Baildon Heritage Trails

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Here you will find links to the text and in many cases images of walks around Baildon.

Heritage Trails

Under the Railway Viaduct, Tong Park, Baildon. Drawn by Roy Lorrain-Smith

In 2008 the Baildon Local History Society contacted Baildon Parish Council and asked about producing Heritage Trail booklets based on the walks that the History Society sometimes conducted people on. The History Society showed examples of what they had put together. Baildon Parish Council agreed to fund the the first batch of booklets.

The first six walks (printed in Nov 2009 by Moorprint at a cost of £695[1]) were made available, free of charge, from various places in Baildon including the library. Demand was high and the first 600 had all gone within 3 weeks. After a reprint the booklets were made available from the library at a price that just covered the cost of the printing - £1 each.

PDF versions of these walks were made available from their website and Baildon Town Council have continued this. You can find these files in their document management system here. The Town Council website may change over time so if that link doesn't work you may need to search for them. The latest version should always be somewhere on the Town Council website but I have made versions available from here. Each entry below has a link to a local PDF file if I have been able to get one.

The pages linked to in the wiki below will contain the text of the booklets and should also include the images but the intention is that they will include links to other pages to create a wider experience for the visitor. (This may be limited to the ones that Paul Marfell worked on.)

Other Walks

The Baildon Local History Society have also released some of the walks that will probably not be made available in the same way but can be read here.


  1. Parish Council Minutes