GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Adel Woods

2 miles (3 km)

This walk explores Adel Woods on the northern side of the city of Leeds.
You can start the walk from the car park at the northern end of the site. From here you can follow pleasant woodland trails south along a section of the Dales Way and the Meanwood Valley Trail. There's interesting rock formations, the impressive 7 arches aqueduct and the Adel Beck to see in the woods. There's also lots of wildlife with deer, kingfishers, woodpeckers and red kite to look out for.
The woods are also good for mountain biking with some good trails and jumps to try.
You can easily extend the walk by heading north along the Dales Way to visit Eccup Reservoir. The large lake is only just over a mile from the car park and includes a nice waterside trail.


LS16 8DR - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

Adel Woods OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Adel Woods Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Dog Walking

As you'd imagine the woodland trails are ideal for dog walking. You'll probably bump into fellow dog owners on a fine day.

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

To the north of the site there's the popular Golden Acre Park and Harewood House to visit.


Aqueduct hidden in Adel Woods, near Leeds - - 2093916

Aqueduct hidden in Adel Woods, near Leeds. The Seven arch structure is built over the Adel Beck. This engineering feat is well hidden by trees and foliage in the summer.

Wood, Adel - - 2522466

Woodland view

Stone Footbridge in Adel Woods - - 493958

Stone Footbridge. Old stone gateposts and footbridge on the Dales Way in Adel Woods.

Signpost to Adel Crag - - 493635

Signpost to Adel Crag

Alwoodley - Adel Crag

Adel Crag. This famous rock outcrop in Adel Woods is a magnet for climbers.

Change of direction, Adel Woods - - 2524349

Change of direction. Signpost in the woods.


GPS Files

GPX File

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