Book your place now for this year’s south Leeds community hike


This month sees the second annual south Leeds community hike, on Saturday 20th September, this year to the majestic Yorkshire Three Peaks – and places on the trip are fast running out.

Following last year’s acclaimed trip to Mount Snowdon in Wales (click here to read the South Leeds Life report), this is an opportunity for up to 80 residents of LS10 and LS11 to spend the day hiking together in the beautiful Yorkshire Dales.

The trip – on Saturday 20th September – is very much a full day, with a 7am departure from either Hunslet or Beeston, and a 7pm return. But at just £4 each for adults (£2 for under 18s), it’ll hardly break the bank.

South Leeds hikers prepare to tackle Mount Snowdon in 2013. Photo: Ed Carlisle.
South Leeds hikers prepare to tackle Mount Snowdon in 2013. Photo: Ed Carlisle.


One of the event organisers, Beeston resident Mark Hodgkinson, stresses that the trip is for (nearly) everyone:

“The Three Peaks hike is an inspiring walk, and pretty challenging if you do the whole route. But people on this trip will be very much free to do either 1, 2 or all 3 peaks, and do it at their own pace. If people want to push themselves, or just enjoy a gentle day out in the countryside, that’s fine! Either way, it’ll be a great chance to get out of the city, and have a fun day out with a range of good people from across south Leeds.”

Full info on the trip – including how to book a place – is available online here, or on a downloadable poster (click here).

The event is coordinated by the Salvation Army South Leeds Initiative, in association with the Kashmir Muslim Welfare Association, the Beeston Space youth groups, Aspiring Communities, and the Hunslet Initiative.  Thanks to Community First (City + Hunslet) for their financial support.