The open space of Spinning Acres has been described as the heart of Far Headingley and it has been enjoyed by the local community for many years.

It is an area that is popular with young families, retired academics and young professionals, all seeking the benefits of living so close to the city but without its daily hustle and bustle. It’s just a ten-minute walk into central Headingley, yet there is so much on offer in Far Headingley itself, including several independent cafés and shops on Otley Road — you may prefer just to while away your leisure time closer to home.

Distance from key locations:

Leeds city centre: 3 miles   

Harrogate: 13 miles

Bradford: 7.5 miles

York: 24 miles

Manchester: 36 miles

Leeds Bradford Airport: 6.5 miles 

Discover all your travel options below, whatever your destination.

Bus & Coach

If you are venturing out beyond Spinning Acres, Far Headingley is well serviced by buses, with as many as 18 buses per hour going along the A660 on weekdays and Saturdays between 8am-7pm. 

The 1, 6, 8, 27, 28 and X84 services all go along this route, and they take you to Leeds city centre in one direction and Guiseley, Otley, Ilkley and Skipton in the other.

Buses take around 20-25 minutes to get in to Leeds city centre and less than five minutes to get to the centre of Headingley. Bus route maps can be found here:

For trips further afield, Leeds Coach station isn’t far away. You can catch a National Express or Megabus coach from here to many destinations across the country:

Dyer St, Leeds LS2 7LA

Phone: 0843 504 3716

Travel by Road

Bounded on two sides by Burton Crescent and Moor Road, Far Headingley is situated beyond central Headingley, on the way to West Park and Westwood along the A660 Otley Road. Major network roads aren’t far away — the M1 is 23 minutes away and the A1 is 31 minutes away.

Check out the latest traffic news here before you travel: AA Traffic News.


You have allocated parking outside your home, of course, but if you’re expecting several visitors you may need to find some alternative parking. There’s not much on-street parking for visitors nearby but there are some very useful car parks, including:

Arndale Centre Car Park, Otley Road

St. Anne’s Car Park, Otley Road

The Headingley Taps Car Park, North Lane

You may also find Parkopedia a useful tool for finding parking spaces in the area.

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Headingley railway station is just one mile to the southwest of Spinning Acres and offers access to Leeds city centre in just 11 minutes. You can also access Horsforth and Burley Park on this line.

Helpful information about Leeds train station:

Local Taxis

Leeds has Uber if you’d like to use an app to book your ride, or there are plenty of local taxi firms to choose from:

Amber Cars: 0113 202 2112

Arrow Cars: 0113 258 5888 — Arrow is the official taxi company of Leeds Bradford Airport and therefore the only company allowed to drop you close to the terminal entrance.

Leeds Bradford Airport

Spinning Acres is 10-15 minutes away from Leeds Bradford Airport by road which is absolutely perfect for those who like to travel or those whose work takes them abroad. This airport features major budget airlines such as Jet2 and Ryanair as well as non-budget offerings such as British Airways, KLM and Aer Lingus.

Travel by bus to and from LBA with the Flyer Flyer A1 service. The service travels via Leeds Bus Station, Leeds Railway Station, Kirkstall, Horsforth, Rawdon and Leeds Bradford Airport.

Find out more, here.

Travel by car and park at the airport — there are several car parks at the airport, depending on if you’re short or long-stay.

Find out more about parking, here: Leeds Bradford Airport

Whitehouse Lane, Yeadon, Leeds LS19 7TU. Phone: 0871 288 2288

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