Bingley and St Ives Walk

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The Bingley and St Ives Walk is one of several walks available for booking by local groups and societies. Click here to see a complete list.

An outline of the walk

Bingley, despite its modern hustle and bustle, is a community with ancient beginnings.  The first recorded mention of the settlement is in the Domesday Survey of 1086, but a settlement was probably established there in the Saxon period.

The walk takes you from the historic town centre through the St Ives Estate to the Druids Altar with its panoramic views over the Aire Valley to Ilkley Moor. Some of the things you will see and hear about are listed listed below.

Detailed information

 Starting point
Outside Bingley railway station.
Public transport Bingley is on one of the major transpennine railway links with regular services to Leeds Bradford and Skipton.
Length of walk About 6 miles
Duration of walk This is difficult to assess without knowing how fast the members of any group walk or how likely they are to ask questions. Probably between 3 and 4 hours.
Difficulty The walk takes place on quiet country lanes and well defined footpaths. However, the route rises approximately 250 metres from the valley bottom to the Druid’s Altar. This is taken in stages with pauses to point out places of interest. However, some walkers may find some of the ascents rather strenuous.The route is not suitable for buggies or wheelchairs.
Some of the things you will see or hear about History of BingleyMarket Hall and StocksMyrtle ParkBeckfoot Pack Horse BridgeSt IvesA witch and a dragon

Lady Blantyre’s Rock

Druid’s Altar

Ireland Bridge

Bingley Church

Ailsa Well


All walks cost £50 for  group bookings.  A 20% discount is available if you book two or more talks or guided walks.

How to book

To find out more or to book a session contact me here.


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