Leeds Combined Arts provides monthly Arts Walks which are designed to suit people who prefer a gentle steady walk of between two and eight miles.

These walks are at a gentle pace and are ideal for people who would like to become fitter and enjoy walking, but would not be up to doing a longer walk at a faster pace. During the walk we usually incorporate some Poetry, Story-telling, or Music, and we sometimes include visits to a stately home or Art Gallery or other place of

The walks will be mostly accessible by public transport and we also encourage car sharing. The Walks also encourage you to enjoy local natural spaces whilst benefiting your health by taking part in the walk and will often include visits to natural heritage sites and stately homes.

Although these walks are of shorter length please consider your ability when attending any walk and always come equipped with appropriate clothing including waterproofs, walking boots and warm clothing.

Participation on any Leeds Combined Arts walk is at the individual's own risk. For further information about any walk please contact the walk leader. For general information contact us on 0113 269 0356.

Today’s walk will go ahead despite the weather


Title: Tolkien Trail (There and back again.. or a happy ending)
Date: Sunday 18th March
Start Time: 1.15 p.m.
Length: 2.5 miles
Leader: Claire Randall
Meeting Place: Meet at the Statue of Alderman Marsden on Woodhouse Moor for this short literary walk. Claire Rae Randall reprises her popular Tolkien Trail walk from 2014, with new material on Tolkien's life in Leeds and how local landscapes and landmarks may have influenced his creative imagination and his sub-creation of Middle Earth, and The Lord of the Rings. Also including settings known to Alan Bennett, T.S. Eliot and Lucy Newlyn, with short readings from their works. £1.00 recommended donation. For further information contact us on 0113 2690356, or 07708 230 333. |POSTER|

Walk - Sunday 13th August - Pinder's Field, Wakefield
Walk - Thursday 10th August - The Stanza Stones Trail, Ilkley
Walk - Saturday 22 July - Bramham Park and Beyond
Otley Walking Festival Walk, with Leeds YHA Walking Group - June 2017
1st May Bank Holiday Monday, Meanwood Park & Woods (with Leeds YHA Walking Group)
Apperley Bridge and Calverley - 19th March 2017

Thorner Circular - Sunday 29th January 2017

Bolton Abbey - Sunday 5th June 2016

Ripley Circular - 11th October, 2015

Valentine's Walk with Poetry, Satuday 14th February 2015