Bradford Red Bridge Route

Route Details

  • 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

Route Description

This short route takes you between two of Bradford’s best open spaces. 

Starting at City Park which is a fantastic a six-acre park which is home to the largest man-made water feature in any UK city.  It also has more that 100 fountains, laser lighting and mirror pool and really is a spectacular sight.  You can also visit the Impressions Gallery which is just next to City Park.

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

The route finishes at the 49 acre 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 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 and a great way to explore Bradford's heritage – you might even see the 'White Lady' in the Ghost Room!

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


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Things to see and do

  • City Park
  • Impressions Gallery
  • Bolling Hall Museum
  • Bowling Park

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This great route takes you between two of Bradford’s best open spaces - City Park and Bowling Park, travelling over the iconic Red Bridge on the way. 

2 miles