Chellow Dean Woods

  • Haworth Road, Allerton Bd15 9LL
  • Open 24 hours a day, all year round
  • Accessibility route
  • Car parking
  • Pond
  • Walking routes

Haworth Road, Allerton, Bradford BD15 9LL, UK


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Quick description

A tranquil haven situated in the heart of Bradford.

What’s there?

At Chellow Dean, oak, beech, and ash woodland line the valley floor and encompass the two reservoirs. Above the trees, open spaces offer plenty of opportunity to explore, with a thin belt of woodland extending past Allerton Road and into the Chellow Dean Wetlands.

Chellow Dean Reservoirs

Bradford Cooperation constructed the reservoirs in response to water shortages in the city. However, drinking water has not been provided from the reservoir since failing safety standards in 1975, and it is currently only maintained for recreational purposes.

Chellow Dean Wetlands

In 2005, Chellow Dean Back was diverted to construct several small ponds, with the goal of boosting biodiversity and attracting wildlife such as dippers, herons and dragonflies.


Chellow Grange

Originally constructed in the 1720s by Edward Bolling of Bolling Hall, Chellow Grange is a Georgian manor house.

A boarding school in the 19th century, it is now the clubhouse of West Bradford Golf Club. This site was once home to a monasterial grange owned by Selby Abbey, which dates back to the Middle Ages.

Natural history

Chellow Dean Woods is a Site of Special Scientific interest (SSSI),

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