WEST LEEDS WALKING GROUP EST 2004
WELCOME TO OUR WEB SITE
We also have a new Facebook site - Friends of West Leeds Walking Group Est 2004. and a WhatsAPP Group to advise walkers of last minute walk changes and additional walk information. Please request to join our Facebook site and/or give your mobile number to Christine to be added to our WhatsApp group.
Our Walking Group was formed 20 years ago and its many regular walkers range in ages from early retirees to 80's and beyond.
We have walks suitable for all ages and abilities ranging from 2/3 miles on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. There is an additional short and slower pace Thursday Health Walk These walks are mainly centred in the West Leeds area. Tuesday to Friday walks are not published and the route is at the discretion of the walk leader.
On Mondays we have varied walks, sometimes more challenging, which with a few exceptions, start from Leeds City Centre and may be pleasant leafy suburban or scenic countryside. These walks are usually 3/5 miles and often finish at a pub or cafe for lunch.(Optional) .
Monday walks are listed in detail on our printed programme (price 30p) and on our website - Friends of West Leeds Walking Group Est 2004. Any changes in bus times etc for Monday walks are updated on our Facebook and WhatsAPP group sites.
All walks use public transport either bus or train so a car is not necessary.
Our walks are guided by walk leaders so we are in safe hands.
On the second Wednesday of the month we "Wander" further afield into the Yorkshire countryside or coast, or beyond, by coach or train and sometimes bus.
We recommend sensible walking shoes or boots and waterproof clothing for inclement Yorkshire weather and perhaps a walking stick or pole for wooded areas and uneven ground.
Our group is a friendly bunch and we welcome any new walkers who are able to walk on any of the weekdays in our programme. All walks are mornings from 10.15 for local areawalks and slightly later for Monday walks. We do not walk at weekends.
We ask that you do not wander off the guided walk path and walk ahead of the leader or behind the back markers as their responsibilty is to lead a safe an enjoyable walk for all participants. If you do need to leave the walk for any reason please inform the walk leader so that they are not looking for a "missing" person. Please consider whether the walk and terrain is suitable for your ability. All walks are undertaken at your own risk.
If you would enjoy being out and about in good company, whilst keeping active in body and mind, why not give us a try and join one of our walks.
Have a look at the walks programme. There is no need to join the website just turn up at the starting point for any of our walks and you will be made most welcome.
There is no subscription fee but we ask walkers purchase at least one 50p raffle ticket per walk. Half the money collected will go into two cash prizes drawn on the day. The other half of the monies collected will be banked to Walk Fund. Anyone wishing not to participate in the raffle draw may donate to the charities that the walking group supports.
We look forward to meeting you.
For further information:
Chair: Mick Dempsey 0771 7366 441
Secretary: Bill Stevens 0790 0411 659