How about a walk?

Leeds University Staff Walking Club (LUWC) is welcoming staff of all abilities to join its weekend day walks.


Walks fall into two categories:

  • ‘A’ walks which are held weekly and are of reasonable length (9-12 miles)
  • ‘B’ walks which are held every 3-4 walks and are gentler (5-6 unhurried miles).

All the walks are day walks, graded 1-5 according to strenuousness.

There is no subscription. The only expense (apart from the cost of a reasonable pair of boots!) is that of transport to and from the walk. The club encourages the use of public transport and, for linear walks, this is normally unavoidable. Where cars are used, participants are asked to share vehicles as far as is possible, and to share fuel and parking costs.

The club has been organising regular walks in the Yorkshire Dales, the Peak District and the North York Moors for over 40 years. The club visits beautiful places such as Derwentwater, Swaledale, the Ogwen Valley, Dovedale and Wensleydale. Walking holidays are also organised each summer, with Orkney as the most recent destination.

The leaders are experienced walkers who know the area well and will have checked the route of their walk beforehand. For each walk, the name and contact details of the leader are given, as well as a brief description of the walk and details of where to meet.

To join a walk, simply contact the leader in advance so he/she can know how many people to expect and can coordinate transport accordingly.

For questions, and to join the mailing list to receive future programmes, please email the chair of LUWC, David Shaw with your contact details (including phone number and home address), or call 0113 285 7480.

More information, including the programme, can be found on the Leeds University Walking Club Facebook page

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