Our Community Group striving to open a new greenway route in Pudsey. This follows the redundant rail line of former Lowtown and Greenside stations and includes Greenside Tunnel and the iconic Tyersal rail embankment)
Come to our ‘Night at the End of the Tunnel’ event at The Royal Hotel, Pudsey on Saturday 26 November. Three bands will be playing live in the upstairs function room: Amici acoustic band, the Celtic Cowboys (country and Irish folk) and The Variants (punk/new wave). It’ll be a great night so don’t miss out – see you there!
Saturday 9th July 11.00am start at Mount Pleasant Road
Greenside Greenway members invite you to a free guided walk of phases 1/2 of the proposed route and opportunity to ask questions.
Starting from outside St Joseph’s School on Mount Pleasant Road at 11.00am, or joining us further on the route at approximately 11.30am on Carlisle Road bridge near The Royal public house. The return walk to Pudsey can be the same way or via the bridleway at Black Hey Farm to Fulneck Beck and back to Smalewell Road (walk to finish approx. 12.30 pm).
This is a guide of the central areas of the Greenway through Pudsey (phases 1/2). This is from Mount Pleasant Road to Tyersal Rail Embankment. The route covers five segments of railway line, footpaths/bridleways and residential streets and is approx. 2 miles in length.
The full route plans are to eventually include a link (phase 3) to Stanningley Road to Cycle Superhighway CS1, and at the Bradford end to Spen Valley Greenway (phase 4) via Tyersal Lane.
We hope to see you on Saturday 9 July!
Please note, it is advisable to wear appropriate footwear/clothing.
Last week we had a meeting/survey of Phase 2 of our Greenway route (from Carlisle Road to Richardshaw Lane). This section, which follows the old railway, is currently used as a walking route but needs improvements to allow other users access, such as cyclists and horse riders. We first need another feasibility study to determine the extent of the works required and costs, which Sustrans are asked to submit.
Greenside Greenway committee members discussed route issues with officers from The Combined Authority, Sustrans, and Leeds/Bradford Council transport development representatives.
At the committee meeting on 14 March the following was discussed:
Progression of Phase 2/3 of the Greenway Plans We are just awaiting costings from Sustrans. The route goes from the Royal Pub to just after Pudsey Grammar School (see map below). Most of the route is intact with mostly only one landowner (Leeds City Council). The total distance is 2.3km.
Heritage Display Boards We also discussed progress on the provision of heritage display boards to promote the history of the former rail stations (pre-Beeching) at Greenside and Lowtown. If sufficient funds are raised, the boards will be enhanced with a bench and some shrubs (see initial drawings below).