Guided Walks


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 1st December 2017 at Rawdon Golf Club.  A meal will also be held in February 2018 when the walks programme for 2018 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:

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

Everyone is welcome.

Aireborough Civic Society Walks List – 2017

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.

Date and time Details Leader(s)
Friday 21st 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 5th May


“Odder Odda”

Meet on drive (near main road) opposite Wetherby Whaler

Angela, Colleen and Tyler

Tel 0113 250 7594

Friday 19th May


Cats and Dogs

Meet at Burley Railway Station

Jack Schofield

Tel: 01943 875 304

Friday 2nd June


Kirkstall Forge and Bramley Fall

Meet at Kirkstall Forge Railway Station CP

Eric Nelson and Pam Smith

01943 875643

Friday 16th June


Lindley Wood

Meet at Lindley Bridge, nr trout farm

Bill Mason

Tel: 01943 872 714

Saturday 17th June 10 a.m  Celebrating 50 years of Conservation Areas with:

A Guided Walk Around the Nether Yeadon & Little London (Rawdon) Conservation Areas led by Andy Graham (Urban Designer and former Conservation Officer for Leeds City Council) More info

Clive Woods

0113 2503580

Friday 30th June


Top of the Chevin

Meet at Surprise View car Park


Tel 0113 250 7594 ( Angela)

Friday 14th July


Adel Half and Half

Meet in the layby opposite Adel Church

Sue and Roy Dixon

Tel 0113 250 6858

Friday 28th  July


Walk Round the Former High Royds

Meet in the drive opposite Wetherby Whaler

Jack Schofield

Tel 01943 875 304

Friday 11th August


Roundhay  ( The Umbrella Walk!!)

Meet on Mansion Lane

Michael Appleyard

0113 250 3169

 Friday 25th August6:15pm  The BillingMeet at the side of Murgatroyds  Eric Nelson and Pam Smith01943 875643