What we're about
We are a friendly group of people who enjoy walking and outdoor activities. People leading walks for the group are not qualified walk leaders or do not have any outdoor qualifications. People joining our walks do so at their own risks.
How do I meet the Group?
It is best to contact the events organiser and let them know that you intend to attend a walk/event. You can then sign up for the walk/event on the meetup site. This lets the walk leader know how many people to expect on the walk/event and this allows them to plan accordingly.
You can also contact one of the committee members identified as contacts on the front cover.
Is there a membership fee?
Yes, but you are welcome to try one walk before being asked to join. There is no charge for individual walks. The subscription is currently £5 per year. You can contact John Freeman, our treasurer, through the meetup site and arrange payment. Alternatively you can speak to a committee member. Please note that we are charged by the number of members we have in our group so if you do not attend an event within 12 months you will be removed from our meetup always with the option to rejoin at any point.
Do I also need to be a member of the national YHA?
No, you do not need to be a member of the national YHA . When we stay in a YHA hostel on our weekends away it is sufficient for one person in the group to be a national YHA member. You may however be asked to show ID when you stay at a a YHA hostel.
How do I get to events?
We encourage car sharing. Use the meetup site to book onto the walk and you can also request a lift or offer to car share.
Who runs Leeds YHA Walking Group?
An elected committee co-ordinates the group’s activities which are then run by individual members. All members are actively encouraged to lead walks and to organise events.
Walks and social events are organised on Tuesday evenings usually starting at 7.30 pm.
These usually involve Friday and Saturday nights at either a YHA or an independent hostel with walks, occasional cycle rides or other outdoor/social activities organised on the Saturday and Sunday. You do need to be a fully paid up member of the group to attend a weekend away.
Weekend day walks/cycle rides:
Unless otherwise stated we start at 10.30am. We stop for refreshments on the walk so please bring a packed lunch & drink. Please wear appropriate clothing and hiking boots including waterproofs.
**Grade 1:**A gentle, fairly flat walk of up to 6 miles.
**Grade 2:**An undulating walk of about 7-9 miles.
**Grade 3:**A walk of 10-13 miles with moderate ascent
**Grade 4:**A walk of 14-16 miles –significant ascent
**Grade 5:**A challenging fast-paced walk of 17+ miles.
**Grade 1:**A gentle fairly flat ride, up to 15 miles.
**Grade 3:**A moderate ride with some hills, up to 40 miles.
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