The Abbey Park

The park at Kirkstall Abbey is approximately 24 hectares in area and has a wide range of facilities for all types of active and passive recreation. It is part of the West Leeds Country Park.

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.

Sports and play areas:

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.

The park is accessible to all and most footpaths are suitable for the majority of manual and electric wheel chairs. 



Health Walk at the Abbey, Download the Health Walk leaflet (opens as PDF)Health Walk at the Abbey<div class="ExternalClassC175D575BA4744EBAD7C7AA5BD74BDE4"><p>​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. </p> <p>You can download a route map via the link below or pick one up from the visitor centre.</p></div>
Contact the Parks and Countryside ServiceContact the Parks and Countryside Service<div class="ExternalClassEAC71BC0506048A8B97F6405BAE6265A"><p><strong>Parks and Countryside Head Office </strong><br>Tel: 0113 395 7400 and Fax: 0113 395 7401<br><br><strong>ParksWatch (24 hour helpline)</strong><br>Tel: 0113 232 9973<br><br><strong>Dog Wardens</strong> – Tel: 0113 222 4407<br><br><strong>Email the parks and countryside service</strong>: <a href=""></a><br><br>Please note that the telephone number for the main reception for Parks and Countryside's Head Office is staffed from 8am to 4.30pm Monday to Thursday and 8am to 4pm on Fridays. Outside of these hours you can leave a message on the answerphone.​</p></div>