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Best of Bradford

Updated: Mar 16, 2021

Thanks to Hannah in our Facebook community group for sharing this great list of Bradford's dog friendly places and parks to visit:

1. Bingley St Ives Country Park

Loads of space to let your dog off the lead, amazing adventure playground, duck pond, free parking, great cafe - what's not to love! You can keep it simple for little legs or do some lengthier walks if your small one is small enough for a carrier/up for a challenge.

© Bingley Walkers

2. Bolton Abbey

A well-known favourite but it's great! Welly walk, river to play in, stunning setting. I've not tried the cafe in the village but there is that option as well as yummy treats available from the Cavendish Pavilion if you walk further upstream. Parking fairly pricey but you can park for free further out, if you don't mind the extra walk.


3. Baildon/Shipley Glen Tramway/Roberts Park

The tramway is closed for 2020 due to COVID but it's a fun ride up the hill for little ones and dogs are allowed too. You could combine it with the playground in Roberts Park (dogs need to be on the lead throughout the park) and there are loads of lovely places to eat in Saltaire village. Alternatively, get off at the top of the tramway and walk along the residential street to Glen Rd where you can explore the moorland at the top and cut back down through Shipley Glen with some splashing around in Loadpit Beck. Or do it all!

© Bradford District Parks

4. Brontë Waterfalls and Haworth

Maybe less for the kids/dogs and more for me but I love Haworth and the Brontë Waterfalls walk. It's clearly signposted from the village itself and kids can have a good scramble at the falls, which are also a lovely spot for picnic. Plenty of yummy eateries and quaint shops in Haworth itself as well, some of which welcome dogs. I've not discovered a playground here but I'm sure there's one somewhere in the village.


5. Big Viaduct (Hewenden viaduct)

Bit of a stretch for the B theme but we love a wander along the Great Northern Railway cycle route from Cullingworth. Perfect for prams and bikes and you get to cross the Hewenden viaduct which is impressively high, though with kid-safe walls! You can extend the walk (though not with a pram or a bike) to Goit Stock waterfalls as well. Plenty of free on-road parking in Cullingworth then head up past the primary school to get onto the trail.

© Wikipedia

Note - Please check all destination information before travelling for any COVID restrictions


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