3.7 of 5 (4 votes)

Colton to Scholes via Barwick

A leisurely walk (countryside) starting and finishing in Leeds, England, about 8.90km (5.53 mi) long with an estimated walking time of about 2:30h. It is suitable for families with children, but unsuitable for prams & pushchairs, wheelchairs.
Elevation Profile
Ascent 72m (236ft)
Descent 52m (170ft)
Max. Elevation 120m (393ft)
Altitude Gain & Loss 124m (406ft)
Colton, Leeds
Distance 8.90km
Duration ~2:30h
Ordnance Survey Map
2Created by mac.hawk on 31 Dec 2014
A gentle walk along quiet road, track and fields on the outskirts of Leeds. Approx 6 miles long. Facilities in Barwick should you need them. Start & finish served by frequent bus services Mon to Sat, Sunday services less frequent.

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Walk Map

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OS Grid SE373332
Alight the bus at Colton Shopping Centre (Sainsbury's) and start the walk on the opposite side of the Ring Road from it, heading out of Leeds to soon turn left into Thorpe Park business park.
OS Grid SE375332
Having turned left down Century Way follow the road to a roundabout and veer left (still along Century Way) for about 1/2 mile to reach a 2nd roundabout.
About 0.16 km (~0.1 miles) from
OS Grid SE379338
To the right of the roundabout a path heads diagonally right towards the trees, follow this as it turns to track and follows the motorway briefly to reach a footbridge over the noisy motorway.
About 0.66 km (~0.41 miles) from
OS Grid SE386339
Don't use the footbridge but turn left down a track to reach Shippen House Farm. Turn left briefly then right into a wide lane that is part of the Leeds Country Way.
About 0.73 km (~0.45 miles) from
OS Grid SE386344
Follow this wide lane for 1 1/2 miles all the way to the Coronation Tree at Scholes .
About 0.50 km (~0.31 miles) from
OS Grid SE383363
At the Coronation Tree turn left into Main Street and just before the first bus stop on the right, turn right along a waymaked footpath through fields to reach Barwick in Elmet.
About 1.94 km (~1.21 miles) from
OS Grid SE395371
The path enters the housing area and carry on directly ahead along the road for 300 yards to reach the cross roads with Elmwood Lane.
About 1.43 km (~0.89 miles) from
OS Grid SE398372
Turn left and follow Elmwood lane to reach the church and the site of the old castle.
About 0.27 km (~0.17 miles) from
OS Grid SE399374
Turn left after the church follow the road down The Boyle. Ignore a waymarker post directing you right and continue to descend The Boyle as it soon veers left and becomes Rakehill Road.
About 0.26 km (~0.16 miles) from
OS Grid SE397376
Follow Rakehill Road to Rakehill Farm after which it becomes track for 3/4 mile until arriving at the housing at Scholes where it turns into tarmac again to reach the road junction.
About 0.22 km (~0.14 miles) from
OS Grid SE375372
Turn left for 100 yards to find bus stops either side of the road to take you back to Leeds city centre. Convenience store and pub nearby should you wish to use them.
About 2.21 km (~1.37 miles) from

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