Skelton Grange Environment Centre

Skelton Grange Environment Centre
Skelton Grange Road
Leeds
North Yorkshire
LS10 1RS
England

Website

http://www.tcv.org.uk/skeltongrange

https://www.facebook.com/SkeltonGrangeEnvironmentCentre

https://twitter.com/SkeltonGrange

E-mail

skelton@tcv.org.uk

Telephone

0113 2430815

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Skelton Grange Environment Centre
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The Conservation Volunteers charity welcomes people of all ages to learn, volunteer and play in the natural environment at our award winning eco-centre and nature area in Leeds. We offer great educational visits for schools and groups, support people to volunteer in conservation and education, and run lots of training and fun events for kids, adults, teachers and families. Join in, feel good!

Venue Type:

Environmental or ecological centre

Opening hours

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Admission charges

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Getting there

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

Cycle:

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.

After the container park, carry on to just past Thwaite Mills Museum.

The towpath will pass a pylon just before a high concrete arch bridge. Come up on to the bridge. Turn left, and go over the bridge to the end of the road. Turn left at the T-Junction and the Environment Centre is on your right.

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.

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.

Additional info

The Conservation Volunteers at Skelton Grange in Leeds have long recognised that looking after green places isn't only about caring for nature, but about caring for people as well.

Since 1992, we have used the natural environment to offer a range of education, job skills and recreation opportunities for people of all ages. Skelton Grange welcomes over 5000 people a year to take part in environmental education and play activities, and supports adult trainees and volunteers to lead education sessions and conservation and biodiversity projects. This enables them to widen their experience & aspirations, reduce social exclusion and build confidence, develop skills for further training or employment, and partake in positive activities which promote lifelong learning and cohesive communities.

Very simply, every year we engage thousands of people of all ages with their local environment where they make a positive difference to their community.

Getting there

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

Cycle:

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.

After the container park, carry on to just past Thwaite Mills Museum.

The towpath will pass a pylon just before a high concrete arch bridge. Come up on to the bridge. Turn left, and go over the bridge to the end of the road. Turn left at the T-Junction and the Environment Centre is on your right.

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.

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.

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