WALKERS can split the Aire, go down the Glen and mosey around the moor on guided walks as winter turns to spring. Volunteers will lead walks in various parts of Bradford district as part of the Bradford Council season.

Over Baildon Hill is the title of a February 27 walk led by Eddie Nash, who will be at Shipley Glen opposite Bracken Hall Countryside Centre at 10.30am. The seven-mile circular walk will be across open moorland and urban areas, gradually rising from the River Aire to cross over the top of Baildon Hill.

March 6 will see Splitting the Aire, a 6.5-mile linear walk on both sides of the river, ending at Saltaire. Meet David Anderson at 10.30am outside Bingley Railway Station.

Gillian Dale will lead a four-mile circular walk on moorland with views of Saltaire, on March 13, beginning at Bracken Hall at 10.30am. It’s back to Baildon Moor on March 24 for a seven-mile circular walk with Ken J Allen, meeting at Saltaire railway station at 11am.

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 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 outstanding views of Lower Wharfedale.

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

March 17 sees a seven-mile circular walk on Keighley Moor and through Newsholme Dean, 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.