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Turnbull’s Favourite Summer Walks in Leeds

With the heatwave set to continue across Yorkshire and possibly even go up a notch in some parts, many of us are looking to make the most of such a fantastic summer. But while we want to enjoy the good weather, the last thing we want is to spend the day in the car wasting the days while we travel around.

So here at Britannia Turnbull’s, in between our busy removals season, we put our heads together to think up some of the best hikes that start within the Leeds city boundaries so that you can enjoy the most of the Yorkshire sunshine!

Meanwood Valley Trail

Starts: Woodhouse Moor, LS6 or Golden Acre Park, Bramhope, LS16.

Distance: 7 miles

Highlights: This route delves through the heart of urban and suburban Leeds, but you wouldn’t know it. The tree-lined path makes it feel peaceful and rural. The Seven Arches Aqueduct is a great highlight of the walk.

Leeds Canal Walk

Starts: The Royal Armouries, LS10.

Distance: 13 miles.

Highlights: It’s a long walk but takes you through the heart of Leeds city centre including Granary Wharf and heads eastwards. You’ll get a great view of Kirsktall Abbey as well as woodland around Calverley and the River Aire at Kirkstall and Rodley. The trail continues out of Leeds towards Shipley and pas the UNESCO World Heritage site at Saltaire.

Wykebeck Way

Starts: Roundhay Park, LS8

Distance: 6 miles (one way)

Highlights: The Wykebeck Way is a bit of a hidden gem in Leeds but it is the perfect way to take in two of Leeds’ best attractions – Roundhay Park and Temple Newsam. The trail will take you through quiet roads and paths as well as woodland and parkland where wildlife and birds are easy to spot.

Dales Way Link

Starts: Woodhouse Moor, LS6.

Distance: 20 miles

Highlights: From city to country. This trek allows you to wander from Leeds city centre to the gateway of the Yorkshire Dales finishing at The Cow & Calf Rocks. It will take in Adel Woods and Otley Chevin. It’s a challenge but worth it.

Leeds Country Way

Starts: Anywhere surrounding Leeds

Distance 62 mile circular.

Highlights: This is a huge walk going through the countryside and villages that surround Leeds. It is split into sections so it is your decision how to tackle it.

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