In order to help facilitate future Action Plans and projects within the management plan, the Country Park, which covers some 3889 hectares, has been broken down into five Management Compartments.

These compartments are intended to break the Country Park into manageable sections, and, to some extent, follow the compartments set out in the Leeds Landscape Assessment. The compartments also tie in with the various sections of the Green Gateways Trail.

The outer boundary of each compartment follows the relevant outer boundary of the Country Park, whilst each separating compartment boundary is defined by a discernable feature on the ground such as a section of road or watercourse as these are rarely subject to change.



Each section looks at the location and geographical range of the relevant compartment as well as key sites owned and/or  managed by Parks and Countryside, and the ownership of other sites and areas.

This is followed by a description of the landscape character and the range of wildlife habitats and the biodiversity they support.

The recreation section explores the PRoW network throughout the compartment, followed by the range of amenity provision.

The description is completed by a database of the key sites owned and managed by Parks and Countryside.

The section dealing with the Urban Core does not set out any management prescriptions under this plan, as the area sits outside of the Country Park boundary. However, it has been included in order to give  context  to  the Country  Park  and  to  further  the concept of the Green Gateways, which will endeavour to link the areas within the Urban Core to the rest of the initiative.

To examine the description and sites pertinent to a particular compartment use the navigation table below: -


The Management Compartments

Compartment 

 

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Site Description

 

The Urban Core in context 

 

Compartment 1 – Kirkstall Valley

 

Sites owned and managed by Parks & Countryside

Part 1 - Southeast of Kirkstall Abbey Park

Sites owned and managed by Parks & Countryside

Part 2 - Northwest of Kirkstall Abbey Park 

Site Description

Site Description

 

Site Description

 

Sites owned and managed by Parks & Countryside 

Sites owned and managed by Parks & Countryside 

Compartment 2  – Horsforth Plateau 

 

Compartment 3  – Calverley Fringe 

 

Compartment 4  – Pudsey Fringe 

 

Compartment 5  – Farnley Plateau 

 

Site Description

 

Sites owned and managed by Parks & Countryside 

Sites owned and managed by Parks & Countryside 

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West Leeds Country Park and Green Gateways

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