Guided Walks 2018 Programme


The Friday evening walks were started in 1993 by the late Albert Shutt, then Chairman of the Aireborough Civic Society. His plan was to explore the Aireborough area, visiting places even local residents hadn’t been to, and ensuring footpaths were kept in use.


Unless stated the walks are normally between 3 and 4 miles in length. The pace is as fast as the slowest walker.

As the walks cover a variety of terrain, sturdy footwear is strongly advised, along with weatherproof clothing.  Most of the walks involve gradients, hills and stiles.

If you have any questions about a particular walk please contact the walk leader at the telephone number given.

The traditional end of season meal will be held on Friday 7th December 2018 at Rawdon Golf Club.  A meal will also be held in February 2019 when the walks programme for 2019 will be arranged.


The Aireborough Civic Society was established for the public benefit for the following purposes in the area formally known as Aireborough, which includes the wards of Guiseley, Rawdon and Yeadon in the Metropolitan District of Leeds.

  1. To promote high standards of planning and architecture in the area
  2. To educate the public in geography, history and natural history and architecture in the area.
  3. To secure the preservation, development and improvement of features of historic or public interest in the area.

The Society’s website includes contact details, forthcoming events and information about the area.

Aireborough Civic Society holds its meetings on the last Thursday of the month at

7:30pm at Rawdon Community Library, Micklefield Park, Rawdon.

Everyone is welcome.

Aireborough Civic Society Walks List – 2018

Please note:-  All walks will commence promptly at the times noted. Also please make sure that you bring protective outdoor clothing with you on all walks. Walkers who are not members of the Civic Society will be asked to contribute £2 for ACS funds.

Date and time Details Leader(s)
Friday 20st April


“Two Pubs & a Sewage Works”

Meet at George and Dragon PH side of River Aire, Apperley Bridge

Bill Mason

Tel: 01943 872 714

Friday 4th May


“The Burger Walk”

Meet at McDonald’s,  on retail park Guiseley

Angela, Colleen and Tyler

Tel 0113 250 7594 (Angela)

Friday 18th May



Meet Hawkesworth Lane / Thorpe Lane junction

Ken Elliott

Tel: 0113 31899850

Friday 1st June


“Chuffin Old Railway”

Meet Station Gardens car park on Linton Road, Wetherby

Sue and Roy Dixon

Tel 0113 250 6858

Friday 15th June


Lindley Wood

Meet at Lindley Bridge, nr trout farm

Bill Mason

Tel: 01943 872 714

Friday 29th  June 


“Chapel, Banks and Possible Surprise”

Meet at Yeadon Methodist Church Car Park, South View Road

Eric Nelson

01943 875643

Friday 13th July


“Mike’s alternative Umbrella Walk!!!”

Meet on Mansion Lane, Roundhay

Michael Appleyard

0113 250 3169

Friday 27th  July


“Surprise Surprise”

Meet at Chevin Surprise Car Park

Angela, Colleen and Tyler

Tel 0113 250 7594 (Angela)

Friday 10th August


“Cats and Dogs”

Meet at Burley Railway Station

Jack Schofield

Tel 01943 875 304

Friday 24th August


“Three Parks”

Meet Tarnfield Car Park, ie near yachts Yeadon

Sue and Roy Dixon

Tel 0113 250 6858