Dog friendly walks?

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Postby raveydavey » Mon 27 Jul, 2009 9:54 pm

Can anyone suggest any different places in and around Leeds to take our dog for a walk?

We've done all the usual suspects - Roundhay Park, Golden Acre, Temple Newsam, Lotherton Hall (v. expensive for parking, yet no public transport worthy of a mention) and out as far as Bolton Abbey and Swinsty Reservoir (which is currently massively overgrown along the footpaths - I'm not expecting manicured lawns, but come on Yorkshire Water!).

Trouble is, I'm struggling to think of anywhere different - any ideas?

He's kept on a lead, so that wouldn't be a problem and we can take him by car to wherever.
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Postby Brunel » Mon 27 Jul, 2009 10:23 pm

Plenty of mileage to be had in Gledhow Valley Woods.

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Postby tyke bhoy » Mon 27 Jul, 2009 10:42 pm

Your list suggests the north side of the city but Tingley Reservoir to the south side is apparently popular.

Canal at Thwaite gate or Woodleford or a little further afield the aire/calder at Stanley. Considerably further at the South of Wakefield Anglers Country Park, Pugneys and Newmillerdam
living a stones throw from the Leeds MDC border at Lofthouse

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Postby LS1 » Tue 28 Jul, 2009 12:13 am

Eccup resevoir on the way to Harrogate past the Grammar school?

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Postby Brandy » Tue 28 Jul, 2009 1:03 pm

Theres some good 'dog friendly' walks up barnbow to be had,i use this site here for researching detecting sites it shows you the rights of way next to google earth images http://snipurl.com/o4mmj
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Postby Brunel » Tue 28 Jul, 2009 1:34 pm

Ta..for that link, got to be the best for planning walks.

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Postby Brandy » Tue 28 Jul, 2009 1:37 pm

Yes its a good'un brunel is thatRegular Smiley
Heres another little gem of a site for land classifications and all that.
It takes a bit of getting used to but its a cracker when you suss it http://www.magic.gov.uk/
Its good for finding scheduled Ancient monuments so i can stay well away for them so i dont upset the arkys lol
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Postby Steve Jones » Tue 28 Jul, 2009 2:18 pm

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).
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Postby simong » Tue 28 Jul, 2009 2:21 pm

We take our dog out on Farnley Hall Park, although that's more of an exercise place, and along the canal from Bramley Falls Woods, which has the advantage of being in range of several dog friendly pubs Regular Smiley.
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Postby raveydavey » Tue 28 Jul, 2009 8:39 pm

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.
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