Great walks in Leeds

a view of a path through a forest 

There are a number of fantastic rights of way in and around Leeds that you can use to explore the green spaces of the city.

Long distance routes

  • Leeds Country Way – A 62 mile circular walking route around Leeds.
  • Trans Pennine Trail – Leeds-Wakefield section.
  • Dales Way Link - A 19 mile feeder route from Leeds to Ilkley.
  • Ebor Way – A 70 mile walk from Helmsley to Ilkley via York.  The route passes through the northern part of the Leeds district
Shorter routes
  • Meanwood Valley Trail – A seven-mile walking route through the Meanwood Valley to Golden Acre Park. You can find a leaflet about this walk in the Documents section of this page. 
  • Pudsey Link Bridleway – A six-mile, linear bridleway between Tong village and Apperley Bridge.
  • The Linesway – A three-mile long disused railway between Garforth and Allerton Bywater
  • The Wetherby Railway Path – A disused railway cycle route linking Wetherby to Spofforth and Thorp Arch. You can find a leaflet about this walk in the Documents section of this page.
  • The Rothwell Greenway – A disused railway route running between Lofthouse, Robin Hood and Rothwell. You can find a leaflet about this walk in the Documents section of this page. 
  • Wyke Beck Valley Way – A walking and cycling route following the Wyke Beck valley between Temple Newsam and Roundhay Park
  • Fulneck Loop and Calverley Loop – circular bridleway routes through attractive countryside in Pudsey. You can find a leaflet about this walk in the Documents section of this page. 
  • The Temple Newsam bridlepath – A six-mile circular route around Temple Newsam Estate.
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Temple Newsam bridleway leaflethttps://www.leeds.gov.uk/docs/Home Farm bridleway leaflet.pdf729863pdf
Calverley Loop leaflethttps://www.leeds.gov.uk/docs/PROW - calverley loop leaflet.pdf3601106pdf
Fulneck Loop leaflethttps://www.leeds.gov.uk/docs/PROW - fulneck loop leaflet.pdf4276071pdf
Meanwood Valley Trail leaflethttps://www.leeds.gov.uk/docs/PROW - meanwood valley trail.pdf2916958pdf
Rothwell Greenway leaflethttps://www.leeds.gov.uk/docs/PROW - ROTHWELL greenway.pdf2179733pdf
Wetherby cycle routehttps://www.leeds.gov.uk/docs/PROW - wetherby cycle route.pdf750553pdf

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