Roundhay 50

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The Roundhay 50 is a new event, based at St Edmund's Church in Roundhay, North Leeds.This page gives a brief route description and details of the checkpoints.

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The route will consist of 2 loops.

  • The first will head off South, through Roundhay Park, along the Wyke Beck to Temple Newsam, then along the Leeds Country Way through Garforth, Barwick-in-Elmet, Thorner, Bardsey and return to Roundhay via Wike.
  • The second loop goes along Gledhow Valley to the Meanwood Valley, up past Eccup Reservoir, into Harewood Estate and then back to Roundhay.


Final route descriptions




Final versions of gpx files:

Final loop 1.gpx

Final loop 2.gpx Correction: The GR at the end of para 2.9 should be SE 284 410.

Maps required: Landranger 1:50,000 #104 & #105; or Explorer 1:25,000 #289 or electronic equivalent.

Check points are listed below with opening and closing times. You are welcome to start at different times, provided that you fit in with these times.

Refreshments will be provided at all the checkpoints. There will be a mixture of savoury and sweet items. We will cater for vegetarians, and may have some vegan and gluten free options available but this cannot be guaranteed.

Minimum kit - to be worn or carried at all times: full waterproofs, hat, gloves, fleece top, long trousers, map with route on, route description, compass, whistle, mug, emergency food, torch

Checkpoint Grid reference Leg length Cum distance Refreshments Opening time Closing time
Start: St Edmund's Church Hall

SE 320 381



Hot & cold drinks, toast 08:00 Sat  
CP1: Garforth library SE 404 330 11m 11m Hot & cold drinks, cold snacks 10:00 Sat 13:00 Sat
CP2: Bardsey Village Hall SE 365 432 10m 21m Hot & cold drinks, hot snacks 12:00 Sat 16:30 Sat
CP3: St Edmund's Church Hall SE 320 381 7m 28m Hot & cold drinks, hot meal 13:30 Sat 19:30 Sat
CP4: Alwoodley Cricket Club SE 286 400 7m 35m Hot & cold drinks, snacks, soup 15:00 Sat 22:00 Sat
CP5: Harewood Village Hall SE 320 452 8m 43m Hot & cold drinks, hot snacks 16:30 Sat 01:30 Sun
Finish: St Edmund's Church Hall SE 320 381 7m 50m Hot & cold drinks, hot meal 18:00 Sat 04:00 Sun