We have some great countryside around Leeds and although there is some beautiful countryside all over the UK, Yorkshire can still be hard to beat! An additional stretch of our local countryside in Rothwell has been added to the Leeds Country Way, a series of walks along a 62 mile loop on the Leeds green belt. New couloured maps and leaflets detailing the walks and interesting things to spot along the way are now available of the new route and signs and waymarking have also been improved.
The route starts and finishes at Golden Acre Park, Adel, and is split into four areas, each containing three five-mile rambles designed for the leisure walker. Part One of the route takes in Harewood, Thorner and Barwick, Part Two goes through Garforth and Methley and Part Three rambles through the Rothwell ward through Carlton and then takes in East Ardsley and Gildersome. Part Four heads north from Gildersome to Bramhope via Thornbury and Horsforth.
The new Leeds Country Way leaflet pack is available from Parks and Countryside Service, Farnley Hall, Farnley Lane, Leeds, LS12 5HA. You can order by post by enclosing an A4 stamped addressed envelope. You can also get further information from Roger Brookes on 0113 237 5261 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
For anyone rambling through Carlton, I recommend a well earned break and refreshment at our village pub The Unicorn, which serves excellent home cooked food and they even serve home made chips which seems to be a bit of a rarity these days!