Best Places to Enjoy a Walk this Easter Weekend

By Leeds Credit Union

As some restrictions on meeting outside have lifted, we have decided to give you some pointers to some of the best walking routes across Leeds and Yorkshire that you can enjoy over the Easter Weekend. From short, medium and long walks - there’s something for everyone here!

Temple Newsam

One of the more popular spots in Leeds - it’s perfect for those looking for an idyllic spot to enjoy a leisurely stroll. Boasting 1,500 acres of land to explore and enjoy, it’s a great place to spend a few hours especially if the weather is good!

You can do a six-mile circular walk around the estate, which will pass three very different lakes, one is set in parkland, one is surrounded by plants and the last is in their grass and bamboo garden. You can find a full list of things that you can do and access at the estate here.

Roundhay Park

Another popular destination in Leeds, Roundhay Park has 700 acres of parkland, lakes and woodland and walkers have plenty of beautiful greenery to see and with some wonderful floral displays in the specialist gardens. You can find a full map of the park here - take your pick of where you want to explore!

The Meanwood Valley Trail

An excellent walking route for family walks, it’s definitely a scenic woodland adventure. As well as woodland there are meadows, heaths, streams and ponds where you can spot a wide variety of wildlife.

The seven-mile park trail starts at Woodhouse Moor near Leeds Center and heads north to Golden Acre Park. The path is mainly through parks, though there are a couple of road connections to walk through as well. You can find all of the routes that are possible across the park here.

Kirkstall Valley Nature Reserve

Just outside the urban heart of Leeds is Kirkstall Valley Nature Reserve which is full of vibrant wildlife. It’s a great family walk for those looking to see nature at its finest. There are currently over 130 varieties of plant and 65 species of birds at Kirkstall Valley Nature Reserve - so there’s plenty to keep an eye out for. You can find more information about the reserve on their website, how to access it and more about its inhabitants!

Chevin Forest Park

Perfect for a stroll or a picnic and with beautiful scenic views. The forest park overlooks the market town of Otley and the park's north-facing cliff offers magnificent views of the Wharfe Valley below. The Chevin Forest Park is a large area and there is a good network of paths to make your own circular walk. You can find a full list of things to do at the park on Visit Leeds’ website.

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