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Yellow owl and letters LCW on olive green plaqueLeeds Country Way

W Yorkshire

97 km / 60 miles
The Way encircles the city of Leeds passing through some attractive countryside and villages especially on its north and eastern sides. From its start at Golden Acre Park the clockwise route visits the Harewood estate and Barwick-in-Elmet, goes via Garforth to the Aire riverside, then threads its way where possible through green corridors between Leeds, Dewsbury and Bradford, to return passing the Leeds Bradford airport.

The original route included sections in Wakefield but its new line, developed in 2006, is wholly within the Leeds area. The waymark uses an owl symbol which is found on the coat of arms of Leeds City Council.

The Leeds City Council website provides a detailed route description, with four main 15-mile segments each broken into 5-mile sections. Links to numerous other long distance paths offer other possibilities from the city and elsewhere. There are public transport connections using the many services around Leeds.


Waymark: Yellow owl and letters LCW on olive green plaque
Path Type: Paths Marked on OS mapping
Waymark: Yellow owl and letters LCW on olive green plaque
Attributes: Average Gradients
Start and Finish: SE267417 - Golden Acre Park, Leeds, W Yorkshire View on StreetMap
Web Sites: Leeds City Council - Leeds Country Way


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Contains Ordnance Survey data © Crown copyright and database right 2016.
© OpenStreetMap contributors under Open Database Licence.
Rights of way data from selected Local Authorities.
Large scale digital mapping is provided by John Thorn.
At high zoom levels the route is indicative only.
Purchase Ordnance Survey Maps (path is named on OS maps):
OS Landranger 104, 105
OS Landranger Active 104, 105
OS Explorer 288, 289, 297
OS Explorer Active 288, 289, 297

Accommodation within 5 km of this Path:

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Route Profile:

98.6 km (61.3 miles)
1,438 m (4,718 ft) ascent
201 m (659 ft)  maximum height

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