SOME of the Bradford district's pubs and landmarks have been showcased in a new book on Yorkshire's best pub walks.

The Campaign for Real Ale's (CAMRA) Yorkshire Pub Walks, by Bob Steel, is a celebration of the county's best watering holes. 

The book includes 25 pub walks across the county, including four in the Bradford district and surrounding areas. 

The book, which is published today, also features Ordnance Survey maps of the areas and contact details and opening hours of each pub. 

Mr Steel, 61, of Carshalton, in south-west London, said the Bradford district had a vast array of countryside walks and interesting pubs, which he had regularly visited over the last 40 years.

"Walking around Bradford is a favourite of mine," he said.

"The pub scene has grown an awful lot. There is a lot more choice than there used to be. I first went walking around Yorkshire in the 1970s. 

"Yorkshire has its fair share of micro breweries now too. 

"There is plenty to see around the Bradford district, it's not just about the beer."

Saltaire, Shipley Glen, Baildon, Haworth, Ilkley Moor and Bingley are all covered by the book.

"The Saltaire walk is my favourite walk of the ones in the book from around Bradford. It has a great contrast of scenery. 

"Fanny's Real Ale House is a really interesting building, it has a lot of character. The Boathouse Inn in Saltaire is a good place too.

"You can get out of Bradford or Leeds and very quickly see some tremendous countryside and have a pub walk of any length.

 "There's plenty of options around here. Choosing a series of routes from such a wide area was a challenge," he said.

"I have tried to make sure that all of the routes are accessible via public transport."

This book is the sixth book in the group's series, all written by Mr Steel.  The retired teacher has written similar guides on ale house walks in London, Edinburgh, south east England, The Peak District and The Lake District. 

The Yorkshire book includes urban and rural locations, also exploring the county's national parks. It also features information on public transport and accommodation. 

Other areas featured in the book on Yorkshire include Hull, Sheffield, York and Harrogate in the North Yorkshire section. 

CAMRA is an independent, voluntary organisation campaigning for real ale, community pubs and consumer rights. It was founded in 1971 and now has more than 175,000 members.

Bradford district pub walks

Saltaire, Shipley Glen and Baildon

This six-and-a-half mile route features five pubs, the Bull's Head Inn, Junction, both in Baildon, Fanny's Ale and Cider House and Boathouse Inn, both in Saltaire, and the Ring O'Bells in Shipley. The circular walk starts at Saltaire Railway Station and takes in the World Heritage Site, Roberts Park and the Shipley Glen Tramway.

Harden Beck and Goitstock from Bingley

A nine-mile walk including the Bingley Lock flight, Leeds and Liverpool Canal, Goit Stock Woods and waterfall and the Great Northern Railway Trail. Four pubs highlighted are The Malt, Wilsden Road, Harden; The George, Station Road, Cullingworth; Foundary Hill, Wellington Street, Bingley and the Potting Shed, Main Street, Bingley. 

Ilkley Moor and the Dales Way

Addingham Village, Bolton Abbey, Ilkley Moor and the Dales Way riverside path are all celebrated in a 9.7-mile walk. Suggested pubs for punters who do this walk include The Swan, Main Street, Addingham; The Crown, Main Street, Addingham, The Crescent Inn, Brook Street, Ilkley, Bar T'At, Cunliffe Road, Ilkley and The Fleece, Main Street, Addingham. 

Brontë country: Haworth and Ponden

The Brontë Sisters and Haworth's steep, cobbled Main Street are areas for punters in a this seven-mile walk. Mr Steel's book urges them to try a tipple in the Old Silent, Hob Lane, Stanbury; Grouse Inn, Harehills Lane, Oldfield; Fleece Inn, Main Street, Haworth and Haworth Old Hall, Sun Street, Haworth.