Dog friendly walks?

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Postby LS1 » Tue 28 Jul, 2009 9:33 pm

Steve Jones wrote:
I went to Shipley Glen last saturday up around Bracken Hall Contryside Centre.Excellent walks and dog friendly tearooms and pub nearby(The Old Glen Hotel).

Is the fair still there at Shipley Glen does anyone know?
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Postby slw » Tue 28 Jul, 2009 9:40 pm

The fair at Shipley Glen has closed some info here .....

http://www.secretleeds.com/forum/Messages.aspx?ThreadID=1133&HighLight=1



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Postby slw » Tue 28 Jul, 2009 9:44 pm

raveydavey wrote:
Some excellent suggestions - thanks! Regular Smiley

I read somewhere that Thorpe Park up by Junction 46 of the M1 has acres of "public" parkland - anyone know if this is correct and what it's like? Whenever I've driven past it just looks like a big office park.




I know someone who goes on bike rides around Thorp Park. Theres a little info here if it helps ....

http://www.thorpeparkleeds.com/the-park03.php

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Postby Steve Jones » Thu 30 Jul, 2009 12:09 am

Shipley Glen fair is closed as stated.The tramway is also undergoing renovation and due to reopen later this summer.I have never been on it so want to go on when it opens again.
I hope to be up there again this Saturday as well.
Incidentally Shipley Glen has a lot of well sites but most seem to be inaccessible!
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Postby raveydavey » Thu 06 Aug, 2009 9:54 pm

Thanks for all your help.

I might give the Barnbow and Scholes area a try this weekend, weather permitting. Are there still about half a dozen mad dogs running free in the lane near (what i assume is) Lazencroft Farm?

I remember going through there on my bike as a kid after watching the tanks through the fence at Barnbow and having to pedal like mad for about half a mile to get away from them....(I'm guessing they will be different dogs by now, perhaps descendents of those that chased me all those years ago!).
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Postby raveydavey » Mon 24 May, 2010 10:01 pm

Been on a couple more excellent walks within (just) the Leeds boundaries the last couple of weekends.

The first one is from the Wilderness car park at Wetherby, along the river bank, then across farmland past the racecourse and back in a big loop and the other was the wonderful but often overlooked Otley Chevin.

I've posted some pics here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/8964340@N05/

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Postby Crazy Jane » Mon 24 May, 2010 10:13 pm

there's always chip's quarry if you're out barwick/scholes way.

no idea how you'd get there in a car though, it's got to be getting on for 30 years since i went up therem and seem to recall taking quite the oddest route up the embankment just before barwick road.
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Postby buffaloskinner » Tue 25 May, 2010 12:05 am

You beat me to it RaveyDavey. I was going to suggest the Chevin, both sides are great dog walks at any time of year, and in winter for sledging (well the younger ones anyway)

Heres one at the Chevin with Almscliff in the misty background
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Postby Riponian » Tue 25 May, 2010 9:24 am

Try round the old railway in Wetherby, good paths and away from traffic, and very popular with my collie.

Otley Chevin is also very good, plenty of interest round there. Last walk I did there we parked at Ilkley, caught the train to Shipley and then walked back via Shipley Glen, Dick Hudson's and Ilkley Moor.

Hetchell Woods is also a good one.
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Postby Sumo my Akita » Sun 26 Aug, 2012 6:14 pm

Have you tried walking down Leeds canal? Me and my dog had great bonding time down it- long long walk and you could go on forever and cut out whenever.

We cut out near Kirkstall Brewary for a break, got to do a bit of shopping and even caught a coffee at a dog-friendly cafe that we stumbled at the Kirkstall Leisure Centre lights called Urban Bean that has a courtyard at back where my dog got to sit with me.

Nice stroll and nice weather for once!

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