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Wortley Recreation Ground

Western Flatts Cliff Park

A park with loads of physical activity opportunities and an amazing view over the city to relax to.

Wortley Recreation Ground

A family friendly community park with lots of different sport and physical activity options to get active; and a rose garden to kick back and relax in.

Location Details

  • Western Flatts Cliff Park, Green Hill Lane, Leeds LS12 4HG, UKGoogle Map Directions
  • Avg Time Spent: 1 hour

Things to Note

Western Flatts Cliff Park has the following on-site or nearby:

  • Disabled Access
  • Dog Waste Bins
  • Nearby Food & Drink
  • Nearby Toilets
  • Parking
  • Pushchair Access

Location

Located a couple of miles south west of Leeds city centre. The park covers 14 hectares, and is a mixture of hilly and flat terrain. Get to to the top of one of these hills and check out the birds-eye view of Leeds.

Things to Do

Here’s our top picks of the best things to do at Western Flatts Cliff Park:

Football

The ground has two football pitches ready to use. One of these are regularly used by Mainline Social FC. To find out more check out their Facebook page.

Tennis

There are two unlit tennis courts that do not need an online booking. Simply turn up and play if its free!

Basketball

Close to the tennis courts is a basketball court.

Running

With a bit of creativity using Fawcett Road and Green Hill Lane you can run a mile loop through and around the grounds. Or find the steepest hill and run up and down it. There’s plenty of running options at Western Flatts Cliff Park.

Trailblazer

The fitness aficionados over at Trailblazer run an exercise session every Thursday from 6:30pm. For a small fee you can join an exciting fitness session that includes hills, winding paths, steps, grass space and tennis courts. Checkout the session details over at Trailblazer.

Bowls

At the top of the park you’ll find the bowls club with both an indoor and outdoor (crown green) pitch.

Playground

There’s swings, slides, and climbing frames ready to go for toddlers and children.

Rose Garden

If you like roses then you’ll love taking a seat in one that comes with a special assortment of them. Enjoy the selection that’s grown and presented each year.

Dog Walking

Western Flatts Cliff Park is great for walking dogs. If you want to let the pooch off the leash check out the enclosed garden area.

History

At the centre of Cliff Park’s history is Cliff House, also know as Western Flatts House. Built in 1846 for a wealthy man called Joseph Cliff, the structure is now grade II protected. Notable features of the villa include a luxurious staircase and mosaic floor. Apparently, under the floor is a resting place of a famous racing horse.

By 1902 the land and the house had been gifted to the City of Leeds, and the recreation ground was born. This was soon to become our Western Flatts Cliff Park. From the 60s to just before the millennium the house was a community special school. As of the 2000s the house has returned to private ownership, but unfortunately was seriously damaged resulting from an arson attack in 2017.

Amenities

Rubbish and dog waste bins are available on the grounds main walking routes. There are also changing facilities on-site that can be booked through Leeds City Council sports pitch bookings. Email: sports.pitch.enquiry@leeds.gov.uk

Food and Drink

If you fancy a bite to eat and a drink these two eateries are our ace choices because they’re both on the doorstep of Western Flatts Cliff Park. To the north of the park you’ll find Dope Burger Leeds who are flipping some serious patties and rolling some of the finest hotdogs around. Every brioche bun is filled with a handmade steak patty straight from the pastures of Yorkshire. Boom!

If the dopest burgers aren’t your thing then head south of the park to The Hanover Arms Leeds. As expected, it’s a bread and butter Leeds pub. It’s got all your home comforts including a beer garden and big tv screens showing live sport.

Picnic

With unforgettable views over Leeds and specially curated rose gardens. Western Flatts Cliff Park is an ideal place for a picnic. Just find a spot and chow down.

Parking

Western Flatts Cliff Park has a small car park for visitors to use containing 50 spaces.

Access

The majority of Western Flatts Cliff Park footpaths are suitable for the majority of wheelchairs and pushchairs. Be careful when it rains as it gets muddy!

How to Get To Western Flatts Cliff Park

Google Map Directions

Bus

First Bus Leeds number 42 stops a 10-minute walk away from the park on Five Lane End. This one’s roughly a 30-minute journey in total. And bus number 81 goes direct to the parks doorstep from City Square in under 30-minutes.

Taxi

A taxi journey from Leeds city centre to Western Flatts Cliff Park takes around 20-minutes.

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