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: Calverley Woods and Calverley Village
Date: Sunday 23 September
Start Time: 11.15. a.m.
Length: 5.5 miles
Grade: 1
Leader: Rob Baker
Meeting Place: Apperley Bridge Railway Station
Further Information: Rob will lead the walk on Sunday 23rd September, a 5.5 mile circular focussing on Calverley Woods and Calverley village, following a number of ancient tracks mostly through woodland. Public transport users should take the train scheduled to leave Leeds station at 10.41, arriving at Apperley Bridge railway station (Shipley/Bradford Forster Square line) at 10.52. We will meet up with car drivers at the large railway station car park and set off from there at 11.15. On returning to Apperley Bridge about 3 p.m. refreshments can be had at the George and Dragon pub. Some of us plan to stay and have a pub meal here. If you would like to join us for food please let Rob or Carol know a week in advance so that we can alert the pub. Please bring suitable walking gear and drinking water. You may also be advised to bring a lunchtime snack, whether or not you are staying for the pub meal. Trains return to Leeds hourly at 26 minutes past the hour. It will be the Autumn Equinox so let’s have poems, songs etc on the theme of “Autumn”. Contact: Rob Baker 0113 216 4492.