WALKERS can explore Silsden, Laycock, Ilkley, Haworth and Lothersdale during the spring and summer thanks to Bradford Council.

The council’s volunteer walks guides will lead treks to the farthest flung corners of the district as part of the regular programme.

Baildon Moor is the location for a seven-mile circular walk on Sunday March 24, led by Ken J Allen starting at 11am from Saltaire railway station for a walk initially among Shipley Glen.

Keighley Reservoir features on the route of eight-mile circular walk on Wednesday March 27 that will take in valley and moorland with reminders of rural textile history still visible.

Meet Malcolm Gardner at 10.30am at Laycock Village Hall.

Millennium Circular No 12 will be traversed on March 31 during a six-mile circular walk setting off from Silsden’s Wesley Place car park at 10.30am.

Meet Barbara Walker for a walk with plenty of stiles, a short stretch of the Leeds and Liverpool Canal and some lovely hamlets.

Hugh ’n’ Den go to Black Moor is the title of an April 2 circular walk lasting 6.5 miles and including the Great Northern Railway Trail.

Meet Paul Mawson at 10.30am at Cullingworth War Memorial for an interesting walk with great views above Denholme before ascending to Black Moor and returning via Buck Park Wood.

Anne Bronte is a simple title of an April 7 walk lasting seven miles on a varied, circular route around Haworth on good paths.

Meet Barbara Walker at 10.30am at Haworth Parish Church, at the top of Main Street come and expect a visit the quaint hamlet of Newsholme Dean and the Anne Bronte Stone. The walk has been devised by Michael Stewart.

April 10 will see an eight-mile circular walk which will take trekkers through Gilstead, past Prince of Wales Park to Micklethwaite, then back along the canal and river to Saltaire.

Meet Edgar Bielby at 10.30am at Saltaire Railway Station

Mount Calvary and Middleton Woods will be explored on April 19 – Good Friday – during a three-mile circular walk. Meet Barbara Walker at 11am at the Manor House, Ilkley.

April 22 will see walkers heading to Hainworth and Beyond on a six-mile circular route involving ups and downs beyond Hainworth and up to Harden, before heading back via Barcroft.

Meet David Anderson at 10.30am at St. James’ Church, Cross Roads, for the varied walk.

East Morton, Sunnydale and the Glen can be seen on April 28 on a 3.5-mile, hilly, circular route through a mix of woodland and farmland.

Meet Jeff Brodrick at 10.30am at East Morton Village Green.

May 1 will take walkers to Shipley Glen on a five-mile circular route looking at historic sites with a mixture of park, woodland, canal and the Glen itself.

Bluebell Wood is the title of a four-mile circular walk on May 4 through Middleton Woods to Mount Calvary

Meet Gillian Dale and Mary Weir outside the Manor House, Ilkley, at 1pm for a steady climb in easy stages.

Walkers can explore Thornton and Ovenden Moor on May 12 as they walk 8.5 miles on a circular route over moorland.

Meet Kenneth John Allen at 10.30am at the old Denholme Velvets mill car park on the A629 at Denholme Gate.

The Gift of Sir Norman Rae, on May 15, features a 3.5-mile circular themed walk to the top of North Cliffe as people remember the generosity of Sir Norman.

Meet Colin Pitts at 10.30am near the clock tower in Shipley Market place.

Water Water Everywhere is the title of a May 19 walk on a four-mile circular route with one steep climb.

Meet Malcolm Gardner at Darwin Gardens car park, Ilkley, at 11am for a walk by becks, a reservoir, two tarns and more. White Wells may be open for light snacks en route.

A View into Lancashire as an offer to walkers on May 21 during a seven-mile circular walk along the Pennine Way across Elslack Moor and through farmland and woodland.

Meet Eddie Nash at 11am outside the Hare and Hounds public house in the centre of Lothersdale, North Yorkshire.

Later in the season there will be walks in Shipley, Shipley Glen, Fairfax, Ben Rhydding, Addingham, Ryecroft, Bradley, Gargrave and Thornton.

Visit bradford.gov.uk/countryside for full details of all the walks lasting through to September.