Our next Wednesday Wander is an 9 mile rural walk through the Tong Valley betwixt and between Pudsey, New Farnley and Fulneck; mainly on well marked footpaths and bridleways.
Our itinerary will include a climb up Post Hill (named after the Yorkshire Post newspaper) with stunning views across to Pudsey; follow Bramley Beck along the Leeds Country Way where we have a good chance of seeing Mr Heron, a climb up to Tong village then a drop down Keeper Lane which is an old pack horse trail said to be 1,000 years old !!!! We'll stop on the edge of Black Carr woods for lunch before heading down past the Bankhouse to Fulneck below the Moravian settlement for our return.
I reccy'd this walk today (Thursday 14th) which is 90% off road and I'd forgotten what great countryside and views we have right on our urban doorstep. Better still I only met two other walkers the whole route, the peace and tranquility is remarkable.
The walking was mostly good underfoot though there were some very muddy bits. If you use walking poles I recommend that you bring them. There are a couple of places where we might have to do a "Simon Detour" if the beck is high and we can't get across but don't worry I know this area well and there are plenty of parachutes should we need them 😉
I've added a couple more photos for your delectation and inspiration.
Food & Drink: please bring a packed lunch and something to drink. After the walk we hope to take refreshment at a local pub or cafe.
Equipment: walking boots, waterproof jacket and trousers, warm clothing. Trekking pole(s) recommended if normally used.
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