Active Leeds aims to deliver and support local walking groups, these groups will give you an opportunity to meet new people and explore your local area. These walks look to provide you with an opportunity to be active, meet new people and increase your skills and development.

We have a number of walking groups taking place across the City (see below). These groups are currently sitting within the Active Leeds scheme and if you would be interested in finding out more about joining the scheme then please get in touch via Health Programmes Team -Health.Programmes@Leeds.gov.uk.

Walks taking place:

  • Middleton Walk and Talk:
  • Takes place on Wednesdays, from 2pm – 3pm
  • Meeting at the main gates to Middleton Park on Town Street
  • The walk sticks to the main concrete path – does include some hills – but can be adapted to suit the group
  • Due to commence in June
  • To enquire further please get in touch.

  • Cross Gates Walking Group:
  • Takes place on Thursdays 10:30 – 11:30am
  • Meeting at Cross Gates Library
  • As per the geography of the area, not especially hilly, but not entirely flat
  • To ensure further please get in touch

  • Gildersome Walking Group:
  • 45minute walk, with shorter options available (approx. 1-2miles)
  • Paths are usually flat, with slight slopes
  • First walks of the month are around Gildersome area – meeting at Gildersome Baptist Church
  • second walk of the month could be away from Gildersome – but no longer than 3miles
  • Suitable for those new to walking or recovering from injury
  • For this walk unfortunately no dogs allowed, unless in exceptional circumstances or unless they are assistance dogs

  • North Leeds Walking Group:
  • Group meets second Saturday of the month – this is the same walk
  • Another walk takes place each month which is different each time
  • Details of the walks can be requested from us – leaders personal details are not disclosed
  • Walking distance vary between 2 – 3miles (60-90mins)
  • Mixture of pavements, tarmacked paths or woodland paths – slight gradients

  • Please note these walks are delivered by local volunteers and routes are subject to change – we have provide brief walk information

    Barca-Leeds provide a free walking journal and a 7 day walking challenge. Learn about the benefits of walking and its mindfulness. Please click here to view or download the walk journal.



    Walk Leader TrainingWalk Leader Training<div class="ExternalClassFD1F14CD297343289E1BF66F8358E511"><p>We deliver Walk Leader Training to support existing groups and to help new groups get started. The aim of the training is to help other organisations and community members to lead safe and appropriate walks. </p><p>Within this, groups and organisations have the opportunity to join the Active Leeds scheme. We will aim to support walking groups within the scheme to continue their training and to develop new skills within the groups.</p><p>The one day course (Pre-Covid -19) is delivered (face to face) by local trainers. The course is split into theory and practical elements</p><p>During Covid-19, and depending on restrictions, part of the course can be delivered online – this will be reviewed and assessment by local trainers</p><p>When the theory and practical elements have been completed all participants will be provided with a certificate.</p> <br> </div>
    Contact InformationContact Information<div class="ExternalClassE60C47492BF843FC88016D50E3207F0D"><p>If you are interested in finding out about local walks, or you are interested in becoming a walk leader, please get in touch: call 0113 3783680 or by emailing health.programmes@leeds.gov.uk<br></p> <br> </div>