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Temporary diversion of the Trans Pennine Trail

From February 2015 until December 2016 a temporary closure of the Trans Pennine Trail will be in place between Knostrop Flood Lock and Knostrop Weir. A diversion route will be signed along Old Mill Lane, Gibraltar Island Road and the towpath to the south of the Aire-Calder canal. This is so work can take place on the flood alleviation scheme. A map is available from the documents section on this page. For more information email PROW@leeds.gov.uk or telephone 0113 395 7400.

Temporary Closure at Eccup Reservoir

The temporary Closure of the public bridleway across the Dam wall at Eccup Reservoir will remain closed until May of this year. A diversion route is in place. For further information please email the Public Rights of Way team using the Contact us form on this page or view the map in the Documents section.

Open Access

The Countryside and Rights of Way (CROW) Act 2000 gave people new rights of access on foot to areas of open country and registered common land. The access rights, sometimes referred to as ‘the right to roam’ were introduced by the Government on a regional basis, and came into force in the Leeds area on 31st October 2005.

Access land in Leeds includes Hawksworth Moor, land adjacent to Reva Reservoir, parts of the Otley Chevin, Townclose Hills in Kippax and the Buckstone Fields in the Meanwood Valley.

The Conclusive Maps of Open Access for the Leeds Area are available to view at the Public Rights of Way Office at Red Hall Estate, LS17 8NB.  If you would like to see these maps, please telephone (0113) 395 7400 and ask to arrange an appointment with a member of our Public Rights of Way team.  Alternatively, the access land is shown on the latest editions of the Ordnance Survey Explorer Maps (Nos. 289 Leeds, 288 Bradford & Huddersfield and 297 Lower Wharfedale).

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Please note that the Parks and Countryside's Head Office main reception telephone number 0113 395 7400 is staffed from 8.00am - 4.30pm Monday to Thursday and 8.00am - 4.00pm on a Friday. Outside of these hours you can leave a message on the answerphone.

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