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Sit back and enjoy the colours, sights and sounds of our wanders around Yorkshire

During lockdown, Open Country thought of ways to bring the outdoors indoors for our members who were missing getting #OutThereTogether with us. We’re delighted to have launched our first ever series of audio walks, aimed at those who are missing their countryside walks or anyone who wants to enjoy a wildlife walk from the comfort of their sofa. Let us bring the wonders of the Yorkshire countryside to your door!

I enjoyed the audio walk especially the history about the area and I liked the description you gave of how a foxglove looks and pointing out bird sounds. I do like being reminded of how plants, animals, trees etc generally look so visual descriptions are good. It was very clear and entertaining. Adeel

Open Country Member

Ilkley Moor

Tom leads us on a windy walk across Ilkley Moor exploring the famous Cow & Calf Rocks

Oakwell Hall Country Park

Tom celebrates the launch of our Leeds Breakfree packs with a wander around Oakwell Hall Country Park

Kirkstall Valley Nature Reserve

A walk of contrast between nature and industry in this green oasis just a stone's throw away from Leeds city centre

Bolton Abbey

Tom enjoys a wander along the River Wharfe describing the wildlife and history of this special place in the Yorkshire Dales

A misty walk around Burley Moorside

Tom explores a diverse landscape of moorland, farmland and woodland near Ilkley with hazy views of the Wharfe Valley

Beaver Dyke Reservoir

An atmospheric walk exploring one of the lesser visited reservoirs of the Washburn Valley

A summer walk in Burley in Wharfedale

Tom enjoys a ramble up hill and down dale in the Wharfedale valley

Newmillerdam

A walk featuring snow and sunshine around the woodland paths and lake at this popular Wakefield country park

Exploring an old water treatment works

Tom explores a natural world sculpted by human hand where wildlife has reclaimed an industrial landscape

Winter Wonderland Walk

Join Tom as he braves the snow on a local walk near Leeds Bradford Airport

A Heritage & Wildlife Walk Around Middleton Park

Ella’s walk criss crosses the 450 acres of Middleton Park in Leeds, exploring the grassland and ancient woodland.

Rawdon Autumn Walk

Enjoy a walk through an autumnal wonderland as Tom takes a trip down memory lane around Rawdon.

Photo credit: Tom Marsh

www.theflatcappedphotographer.co.uk

Brimham Rocks

Tom enjoys a winter walk around the spectacular gritstone formations of NT Brimham Rocks

Enjoying the Aire Valley

A wonderful wander around the Aire Valley. Tom walks through woodland, farmland and by the River Aire and has some magical close encounters with wildlife.

Walking into Autumn around York

Tom joins York Bike Belles and MySight for a sensory walk enjoying some of York's urban green spaces

Leeds-Liverpool Canal

A blustery walk along a stretch of the Leeds-Liverpool Canal between Apperley Bridge and Calverley.

Low Wood Nature Reserve

Tom braves the rain on a walk of discoveries at this Yorkshire Wildlife Trust reserve

Aireborough Greenway

A chilly new year walk on the Aireborough Greenway, linking Yeadon and Guiseley along the old railway line.

Rodley Nature Reserve

Tom enjoys an abundance of spring wildlife at this popular Leeds nature reserve

First Anniversary Audio Walk

Tom celebrates one year since the launch of our Audio Walks with his favourite route up Rawdon Billing and shares some of the highlights of the last 12 months

Ox Close Wood

Spring showers create an assualt on the senses as Tom explore woodland near the Harewood estate

The Billing After Dark

Tom leads us on an atmospheric evening walk through woodland and up Rawdon Billing.

Saltaire Stroll

Leave the hustle and bustle of Saltaire village behind and join Tom for a walk along the River Aire and the Leeds Liverpool Canal, stopping off at the beautiful Hirst Wood.

Isle of Tiree Beach Walk

Meet up with Ella on holiday in Scotland, as she walks along a beautiful shoreline, spotting sea birds and seals.

Thackley Bottom

A winter woodland walk taking in the wonderfully named Thackley Bottom where Tom spots some first signs of spring

A Stroll Around Eavestone Lake

Tom takes us on a 5 mile walk featuring farmland, woodland and moorland in a secret spot on the fringes of the Nidderdale AONB.

Spofforth Spires

A crisp autumnal walk exploring some unusual gritstone rock formations near Harrogate

Almscliffe Crag

An autumnal wander up the Lower Wharfe Valley landmark Almscliffe Crag

Norwood Edge Photo Walk

Tom shares some of his photography tips on a stroll through coniferous woodland.

Gallows Hill & Wharfemeadows Park

Listen to the abundant bird life at Gallows Hill Nature Reserve and the powerful weir at Wharfemeadows Park.

Hawksworth Moor

Back by popular demand! This time Tom takes us on a walk through lovely woodland, rugged moorland and by a calming stream.

Lindley Wood Reservoir

Join Tom on a circular walk in this quiet corner of the Washburn Valley

Autumn on The Chevin

Tom heads for cover in the lovely woodland of Otley Chevin, encountering squirrels, dry stone walls and breath-taking vistas.

A Woodland Walk at Hunger Hills

Tom takes us on a 5 mile walk down memory lane around Hunger Hills near Horsforth. You can hear the joy in his voice when he spots a Massey Ferguson tractor!

A Family Walk Around St Ives Estate

Join Ella, her Mum and dog Rosie on an evening stroll around the Country Park on the outskirts of Bingley.

Yorkshire Sculpture Park

Join Tom and friends as they audit a trail. Lakes, woodland and interesting sculptures await them!

Climbing up Rawdon Billing

Join Tom on his all time favourite walk up Rawdon Billing, a tree-topped hill just five minutes from his home.

Thornes Common

Volunteers Christine, Roger and their dog Benjy take you on a tree themed walk on their local patch in Wakefield.

A seaside stroll around NT Formby

*Guest Audio Walk* Head to the seaside with NT Ranger Chris on this walk around the dunes, beaches and grasslands of the Formby coastline

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