11 of the most scenic parkruns in Yorkshire

A handful of the best parkrun routes in Yorkshire

Monday, 14th January 2019, 2:31 pm
Updated Monday, 14th January 2019, 2:34 pm

Yorkshire’s parkrun scene is continuing to flourish, with scenes 5K runs taking place across the county on a weekly basis. Six places to go on a parkrun in West Yorkshire

This parkrun allows runners to take in the views of the castle museum, while completing three and a half anticlockwise laps of the park, starting outside of the main entrance to the museum.
This parkrun takes place in the splendid location of Nostell Priory, allowing you to take in the views of the grand house as you run. The course features a mixture of tarmac paths and trail paths and is 5K long.

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Take in the tranquil surroundings of Dalby Forest, covering a mixture of forest roads, gravel paths, footpaths and wooden bridges. Enjoy the views along the valley and cross over bridges that span Dalby Beck.
This 5km loop begins on a rolled limestone road and goes alongside both the Northern Lake and Main Lake. This route is quite flat and allows runners to take in views of the Country Park.
The course is located at Oakwell Hall Country Park, Batley and is run on a mixture of trail paths, closed rideway and tarmac paths.
This two lap course, takes in the sights of the grand Tudor-Jacobean house of Temple Newsam, passing the farm and passing through Charcoal Wood along its scenic route
If you want to take in the views of the racecourse as you run a quick route, this is the parkrun for you. Run 1.5 laps around the inside of the racecourse, which is very flat with few turns, making it a very fast course.
Roundhay park offers a leafy 5K run, which starts approximately 10 miles past the monument and heads up towards the mansion house. This scenic route gives you a clear view of all the parkrunners taking part at all times.
This route consists of a mixture of path and trail. The course runs along the newly laid path next to the bike hub and onto the path running alongside the rose garden, passing the band stand and visitors centre.
This parkrun it located at the World Heritage site of Fountains Abbey, where participants start their route from Hubys Tower at the Abbey. This is a two lap clockwise route which is designed to ensure no runner will be lapped.
This course is located in the grounds of Sewerby Hall & Gardens, Bridlington, and covers road, path, grass and woodland area. The one-lap course starts at the entrance to Sewerby Park on the cliff top area.