In accordance with the wishes of the community, included in the Bardsey Neighbourhood Plan, Bardsey Parish Council is currently working with Leeds City Council towards designating the route of the old railway line between the A58 opposite Church Lane and Thorner Lane in Scarcroft as a new Public Right of Way.

The route has been used by the public for many years, but to establish eligibility LCC needs to accumulate formal evidence to that effect. A minimum number of submissions from individual users is required before the Parish Council’s application can be progressed. Every response counts – a few more are still required before the minimum target is reached, but the more LCC receives the better the chances of success.

Your participation will help secure public access to this route long term, which would be of great benefit to all.

If you have used this route as a footpath, cycleway or on horseback and would like to support this initiative, please click on the link below for a map of the route in question, an official evidence form and notes on completing it. Forms should be completed by individual users, and submitted either in hard copy to the Parish Office at Callister Hall, or as scanned electronic documents (preferably in pdf format) by email to: The Parish Council will submit them to LCC on your behalf, in support of its formal application.

Your contribution would be very much appreciated.

LCC Rights of way evidence form – old railway line.