Post Hill Leeds Nature Area

Post Hill Leeds Nature Area owes its name to the Yorkshire Post, which sponsored motorcycle events on the site in the 1920s. In the Second World War Post Hill housed a Prisoner Of War camp where captured soldiers were put to work on the surrounding land to help grow food. Much of the steeply sloping hill is now canopied by dense woodland, with Pudsey Beck flowing along its western flank.

The stoned causeway originally built for the motorbike scrambling sport

View towards Pudsey from the top of the causeway

The large leaves of the Butterbur takes centre stage in the moist areas close to the beck

Nuts ripening on a hazel which forms part of the shrubbery layer in Post Hill Woods

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