Ridge Plantation Meanwood

Ridge Plantation

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Small patch of woodland that makes for a great walk.

Ridge Plantation Meanwood

Ridge Plantation is a small area of greenery that has been reclaimed by nature.

Previously a crop growing and coal mining area; it is now a pleasant woodland, ideal for a walk.

Location Details

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Things to Note

Ridge Plantation has the following on-site or nearby:

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

Location

Ridge Plantation is located in Meanwood, a leafy suburb north-east of Leeds city centre. The area is an up and coming place popular for walks, food and drinking.

Things to Do

Ridge Plantation is a hidden gem that you wouldn’t even know was there. The footfall is quiet.

Dog Walking

Ridge Plantation is great for walking the dog. There are wide open trails throughout the plantation. Most of these trails are shaded under the trees.

Bike Riding

For some off-road riding the Plantation is a good place to take the little ones for a bike ride. As there are no cars and little footfall it is a good place to let your little one cycle solo ahead of you.

Tree-spotting

As the plantation has had extensive tree planting over the last hundred years and more there are lots of trees to discover. Use the Woodland Trust British tree spotting guide to identify and get to know the trees in  the Ridge Plantation.

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History

Ridge Plantation was original a cash crop growing plot before it was mined and scraped for coal in the 18th century.

The remnants of this novel way of mining coal can be seen in the circle dips dotted about Ridge Plantation.

Amenities

The nearest public toilet is a 10-minute walk away at the Bay Horse pub.

There are rubbish bins around Ridge Plantation.

Food and Drink

A 5-minute walk along Stainbeck Lane is CULTO – this open and relaxing eatery serves some quality Italian pizza and pasta.

 

Parking

Park a short distance from the Ridge Plantation entrance on Parkside Road, LS6 4LY (Google Map Directions)

Access

Ridge Plantation is full of wide open trails that can be uneven underfoot, particularly after wet weather.

Based on this, some parts of the plantation may be unsuitable for a wheelchair and pushchair.

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