The park at Kirkstall Abbey is approximately twenty four hectares in area and has a wide range of facilities for all types of active and passive recreation.
Enjoy a leisurely stroll around the grounds or along the river. Participate or just watch some of the formal organised games played on site. Take part in many events held throughout the year. Bring a picnic along or indulge in refreshments on a new terrace overlooking the river.
Football and rugby pitches are available for organised groups, tennis courts can be booked and a large playground caters for younger visitors. The extensive network of paths enable walking or jogging and there are large areas of grassland for informal games and recreation.
There are two routes around the Abbey grounds that you can take for a healthy walk. The blue route is is the longer walk and takes about 45 minutes. The yellow route is a pleasant walk around the Abbey and should take about 15 minutes. You can download the Health Walk leaflet below or pick one up from the visitor centre or Abbey House Museum on your visit.
The park is accessible to all and most footpaths are suitable for the majority of manual and electric wheel chairs.
Kirkstall Abbey is part of the West Leeds Country Park.
Useful contacts for Parks and Countryside
Parks and Countryside Head Office – Tel: 0113 395 7400 and Fax: 0113 395 7401
Leeds City Council main switchboard – Tel: 0113 222 4444
ParksWatch (24 hour helpline) – Tel: 0113 232 9973
Dog Wardens – Tel: 0113 222 4407
To email the parks and countryside service drectly, please use firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note that the telephone number for the main reception for Parks and Countryside's Head Office is 0113 3957400. This number is staffed from 8.00am - 4.30pm on Monday to Thursday and 8.00am - 4.00pm on Fridays. Outside of these hours you can leave a message on the answerphone.