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5 Rise Locks, Airedale Hill Tops and 2 Smoking Towns

Public Transport based walk with Jane Tedder.

11.0 mi



A pleasantly surprising and varied moderate circular walk around where I grew up "on't other side o't Pennines!" We'll take in green hills and farmland, pretty riverside and canalside trails and industrial heritage in the mill towns of Bingley and Saltaire.

We'll start in the Sir Titus' UNESCO world heritage model village of Saltaire, crossing through Robert's Park and ascend the Shipley Glen Tramway path, continuing to the top of Baildon Hill where we can survey the genius of Sir Titus' creation from above. After descending, we traverse green countryside trails and farms over the tops above Eldwick and descend via Prince of Wales park to Bingley's famous Five Rise Locks.

From there, we follow the pretty Riverside Walk through Myrtle Park before rejoining the Leeds to Liverpool Canal to see more locks, an aqueduct and the final home straight back to Saltaire where there'll be opportunity to check out Salt's Mill 1853 gallery, shops and cafe.

There are plenty of food and drink options in Saltaire village.

Salt Mill and car park closes at 6pm. If you want to explore the mill what about arriving a bit earlier?

Meet & Travel arrangements - Public Transport

We’ll use public transport from Manchester to travel to and return from the walk start/end.
Itinerary is below - click station links for map and further information.

09:25: Meet at Manchester Piccadilly for the train at 09:42. You will need to purchase a ticket prior to meeting.

Suggested ticket:

Off peak day return  - Manchester Piccadilly to Saltaire £21.30

Alternatively you can park nearby and walk to the station:

09:42: Train departs for the walk start at Saltaire Train Station.

11:21: Walk starts at Saltaire Train Station.

Return from Saltaire Train Station. '28 and '58 minutes past the hour back to Leeds

Waypoints: Salts Mill, Shipley Glen Tramway, Baildon Hill, Eldwick, Five Rise Locks, Myrtle Park, Dowley Gap, Salts Mill


Change at Leeds for the Skipton bound train to Saltaire.

29-6-2013 09:25 29-6-2013 20:00:00 Europe/London 5 Rise Locks, Airedale Hill Tops and 2 Smoking Towns Saltaire Train Station MAD Walkers
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