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West Leeds Green Gateways Trail

34 km / 21 miles

W Yorkshire
This trail takes you on a journey through some of the parks and green spaces in the west Leeds area. Throughout the trail you will visit important historical sites and pass through / by different wildlife habitats such as woodlands, wetlands and meadows.

The trail starts at Granary Wharf in the centre of Leeds and follows the Leeds Liverpool Canal west towards Rodley giving fine views of Kirkstall Abbey. At Apperley Bridge the trail leaves the canal and coincides with the Leeds Country Way to drop down through a chain of woodlands into the Fagley Beck valley. The trail follows the valleys to the west and south of Pudsey and follows Pudsey Beck to Roker Lane Bottom. Here the Leeds Country Way is left and several alternative routes are available for the return to Leeds.

The main route follows Pudsey Beck north and round Post Hill to Upper Armley. Here the Leeds Liverpool Canal is joined back to Leeds city centre.

A series of five downloadable leaflets feature a map of each section along with background information about sights on or near the path.

The West Leeds Country Park and Green Gateways Initiative that promotes this route is located on the west side of the City of Leeds and covers an area of approximately 3889 hectares that forms a green horseshoe around the west Leeds conurbation. The trail helps you explore the green spaces and corridors in west Leeds which have a rich local and natural history. The green corridors are important routes used by our wildlife to colonise new green spaces and for sources of food during migration periods. In turn the corridors are a great way to access the wider countryside avoiding busy roads and large residential areas.


Details:

Path Type
Other Paths
Attributes
Other Paths; Average Gradients; Canal; Urban; Urban Parkland
Start and Finish
SE296330 - Granary Wharf, Leeds, W Yorkshire
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Open Date
2009

Publications, Badges and Certificates:

External PDF
West Leeds Green Gateways Trail - Overview (Leeds Country Parks and Green Gateways Initiative)
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External PDF
West Leeds Green Gateways Trail - 1 Granary Wharf to Bramley Falls (Leeds Country Parks and Green Gateways Initiative)
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External PDF
West Leeds Green Gateways Trail - 2 Newlay Canal Bridge to Apperley Bridge (Leeds Country Parks and Green Gateways Initiative)
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External PDF
West Leeds Green Gateways Trail - 3 Apperley Bridge to Woodhall Lake (Leeds Country Parks and Green Gateways Initiative)
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External PDF
West Leeds Green Gateways Trail - 4 Woodhall Lake to Cockersdale (Leeds Country Parks and Green Gateways Initiative)
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External PDF
West Leeds Green Gateways Trail - 5 Cockersdale to Armley and Wortley (Leeds Country Parks and Green Gateways Initiative)
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Maps:

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Large scale digital mapping is provided by John Thorn.
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Accommodation within 5 Km of this Path:

 
 
From Path
Along Path
Hotels
Clayton Hotel Leeds  (bookable online)
< 1 Km
< 1 Km
Hotels
Cosmopolitan Hotel  (bookable online)
< 1 Km
< 1 Km
Hotels
42 The Calls  (bookable online)
1 Km
< 1 Km
Self-catering
The Tops - Kirkstall  (bookable online)
< 1 Km
5 Km
Self-catering
The Tops - Headingley  (bookable online)
2 Km
5 Km
Hotels
Weetwood Hall  (bookable online)
2 Km
6 Km
Walkers are Welcome
4 Km
13 Km
Self-catering
Harman Suites  (bookable online)
3 Km
32 Km

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Downloads:

GPS Exchange Format Route File
West Leeds Green Gateways Trail GPX Exchange Format Route File
Last Updated 15/12/2016 21:37:16 - New Path
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MemoryMap Route file
West Leeds Green Gateways Trail Memory Map Route File
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Tracklogs Route file
West Leeds Green Gateways Trail Tracklogs Route File
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Route Profile:

34.5 Km (21.4 miles)
526 m (1,726 ft) ascent
201 m (659 ft)  maximum height