Temple Newsam parkrun 5km

A 5km parkrun route that passes through the historical country estate of Temple Newsam.


Elevation gain:106m

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This official parkrun 5km route takes in some of the best parts of the scenic 1500 acres of Temple Newsam.

Running across a mixture of gravel, tarmac and trail paths you will pass gardens, lakes and the manor house.

If you’re running the Saturday parkrun event please register online before attending.

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 5.04km and an elevation gain of 106m.

The largest non-stop incline begins in the second third of of the route, and has a distance of 258m and an elevation gain of 20m. You can see this on the above elevation chart in red.

The largest continual decline is 521m long with an elevation drop of 32m which starts in the second third of the route. This is shown on the chart as green.

Route Highlights

One of the best things of running the Temple Newsam 5km run route is the location your running in. The estate comes with over 500-years of social history. A manor house, farm, gardens and lakes offer plenty of attraction that is unrivalled outside of London.

Best Time To Run

Due to the quality of the paths the Temple Newsam parkrun 5km route is suitable at any point of the year. The cosy café and indoor visitor attractions make finishing this run a comfortable one when the weather is dire.

Route Description

Start this run at the benches beside the farm and head anti-clockwise towards Temple Newsam house. Following the path you will weave in and out of a orchard. Continue on until you see the motorway grow closer.

Veering left you will run alongside the motorway edge. Once you reach the the gravel path it’s a straight stretch up through Charcoal Wood. After the wood you’ll bend left to complete the first lap.

On the second lap you’ll repeat the route but instead of going left after Charcoal Wood you will go straight on running beside the pond. The second lap adaption will re-join the original lap finishing before the start of the run by the set of benches. That’s 5 kilometres!


parkrun is all about you running against the clock. Nearer the front of the pack of runners you will find some of the most competitive runners. If this is your thing then this can only spur you on to exceed your personal goals.


As Temple Newsam is one of Leeds most popular tourist attractions you’ll need to keep an eye on other people treading the pathway of the 5km route. If it’s busy please give way to other park users.


The historic house and grounds of Temple Newsam are located in a stunning 1,500 acres of impressive parkland. Running past the house will bring the size of this palace to life. With 42 rooms to explore in this old noble house. Temple Newsam is in the top 3 of visited Leeds museums and galleries.

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Temple Newsam has waste bins located throughout the grounds. Toilets can be found on-site and are open to 6pm every day.


The main car park next to Temple Newsam house is pay on the day, postcode: LS15 0BG (Google Map Directions).

Luckily, there is free parking to the south and north of the main grounds:

Disabled parking is available in all of the car parks on-site.

Food and Drink

Once you’ve run up a hunger you won’t have to go far to enjoy something to eat and drink. In the grounds you can go and visit Temple Newsam Tearoom to refuel in the morning or afternoon. We’ve been told the cream teas are highly rated!

Other Running Routes Nearby

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