Winter in Leeds - Explore Saltaire - GOGA Walking Trip on Saturday 16th December

Group University of Leeds Events
Venue Parkinson Steps
Starts Sat 16 Dec 10:00AM

Explore the historic town of Saltaire, UNESCO World Heritage Centre and nearby Shipley Glen and Baildon Moor with GOGA and then time to enjoy Salts Mill and the Saltaire Living Advent Calendar


Detailed Description

This trip is a great opportunity to get off campus at the end of semester and explore the unique Saltaire World Heritage Centre and the nearby countryside of Shipley Glen and Baildon Moor. Saltaire is named after Titus Salt and the river Aire which runs through the site where here he created the world's first industrial model village.

There will be a choice of two walk options both visiting Shipley Glen with the longer route extending to visit the top of Baildon Moor which offers great all round views of the Airedale and Wharfedale valleys There will be some free time afterwards to explore the UNESCO World Heritage site and take in some of the Christmas attractions including the Living Advent Calendar - 

There are so many things to do in Saltaire including visiting the central Salts Mill which is a focus for art, dining and shopping in one stunning historic building. Inside you can admire the large collection of works by David Hockney, and enjoy bustling restaurants, cafes and a book shop.

We will be meeting in front of the Parkinson building at 09:45am to allow us to leave on time at 10.00am to take you to Saltaire. We will return to campus at approximately 17:30.

Date and time:

Saturday 16th December 2023, 10:00-17:30




Saltaire UNESCO World Heritage Centre, Shipley Glen and Baildon Moor, Airedale Valley.


We will travel via coach from the Parkinson Steps. This is included in the ticket cost.

What you need to bring:

Please come in suitable footwear for uneven and unpaved terrain (walking boots or strong trainers). You will also need

- spare footwear to change into after the walk and a bag for your muddy boots or shoes
- Waterproof jacket and warm clothes
- Food/Packed Lunch and a water bottle for during the walk
- Money/Card if you wish to purchase items in the town

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Terms and conditions:

You must be at least 17 years of age to attend this trip.

When booking a place for this event, the named participant is making a commitment to attend the event and to travel to and from the destination on the organised coach provided.

If after payment a participant cannot attend for any reason, including illness, injury and emergencies, the participant will not be entitled to a refund. The event organiser will be as accommodating as possible if the participant cannot attend, and will deal with cases on an individual basis up to one week before the event. We advise that in the event of the named candidate not being able to attend that they find a replacement to take their position and notify the event organiser at least one week before the date of the event. No changes can be made within one week of the event.

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