Woods in Leeds

Leeds has over 3,660 hectares of woodland. Around one third of these are owned and managed by the Leeds City Council, and are all free for you to enjoy throughout the year.

As of 2013, 20% of the ancient woodland in Leeds is heritage semi-natural woodland, which means it has remained wooded since at least 1600 AD. Middleton Woods in south Leeds is the largest piece of ancient woodland in the city.

Some more the more notable woods include Chevin Forest Park, Woodhouse Ridge and the wood within the country estate of Temple Newsam.

We have put together a break down of our favourite woods in Leeds. They are great for rainy days, or when we have a heat wave and you want to get out and about but still have shelter.

Take a look below to see the full list of woods in Leeds.


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