The West Yorkshire Woods Part 2 - The Aire Valley by Christopher Goddard

An illustrated hand-drawn guide to walking and exploring the woodlands of Airedale around Leeds, Bradford and beyond.

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The West Yorkshire Woods Part II is Chris’ latest hand-drawn guide as he returns to the West Yorkshire landscape and the woods of the Aire Valley.
The book covers everything from Castleford to Silsden, including much of Leeds, Bradford, Shipley, Bingley and Keighley. 
Within and between these urban areas is a surprising abundance of wooded landscapes, from grand parks and plantations to swathes of ancient coppiced woodland.
This book maps them out and provides a wealth of information on their rich history, as well as the flora, fauna and fungi that can be found here.
Over twenty suggested walks are included, all accessible by public transport. Intricate maps detail interesting new routes through these woodland landscapes, often straying from the beaten path.
Author: Christopher Goddard
No of Pages: 192
Page Size: 148 x 210 mm
ISBN 10: 1913625028
ISBN 13: 9781913625023
Publisher: Gritstone Publishing Co-Operative
Published Date: April 2021
Edition: April 2021
Binding: Paperback
Illustrations: Hand drawn
Weight: 381g
       iv     Overview Map
       vi     The River Aire
      xiv   Geology of the Aire Valley
      xvi   History of the Aire Valley Woodlands
xxxviii   Woodland Glossary
   1         Chapter 1 - Castleford & Rothwell
              Route 1  - Fairburn Ings from Castleford
              Route 2 - St. Aidan's Nature Park & Townclose Hills from Woodlesford
              Route 3 - Oulton & Methley Park from Woodlesford
  17        Chapter 2 - Leeds
              Route 4 - Middleton Park & Ardsley Fall from Middleton
              Route 5 - Temple Newsam from Crossgates
              Route 6 - Roundhay Park & Gledhow Valley Woods from Oakwood
 33         Chapter 3 - Meanwood Valley
              Route 7 - Adel Woods & Golden Acre Park from Alwoodley
              Route 8 - Meanwood Park & Kirkstall Abbey from Headingley
 47         Chapter 4 - Bramley & Horsforth
              Route 9 - Cookridge, Hawksworth & Bramley Fall Woods from Horsforth
 55        Chapter 5 - Pudsey, Farnley & Tong Becks
              Route 10 - Black Carr, Tong & Post Hill from Pudsey
 65         Chapter 6 - The Heart of the Aire
              Route 11 - Calverley Wood & Fagley Beck from New Pudsey
              Route 12 - Crag Wood, the Biling & Guiseley Beck from Yeadon
              Route 13 - Buck Wood & Esholt Woods from Baildon
 83         Chapter 7 - Shipley & Baildon
              Route 14 - Shipley Glen, Glen Beck & Baildon Bank from Saltaire
              Route 15 - Shipley Glen from Saltaire
 97         Chapter 8 - Bradford
              Route 16 - Hirst Wood, Chellow Dean & Northcliffe Woods fromSaltaire
              Route 17 - Bradford Beck, Bolton Woods & Wrose Hill from Bradford
109        Chapter 9 - Bingley & Harden Beck
              Route 18 - Cottingley Woods from Bingley
              Route 19 - Goit Stock Woods & Hewenden Viaduct from harden
              Route 20 - Druids' Altar & St. Ives Estate from Bingley
123        Chapter 10 - Keighley & Surrounds
              Route 21  - Oxenhope to Keighley
              Route 22 - Holden Gill & Spring Crag Wood from Silsden
135        Bibliography
139        Index / Gazetteer
151        List of Other Woods & Lost Woods
For any updates / enforced changes to the routes see Chris's website

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