The Canal Road Greenway

Image from Canal Road GreenwayThis route is great for getting in and out of Shipley and to or from Bradford.  The Bradford end of the route has a bit of road to negotiate because the route is still in development, so watch this space.  

The existing off-road sections are ideal for a ‘potter-about’ with children and so on with a high quality, smooth tarmac surface.  It’s a great resource for commuting or for pleasure.

Route: Bradford to Shipley or vice-versa

From-To: Bradford to Shipley
Distance: 3.2 miles (approximately 25 mins)
Terrain: A significant part is traffic free and offroad, some sections at the Bradford end are on-road
Access: Bradford centre (or reverse from near Shipley centre)

Running from Shipley to Bradford city centre, the Greenway is a great traffic free commuter route into Bradford as well as offering leisure access to the Leeds-Liverpool Canal (Airedale Greenway).

Some small sections (shown in red on the map below) are not yet served by high quality cycling infrastructure and require caution.

Sections in orange require on-road riding but those of moderate confidence should find it fully navigable. Select each section on the map below for more detailed information on current and future plans.