Meanwood Valley Trail is a beautiful 7-mile linear walk from Woodhouse Moor to Golden Acre Park.
How to get to the start of the route!
Starting at Golden Acre Park – Golden Acre Park is located Off Arthington Road, Bramhope, Leeds LS16 8BQ. It is 6 miles from Leeds City Centre at the A660 Leeds Road.
There is a car park on site, or you catch the X84 bus which has a stop at Golden Acre Park.
Starting at Leeds train station, it is about a 20-minute walk to the Woodhouse Moor start point. You can catch bus number 1 from Bishopgate Steet (Stop Z1) or walk to Albion Street (Stop J3) and catch bus number 1, 28, 97 to the Woodhouse Lane/Clarendon Road stop. You can see the statue of H.R. Marsden opposite the bus stop.
Tips walking from Leeds
Walk across Monument Moor and turn right down Rampart Road. Instead of going up Delph Lane to access the trail turn left and continue up Woodhouse Street and take the next right up Woodhouse Cliff (as you walk up you will see the Leeds City Academy in front of you). Keep to the left hand-side of the pavement as you walk up, and after the houses end, you will see a gap in the hedge. This is Bedford Fields Forest Garden and is well worth your time to have a walk around. When you have finished admiring the Forest Garden, continue on the path up past the left hand-side of Leeds City Academy and follow it until you reach the end where you will meet the Meanwood Valley Trail. Turn left to continue your walk.