The Hills have Gays - An Outdoor & Sporting Group in Leeds
The hills have gays is a notice board where you can do something that you think is fun/amazing and want to share that experience whilst making friends along the way.
After a successful start of hikes and other events from hikes, ghost hunts, escape rooms and ice skating. The group has expanded being an LGBT+ based group but remaining inclusive, being open to everybody and their dog. The group has evolved from just a hiking group to an outdoor activity group. The concept behind the group is simple, if there’s a group event that you think somebody might like or a few may want to attend, create an event and as long as it caters for everybody it will be posted.
The events are free there are no hidden costs, charges for being a member if the cost of the train fare to the event is £6.90, you pay that yourself, if the ghost hunt is £39 then that’s how much it costs.
All events are posted on Facebook and we have already hit over 300 members in the short period we have been live.
The next few events planned...
Ilkley Moor Hike (Part 3) 21st May 2017 @ 10.20pm
Ilkley Moor is part of Rombalds Moor, the moorland between Ilkley and Keighley (pronounced Keethly) in West Yorkshire, England. The moor, which rises to 402 m (1,319 ft) above sea level, is well known as the inspiration for the Yorkshire "county anthem" On Ilkla Moor Baht 'at (dialect for 'on Ilkley Moor without a hat').
Meeting at Leeds Train station at 10.20am and catching the train to Ilkley at around 11am, arriving in Ilkley at 12pm, heading for a coffee to start with and finish off having an amazing Sunday lunch... Dogs welcome!
Hills on Ice (Bradford Ice Skating Rink) 17th June 2017 @ 5.45pm
Our second visit to Bradford Ice Arena...The first was a laugh!
Meeting at leeds Train station at 5.45pm. Catching the train at 6.51pm and arriving at 7.12pm, the session at Bradford starts at 7.30pm, finishing at 10pm.
Maybe followed by hitting a couple of bars in Bradford and catch the last train back to Leeds
Fewston and Swinsty reservoir walk 25th June @ 10.30am
The is an easy walk totalling 8 miles approx covering both reservoirs. plenty of pinic tables scattered around the reservoirs, who would be up for taking some food and having a BBQ at one of the spots set up for a BBQ and a few 'beverages'
We will have to catch a train to Menston (return ticket £5.40) and then order taxi's to the reservoir (approx £4-£5 each way per person)
On hot days when the water is low sometimes it is possible to see the village that was flooded to create the reservoir!!
Swinsty Reservoir, managed by Yorkshire Water sits in the Washburn Valley on the southern side of the Nidderdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
Sitting just below Fewston Reservoir and sharing parking and facilities Swinsty offers walking routes for able and disabled visitors to explore the banks of the reservoir as well as Bridleways for Horseriders.
The car park has public conveniences, ample picnic facilities as well as a regular Ice Cream van.
Leeds to Liverpool canal bike ride 1st July 2017 starting at 7am
We have been talking about this for a while and think it's time we do this! A 127 mile bike ride along the canal. i reckon if we average 6-10 miles per hour we could do in 12 hours. with rests inbetween we could do in a total of 14 hours. i think we should possibly look at getting a hotel in Liverpool for the evening then hitting a few of the bars before we get the train back the following day.
Pre-Pride The Hills have gays and Outdoor lads flock to Hebden Bridge 30th July 2017 @ 10.30am
The Hills have Gays and Outdoor lads team up to help promote Leeds Pride by supporting Leeds LGBT Sport Fringe Festival...
'The Hills have Gays' and 'Outdoorlads.com' team up to bring you this Pride event! Where it all started for The Hills have Gays,let's go for a walk up towards Todmorden from Hebden Bridge! Let's hope for hot weather and chill on the beach and maybe go for a paddle!
A fairly easy walk (as long as you stick to the path). Being honoured to be joined and supported by the UK's biggest outdoor activity group for gay/bi-sexual men
What is OutdoorLads?
As a gay outdoor pursuits group, every month we run a wide range of activities. There’s something for everyone no matter what your interest!
We will be meeting at Leeds train station at 10.20am and catching the train to Hebden Bridge arriving at 12pm, where we will set off and head to Todmorden. The members of 'The Hills have Gays' have expressed interest in eating in Hebden Bridge.
Anybody meeting us at Hebden Bridge we will wait until 12.15pm for those making their own way there!
Also for those getting a train get your return ticket to Todmorden, the same cost as Hebden but you will be charged more on returning from Todmorden if your ticket say Hebden Bridge!
Bring friends, family and even your dogs! This is where the group originally started walking so we've decided to help kick off Leeds Pride on the original route, it is fairly easy and we all start together and finish together!
Ghost Hunt @ Leeds City Museum 16th September 2017 @ 9pm
The Hills have Gays join UK Ghost Nights at Leeds City Museum for a late night ghost hunt. Dating back to the 1800s this building is the current home of the Leeds Mummy and museum staff have a few spooky tales to tell of the building.
The building dates back to the 1800s and was originally the home of the Leeds Mechanics Institute. It was designed and built by the famous Leeds Architect Cuthbert Broderick and sits in the heart of Leeds City centre. This magnificent building has it's very own Albert Hall which was used as a lecture theatre. The building has changed use over the years and was probably well known to most Leodians as the Civic Theatre up until 2008 when it was transformed in the Leeds City Museum. The museum has a fine selection of local artefacts and from around the world. With the most well known being the Leeds Mummy.
This magnificent building is steeped in history and it is not then surprising that there are spooky tales to be told. Staff and visitors to the building have reported hearing footsteps when the building is empty with doors opening and closing. A figure has been seen on the balcony of the Albert Hall and strange light anomalies have been observed by the naked eye. But perhaps the most intriguing story of all is the bare wet footprints that appeared without explanation close to the Leeds Mummy............
Are you brave enough to join us or will you be running for your Mummy? Or will you last the night as we investigate the spooky happenings of Leeds City Museum?
9pm to 2am
£55pp (over 18s only)
*This location is fully wheechair accesible
Millennium Square, Leeds LS2 8BH
Deposit option available up to 6 weeks before event
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