I thought I would start a post on some routes in Bradford as it seems to have been left out.
West Wood - Apperley Bridge / Greengates / Calverley
http://www.woodlandtrust.org.uk/en/our- ... ?wood=4700
This wood runs through the three villages above and is on the border of leeds and bradford.
I tend to do a circuit of the woods, however within the woods there is something for everyone if you can find it. There are even some jumps in one place. Most of it is under the cover of trees (one of the largest areas of woodland cover in the aire valley according to the website). Apparently there are two natural springs in the woods (of which I have only found one).
What makes it even better is that it is right next to the Leeds - Liverpool canal at one point so you can cycle from there if you don't want to take your car (although there is ample parking at both ends). You can also join it on to other local routes via the Canal such as: Esholt, Buck Wood, Dawson Wood etc.
The only thing to watch out for really is dogs (and rarely horses). Also in one section it tends to get very muddy when it rains so mud tyres can be an advantage.
Lastly there are lots of pubs within walking distance of the route. (the stansfield arms is very good for food).
Nearby (towards shipley) is Buck Wood and Dawson Wood (about 2.5 miles along the canal). I see plenty of mountain bikers in there so if anyone has a route I would be interested to see.
I will see about recording a route tonight.