea one, a new walk from Shipley to Yeadon

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Thornton (Bradford)—Shipley

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

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Shipley, Thu 30 May

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Shipley’s Slow Ways starting point

Grid ref

SE1500337413

Lat / Lon

53.83278° / -1.77352°

Easting / Northing

415,003E / 437,413N

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Facilities

Users have reported that the following facilities can be found within 1km of Shipley'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

Official ‘Walkers are Welcome’ town

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