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.

2018 programme

3 January

Circular from Bingley – 5 or 6 miles

The walk starts on the canal and via 5 rise locks goes uphill to Gilstead Moor, across the moor into Gilstead then back down to the canal. The climb through Bingley is fairly long but there will be no hurry to complete it.  Time and weather permitting the walk can be extended to Saltaire.

Don't forget a picnic and a sit-mat.

Meet outside Boots in Leeds Rail station at 10.15 to catch the 10.26 Skipton train. Purchase an off-peak return ticket to Bingley (£2.70 with Metro card – but price may rise by January!), train arrives Bingley 10.44.

Leader: George (266 5816)

7 February

Linear walk from Wellington Hill via Thorner and Scholes to Cross Gates – 6-7 miles

An easy level walk using field paths and tracks. Will probably be muddy and quite a lot of stiles.

Don't forget a picnic and a sit-mat.

Catch the X99 bus from Infirmary Street (stand H1) at 10.40 or from Oakwood at 10.54.

Leader: Maureen (294 2625)

7 March

Linear walk, 5.5 miles from Alwoodley to Bramhope

The walk starts at the 36 bus stop at Millfield farm (just beyond the Grammar School), goes past Eccup reservoir, then over to Bank Top Lane, past Arthington quarry, and finishes at the Britannia Hotel. Most of the route is on hard surfaces, so hopefully not too muddy.

Don't forget a picnic and a sit-mat.

Catch the 36 bus from Leeds bus station at 10.30 (Moortown 10.46). Return to Leeds by the X84/X85 bus.

Leader: Chris L. (268 5153)

4 April

The Airedale Way Part 1, 5-6 miles

The walk follows the canal then the river to Rodley Nature Reserve where there is a cafe and toilets. There are also hides so bring your binoculars and a picnic.

Meet outside The Queens Hotel in City Square for a 10.30 am start. Return by no. 670 or 60 bus to Leeds.

Leader: Rob (269 2930)

2 May

Linear from Guiseley to Otley, 5 miles

The walk starts with a slow pull up through fields and tracks to reach the Chevin, then gently down to centre of Otley where there are plenty of tea rooms for those wishing to make use of them.

Don't forget a picnic and a sitmat.

Meet outside Boots in Leeds railway station at 10.15 in order to catch the 10.32 Ilkley train. Purchase a single ticket to Guiseley (£2.10 with Metrocard). We will return to Leeds on the X84 bus from Otley.

Leader: Wendy (278 7518)

photo6 June

Crossflatts circular, 6 miles

This walk uses towpaths and moorland paths with a little climbing giving some good views.

Don't forget a picnic and a sitmat.

Meet outside Boots in Leeds railway station by 10.10 in order to catch the 10.26 Skipton train. Purchase a return ticket to Crossflatts.

Leader: Maureen (294 2625)

A leader is required for 4 July. NO LEADER MEANS NO WALK!

Meanwood Valley, 1 November 2017


Pause on the Meanwood Valley Trail for a group photo.