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West Yorkshire Walks

So far we've been on walks in Allerton, Bradford Top of Town, Chapeltown (Leeds), Saltaire, Gipton (Leeds), Morley, Huddersfield town centre, Headingley to Chapeltown (Leeds) and Northcliffe Woods Park (Bradford).

West Yorkshire walk in Saltaire.

People invite us to go for a walk with them round a place they care about.

Going for a walk is a great way of making connections and sharing knowledge and experiences. It has a different feel to sitting in a room talking, even if it were the same group of people.

Each walk has a very loose structure devised in collaboration with the hosts. The basic format is a circular walk of around 40 minutes, stopping off at places suggested by the local host for short discussions, which can be, but don't have to be, in response to questions such as "Why do we build houses?". Things that come up in the discussion are gathered along the way and in a follow up question (which is always the same).

West Yorkshire Walks were initiated by Rochyne Delaney McNulty, Neil Mckenna and Andrew Wilson.

The 2021 West Yorkshire Walks were supported by the Andrew Wainwright Reform Trust. The Trust works for "a just and democratic society and to redress political and social injustices... the Trust will prioritise organisations that are ineligible for charitable funding because they are considered too political or radical".

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