Friday Evening Walks This Spring & Summer

This year’s programme of local walks organized by Aireborough Civic Society will continue every fortnight until September 2nd. This is a great opportunity to get to know some of the most attractive parts of our area.

New faces are especially welcome.

Friday 29th April at 6.00pm: Walk around the countryside next to the former High Royds Hospital.

Meet in drive opposite Wetherby Whaler. No need to book. Just turn up at 6pm promptly.

Chairman Clive Woods said, “This is one of my favourite walks in our area. The rolling landscape behind High Royds gives great views of the moors above Guiseley and the Chevin. The imposing Grade 2 Listed High Royds Hospital and its grounds add to the views throughout this walk and it also passes the medieval High Royds Hall, also listed.” The walk is ideal for beginners as there are no steep sections and it is only 3 miles long. It also shows how valuable our Green Belt is and why it should be protected from unnecessary new development.

IMG_3006 Views towards Otley Chevin
The Society’s website is at
and includes contact details, forthcoming events and information about the area.


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.