Leeds/West LeedsLeeds, bounded by the river Aire to the north and Fulneck, the M621 and M62 to the south. It is separated from South Leeds by Whitehall Road and from North West Leeds by the river. It is a mish-mash of classes, with some really posh parts in places such as Farsley, Rodley, Calverley and some parts of Pudsey, whilst parts of Armley and Bramley have acquired a reputation for crime rates. But on the whole it is considered to be one of the nicer districts of Leeds with several areas which have very villagey feels to them.
The main areas covered by this guide are:
- Armley - Busy inner city area with industrial heritage and a range of shops. Renowned for HM Prison Leeds.
- Bramley - Huge area with a busy centre.
- Farsley - Village near to Pudsey.
- Calverley - Lovely Victorian suburb on the edge of the city with many pretty buildings.
- Rodley - Villagey suburb on the banks of the Leeds and Liverpool Canal housing an eclectic mix of stone cottages and new apartments.Fast becoming a home for live music and real Ale via yearly music festivals held between two pubs in the village centre-The Owl and The Barge, and The Abbey, which is a 20-minute stroll down the canal towards Kirkstall.
- Pudsey - major centre of West Leeds, with a busy market, attractive park, and large retail park.
- Stanningley - Up-and-coming area, the host to new bars and restaurants
- Fulneck - Moravian settlement
- Wortley - Industrial but pleasant suburb, home to several car dealers.
- Farnley - Area on the fringes of the countryside.
- Swinnow - Historical suburb which was once part of the "rhubarb" triangle.
The district is covered by the postcodes LS12, LS13 and LS28.
By trainWest Leeds is served by two rail stations, Bramley and New Pudsey. These are on the Caldervale Line which is useful for people travelling to Bradford or Manchester.
Bramley (West Yorkshire) railway stationLeeds centre, York, Manchester
New Pudsey railway stationLeeds centre, York, Manchester
By busThere aren't as many frequent bus services between West Leeds and the City Centre. However, there are four major routes:
- 4 - Known as the "ftr", the 4 goes to Pudsey via Tong Road and the Stanningley Bypass.
- 16/16A - Goes past the Armley and Bramley shopping centres, through Rodley (16A only) and Farsley, terminating at Pudsey Bus Station.
- 42 - Serves Old Farnley via Wortley.
- 49 - Although this bus also serves Kirkstall and Burley en route to the City Centre, it terminates in Bramley.
Pudsey bus station
phone: +44 113 378 3173address: Canal Rd.large old woolen mill.
Rodley Nature Reservewetland
phone: +44 113 256 4828address: 38 Fulneck, PudseyMoravian Church, Settlement and Museum
Armley Parksports, playground and gardens
address: 48-54 Church Ln, Pudsey
Marks & Spencer Pudseyphone: +44 113 236 1333address: The Owlcotes Centre Varley Street, Stanningley
phone: +44 113 318 7268address: 153 Town St
phone: +44 113 255 1396address: 32 Lowtown, Pudsey
phone: +44 113 257 9059address: Pudsey Rd
Calverley Old Hallmedieval manor house, bookable as holiday accommodation.
phone: +44 845 112 6043address: Calverley Lane