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: Nature Gardens, Horticap, Harrogate
Date: Sunday 24th September
Start Time: 11.30 a.m.
Length: 4.5 miles
Leaders: Anne Garner & Sibylle Naglis
Meeting Place: Betty’s Tea Rooms, Harrogate at 11.25 a.m. OR Leeds Central Bus Station 10.20 a.m.
Further information: Meet Sibylle & Anne outside Betty’s Tea Rooms, Harrogate for a 4.5 mile walk through Valley Gardens and Pine woods to Horticap Gardens. We will also be taking a stroll around the award winning gardens and nature walk and having a cup of tea or coffee and cake in the tea room. There is also a shop which sells a range of cards and gifts, some of which are made by Horticap students. Any poetry will be on the theme of the ‘Harvest & Autumn Season’. We will return through Valley Gardens back to the centre of Harrogate. Meeting options, Leeds Central Bus Station at 10.20 a.m. ready to get the 36 Ripon/Harrogate Bus at 10.35 which arrives just above Betty’s Tea Shop in Harrogate at 11.25 a.m. Or meet at Betty’s Tea Rooms at 11.30 a.m. Please bring a packed lunch and water. Afterwards there will be an optional drink in Wetherspoons, Harrogate. For any further details contact Sibylle or Anne on 0113 2687774.

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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