Wayward Women was set up in Leeds in 1995 as a lesbian walking group for most ages. Walks range from 5 - 12 miles, generally in the West Yorkshire dales and moors but also in North or South Yorkshire - occasionally even in Lancashire. All our walks are on Sundays, usually every two weeks, and most are circular. We leave the start point at 10.30am, so do be on time, or you may get left behind.
Wayward Women is an informal, voluntary group, and each woman joining a walk is expected to take responsibility for her own safety, equipment and fitness. Check with walk leaders in advance if you are not sure of your physical ability to undertake a particular route, and inform them of any problems you may have on the day.
We strongly recommend that women wear proper walking boots and carry an extra layer of clothing for warmth. A full set of waterproofs, hat and gloves should be brought, even when walks are moderate - weather on hills can change rapidly. Please say if there is something you need - someone else may be able to help. You should also bring a packed lunch, including water or other liquid.
For your own safety, and that of the group, we reserve the right to refuse to take any woman who is inadequately dressed or equipped. Well-behaved dogs with responsible owners are welcome on appropriate walks, but both are accountable to the rest of the group, particularly at lunch stops.
Having said all that, our intention is to enjoy stimulating walks in beautiful countryside, with good company! Do join us.