Sign up for the Leeds to Saltaire Towpath Walk 2017
Sunday 17 September 2017
Armley Mills, Leeds
||On the day
| Adult (over 18)
| Family of 4
This event is organised by the dedicated volunteers at the Leeds BHF Fundraising Group.
For more information
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Starting point for the Leeds to Saltaire Towpath Walk
Getting to the Armley Mills
For travel by car, please enter postcode LS12 2QF into your GPS.
There is free parking at the front of the museum with disabled parking immediately outside of the entrance. Additional parking is available in the Vue Cinema complex on Kirkstall Road.
For information on access at this venue, please visit the Armley Mills website.
The nearest train station is Burley Park which is a 1 mile walk from the Museum. Leeds Railway Station is 1.6 miles from the museum.
Bus number 5 operates between Leeds Railway Station and Armley Mills Museum. Bus numbers 33, 33A, 508 and 757 travel from the city centre to the Vue Cinema complex on Kirkstall Road. Access to Armley Mills is available behind the complex over the foot bridge.
By foot from Leeds Railway Station
Armley Mills is around a 30 minute walk from Leeds Railway Station and is also accessible by the Leeds and Liverpool Canal tow path. To walk from the station turn left onto Wellington Street then continue onto Kirkstall Road (A65) for 0.6 miles. Turn left onto Viaduct Road and continue for 0.3 miles then continue onto Canal Road. Armley Mills will be on the right.
Or, to access the Leeds and Liverpool Canal towpath from Leeds Railway Station, head south on New Station Street and take the pedestrian tunnel stairs, then continue onto Wharf Approach. You'll be walking on the canal towpath for about 30 minutes. You can access the museum directly from the canal path or leave the canal at Canal Road and follow the road around. The museum will be on your right.
By bike from Leeds Railway Station
It will take around 20 minutes to cycle from Leeds Railway Station to Armley Mills. Bike racks are available on site and bikes can be hired from Bike and Go at the city station.
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Get fit for your challenge
Take the opportunity to improve your fitness before the fun run. Plan your training with expert tips and advice in our training zone
Being active is an important part of reducing your risk of developing cardiovascular disease. Get more heart health tips.
Make sure you have the right kit
You should wear comfortable, appropriate clothing and footwear suitable for walking.
Take a look at our recommended kit list for what to wear on the day and what to bring with you, or treat yourself to some new gear from our online shop.
Get your family and friends involved
Your family and friends could be part of the action as well. Why not ask them to take part with you, or they could come along and cheer you on.
The 12-mile Towpath Walk along the banks of the Leeds to Liverpool Canal starts at Armley Mills and finishes at the beautiful heritage village of Saltaire. It's mostly Tree lined countryside and some areas maybe be unsuitable for wheelchairs. This is a level walk and should take between 4–6 hours.
Dogs are welcome. Please keep on a tight leash for the comfort and safety of other walkers.
| Check in desk opens:
|| 08:30 - 10:00
| Safety briefing and warm Up:
| Event start:
| Event finish:
There are limited toilet facilities are available on the route. Saltaire village has an array of cafes and bars where you can purchase food and beverages.