Apperley Bridge

Each of our Focus Points will feature a walk to help you explore the natural and built heritage of your river.

Apperley Bridge takes its name from the old bridge over the river on Apperley Lane. It was here that Thomas Fairfax and his Parliamentary Army was forced to cross the river in 1643 as they journeyed northwards after an attempt to retake Leeds from the Royalists was thwarted by their destruction of Kirkstall Bridge.

Apperley Bridge, cc Mick Melvin

Nestling between Leeds and Bradford, Apperley Bridge is a pleasant escape from the hustle and bustle of these big cities. Join us for a walk in the countryside and take in the views of the river and the wealth of wildlife that lives alongside it.