WALKERS have their winter and spring sorted thanks to Bradford Council’s Countryside Service.

The councillors have unveiled a series of walks due to be led by their team of volunteer guides over the next few months.

Ilkley Flyer is the title of a January 23 walk on an 8.5-mile linear route, led by

Howard Lloyd and setting off at 11am outside the Red Lion in the centre of Burley in Wharfedale.

Walkers can enjoy a visit to the village which was home for many years to the famous Dales writer AJ Brown before striding out over the moor and finishing this walk with a descent into Ilkley.

The Waterfalls of Cullingworth can be seen by walkers on February 5 during an 8.5-mile circular walk.

Meet Paul Mawson at 10.30am in the lower car park on the St Ives estate for a ramble to Goit Stock Falls, circling Cullingworth and Harden.

Riddlesden, Brunthwaite and Silsden will be visited by walkers on February 12 during a five-mile linear walk taking in tracks, field pass and views of the Aire Valley.

Meet Daphne Allen at 10.30am at the gates of East Riddlesden Hall. The return will be via public transport.

A three-mile circular walk on narrow lanes around the fringe of Denholme, including Doe Park, will be led by Shabina Aslam on February 17.

Meet at 1.30pm at Foster Park Gate, School Street, Denholme (behind the Co-op), for an ideal family walk for reasonably-fit occasional walkers.

Dean Beck in Winter is the title of a February 20 walk on a 6.5-mile circular route on well-established paths to the village of Nesfield.

Meet Howard Lloyd at 11am at the Old Bridge on the River Wharfe at the bottom of Stockeld Road, Ilkley, ready for a climb to Langbar and Upper Austby before descending with the promise of outstanding views of Lower Wharfedale.

The start point is 15 minutes’ walk from Ilkley rail/bus station.

March 17 sees a seven-mile circular walk on Keighley Moor and through Newsholme Dene, involving some steep terrain, stiles, and mostly paths, on a route of immense variety and colourful surroundings, from the steep wooded slopes of the Dean to the open moor.

Meet Shabina Aslam at 11am outside the Turkey Inn, Goose Eye.

A six-mile circular ramble on March 20 will involve walking alongside the scenic River Wharfe and taking a worthwhile climb to enjoy superb views from Haw Pike and the tranquil isolation of the 52-acre man-made Chelker Reservoir. Meet Howard Lloyd at 11am at Addingham Library.

Keighley Reservoir is the location for a second walk of the season, this time an eight-mile circular ramble on March 27 taking in valley and moorland with reminders of rural textile history still visible. Meet Malcolm Gardner on March 27 at 10.30am at Laycock Village Hall.

Millennium Circular No 12 will be held on March 31, with a six-mile circular route including the Leeds and Liverpool Canal, plenty of stiles, and some lovely hamlets. Meet Barbara Walker at 10.30am at Silsden car park, Wesley Place off Kirkgate.

Norr Hill will be tackled on January 30 using a route mainly over tracks and field pass, climbing steeply in places and offering a surprisingly rural atmosphere between the urban sprawl. Meet Colin Pitts for the six-mile circular walk at 10.30am at the junction of Nab Lane, Woodside Avenue and the A650 Bradford Road, Nab Wood.

Visit bradford.gov.uk/countryside for further information.