Millennium Woodlands


Woodland area and walk in the Temple Newsam Estate.


Millennium Wood – a three acre woodland – was planted in 2000 as part of the millennium celebrations.

With a mud trail running through it, the route joins up several of the 30-distinct-woods in the Temple Newsam estate.

Location Details

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Things to Note

Millennium Woodlands has the following on-site or nearby:

  • Dog Waste Bins
  • Nearby Food & Drink
  • Nearby Parking
  • Nearby Toilets
  • Rubbish Bins


Located to the east of the city centre. Millennium Wood sits in the 1,500 acres of Temple Newsam’s scenic parkland; this new wood makes up a small part of the second largest part of the Forest of Leeds.

Things to Do


The route through Millennium Woodlands is a pleasant walking route, whether on your own, with the dog or family.

Walled gardens compliment this peaceful stroll of around 1-kilometre in length. It’s a lovely linear walk that could be one part of a bigger one on the Temple Newsam to Tropical World way.


Millennium Woodland is home to one of the largest rhododendron displays in England. These acid-loving woody shrubs burst out with distinctive clusters of colourful flowers.

Temple Newsam

There’s loads to explore within this newly developing wood and the wider Temple Newsam estate, which includes a manor house, a rare breed farm, parks and lakes, gardens and an adventure playground.

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Millennium Woodlands was planted in the year 2000 to commemorate the turn of the new century and millennium.


Temple Newsam is a 15-minute walk away. In and around the manor hour are  toilets and bins. It’s worth noting that the toilets close at 6pm daily.

Food and Drink

After taking a walk through Millennium Woodlands and visiting the Temple Newsam estate, you could grab a chippy tea from one of the oldest (and best!) fish and chip shops in east Leeds – Skyliner.


Millennium Woods has a muddy and uneven pathway. Following wet weather this ground can become difficult to navigate if you’re in a wheelchair or pushing a buggy. We recommend you check the weather before visiting!

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