Leeds Run Tour

  • Road

Take a tour of Leeds city centre and some of the surrounding hotspots with this 7k Leeds Run Tour.

Distance: 7km


This city centre run tour route takes you to the heart of the Leeds. It’s a right mix of city scape, green space and university institutions.

Route Description

Begin in Victoria Square outside Leeds Town Hall. Take a right on Calverley Street north past the hospital and the university of Leeds. Adjacent to the dental institute on Clarendon Way take the footpath right  on to Mount Preston Street. Begin the uphill climb to verge onto Clarendon Road. Keep pushing all the way to the top and you’ll come to the edge of Woodhouse Moor.

At Woodhouse Moor take the path loop anti-clockwise across Cinder and Monument Moor. This loop is roughly 1-mile in length. At the bottom end of the park on Moorland Road use St John’s Avenue and Rosebank Park to drop back down towards the city centre. Bending down into Bellevue Road and Burley Street follow the road past Hanover Square. At Park Square take Quebec to City Square and complete this route with a jog through the financial district before returning to your start point outside the Town Hall.


To extend this run we recommend you can turn it into a waterfront route by heading a mile further south to the River Aire waterfront.


Leeds city centre is notorious for it’s one-way traffic system. When running this route please be careful to observe all signs for rights of way when crossing roads.


Leeds has seven major city centre districts and the Leeds Run Tour route starts and finishes in the financial quarter of the city centre. The financial district is centred around the peaceful Georgian Park Square. With the city centre traffic loop passing through the quarter, it can be a busy one to run around.


The nearest toilet to the start and finish of the Leeds Run Tour route is at Leeds Town Hall. The building is open between 9am-5pm 6-days a week.


The nearest place to park is paid at Q-Park the Light. You can pre-book your parking spot or pay on the day.

Q-Park the Light can be found at LS1 8TL (Google Map Directions)

Food and Drink

Leeds Town Hall on Leeds Victoria Square is practically the centre point of the city. This means that you’re on the doorstep of some great drink and food places.

Here’s a couple of choices. For a caffeine injection nip down to Bond Street for some legit Milanese café culture at La Bottega Milanese . For a proper run refuel we recommend you head over to York Place to check out Nosh – it’s got breakfast and lunch bites with a great drinks menu too!

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