The Elmet Greenway is a proposed safe walking, cycling and horseriding route along sections of the former Leeds to Wetherby railway.

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The vision

Elmet Greenway is a proposed route for pedestrians, cyclists and horse riders. It will follow the former railway line from Cross Gates rail station and shopping centre via John Smeaton Centre and Scholes to Thorner and eventually, we hope, to Wetherby.

The project is a Leeds City Council initiative, but is supported by Elmet Greenway Group which has recently obtained charitable status.


The deadline for comments into the feasibility report has now passed, thank you to everyone who sent messages to Leeds City Council regarding the Elmet Greenway. Sustrans will now continue working on the feasibility report which will hopefully be published later this year.

There will be further opportunities to comment on the Elmet Greenway as plans are developed and shared.

Time is nearly up....

Leeds City Council and Sustrans would like to hear your thoughts about the Elmet Greenway, but your comments need to be sent before Friday 20th July 2018. Do you support the creation of a recreational Greenway for walkers, horse riders and cyclists along the former Leeds to Wetherby railway line?

For more details have a look at the Elmet Greenway page from Leeds City Council.

Comments can be emailed to

or posted to:
Highways Greenway
Transport Strategy, Leeds City Council
8th Floor Merrion House
110 Merrion Centre

Secret Spaces

Ben and James met with Andrew Edwards from BBC Radio Leeds and explored sections of the Leeds to Wetherby railway line. Listen to the conversation on Andrew's weekend breakfast show.