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Harewood

West Yorkshire


Slow Ways linking Harewood and Adel, Bardsey, Harrogate, Leeds, Pool in Wharfedale, Stainburn, Wetherby

England / West Yorkshire / Harewood

Harewood’s seven Slow Ways are 50% checked

Drawn: 7/7
reviewed: 5/7
verified: 2/7
and surveyed: 0/7

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Walk to Harewood from further afield

Slow Way Route To do
Adel—Harewood
Adehar one Survey me Distance 10km/6mi Ascent 140m Descent 181m
Harewood—Bardsey
Harebar one

Double check Distance 8km/5mi Ascent 72m Descent 124m
Harewood—Bardsey
Harebar two Review me Distance 7km/5mi Ascent - Descent -
Harewood—Wetherby
Harewet one Pioneer me Distance 16km/10mi Ascent 291m Descent 218m
Harrogate—Harewood
Harhar one

Review me Distance 13km/8mi Ascent 212m Descent 231m
Harrogate—Harewood
Harhar two Survey me Distance 15km/9mi Ascent 227m Descent 247m
Leeds—Harewood
Leehar one Review me Distance 19km/12mi Ascent 263m Descent 330m
Leeds—Harewood
Leehar two Review me Distance 19km/12mi Ascent - Descent -
Pool in Wharfedale—Harewood
Poolhar one Review me Distance 12km/7mi Ascent 228m Descent 277m
Pool in Wharfedale—Harewood
Poolhar two Pioneer me Distance 11km/7mi Ascent 180m Descent 130m
Stainburn—Harewood
Staiharr one Pioneer me Distance 10km/6mi Ascent 160m Descent 146m

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Collective progress

55% of Harewood’s seven route options are drawn, reviewed, surveyed and/or verified

11/11

drawn

8/11

reviewed

3/11

surveyed

2/11

verified

11 people have contributed to Harewood’s Slow Ways

4 people have pledged to walk and review a route

3 people have surveyed a route in Harewood

102km out of 139km have been walked and reviewed

177km of reviews have been shared in Harewood

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Easy route finding, and aside from one on road section and two busy road crossings would be a 5 star route....

Sarah

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Short stretch on quite a busy road to cross the river near Harewood, and some quite busy crossings between Harrogate and Kirkby Overblown. Otherwise a pretty route across rolling countryside, mostly across farmland and along quiet lanes. Pub at Kirkby Overblown, if you want or need a refreshment stop....

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Deer, viaduct and pub at Kirkby overblow highlights...

MR THOMAS J WARD

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Adel—Harewood

Clare Brewster pledged to walk Adehar one

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It was mostly easy walking, with only one short stretch of country road with no footpath which was quite steep and looked like it could be quite slippy in icy weather....

ValerieD

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Adel—Harewood

Sunny Harrison pledged to walk Adehar one

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Harrogate—Harewood

Aelred added Harhar two, a new walk from Harrogate to Harewood

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Please note: for my own reasons (I started from home in north Leeds) I was doing this route in reverse from Harewood to Harrogate. However, I will describe in the same order as previous reviewers, north to south. (The Alternate route up to Harewood village also offers views up Wharfedale, and the Arthington Viaduct if one pauses to look near the top). Instead of cutting through the middle of a field the route follows a very obvious track, parallel but therefore coming out quite a few metres west of the continuation beyond Walton Head lane- as appears in my alternative route. The path is then in a fenced off section at the edge of field. At the end of this field, the route heads turns left (heading east), through the church yard to take one to the hostelries (and bus stops) of Kirby Overblow. Alternatively, one can go straight on, through a garden and down a driveway on another public footpath (note: heading north it's not at all clear, with a missing finger post-- to be reported to N Yorks ROW service) to reach Swindon lane. South from Swindon lane, once again the public footpath has been moved so as to not cut diagonally through a garden, hence one must look for the finger post, which is directly opposite the entrance to the afore mentioned driveway, a few metres west of where it appears on OS mapping (and Harhar One). Harhar one in total follows the A61 for 1.5km, and even where there is a footway, it's a busy A-road and the close proximity of thundering traffic does detract from the pleasant quietness of really the rest of the route (I'd give the rest 4 stars, but this section one star)....

