OwenBerg planned a hike.
June 20, 2018
Full tour write up at owens-web.co.uk/index.php/outdoors/walking-south-leeds/14-ardsley-11-5m.This is a pretty long walk, varying in surroundings and going via a few overgrown/challenging sections, as expected along South Leeds routes.The route takes you mostly through agricultural, but skirts a few conurbations in order to link up some of the countryside ways. It's a surprisingly peaceful route. No sooner have you passed through a built up section than you'll find yourself back in fields and countryside tracks.
I've just been in and tweaked this route a bit. Having revisited it this week, I've taken out a section of footpath north of Ardsley which is overgrown and almost impassable, replacing it with a new footpath that goes around the housing development NNW of that. The website article will also be updated to reflect this.Also worthy of note, but not yet easily editable on here - There's a section of footpath just after that rerouting, leading up to Thorpe Lane, Middleton, where the footpath has been temporarily rerouted to avoid some demolition work. I didn't find signage to support the rerouting (hence not editing it here yet), but essentially the footpath goes around the West of that demolition site, through the woods. It's a surprisingly nice section and I emerged right next to the scrap yard on Thorpe Lane which is pretty much where I should have been anyway.
April 27, 2019