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The Leeds Country Way

The Leeds Country Way is a 62 miles recreational footpath around Leeds and takes you along public rights of way through some of the beautiful and varied countryside our local area has to offer. 

The route is split into four main stages, each of which has an accompanying leaflet – (1) Golden Acre Park to Barwick-in-Elmet; (2) Barwick-in-Elmet to Carlton; (3) Carlton to Cockersdale; (4) Cockersdale to Golden Acre Park.

On the leaflets, the Leeds Country Way is split up into 4-6 mile sections, each end of which links to a bus or train route.  Treat each of these sections as an individual 2.5hr walk, or take on a few sections at a time ... you might even decide to take on the Leeds Country Way Challenge and complete the whole route over a number of weeks or months.

For bus and train information contact Metro on: (0113) 245 7676 between 7am and 10pm, or go to Metro's website where they have information directly linked to the Leeds Country Way route.