Headingley and Kirkstall Three Parks 10km

Visit some of the greenest parks in north-west Leeds on this 10 kilometre road run.


Elevation gain:180m

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A run route just shy of 10 kilometres that takes in three of the greenest parks – Woodhouse Moor, Burley Park & Beckett Park – in north-west Leeds. Each mini park run nicely breaks up the concrete and the traffic.

Route by the Hyde Park Harriers

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

Route Description

Start by running up onto the Woodhouse Lane ring road. Veer slightly left north on Headingley Lane and onto Otley Road. Further on take the left on St Chads Drive up to Beckett Park. Run through Becketts Park and join Queenswood Road before dropping down onto Queenswood Drive, and turning left onto St Anne’s Drive.

Turns into St Michaels Lane and then left onto Stanmore Hill, take this road all along the top of Burley Park. If you’ve got the energy now’s the time for a quick detour lap.

Continue on straight across Cardigan Road and onto Brudenell Road up the hill and through Woodhouse Moor Park. At this final stage of the run you’re back onto the inner ring road; with the finish at the Edge around the corner.


If running this one at night you’ll need to bring a some form of light as Beckett and Woodhouse Moor Park have no lighting in the either park.

The route also covers several major roads. Keep an eye out when crossing as they can get quite busy during peak times.


Becketts Park

Becketts Park is a decent sized public park in Kirkstall around 3-miles and connects the areas of Headingley, West Park and Kirkstall.

Burley Park

Burley Park runs parallel to Cardigan and Burley Road. A compact park on a hill that provides cut throughs to people walking between Hyde Park and Burley.

Woodhouse Moor Park

Woodhouse Moor is a large green space divided into three distinct sections. It’s a popular spot on the edge of Leeds City Centre that receives millions of visits every year.

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If you need a toilet break head to the Edge at the start or finish of your run to use the restrooms.


Parking can be a little tricky as it is almost bang in the middle of the city centre. The nearest parking will cost at the University car park, postcode: LS2 3AE (Google Map Directions).

If you are looking for a free place to park the best place may be the residential streets of Hanover Square and surrounding roads. Postcode LS3 1AP (Google Map Directions).

Food and Drink

Oranaise is a café in the day and a restaurant at night. This unique little eatery offers the magic of Algeria, Morocco and Old Andalucía. Presenting a menu that will satisfy the runner in need of a little or big bite.

Other Running Routes Nearby

Looking for other routes near Headingley and Kirkstall Three Parks 10km? Here are three just around the corner.