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Bingley & Airedale

Watershed Walks - Bailden Moor Heritage Trail

Baildon Moor shows much evidence of past uses, some of which is quite surprising!  Leaving the car park behind, the walk passes the site of a WW2 anti-aircraft site and a Victorian rifle range which was used into the 20th century.  There are the remains of a fireclay mine, and as you head away from Baildon you pass water filled depressions which are the remains of claypits.  There is a triangulation point on the top of Baildon Hill and a directional diorama erected by the Friends of Baildon Moor.  Once you are over the Baildon to Eldwick Road you will see two parallel lines of Bronze Age earthworks, the urns from which are displayed in local museums.  The route takes you to the scout camp at Sconce and then beyond to the sandstone rocks of Eaves Quarry, which yielded walling stone, floor and roof flags and quality blocks used to construct a local church.  Who would have thought so much of our past could be seen on the moor - if you know what to look for.



THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW.
 
Distance
2.5 miles/4km
Height Gain
m
Grade
Cycle Grade
OS Map Number
OS Explorer map 21 (South Pennines)
Car (Parking)
Stiles
Steps
Circular
Linear
Start Point
Car park on Hawkesworth Road
Nearest Town
Baildon
Public Transport
Bus times available from WYMetro : www.wymetro.com or 0113 245 7676.
Toilets on Route
No toilets on route
Nearest Refreshments
Pubs, shops and cafes available in Baildon
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