Woodhouse Ridge


A linear woodland with a series of open glades on the side of Headingley Hill, overlooking the Meanwood Valley, The Ridge  as it's fondly known, runs between Ridge Road at its eastern end in Woodhouse and Grove Lane in Headingley to the west.

Formerly a manicured Edwardian Park, it has through neglect rather than design become a near continuous stretch of woodland of varying composition and quality; the jewel in the crown surely being Batty's Wood (or "Battye Wood", of old) -  a remnant patch of semi-natural ancient woodland, largely oak with some ash, with a stunning Spring ground flora of Bluebells and Wild Garlic.