Welcome to our Developing the Natural Aire Walks. These walks have been written to help you to explore the nature and history of your river.
You can follow them on-screen (use the scroll bar to the right of the text) or download it to view on your phone or for printing.
We hope that you enjoy this walk and come back for more.
Starting from the one and only Leeds Bridge, this lunchtime stroll will show you lots of interesting aspects of the river that formed Leeds.
Did you know that the world's first moving picture was shot here? That herons and kingfishers are regular visitors and that there is a video of an otter having a crafty look into the old Tetley's building? That Leeds Minster has existed in some for or other since around 600AD? Or that salmon have already been caught below Leeds?
What was once described as ‘a reservoir of poison, kept for the purpose of breeding pestilence in the town’ is now a vibrant blue corridor bringing life back to the city.
Accessibility – All this route is on pavements and avoids steps.
Transport links: The starting point of this walk is easily accessible by train and bus, with Leeds station a 7-minute walk away. Car parking is available in Brewery Wharf Car Park or Trinity Leeds Car Park. Spend a pound to take one of the yellow water taxis (Twie and Drie) that run between Leeds Armouries and the train station.
We hope you enjoyed your walk, we have many others available to download.