Compartment 4 - Pudsey Fringe Sites managed by Parks & Countryside

Upper Moor – 4.3 hectares

Bounded to the east by Waterloo Road and to the south by Tyersal Lane, the remaining  north and western edge of Upper Moor is largely  skirted by Tyersal Beck.

Access can be achieve from several points, including  Gibraltar Road to the north and Smalewell to the south. Additionally a Definitive Footpath runs around the western edge of the site, linking the two access points.

The site is owned by Leeds City Council’s Learning & Leisure, and managed by Parks & Countryside, and consists mainly of a mixed species woodland through which a number of desire lines run.



Tyersal Park – 2.8 hectares

Bounded to the west by a road called Tyersal Park and to the north by Tyersal Road, the rest of the park juts out into open ground to the north of Tyersal Lane.

Access can be achieved from Tyersal Road.

The park is owned by Leeds City Council’s Learning & Leisure, and is managed by Parks & Countryside.

Facilities include a football pitch, playground, two tennis courts, a kickabout area, bowling green and a pavilion which also contains changing rooms. Additionally, there is also a Health Care Screening Clinic.

Additionally, there are extensive areas of amenity grassland, shrubs, a formal garden area and scattered semi-mature parkland trees.


Post Hill LNR – 29.4 hectares

Bounded to the north by Pudsey Road, Post Hill runs parallel to Farnley and Pudsey Becks which flow along its western flank. The site then runs due south, down towards the point where Troydale Lane and Tong Road converge.

Access can be achieved from Pudsey Road, Troydale Lane, Wood Lane and Tong Road.

Post Hill is owned by Leeds City Council’s Learning & Leisure, and is managed by Parks & Countryside.

Facilities include a number of gravelled paths, desire lines and a bridge to cross Farnley Beck at one point.

There still exists a very steep motorcycle scramble track and associated course, which dates back to the late1920’s when organised motorcycle events were regularly held on the site. Prior to this the site was used to test tanks. Today Post Hill is still used, occasionally, for formal, supervised motorcycle events which are organised by the local motorcycling club who also try to control the illicit use of the site by unauthorised motorbikes.

Recent works by Parks & Countryside in 2006 have included the installation of motorbike access barriers at the main entrance points to the site. 

The semi natural woodland is mainly dominated by a mix of Sessile Oak and Silver Birch, together with other associated canopy and shrub species, including Field Maple, Sycamore, Rowan and Ash; Hawthorn, elder, Holly and Hazel.

Crack Willow and Alder can also be found, growing along the course of Farnley Beck, where ground conditions are wetter.

Additionally, there are also some rocky outcrops, as well as areas of grassland and  scrub, particularly along the watercourses.


Houghside – 4.1 Hectares

Bounded to the west by Valley Mount and to the north by Harley Drive. Hough Top skirts the southern edge and to the east lies an area of school grounds.

Access can be achieved from numerous points around the site.

There are several football pitches on the site.



Swinnow Lane – 2.3 Hectares

Bounded to the west by Swinnow Lane and to the north by Wellstone Drive. Wellstone Rise runs along the southern edge of the site, whilst the eastern edge is skirted by Wellstone Avenue.

Access can be achieved from much of the surrounding area where it is not bordered by housing.  



Roker Recreation Ground – 1.0 Hectare

Bounded to the west by Cranbrook View, Romney Mount and Walmner Grove and to the north and east by open fields. Roker Lane runs along the southern edge of the site.

Access can be achieved from Walmner Grove to the west, and from all other sides.

The area supports a play area to the south as well as football pitches. 


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