"Medieval Leeds" - Guided Supper Walk
Once again Leeds Civic Trust is running its popular series of early evening walks, each themed around a particular period in Leeds' history and architecture. People are invited to gather informally over a finger buffet consisting of sandwiches, hot & cold savoury snacks, cakes & fruit and wine, beer and soft drinks before setting off on the tour. Ideal for a fun, sociable and informative evening in the company of friends old and new, or with your work colleagues after a hard day's toil!
Today, Briggate (literally gate to the bridge) is the one of the main shopping streets in Leeds, but more importantly it is a medieval survivor of the beginnings of the centre of Leeds, along with Kirkgate which leads to Leeds Minster (which had a presence on this site from very early times). This walk will highlight the locations of the Manor House, Corn Mill and other vestiges of Medieval Leeds – including our medieval boundaries (marked by Bar Stones – and now a complete set of Leeds Civic Trust Blue Plaques). A walk describing the earliest beginnings of Leeds.
- Arrival from 5.30pm
- Food is served at 5.45pm
- Walk starts at 6.30pm (usually there are two groups, so start time may be slightly staggered)
- Walk lasts c. 1.5 hours (i.e. finish c. 8.00/8.30 pm)
- Walks finish at a central location in Leeds city centre near the starting point for easy access to the major public transport arteries, your parked cars - or indeed, to restaurants, bars or pubs for further refreshments and socialising.
Food consists of a finger-buffet with plenty of vegetarian options. If you have specific dietary requirements please notify us when booking.
The distance covered is moderate but you will need to be prepared for frequent stops at points of interest along the route. Whilst everyone is welcome, and every care is taken, please make sure you are fit enough to go on a 1.5hr walking tour, and one which may occasionally pass over uneven ground or means negotiating busy stretches of the city. Please wear suitable clothing and footwear - tours go ahead in most weathers unless we feel that enjoyment will be severely curtailed, or - of course - conditions are dangerous.
NB: Your starting venue will be closed on return, so please take all your belongings with you when you set off on your walk.