Living Streets National Walking Month is set to return this May, and we’re delighted to be partnering with Leeds City Walking Tours to offer an exciting programme of free walking tours throughout the month.
Walking is great for our physical and mental wellbeing and it’s easy to fit into a busy lifestyle. By swapping a short drive for a short walk, you can also help to reduce air pollution, traffic congestion and road danger – whilst saving yourself some money and getting active in the process! Even a short 20-minute walk can help improve our health.
Our lunchtime walking tours are a chance to take a break from work to explore the city, learn about the history of Leeds and get some fresh air. Keep reading to find out more about each tour and book your free ticket.
- Thursday 5 May, 12:00pm – 1:00pm: Public art through the ages.
Come on a whistle-stop tour taking in a sample of our public art and learn about the motivations behind and significance of these elements of the cityscape. Click here to book your ticket.
- Wednesday 11 May, 12:00pm – 1:00pm: A small constellation of Victorian architectural stars.
Learn about some of the major 19th century architects of Leeds and their legacy. Click here to book your ticket.
- Wednesday 18 May, 12:00pm – 1:00pm: Terracotta taster.
Explore the decorative and practical uses of ceramics in Leeds buildings. Click here to book your ticket.
- Thursday 26 May, 12:00pm – 1:00pm: Making city streets better for people.
This tour will take you on a short journey through the history of our changing streets and point out some of the most recent investments. Click here to book your ticket.
We hope you can join us and consider how you can add walking to your daily routine for National Walking Month. This year, Living Streets are encouraging people to #Try20 – and walk for 20 minutes each day during May. To get involved and join the campaign, click here.