Calverley Cenotaph Loop

A great 5.5km route to explore the parks, woods and roads of Calverley.


Elevation gain:208m

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This run route around Calverley is the perfect way to explore three woods and a golf course, all on the backdrop of spectacular country side views. So much to see over a short distance!

Wanting to find your way to the start of the route? Here is a link for a Google Maps Directions page.

Route Description

The route passes by a number of places to note. It starts at Victoria Park, heads down through Round Wood, Ravenscliffe Wood and loops around Woodhall Lake. Following this run up through Calverley Golf Club, and return along Shell Lane into Calverley Town Centre and back to Victoria Park.


Keep your eyes peeled for lots of obstacles under foot. Keeping the stride landing light is the best way to manage these undulations. And if it’s been raining some parts of this route may be fairly muddy.


Calverley itself gets its name from the old English words Calfra (plural of calf) and Leah (open ground in woodland). Originally probably meaning ‘calves clearing’. It sits 10-miles from Leeds city centre overlooking the Aire Valley and sits just below the Leeds Liverpool canal. The town is separated from the waterway by Calverley Wood.

If you would like to learn more about the area, and the history of this route we recommend you take a look at It’s a community project that aims to promote rights of ways through learning and discovery.

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With the route starting at Victoria Park, in the centre of Calverley there are a number of amenities at an arms reach.

The park itself has a number of bins dotted around, and there is a bus stop directly at the start of the route where buses 30 and 60 stop.

Just up the road there are several pubs and cafes where toilets are available.


There is on road parking just outside the entrance to Victoria Park. Postcode LS28 5RH (Google Map Link).

If there is no space here there are a number of residential side streets very close by that allow on street parking.

Food and Drink

A few minutes walk away from the routes beginning and end are the Calverley Coffee Shop and Deli  and The New Inn. Both great places for a bite to eat and a drink before or after the run.

Other Running Routes Nearby

Looking for other routes near Calverley Cenotaph Loop? Here are three just around the corner.