And with it being the Easter holidays, what better time to explore the great outdoors on your doorstep? Groups of up to six people from any number of households, or a group of any size from up to two households, can now gather in parks and gardens in England. This ends the “stay at home” order, but people are being encouraged to “stay local” where possible. Here we've rounded up some of the best places for a walk or a picnic in Leeds over Easter.
1. Trans Penine Trail
You can join this long-distance route from Knowsthorpe Quay, just 10 minutes from Leeds Dock. The Garforth to Woodlesford section is a particularly scenic part of the trail, offering countryside views.
2. Bramhope Circular Walk
The Bramhope Circular Walk is a gentle walk that begins at Bramhope, near the Fox and Hounds pub. It is approximately 5 miles.
3. Yeadon Tarn
Stretching across 17 hectares, Yeadon Tarn is a great location for a lazy stroll, as well as for more adventurous outdoor pursuits, with a playground, BMX track, bowls and water sport activities on offer.
4. Golden Acre Park
Sitting on the route of both the Leeds Country Way and the Meanwood Valley Trail, Golden Acre Park attracts plenty of walkers, and is known for its picturesque gardens and circular lakeside walk.