A WEEKEND of walks and outdoor activities is being staged across Keighley – and beyond.

Keighley Walks 2022 will feature a programme of ten events, between September 16 and 18.

Most of the activities being staged as part of the initiative, funded by Keighley Big Local and Bradford Council, are free.

The venture is 'bringing to life' walks from the hugely successful Walking in the Aire books penned by Keighley East author Lee Senior.

He says: "The original Walking in the Aire book and the more recent Walking with One Foot in the Aire came about as I realised there were few walking books covering Airedale that focused on shorter distances.

"I wanted to devise walks for the everyday person.

"The books therefore contain walks that are suitable for anyone with a couple of hours to spare or no more than half a day."

Shaun O'Hare, of Keighley Big Local, says the weekend will give people the chance to explore the area's varied landscape.

He adds: "Airedale is made up of a mixture of landscape types. The weekend is a celebration of those and also an opportunity to team up with the groups that support and knit together the communities."

The programme includes:

Friday, September 16 – Park Wood, 11am. Free. The walk starts and finishes at Keighley Railway Station.

Sharp Haw, 11am. Free. Starts from Skipton Railway Station.

Skipton Woods, 3pm. Free, but donations to It's Worth Talking About. Starts from Skipton Railway Station.

Saturday, September 17 – Marley & Me! 11am and noon from Marley playing fields. Free.

Family Photography Walk, 11am to 1pm, in the grounds of East Riddlesden Hall. Free.

East Morton, 11am to 1pm. Free. Starts at the Busfeild Arms.

Discover Nordic Walking, 10.30am to noon, in the grounds of East Riddlesden Hall. Cost £20, booking essential. Free to residents in the Keighley Big Local area (use code KWW22 when booking). Visit goteamup.com/p/3515195-phil-helen-health-fitness/e/49921651-introduction-to-nordic-walking or call 07528 959091.

Wellbeing Walk, 1pm, from the pavilion cafe at Cliffe Castle. Free, but donations to Missing Peace CIC.

Sunday, September 18 – Greenhow to Pateley Bridge. Cost of fares. Board the 9.30am 821 Nidderdale Dalesbus service from Keighley Bus Station to Scar House, via Otley and Pateley Bridge.

Bingley Circular, 11am, a three-mile walk from Bingley Railway Station. Free.

* More about the Walking in the Aire books and full details of the programme can be found at facebook.com/walkingintheaire.