Aelred

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Lovely walk, better to stay on Meanwood Valley trail and then join Eccup, rather than cutting through Alwoodly....

Simon Wilton

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Mostly off-road with only a couple of quiet road sections, and one road crossing on a fast road (King Lane). Lots of fields, hedgerows and a few stiles to climb over. Muddy in wet weather but great fun stomping in puddles....

Alice alice

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Alice alice took this photo on Adehar one

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Very rough under foot in places and unavoidable mud up to ankles in places in February....

Ross

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This is a very busy road which people use to cut through from the Leeds ring road to the Wharfedale towns....

Dave Richards

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We ended up going through the gate and walking along the new fence before spotting the correct path on the other side of the fence and doubling back to battle through the undergrowth to get to the Footpath (photo 5 below - taken looking back at the gate from the correct path). Walking through Harewood House deer park is much more pleasant than walking further along the A61 and, on leaving Harewood House, the Muddy Boots cafe is on the L side of the road and the Harewood Arms is opposite the bus stop on the A61....

RCS

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Leeds—Harewood

Ross added Leehar two, a new walk from Leeds to Harewood

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Shops, cafe, woodland path, reservoir wildlife and deer parkland. A great way to walk to Harewood. Four starts only because it has steps and stiles....

Ross

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At Harewood the route passes trough the entrance to Harewood house which has gates that can be locked. See the alternative Harebar route to avoid this....

Ross

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Harewood—Bardsey

Ross added Harebar two, a new walk from Harewood to Bardsey

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Long sections off roads and road sections have mostly footways with one section of verge walking. This route is identical to Harebar one except it avoids the entrance to Harewood house which has gates that can be locked....

Ross

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For most of its length this is a very enjoyable route but it suffers from needing to use a stretch of a very busy road (A61) in order to cross the river Wharfe. After Kirkby Overblow the footpath between Swindon Grange Farm and Red House Farm is poorly signed and poorly maintained2 Some of the stiles between Swindon Grange Farm and Red House Farm are very difficult. When you emerge onto the A61 after Red House Farm there is no pavement on your side of the road2 You will need to cross the A61 at least once, three times if you choose to use the overgrown pavement, it is a very busy road3...

Gabbi

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Harewood

Ross surveyed Harewood

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Pool in Wharfedale—Harewood

desoconnor added Poolhar two, a new walk from Pool in Wharfedale to Harewood

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Adel—Harewood

Slow Ways added Adehar one, a new walk from Adel to Harewood

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Harewood—Bardsey

Slow Ways added Harebar one, a new walk from Harewood to Bardsey

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Harewood—Wetherby

Slow Ways added Harewet one, a new walk from Harewood to Wetherby

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Harrogate—Harewood

Slow Ways added Harhar one, a new walk from Harrogate to Harewood

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Leeds—Harewood

Slow Ways added Leehar one, a new walk from Leeds to Harewood

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Pool in Wharfedale—Harewood

Slow Ways added Poolhar one, a new walk from Pool in Wharfedale to Harewood

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Stainburn—Harewood

Slow Ways added Staiharr one, a new walk from Stainburn to Harewood

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Harewood’s Slow Ways starting point

Grid ref

SE3215345147

Lat / Lon

53.90151° / -1.51214°

Easting / Northing

432,153E / 445,147N

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Facilities

Users have reported that the following facilities can be found within 1km of Harewood's meeting point

Public toilet

Wheelchair accessible toilet

Supermarket or convenience shop

Restaurant, cafe or pub

Accommodation

Accommodation for under £50 a night

Campsite

Bothy

Free wifi

Mobility scooter hire

Off-road wheelchair hire

Disabled Parking

Train station

Bus stop

Ferry

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