Temple Newsam to Tropical World

A route that really mixes it up with road and trail running. Start your run at Temple Newsam and finish it at Roundhay Park.


Elevation gain:285m

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A well signposted route from one tourist destination to another along the Wyke Beck Way. The route mixes it up crossing inner city green spaces and urban streets.

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 13.82km and an elevation gain of 285m.

The largest non-stop incline begins towards the back end of of the route, and has a distance of 855m and an elevation gain of 42m. You can see this on the above elevation chart in red.

The largest continual decline is 548m long with an elevation drop of 32m which starts near the start of the route. This is shown on the chart as green.

Route Description

The freshwater Beck is the artery of this 8-mile route. Along the route you’ll run through five local nature reserves brimming with wildlife. The Wyke Beck way is distinctively signposted. Look out for the green question mark shaped arches and the little red disc signs.

Starting at the southern end of Temple Newsam you will run a single lap of the grounds on the gravel track. After running through the estate and across Selby Road and into Primrose Valley Park. The route will take you on to Killingbeck Fields – Fearnville Playing Fields where you will link up with the Wyke Beck. Continue following the small stream, over Easterly Road, and into Roundhay Park. Finish at the end of Mansion Lane opposite Tropical World.


This route contains lots of road crossings. Please stay alert on the roads.


The Temple Newsam to Tropical World route will take you through the suburbs of  Halton, Killingbeck, Seacroft and Gipton.

Temple Newsam

This grandiose 1500 acres country estate has a Tudor-Jacobean house and stunning gardens to enjoy. Find out more about your visit to Temple Newsam over at Discover Leeds.
Temple Newsam host a parkrun every Saturday morning from 9am. It’s free and it’s timed. Challenge yourself with like minded runners and signup here.

Tropical World

An exotic world of animals where your little ones can indulge their curiosity and learn about conservation in a fun environment. Head over to Tropical World for more information.

Roundhay Park host a parkrun every Saturday morning from 9am. It’s free and it’s timed. Challenge yourself with like minded runners and signup here.

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Toilets and refreshments can be accessed at the start in Temple Newsam in the tea room. At the halfway point at Asda Killingbeck and at the end in Lakeside Café, Roundhay Park. Public bins have also been provided along the 8-mile route.


Temple Newsam has paid parking close to the house. The postcode for this car park is LS15 0BG (Google Map Directions).

Secondly, there is free parking spots a little further out to the north and south of the grounds:

Food and Drink

There are a couple of food and drink refuel options along this route. You can make a pit stop two thirds into the run at Captain Thornton’s fish and chip shop near Easterly Road. Or finish the run at the door of The Roundhay Fox for a drink and some pub grub. Alternatively, grab an ice cream – especially on a hot day – at the halfway point in Killingbeck. Or, if you fancy a sit down after your run there are lots of picnic spots in Roundhay Park.

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