'The Parish Council has published a selection of circular walks which ... you will be able to print off and take with you on your walk. They are all included in the new Welcome Pack which we hope to give to all newcomers to the village. ...'
'There are approximately fifteen miles of footpaths and bridleways across the Estate. This allows visitors to have access to unspoiled parkland and wonderful views. Harewood has a policy of welcoming public access and if you have any queries please contact us ...'
'Leeds CHA was established in 1898 and we currently have over 300 members. Despite our size, we remain a friendly club and welcome any new members wishing to come along and join us for walks and get a taste of what our club has to offer. We cater for all levels of fitness and often run several walks each week that vary in distance and difficulty.'
'We are a friendly group of people who enjoy walks and outdoor activities. We have been running for over 76 years. We do: Walks or activity most weekends; A weekend away, most months; During the summer we go on wide range of walks around the Leeds area every Tuesday night starting at 7.30 pm.'
'Our charming historic market town, 10 miles northwest of Leeds, nestles below the forested Chevin ridge at one of the oldest crossing points on the River Wharfe.'
'Chevin Forest Park Local Nature Reserve is located in the Wharfe Valley and overlooks the market town of Otley. The reserve consists of north-facing escarpment, which has a mixed cover of woodland, meadow and heathland and covers an area of some 180 hectares. Massive outcrops of millstone grit dominate the crest of the escarpment, which rises steeply to a height of 280m above sea level, and offers magnificent views of the Wharfe Valley.'
'Rothwell Footpath Group keeps a close eye on the condition of local paths, helping to restore sign posting and stiles.' In addition, the Group has a regular walking programme (plus social events including winter monthly Sequence Dance 'Faith Suppers'). Unfortunately the original Link used here seems to have disappeared, so I have had to resort to a Link to details of the 'Faith Suppers' ...
LS26 (Rothwell & District Community Website)
'All the walks will be within the Leeds boundaries where there is a great deal of attractive countryside, as well as interesting urban routes.' Held Early June.
'The beautiful Yorkshire countryside, with its gently sloping hills, valleys and amazing scenic views, is home to some of England's greatest abbeys. The Abbey Trail links seven of these historic buildings at Kirkstall, Fountains, Byland, Rievaulx, Lastingham, Rosedale and Whitby into a great long distance path with an ecclesiastical and historical theme.'
The Abbey Trail by Clive Newsome (Sigma Press, 2003)
'Peaceful route through Leeds and out past Kirkstall Abbey, Bramley Fall, Rodley, Calverley Woods, Apperley Bridge, Buck Wood at Thackley, Shipley, Hirst Wood, Dowley Gap and the Three and Five Rise Locks at Bingley.'
'The idea behind the Airedale Way is that it provides a link between Leeds and the Yorkshire Dales by following, as far as possible, riverside paths.'
The Airedale Way by Douglas Cossar
'Leeds Historian, Murray Freedman, has written a history and trail of Jewish Leeds, and details its history from small beginnings in the early 19th century, to its height as one of the leading Anglo-Jewish communities. While Leeds has declined from its pre-War importance, it is still a leading Jewish center in England out-side of London and Manchester.'
'Footpath around Leeds that takes users through some of the beautiful and varied countryside surrounding the city.'
'If you're interested in the history of Leeds, the Leeds Industrial Heritage Trail is the ideal way to find out more about people, places and spaces that have made this multicultural and vibrant city what it is today. The Trail is easy to follow on foot and most of the places of interest are within walking or cycling distance of each other.'
Our Heritage [M&S]
'Meets around four times a year and has a membership of up to 12 members. You can find the minutes of meetings in the Documents section ... Forum members bring a wide range of experience, including recreational use (e.g. walking, riding, cycling) and land management, to the Forum ... If you would like to contact the Forum or register an interest in becoming a member, please email ...'
'The Six Dales Trail project is our most extensive development springing from the Walkers Are Welcome Otley project. The trail, which was launched in June 2010, starts in Otley, and winds across the entire length of the superb Nidderdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty to end at Middleham, in Wensleydale.'
'Links sections of existing trails with little used public footpaths to create a new 104 mile walking trail from Leeds City Centre to Scarborough.'
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