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Move More: Get active in your community

Bradford district has lots of community-based exercise opportunities that can help you to keep healthy.

Have a look at the links below to find activities that suit you.

Walking groups and volunteer groups:

Bradford walking

Offers walks most weekends and holidays throughout the year. Walks are available at varying difficulty. Also offers social nights – a fabulous way to keep fit while socialising with other members.

Bradford Ramblers

Regular group walks are a great way to experience the outdoors and explore new places safely and in good company. You’ll get a warm welcome from experienced walk leaders and like-minded walkers.

Well Together Service

Provides a range of interesting, sociable, health-led activities – including walking groups –  that are free and run across Bradford, Airedale, Wharfedale and Craven, in wheelchair-accessible venues.

Popular walking routes in Bradford district:

The Tranquillity Trail

This trail is just over 5km and takes in some peaceful areas of the city in a circular route just north of Bradford Cathedral.

Get Out More

Offers free guides to 20 nature sites within easy reach of Shipley town centre and Bradford city centre. Find them at:

WYCA CityConnect

Download a copy of Muppett’s Rambles a booklet with walks that incorporate local history from Bradford City Centre, Shipley, Bingley, Ilkley and Wharfedale.

Greenline Miles

Greenline Mile are mile long circular routes aimed at encouraging more people to walk, jog or run around the city.

Self guided walking routes around the district

Countryside and outdoor spaces:

Get out and about exploring Bradford district’s beautiful countryside:

Visit Bradford – Experience the great outdoors

Uncover secret countryside spots and get back to nature, escape to Bradford & district.

Easily accessible countryside sites

Information on easily accessible countryside sites within the district.


Airienteers is the orienteering club of Airedale and Wharfedale which covers the districts of Leeds, Bradford and Craven.  Airienteers promote orienteering both for leisure and as a competitive sport.

Find Your Way project

The ‘Find Your Way’ project is funded by Sport England and aims to get more people engaged and active in their local spaces through virtual orienteering activities.

There are also ‘traditional’ permanent courses open at Ilkley Moor, Middleton Woods Ilkley, Penistone Hill and Northcliffe Park.


In addition, there are Urban MapRuns at Shipley, Idle and Thackley on our Anytime page.

Miles Without Stiles

These routes are suitable for those in wheelchairs, buggies or even walking dogs who can’t negotiate stiles easily. They are all under 2 miles.

Staying active in Bradford

Sport and leisure in Bradford district

For local sports facilities, leisure centres, cycling opportunities, walking, swimming, outdoor adventure and fitness facilities in Bradford.

Physical Activity Portal

Find other ways to be active in Bradford district with our search portal

Bradford Parks

Explore parks in Bradford district

Services and organised activities:

Dance for Life

Dance for Life is a Bradford based project that offers classes, workshops, after school clubs, performance opportunities, a dance company and dance training schemes across the Bradford district in many different styles of dance. More information can be found here:

BEEP (Bradford Encouraging Exercise in People)

BEEP is an exercise referral programme aimed at people 16 years and over who:

  • do very little or no physical activity
  • have a long term medical or mental health condition and would benefit from exercise
  • and/or a BMI of 25 or above
  • are at risk of developing cardiovascular disease

The BEEP programme encourages and supports individuals to become more active, more often with a 52 week follow-up support service.

You can ask your local GP practice or health professional to refer you. More details can be found here.

Bradford Park Runs

Parkruns are free, weekly, community events held in parks across the district each weekend. You can also find junior parkruns HERE

Active Bradford

Active Bradford is a partnership of organisations delivering opportunities to get active across the district.

Try an app to help you get started and keep you motivated:

NHS Apps

Couch to 5k, Active 10 and more

Go Jauntly

Walking App that provides walking guides, tours, nature and city trails, or create your own routes


Try Geocaching, a modern version of a treasure hunt, using technology and getting you into the great outdoors

Love Exploring

This app provides free games, trails and detailed maps to help you discover more about Bradford parks and green spaces.


MapRun is a new format of running for fun and fitness. It is a form of orienteering that uses SmartPhones for punching and timing.

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