South Leeds hiking group strides out

Fancy a brisk walk in the Yorkshire Dales and climb a mountain at the same time?

The “South Leeds Walkers” are organising a trip to the Dales on Saturday 17 March, and welcome anyone from the South Leeds community to take part.

Checking the route at the summit of Buckden Pike. Photo: Andrew via Creative Commons

The walk is about 10 miles long and involves a steepish path to the top of Buckden Pike followed by the walk down and finished off with a stroll along the valley back to Buckden. No experience is needed, although a general level of mobility and fitness are required.

The walk is likely to be muddy underfoot and so a good pair of waterproof shoes or walking boots is essential. Other than that, the only requirement is enthusiasm – and a packed lunch! The trip is FREE.

Transport will be provided, leaving South Leeds at 8:30am (exact locations will be notified later) and we expect to be back in South Leeds by 6pm – in time to celebrate St Patrick’s Day, and your conquest of a proper mountain!

If you are interested in joining the party, contact Peter Todd at, or find them here on FB. This expedition builds on the much-loved community trips in previous years to Wales, the Dales, the Lakes, and Scotland. Further hikes are planned for the summer and autumn – watch this space, or find out more via the FB group.


This post was written by Peter Todd using our Create an article for South Leeds Life page.