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Walk the Bradford District Fair Trade Way with us

Updated: Jun 27, 2022

2022 is the summer of fair trade walks - and after completing the 91 mile Fair Trade Way from Garstang to Keswick on Wednesday 1 June we are walking around Bradford in July.

The end point of each day is the same as the start point of the following day, but you are welcome to join at the start and walk with us for just a few miles. If you plan to join us half way through any of the days please contact us 0791 354 8817 on the day or email to see where we'll be! We’ll firm up on times, and let you know, as it would be great to have more people join along the way.

Join us on the following days:

Saturday 2nd July Bradford to Baildon, via Shipley and Bingley.

13 miles 10am Bradford Cathedral

12.15pm arrive Saltaire, then lunch

12.45pm dep Saltaire station

2.15pm dep Bingley Butter Cross by Market Hall / Bingley Little Theatre

4.15 / 4.45pm arrive Baildon, Browgate

Sunday 3rd July Baildon to Ilkley, via Burley-in-Wharfedale

9 miles 10am Browgate, Baildon

(‘Potted Meat Stick' Memorial, by the roundabout and Hallcliffe / Browgate car park, B6151)

12 noon Bleach Mill, Menston for lunch / or take packed lunch


1pm arrive / dep Burley station

2.30 / 3.0pm arrive Christchurch, Ilkley (near bus and train stations)

Friday 8th July Ilkley to Haworth, via Keighley

11 miles 9am Christchurch, Ilkley

12.15pm arrive Keighley train station, then lunch

12.45pm dep Keighley train station

3.25pm arrive Bronte Parsonage Museum, Haworth (via train station)

Saturday 9th July Haworth to Thornton via Denholme

8 miles 10am Bronte Parsonage Museum, Haworth

12.15pm arrive Denholme, Mechanics Institute / Co-op

12.45pm dep Denholme, Mechanics Institute / Co-op

2.45pm arrive Thornton

Arrive St James's Church Thornton

300, Thornton Road, Thornton, BD13 3AB

3.30 - 5.30pm Ghanaian tea party celebration with Africaniwa, Ghana Union Bradford, Bradford Fairtrade Zone. Free entry. All welcome.

Before the party there will be an opportunity to look around Thornton including:

South Square Community Arts Centre and Café, near Priestley St. on B6145 / Thornton Rd.

Bronte birthplace on Market St. (No. 74)

Bronte exhibition inside St. James church and the Bell Chapel opposite, where Rev. Patrick Bronte

was the curate.

Sunday 10th July Thornton to Bradford 6 miles

9.45am St. James church, Thornton

12.45pm arrive Bradford Cathedral (via city centre which connects with bus and train stations)

Further information: Email / call 07703 778261

Walks organiser: Bradford Fairtrade Zone. Participants walk at their own risk.

Strong footwear along with outdoor clothing to suit the weather is essential. Please carry sufficient

drinks and food. Packed lunch is recommended.

Reasonable level of fitness required: there are some steep walk sections and stiles, and some areas

may be muddy.

On Saturday 9 July we will be having a celebratory Ghanaian tea party at St James Church, Thornton from 3.30 - 5.30pm. All are welcome. There will be Ghanaian food and drink, storytelling and activities.

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