Meanwood Valley

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WALKING IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF CAPTAIN TITUS OATES AND J R TOLKIEN.

Catch the X6 bus from Bradford Interchange at 9.12 to Leeds for the X85 bus at 10.15 to Golden Acre Park. Meet the leader, Chris Tye, at Leeds bus station, stand 20 (or at Golden Acre Park at 10.30). From the park we go to Headingley golf course (which is nowhere near Headingley), Adel Woods, Scotland Wood, The Hollies, Meanwood Grove (reputedly Tolkein's inspiration for Middle Earth), Meanwood Park (formerly owned by the Oates family and site of Titus Oates memorial), Meanwood Ridge and Woodhouse Moor. From the moor you can catch a bus back to Golden Acre Park or Leeds city centre is a short walk or bus ride away. Please bring a packed lunch and plenty to drink.