Audio Walks

Sit back and enjoy the colours, sights and sounds of our wanders around Yorkshire
During lockdown, Open Country has been thinking of ways to bring the outdoors indoors for our members who are 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

Ox Close Wood

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

Rodley Nature Reserve

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

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

Exploring an old water treatment works

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

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

Winter Wonderland Walk

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

Thackley Bottom

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

Aireborough Greenway

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

Rawdon Autumn Walk

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


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

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.

Gallows Hill & Wharfemeadows Park

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

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.

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.

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.

Thornes Common

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

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.

Leeds-Liverpool Canal

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

Norwood Edge Photo Walk

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

Autumn on The Chevin

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

Hawksworth Moor

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

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.

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.

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!

Yorkshire Sculpture Park

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

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