Meanwood Park to Adel Woods

OK, you have spent too much time in Meanwood Park, its time to move on to Adel Woods. If you walk to the end of the park, you will see this beautiful bridge. Then cross over the bridge and through the arch way where you will see another bridge.

 Meanwood Park Bridge, November 2017

Meanwood Park Bridge, November 2017

When you are on the bridge look towards the Meanwood Park Bridge and you could be see something like the photo I captured below.

IMG_6879.jpg

The Waterfall

Once you have crossed over the 2nd bridge take a right and walk along the path. If you look on some of the trees, you may see something strange(the trees have eyes). After a short walk across the path, you will be see the Meanwood Park waterfall. I am not sure if it is called that, but I think it should be. When you have crossed over this bridge, take a right and follow the path out of the park to the main road.

 Meanwood Park Waterfall, May 2017

Meanwood Park Waterfall, May 2017

House in the woods

After you have crossed the road out of the park, walk towards the ring road for a bit then take a right up a path. When you see the horse in the field(if its summer) turn around and you will see the house in the woods. Its not really in the woods, but it looks like it..well it did to me.

IMG_7735.jpg

The Tunnel Of Doom

After you have admired the house in the woods continue your walk until you meet the Tunnel Of Doom haha. Ok tunnel of doom is a little extreme, but it could be if you have white trainers on. When you reach the other side of the tunnel you will have crossed under the ring road.

IMG_6351.jpg

Scotland Woods

The next interesting part of the walk is Scotland Woods. So many different ways to get through this woods. You can follow the path you enter the woods on or drop down and visit the Viaduct, which is no longer working, but is a listed structure. You can also go up the other side of the woods and walk along the top. But whichever walk you decide to do, WALK slow and look where you are going. It can get very slippy. I did have a photo of the Viaduct, but I can't see to find it. I think it is on one of my hard drives.

Adel Woods, Adel Crag and Adel Underground Bunker

After you have explored Scotland Woods it is time to head into Adel Woods. This is where my walk ends. You can carry on the walk right up to Ilkley and beyond. When you get into the woods the first thing you can find is Adel Crag. I do not know how true this is, but Adel Crag was once a place for Pagan's to worship, but like I said, I do not know how true this is. When you have located that, the next one you need to find is the Underground Bunker.

 Adel Crag, Leeds

Adel Crag, Leeds

Adel Underground Bunker

This one is a little harder to find. But when you do, it is worth it. The bunker was used to house banking information during the World War. The door to the bunker is sealed shut, so do not try get it. But pictures from before the door was sealed are available on the internet.

 Adel Underground Bunker

Adel Underground Bunker

I hope you have enjoyed the journey from Woodhouse Ridge to Adel Underground Bunker. If you would like to do it yourself, please go on and do it. Its a really great walk. If you need an official map for the walk, click here

Thank you for reading my blog. Please follow me on Instagram and Twitter