Welcome Walks: Our very popular Welcome Walks are led by volunteer Walk leader, Muppett. The weekly sessions take place on a Wednesday evening during the summer months, taking in the many footpaths, bridleways and parks of Keighley. The idea grew from a conversation between Keighley Big Local and Keighley Salvation Army. The Salvation Army support people new to Keighley, including those facing factors harming them or their family and who are unfamiliar with the area and what it has to offer. Walking as a group would be a great means of welcoming new residents to Keighley, make new friends and develop a network of fellow walkers.
So, if you are new to Keighley, welcome! Come and join us for a series of walks & discover your new home and if you know Keighley in-side out, come and join us and share your knowledge. Our Welcome Walks take place on a Wednesday evening and are no longer than 3.5 Mile.
Aire Valley Wanderers
Aire Valley Wanderers: The Aire Valley Wanderers is a self-organising walking group. Explore the hidden gems of the Aire and Worth valley and learn about the local and natural history of the walks.The walks take place on Thursday afternoons, starting at 1.30 pm and will be up to 3 miles in length. The walks are aimed at people who have reasonably good mobility and some of the walks will include hill climbing (up and down) and will go over uneven surfaces. Well behaved dogs on leads are also welcome.
For further information and directions to the start of each walk, contact Richard Pemberton 07770792586 or https://www.walkingforhealth.org.uk/content/aire-and-worth-valley-wanderers.
Aire Valley Wanderers is part of Walking for Health, England’s largest network of health walks with over 360 active walking schemes, helping people across the country lead a more active lifestyle. Find out more here: https://www.walkingforhealth.org.uk/
Keighley Walking Festival
Keighley Walking Festival
The Keighley Walking Festival took place in 2018 between 17th &23rd September. We hope it becomes a regular fixture in the Keighley calendar.
The aim of this festival is to allow the general public to try out a whole range of walks, ranging from Short Park strolls to riverside and Canal -side walks, as well as more strenuous rambles in the surrounding countryside. In fact over the course of the week there will be 25 walks on offer, run by 18 different groups or organisations. At the same time the festival will give the opportunity to promote Keighley’s wonderful countryside, introduce an audience to its hidden gems and promote Keighley in a positive Light & if it proves to be successful and popular it could be an Annual event in the Keighley Calendar.