Walking in Leeds

Find walking routes, information about walking campaigns, social walking and activities.

You don’t have to walk for hours. A brisk 10 minute daily walk has lots of health benefits and counts towards your recommended 150 minutes of weekly exercise.

Regular brisk walking can:

  • help you to maintain a healthy weight
  • prevent or manage health conditions
  • strengthen your bones and muscles
  • improve your mood
  • improve your balance and coordination

Find a walking route

There are a number of websites and phone apps providing walking route information, for urban or countryside walking journeys. For local routes and ideas try searching for 'walking in Leeds' on your search engine to find lots of sites dedicated to walking in the Leeds area.

For starters, have a look at our Great walks in Leeds page.

More information and other ways to enjoy walking

Living Streets – Living streets are campaigning to make a nation where walking is the everyday choice for local journeys – find information about campaigns to make streets more pedestrian friendly, updates on progress for walking routes across the country and the annual walk to school challenge.

Sustrans – National travel survey for England, more information on using your car less and the benefits of walking.

Walk4Life – search for and create walking routes, find walking groups, log in and track your activity, take part in walking challenges and other tools to motivate and inspire you to get walking.

Ramblers.org.uk - discover walks further afield in the countryside, including information about countryside paths and access and organised group walks.

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