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July 30 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pmFree
Leeds for Europe is celebrating our close commercial, family and intellectual links with our neighbours across the North Sea by creating a series of four online self-guided walking routes through the city – Leeds Eurowalks. These are not strenuous hikes, rather gentle strolls through the outskirts, suburbs and centre of the city.
Each walk discovers various aspects of the city’s architectural and cultural heritage, stressing links with mainland European people and ideas that have helped to build Leeds into a truly European city. The walks include a route between Chapel Allerton and Roundhay Park, from the Fulneck Moravian settlement in Pudsey to Headingley, from Leeds University to the Grand Theatre and from there to Leeds Market, the Royal Armouries and Tower Works.
The Leeds Eurowalks will be formally launched in Millennium Square on Sunday 30 July at 11am with a public walk of around 2km (1½ miles) through the city ending at the Royal Armouries.
All are welcome and there is no charge for joining this launch event.
There will be several guests of honour on this inaugural walk, including Geoff Tranter, chair of the Dortmund Anglo-German Society. Making a rare visit to his native city of Leeds, Tranter is a well-known lecturer and teacher who has lived in Leeds’ German twin city of Dortmund for nearly 50 years. He has done much to cement close relationships between the two cities of Leeds and Dortmund and their wider regions of Yorkshire and Nordrhein-Westfalen over those years and is back in Leeds to meet family and friends and to celebrate his 80th birthday.
All of these walks are downloadable free of charge at https://leedseurowalks.co.uk/