Living in South Leeds, we were frustrated in the amount of time that it takes to get across the city and out to some enjoyable countryside. 

We were wrong and more recently, we've discovered some great areas for walking in our locality, sometimes it just takes a bit of local knowledge to find where paths link up. I'll try and document some of what we've found here.

This is a nice walk that takes you through some surprising parts of South Leeds; bits that may not have found even if you live here. It takes in a good part of Middleton park, which brings a few extra benefits, but also goes out adjacent with the East Coast Mainline and a section of derelict railway heading over toward Morley.