Meanwood Park 10km
A 10k road run around Hyde Park, Meanwood Park and Headingley.
A 10k road run that starts in Woodhouse Moor (Hyde Park) and winds through the lushness of Meanwood Park.
This route is well balanced when it comes to the ascent and descent. Thanks goes to the Hyde Park Harriers for sharing this route!
Wanting to find your way to the start of the route? Here is a link for a Google Maps Directions page.
This route has a distance of 10.67km and an elevation gain of 196m.
The largest non-stop incline begins in the final third of of the route, and has a distance of 534m and an elevation gain of 24m. You can see this on the above elevation chart in red.
The largest continual decline is 320m long with an elevation drop of 18m which starts in the last kilometre of the route. This is shown on the chart as green.
One of the highlights of the Meanwood Park 10km is exploring the park itself. What makes Meanwood Park special is how it's bustling with wildlife and hidden trails. Two things that can only make your run better!
Best Time To Run
One of the best times to run this route is during the summer months. The hidden trails within the park become dense with wildlife and plant-life. A beautiful break from the at times monotonous road running.
Start in the centre of Hyde Park (Woodhouse Moor). Run north on Headingley Lane and take a right on Grove Lane. Immediately after swing a left alongside the Meanwood Valley Trail. A short distance on you will run right on Monk Bridge and onto Mill Pond Lane.
Once you reach Meanwood Park come back round and head down the long straight of Meanwood Road. A decent distance down you’ll take a right on Melville Road that will turn into Woodhouse Lane and the inner ring road. At this point come back round via Clarendon Road to the start of the run.
Once you’re running through Meanwood Park your a few strides away from extending your run north on the Meanwood Valley Trail. The 7-mile trail route is one of the most popular trail runs in the city. Running linear all the way to Golden Acre Park and beyond.
If you’re running this one in the dark make sure you wear some high-vis to let drivers know you’re there. This ones full of roads!
Meanwood park is located 4-miles north of Leeds city centre. The park has 29 hectares of grassland, meadows and woodland adjoining the Meanwood Beck. It’s also a brilliant choice for a picnic, walk or quick escape from the city.
Woodhouse Moor (also known as Hyde Park) is a green space located exactly 1-mile from the centre of Leeds. The A660 (Woodhouse Lane) splits the park into two areas; to the west of the road is the 26 hectares that encompasses the five connected walking paths – this is where you will start the Meanwood Park 10k.
There are bins on the Meanwood Park 10km run route.
The nearest toilet is at the Library Pub on the edge of the Woodhouse Moor Park.
Parking is available on the residential streets surrounding Woodhouse Moor. Moorland Road has lots of on street parking but be sure to check the no return limits.
Food and Drink
Hyde Park Book Club can be found at Hyde Park Corner (a stones throw from the run) and these guys are great at providing tasty food and drinks.