5 February 2020
WILSDEN is a traditional Yorkshire mill village with a population of just over 4,000 that is situated 6 miles west of Bradford and 6 miles South East of Keighley.
Originally a farming community until the growth of the textile industry in the early 19th century, the village still retains many impressive buildings from this period and the centre of Wilsden is now a Conservation area.
The village occupies a prominent position sitting high to the west of the Aire Valley and is surrounded by stunning upland pastures and wooded valleys. With a thriving village community and many local amenities including the Post Office, local pubs, restaurants, a Co-op supermarket and independent shops, Wilsden has much to offer.
At the centre of the villages social life is the Village Hall. Founded in 1976, the hubs main purpose was to create a sense of community amongst the residents who live in the area. The hall is home to many organised communities, groups and organisations including, Zumba classes, youth groups, luncheon clubs, mothers & toddler's groups, Pilates and more, for all the community to get involved with.
You can also get involved with the many sports clubs in the area, including Wilsden Cricket Club, Wilsden Squash Club and Wilsden Badminton Club.
There are plenty of opportunities to enjoy the outdoors in the surrounding areas. Close by are countryside walks including;
Bingley St. Ives wildlife walk- a walk that can be completed within 2 hours, and gives you a chance to see deer, stoats, herons and other animals. The Brown Cow is a local Yorkshire pub passed on this walk if you need to stop for a light bite or drink!
Beckfoot Bridge - a circular walk starting in Bingley town centre (just over 10 minutes in the car from Wilsden) and going through the tiny settlement of Beckfoot. Enjoy views over Aire Valley and open country-sides during this 2.5 hour walk.
Cullingworth Circular Walk - just over 6 miles, this walk enjoys a constant accompaniment of a running river alongside it, with the Hewenden Viaduct and its accompanying reservoir appearing towards the end of the walk.
Warley Moor - a slightly shorter walk of 4 miles is this drinking water reservoir owned and operated by Yorkshire Water. You can make your way through the surrounding parks and woodlands whilst completing this walk.
If you're a more regular walker, you can join the Wilsden Walkers group, who walk a 60 or 90 minute walk each Monday morning. All walks return to the village hall where refreshments are provided for a small donation.
Restaurants and Bars
The village is home to many great pubs, restaurants and bars alike. Head to The Villager for great music, the popular New Inn for regular quiz nights, Ling Bobs for some traditional pub food and Ring O'Bells for good quality local produce. You can also enjoy Krave Deli and Emily's The Bronte Birthplace for some light bites and 99 & Main for classic cocktails.
Wilsden Primary School is central to the village, their main aim is to provide an engaging and challenging learning environment for children to succeed in their personal potential and dreams. For secondary schools, Bingley Grammar School is close by, which has an Ofsted rating of 'Good' as of March 2018.
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