Leeds’ Hidden Spaces – Secret Passages Walk

Join us as we discover hidden green spaces in our blog series

We're in Leeds for our hidden green space this month, this time it's a walk through ginnels and woodland in Leeds

At Move the Masses HQ we’re always keen to find new green spaces to explore, if you know of a spot near you let us know, we’d love to hear about new places! 

A Leeds volunteer told us about a walk through ‘secret passages’ in North Leeds. This is a great way to explore the ginnels starting near Woodhouse Moor. This is the ninth blog in our series – check out the others here. Don’t forget to let us know if you visit anywhere new as a result – we always love to hear from you! Likewise, if you have anywhere you think others should know about, please get in touch and we’ll feature it soon: hello@movethemasses.org.uk  

Happy exploring!

A ginnel alongside a wall
Follow the ginnels and see where you pop out
A pathway ahead half lit by the sun
Enjoy the sun and shadows along the way

How to find the walk…

This is a gentle walk along good paths, through ginnels and woodland.

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Car parking is limited to public car parks nearby. There are bus routes running close to both the start and finish of the walk.

Toilet facilities available near both the start and finish. 

The walk is dog friendly on and off lead.  Not suitable for wheelchair access, due to narrow ginnels.

Did you know…

This walk takes you from Hyde Park Corner to Woodhouse Ridge. From here you can continue to either Headingley centre or Meanwood Farm. The walk is approximately 15 mins to Woodhouse Ridge. (25 mins to  Meanwood Farm or 30 mins to Headingley centre.)

Entrance to ginnel in-between two walls
Ginnel entrances can be easily missed
End of ginnel, an arch lit by the sunshine
The light at the end of the ginnel
Path through trees, overlooking Leeds
The diagonal path down to the farm
The sign leading to Woodhouse Moor, the sun shining!
Looking back towards Woodhouse

Don’t forget, if you decide to visit as a result of this article, please take a photo and let us know!

You can tag us on @move.map on Instagram, or feel free to drop us an email: hello@movethemasses.org.uk 

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