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.


Title: Kell Beck Circular, Otley
Date: Sunday 24th June
Start Time: 11.30 a.m.
Length: 5 miles
Leader: Carol Downing
Meeting Place: Otley Bus Station.
Further Information: Join Carol with the Otley Walking Festival & Leeds YHA Walking Group for a circular walk from Otley bus station, going to Clifton just north of the River Wharfe. It will be a version of a walk known as the Kell Beck Walk. Please meet at 11.30 a.m. in Otley Bus Station. For further information contact Carol on 07708 230 333 or carol@leedscombinedarts.org.uk. Raffle tickets will be on sale to support the festival. Please bring a packed lunch and water or other drink. Bus times the X84 bus runs frequently from Leeds Central Bus Station to Otley Bus Station and passes through Headingley. There is a bus from the central Bus Station which leaves at 10.35 a.m. and arrives in Otley at 11.20 a.m. passing through Headingley (opposite the Arndale Centre) at 10.52 a.m.

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