Bradford Ring

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Start: Cottingley Bridge
Distance: 32 miles (51 km)
Grid Ref: SE112379
Climbing: 1,121 metres
Walk time: 12-16 hours
Days: 2-3

Ordnance Survey Explorer Map (1:25,000)

Summary: The Bradford Ring is a walk which circles the outskirts of the West Yorkshire Town. The route was originally concieved as fourteen walks which when parts of them were linked formed a chain encircling Bradford. From Cottingley the walk heads through Hirst Wood and along the Aire valley to Shipley from where it continues on the Towing Path of the Leeds and Liverpool Canal to Apperley. The route continues, now on the same course as the Leeds Country Way to Pudsey and afterwards parts withh the Leeds Country Way as it continues to Tong. Next visited are Drighlington and Birkenshaw. Oakenshaw and Scholes come next followed by Bailiff Bridge and Norwood Green. The Calderdale Way and Bronte Way are each briefly joined during the next stage of the Ring in the areas of Shelf and Queensbury. Thornton is visited and Wilsden closely passed before the walk continues to finish back in Cottingley.

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