The Leeds Country Way is a 60 mile recreational footpath around Leeds, it takes in the countryside around Leeds and each of the stages are easily accessible by bus from the city centre. Click on the map below to be taken to the Leeds City Council page for more information about the routes and the walk.
I joined a group of walkers, who go by the name of Leeds Country Wayfarers, on the fourth of the stages (missing the first three due to knee injury). It was a lovely walk and so nice to get to the edges of Leeds to take in the countryside. The weather was fine, but a moody sky offered some wonderful visuals. The group had their first canine walker, in the shape of Mickey my dog – who was so well behaved, I am very proud of him; we also rescued a shopping trolley from the fields to take back to it’s rightful owner (the group, who’s age ranged between 30 and 40, also felt the need to regress back to childhood and go for a lovely ride down the path).
Above. The Leeds Country Way is highlighted with yellow owls on route.
Above. Remnants of the old munitions factory, used during World War 1 and World War 2.
Above. LCW yellow owls, highlighting the route.
Above. Leeds Country Wayfarers walking through one of the public paths on farmland.
Above. Mickey, the new Leeds Country Wayfarers mascot.
Above. Couple take in the splendid views across Leeds.
Above. Travelling in style, resting paws.
Above. The group pose, along with the rescued shopping trolley, which was returned back to it’s owner.