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Essential website maintenance

This weekend the following services will be unavailable from 4:30pm Friday 23 Jan: Where I Live, Check your bin day, Find my nearest and all pages with maps on. Services will be back online by 8am Monday 26 Jan. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

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.

Public rights of way

The public rights of way network, comprising footpaths, bridleways and byways provides the key to exploring much of the countryside of Leeds, whether it be for active pursuits such as walking, cycling or horse-riding, or more leisurely strolls.

Within Leeds there are 819km of rights of way, 628km of footpath, 180km of bridleway, together with a short network of byways and other routes with public access. These ways can lead you through varied and changing landscapes, from urban areas to glorious countryside, and from the car to a country park and beyond.

In the Related Pages and Documents sections of this page, you should be able to find out everything you need to know about public rights of way in Leeds from popular walking routes to plans for the future of rights of way in the city.


Report problems with access to a public right of way

Please email or call us with as much detail as you can provide about the issue. Our contact details are in the section below.


Contact Us

If you have further questions, would like to see a copy of the Definitive Map or would like more information on walking, cycling, horse-riding and other recreational routes, please get in touch:

Email: parks@leeds.gov.uk
Telephone: 0113 395 7400‚Äč

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