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Gledhow Valley Woods

1 miles (2 km)

Enjoy a pleasant stroll through these woods in Leeds. There is a nice footpath running along Gledhow Beck and around Gledhow Lake for about a mile. The area is quite small at 57 acres but very peaceful and pretty. There's a wide variety of flora and fauna with birds such as Chaffinch, Chiff Chaff, Dipper and Dunnock to look out for. Plants and flowers include Bluebell, Common Knapweed and Cornflower. It also includes a 19th century open air bath house in the south eastern corner.
You can extend your walk by heading to the nearby Roundhay Park.
It's located just over a mile from the woods and includes 700 acres of parkland, lakes and gardens in one of the largest parks Britain. Gipton Wood is also located just a 10 minute walk away.


LS7 4JU - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

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Gledhow Valley woods panorama - - 1042124

Gledhow Valley woods panorama. It's amazing to think this tranquil setting is only half a mile away from inner city Harehills. Harehills is the second most densely populated area in Europe. Gledhow lane runs through the woods, a superb photogenic city Oasis. The lane is a steep winding road known locally as Little Switzerland.

Path in Gledhow Park, with bluebells - - 408794

Path in Gledhow Park, with bluebells. Probably native bluebells (straight sided) rather than hybrid or Spanish bluebells, according to the Natural History Museum's identification guide

Gledhow Valley lake - - 1043128

Gledhow Valley lake


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