Three laps of Armley Park; you against the clock. This route is one of the official Leeds parkrun routes. Running 3 laps of the same route is forgiven with the amazing views on offer over Kirkstall Valley. Oh, and there’s a tea room in the park ready and waiting for you!
If you join parkrun on a Saturday at 9am, you will need to signup and print your runners barcode for free over at the Armley parkrun website.
Start the route opposite the tennis courts and run anticlockwise on the tarmac path, following the path up towards the skate park. At this point you will run onto the field and follow the tree line back on yourself down the middle. At the bottom take a right along the edge of the football pitches and golf course.
Once past the wooded areas and the playground you will re-join the tarmac path striding across this all the way to the front entrance flower beds, flying past the water fountain and back to the tennis courts. Three laps and you’ve hit 5k!
With three laps you’re likely to get into a fast rhythm. Despite this keep an eye on the other people using the park facilities – there’s always chance of a collision.
Armley Park is two miles to the west of Leeds city. The green space is a spacious 34 acres in size and covers open fields and dense woodland. The best way to access the park is from Stanningley Road.
The Gotts Park Mansion has toilet facilities for you to use.
Park for free on-site in the dedicated Armley Park car park (Google Map Directions) – the start of the run is a short walk up by the tennis courts.
Food and Drink
The Cardigan Arms is located 20 minutes away offers a relaxing atmosphere in a historic Victorian pub.