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.

(Note: Walks are graded from 1 – 5, 1 being easy, and 5 being the most difficult.)

Title: Another Apperley Bridge Walk & Calverley Woods
Date: Sunday 22nd July
Start Time: 12:00 noon
Length: 6-7 miles
Grade: 1
Leader: Rob Baker
Meeting Place: Apperley Bridge Railway Station
Further Information: The walk on Sunday 22nd July 2018 will be a 6 - 7 mile circular starting in Apperley Bridge, walking down the River Aire towards Rodley and back via the Leeds Liverpool Canal, with a short tour round the beautiful Calverley Woods at the end. The last bit can be optional for anyone needing to get away early. Public transport users should take the train scheduled to leave Leeds station at 11.41, arriving at Apperley Bridge railway station (Shipley/Bradford Forster Square line) at 11.52. The walk will start at the railway station at 12 noon, meeting up with car drivers there. The station has a large car park. On returning to Apperley Bridge between 3 and 4 p.m. refreshments are available at the Stansfield Arms or the George and Dragon. Trains return to Leeds hourly at 26 minutes past the hour. Please bring plenty of drinking water, and a picnic lunch. Poems, songs etc on the theme of “High Summer” – let's risk it! Contact for further information: Rob Baker 0113 216 4492.

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