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Skelton Grange

How to Find Us

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  1. Harsco
  2. Batley's
  3. Arnold Laver
  4. Skoda Garage
  5. Queen's Hotel

NB: Google Maps currently gives incorrect directions for getting to Skelton including some roads that are not open!  Some satnav systems also do not recognise Skelton's postcode or give sensible directions.  Please use the map above and directions below to find us!

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Walk / Cycle

(approx 50 min walk, 15-20 min cycle - 2.5 miles distance from the Royal Armouries)

From Leeds city centre follow the signs to the Royal Armouries. At the Royal Armouries join the canal towpath, part of the Trans-Pennine Trail, and head downstream.

Follow the towpath for about 1km and when you reach a modern housing development bear left to cross the river.

Follow the track alongside the river, re-cross the river, and when you reach Thwaite Mills car park double back on yourself to cross the vehicle bridge over the canal.

Take your first left after the bridge to rejoin the canal track.

The towpath will pass a pylon just before a bridge. Come up on to the bridge and cross it.

Turn left after the bridge and the Environment Centre is on your right.

By Bus

Buses from Leeds City Bus Station, stand 6:  189, 410

Buses from stop just outside Leeds City Bus Station (York Street): 167, 168

Ask for Queen Street.  The stop is a short distance down Pontefract Road after the one outside the BP garage.  Once off the bus, turn left up Skelton Grange Rd at Harsco and walk 1/2 km over the canal and river. At the end of the road turn left, and the Environment Centre is on your right.

Buses from Leeds City Bus Station, stand 9: 110

Ask for the Queen's Hotel, the stop by Queen Street.

Once off the bus, turn left down Queen Street. At the bottom make a right and then an immediate left down Skelton Grange Road and walk 1/2 km over the canal and river. At the end of the road turn left, and the Environment Centre is on your right.

By Train

The nearest station is Leeds Rail Station in Leeds city centre.

Taxis: from just outside the station's main entrance.

Buses: from the station's main entrance, cross over two pedestrian crossings to the bus stops outside the Leeds Shopping Plaza on Boar Lane. Buses 167 or 168. Or follow the pedestrian signs to 'Corn Exchange', then 'Bus Station'. Buses as above.

For details about buses and trains in West Yorkshire visit www.wymetro.com or call MetroLine on 0113 2457676

By Road

From the M621

Turn off at Junction 7 out on to the A61 roundabout.

Take the exit signposted to 'Leeds/Hunslet A61'. Take the first right, down Queen St, near the Jet garage. At the bottom of Queen St, turn right, then left at the traffic lights on to Skelton Grange Rd. Drive straight on to the private section of the road, over the bridge across the canal and river. Turn left here and then our entrance road is a short distance along on the right.

Note: Our car park is too small to cater for large meetings and events, in which case we use the National Grid car park. Once across the bridge the carpark is ahead of you - turn right and use the gated entrance. Inside the gate turn left and drive to the far end to park, there is a pedestrian gate that leads through to our building.

From Leeds City Centre

Head out of Leeds on the A61, towards Hunslet and Rothwell.

About 5 km from the City Centre, by a Skoda garage, the A61 bears sharply to the right towards the M621. Turn straight/left here on to the B6481 towards Rothwell. At the first set of traffic lights, turn left on to Skelton Grange Rd.

Drive straight on to the private section of the road, over the bridge across the canal and river. Turn left here and then our entrance road is a short distance along on the right.

From the North on the A1(M)

Come down past Wetherby on the A1(M), and keep going onto the M1.  Come off at J44 of the M1.  Turn right at the roundabout and go over the motorway, go straight over the 2nd roundabout (signposted Stourton B6481).  Keep going, and eventually you'll get to Arnold Laver on the left at some traffic lights.  Turn right here onto Skelton Grange Road, then follow the directions above

From the South on the M1

At Junction 43 filter onto the M621 and come off at Junction 7.  Follow 'From the M621' directions above.

From the West on the M62

At Junction 27, filter onto the M621 and come off at Junction 7.  Follow 'From the M621' directions above.

Note: Our car park is too small to cater for large meetings and events, in which case we use the National Grid car park. Once across the bridge the carpark is ahead of you - turn right and use the gated entrance. Inside the gate turn left and drive to the far end to park, there is a pedestrian gate that leads through to our building.