Leeds U3A The University of the Third Age

The canal gardens, Roundhay

Walking Group

photoThis is a very friendly sociable group. We walk on the first Wednesday of the month and we use public transport.

The walks are between 5 and 7 miles using a different leader each month.  A packed lunch is required and a sitmat.

A brief description of the next walk, along with travel instructions, is given out in leaflet form on the walk and also appears on the website.

Walking boots or shoes are recommended together with a waterproof coat.

2020 programme

5 February

Otley circular, 6 miles

The walk starts from Otley bus station and uses pavements, disused railway lines and field paths.

Don't forget a picnic and a sitmat.

Catch the X84 Ilkley bus from Merrion St at 10.36 (Headingley Arndale Centre 10.52, Golden Acre Park 11.00), scheduled to arrive Otley 11.17.

Leader: Maureen (294 2625, mob. 07929 273967)

4 March

Bramley Fall Woods and the canal, 5.5 miles circular

The walk takes us through the woods, down to the canal, through Horsforth, along the river to a picnic stop at Calverley before returning along the canal and back through the woods.

Don't forget a picnic and a sitmat.

Catch the number 35 bus at 10.15 from inside the bus station to Bramley Fall car park on Leeds and Bradford Road. For anyone who wants to meet us there, the bus takes about 25 minutes.

Leader: Chris M (228 7181)

2 September

Shadwell to Eltofts pond, 5.7 miles circular

The walk is through pretty countryside which is gently undulating. Across fields, through woods, lunch by Eltofts pond, see horses, sheep, cows and a pig and an occasional human being. There are a few stiles.

Don't forget a picnic and sitmat.

Please ring the leader to book a place on the walk and leave your contact details for "track and trace" ruling.

Parking is available for 8 or 9 cars on Main Street Shadwell between the Red Lion and Colliers Lane. If coming by bus the 7S arrives at Shadwell library bus stop (just after the Red Lion) at 10.30. Meet at 10.30 for a 10.45 start.

Leader: Rosaline (07941 022058)

7 October

Golden Acre Park circular, 6 miles

The walk starts at Golden Acre park (Otley Rd car park) at 11.00. It follows the Leeds Country Way as far as Brookland Farm and returns via Bramhope Grove.

Don't forget a picnic and sitmat.

Please ring the leader to book a place on the walk and leave your contact details to comply with the "track and trace" regulations.

If coming by car please park in the Otley Rd car park. If using public transport the X84/X85 from Leeds stops outside the park.

Leader: Andrew (07581 108412)

photo4 November

Harewood circular, 6 miles

This gently undulating scenic walk around the Harewood Estate starts at the Wike Gate entrance, LS17 9LE. Please park in Wike Lane opposite the gate, off Harrogate Road at 10.15 for a 10.30 start. There is a no. 36 bus stop close by for those coming by bus. Following Covid requirements, please remember no car sharing (except with members of your household or bubble). Also all walks have to be pre-booked, so please phone Rosaline to book and for any further information.

Don't forget a picnic and sitmat.

Leader: Rosaline (07941 022058)

Meanwood Valley, 1 November 2017


Pause on the Meanwood Valley Trail for a group photo.