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Hetchell Woods and Pompocali

#89 of 155 things to do in Leeds Features Animals
Milner Lane, Leeds, England
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Three children, an Irish setter and a lot of mud...

Went on a very squelchy mud walk with three kids under six, an Irish setter and a grumpy husband... read more

Reviewed 6 January 2017
Abbie K
Leeds, United Kingdom
Nice walk

Good walk from Bardsey, through woods and past the Roman earthworks and derelict mill. A small beck... read more

Reviewed 5 November 2016
Leeds, United Kingdom
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“bingley arms” (4 reviews)
“nice church” (2 reviews)
“nice bit” (2 reviews)
Milner Lane, Leeds, England
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Reviewed 6 January 2017

Went on a very squelchy mud walk with three kids under six, an Irish setter and a grumpy husband. All the paths were really bad and it was quite hard work with a two year...thankfully left the pushchair behind. Interesting walk to the pompocali. Would...More

Thank Abbie K
Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

Good walk from Bardsey, through woods and past the Roman earthworks and derelict mill. A small beck runs alongside part of the route. Nice church back in Bardsey & finish with a good pint st the Bingley arms.

Thank PaulHarness
Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

Not many clubs, bars or cinemas. View of the sky at night is clear. Best served with kebabs and ice cold beer.

Thank Craxster
Reviewed 2 June 2016

Excellent variety of wild flowers and many solitary bees nesting in the sandy walls between the heather on the Pompocali site.

Thank Swân S
Reviewed 21 March 2016 via mobile

The short walk is in a reasonably nice bit of woodland not far from the centre of Leeds, so worth doing if you are relatively close by but not worth going out of your way for. Signage could be improved and the pompocali itself is...More

Thank stonerose5
Reviewed 17 August 2015

If you are looking for a nice walk in the woods with the kids this is the perfect place. Parking can be busy, but overall worth the trip

Thank Dave J
Reviewed 19 April 2015

Had a very long seeming walk recently through Thorner and Hetchell Woods etc from and back to the Bingley Arms car park as described on Yorkshirewalks.org website but needed a map as well rather than just the info on the Yorkshirewalks website as it was...More

Thank sarah1234562014
Reviewed 24 March 2015

Visit this wood quite regularly as it's near to where I live. No matter what the weather and no matter what the season, there's always plenty to take it be it the flora or the fauna and how they change throughout the year. It's a...More

1  Thank Dillan1965
Reviewed 17 May 2014

We walked to Pompocali from the A58 Wetherby Road.There is no sign for a footpath but it is just past Wood Lane heading toward Leeds and there is a bus stop just past it.The path is very muddy if it has rained and virtually impassable...More

4  Thank Paganjones7
Reviewed 22 April 2013

Very nice local woods with pleasant walks and climbing craggs. Pompocali is thought to be a Roman settlement and provides a good walk with fun for the kids.

2  Thank Alex H
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