A Leisure Route from the City Centre

Below is a route you can enjoy at your own pace and it is largely traffic free – which is great given it starts in the city centre.  

City Park to Bowling Park via Bradford Red Bridge

Takes you between two of Bradford’s best open spaces – City Park and Bowling Park, travelling over the iconic Red Bridge on the way.

From/To: City Park to Bowling Park, Bradford
Distance: 2 miles each way (4 mile round trip)
Type: Largely traffic free with some on road sections
National Cycle Network: National Route 66
Access: Bradford Train Station

Starting at City Park, a six-acre park which has more than 100 fountains, laser lighting and mirror pool. If you need some fuel, the cycle friendly Pavilion Cafe gives a discount to cyclists. You can also visit the Impressions Gallery which is just next to City Park.

The route provides traffic free cycle paths and over the busy Manchester Road using the iconic red bridge which was commissioned by Sustrans, using funding from the BIG lottery.

You finish at Bowling Park, which is the perfect place to relax, explore and have a picnic. A large and leafy park, it has great views over the city centre, a free pitch and putt course and designated play area.

You can also cross Bowling Hall Road to the north east of the park and visit Bolling Hall which is now a museum. The Hall dates back to the 14th century and was used as a Royalist base during the English Civil War. The museum is free.

Once you have enjoyed Bowling Park, retrace your journey back to City Park.

View the route and Map on the Sustrans website: