Cross Flatts parkrun 5km

Challenging parkrun run route in Cross Flatts Park. It’s you against the clock over 5 kilometres.


Elevation gain:39m

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Cross Flatts parkrun is a free 5k timed weekly run that takes place every Saturday from 9am. Before you arrive signup for free at Cross Flatts parkrun.

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

Route Description

The course, run entirely on tarmac, begins on the central path next to the Watsonian Pavillion. Turn right at the end and loop back up to the northern end of the park. After running across the top you will run directly downhill to the southern end. Run across the bottom and turn to begin the run back up the hill towards the northern end. You will complete two laps of this.

Once you have completed the second lap it’s time for a half lap at the northern end of the park. Before finishing on the central path where you started.


Wet weather and autumnal leaves are your worst enemies here. Expect the paths to be slippery with leaves and mud on a bad day.


Cross Flatts Park is located in the heart of Beeston, South Leeds. It is 44 acres of green space dedicated to sport and physical activity. Enjoy six sporting opportunities – including parkrun – throughout the week.

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There are fully accessible toilets at the Watsonian Pavillion. And bins are dotted all around the park.


Park for free on one of the residential side streets next to Cross Flatts Park:

Food and Drink

Get a post-run tea or coffee and a bite to eat from the Bridge Café at the Watsonian Pavillion. Or head along Beeston Road for 10-minutes to the family run café Dolce Vita.

Other Running Routes Nearby

Looking for other routes near Cross Flatts parkrun 5km? Here are three just around the corner.