Join us on a magical tour through the greener side of Pudsey and Tong. This one is a mashup of trail, road and general gorgeous scenic countryside views.
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 10km and an elevation gain of 317m.
The largest non-stop incline begins in the second third of of the route, and has a distance of 584m and an elevation gain of 66m. You can see this on the above elevation chart in red.
The largest continual decline is 720m long with an elevation drop of 73m which starts in the second third of the route. This is shown on the chart as green.
You’ll start from the high end of Post Hill and work your way around most of the 28 hectares of this beauty spot – meadow, woodland and waterways galore. Once you’ve conquered the constant incline (it has hill in its name after all) you will come alongside Pudsey Beck and quick short deviation onto Tong Road.
In a flash you’re off the tarmac and into the next green beauty spot – Nan Whins Wood. With fields either side you might feel a bit squeezed in this section, if so, simply gaze out at the incredible views either side. Follow the trail over several fields, past Manor Farm and Fulneck Golf Club.
At this point you’re on the return leg heading back to the start. The edge of Pudsey will come into view running along Fulneck and Roker Lane. A few more turns and your back into Post Hill and running the trail parallel to the one you started on. Keep the Beck on your left hand side and you’ll see the entrance appear. Well ran!
The majority of the Pudsey and Tong loop 10k is trail based. As you’ll be out running for a little while we recommend you check the weather forecast and come prepared with the right gear. Rain mac and trail running shoes a goer?
The Pudsey and Tong loop passes through two beauty spots…
Post Hill is 28 acres of woodland, meadow and waterway. It’s a popular route for walkers, families, and dog owners. Also keep an eye out for mountain bikers riding the trails.
Nan Whins Wood
Nan Whins Wood is a magical spot of nature. This hidden gem (in comparison to Post Hill) has dense woodland with the Beck running through it. If you like escaping in nature this is a must visit.
You will find rubbish bins placed on the marked trail routes. The nearest toilet to the start and finish of the run is at Bramley McDonalds. For a proper refuel after the run check out our food and drink recommendations below.
There is free parking in the layby at the entrance to Post Hill on Wood Lane (Google Map Directions) – once you’re parked start your run on the gravel path just beyond the swing gate.
Food and Drink
This 10ker is a sure fire way to work up an appetite. Within a mile radius you can get to a couple of places that should hit the spot. Over in Pudsey is a chippy that’s pushing boundaries. The Bearded Sailor is a top 10 finalist in the ‘best new chippy’ in the UK category. Expect a high quality fish supper that’s completely sustainably sourced.
Down the road from Post Hill on Tong Road is the Beulah Bistro. If you fancy more of a sit down after your slog then this is the one. Choose from a broad menu that serves British food with a fancy twist. And a proper drink to go with it!