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North West Leeds Green Gateways Trail

W Yorkshire

63 km / 39 miles
This Trail takes you on a journey through some of the parks and green spaces in the north west Leeds area. Throughout the trail you will visit important historical sites and pass through/by different wildlife habitats such as woodlands, wetlands, meadows, scrubland and heathland.

The trail starts at Woodhouse Moor, close to the city centre, and goes east to follow the Meanwood Valley green corridor in a northerly direction before going northeast to Eccup Reservoir. The route swings west to take in Golden Acre Park before going north through Bramhope village and dropping down into the river Wharfe valley then up to the Chevin Forest Park. An alternative route avoids the drop into the river Wharfe valley.

The trail then meanders southward taking in Yeadon Tarn before climbing up to the Billings with its vistas. A more westerly route is taken via Micklefield Park to reach the river Aire green corridor. A walk south alongside the river then climbs onto Hunger Hills with its views.

A downward south easterly route is taken to reach the Oil Mill Beck green corridor which is followed southwards to the Ring Road. Thereafter the trail climbs to reach Butcher Hill before dropping down to the Kirkstall Forge Development site and Kirkstall Abbey Park by the river Aire. Thereafter the trail ascends eastwards to Becketts Park. An alternative flatter route is available from Butcher Hill through West Park before reaching Becketts Park. After Becketts Park the route meanders southwards before returning to Woodhouse Moor.


Path Type: Other Paths
Attributes: Average Gradients
Urban Parkland
Start and Finish: SE292350 - Woodhouse Moor, Leeds, W Yorkshire View on StreetMap
Open Date: 2015

Publications, Badges and Certificates:

External download North West Leeds Green Gateways Trail  (Leeds City Council  - 2016 ) Download


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North West Leeds Country Park GPX Exchange Format Route File
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Route Profile:

62.8 km (39.0 miles)
1,177 m (3,862 ft) ascent
271 m (889 ft)  maximum height

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