Leeds to Kirkstall Abbey
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This is an easy 6 mile canal walk. Starting in Leeds City centre we will take the towpath on the Leeds Liverpool Canal to Kirkstall Abbey, one of the best preserved Cistercian monasteries in the country, founded over 800 years ago. We will stop for lunch at the Abbey. Entrance fee is £5 which gives entry to the visitor centre, abbey, park and woodlands, and a stroll beside the River Aire. After visiting the Abbey we will head back along the same canal route. This walk is ideal for those on the Leeds Social the night before, but all are welcome.
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Kirkstall Abbey by Minda: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Kirkstall_Abbey_in_the_late_aft… (CC BY-SA 3.0)
Leeds Canal by David Dixon: www.geograph.org.uk/photo/3484079 (CC BY-SA 2.0)
What to bring
Hand sanitiser and a face covering: whilst we are living with Covid-19, please bring your own to events to help keep everyone safe
Water: bring at least a litre
Medicines: if you have hay fever, diabetes, minor ailments etc.
Rucksack: or any other bag
Footwear: hiking boots, sturdy trainers or wellies
Layered clothing: lets you quickly adapt to changes in the weather and body temperature. Go for a base layer (vest or t-shirt) and a mid layer (a micro fleece or shirt) and in cooler weather add an outer layer (a windproof jacket or thick fleece)
Trousers: ideally not jeans which become heavy and cold in the rain, breathable fabrics are more comfortable and dry and on warm days shorts are OK
Waterproof jacket: breathable fabrics are more comfortable and dry
Hat or cap: stay warm in winter and shaded in summer
Sunglasses: for any sunny day, even in winter
Sun cream: can be useful even on cloudy and winter days
Snacks: bring biscuits, energy bars, gels, bananas, chocolate or dried fruit for example and put them somewhere easy to get hold of
Lunch: bring a packed lunch
Food & drink
Please bring with you lunch and water.