Post Hill Farnley

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Post by simonm »

Big N, also, to find the actual hill. Follow the red line from the entrance, near Wickes. After several hundred yards the path will open up in to a big open space. Keep to the lower paths, closest to the stream / beck. After another few hundred yards the path will again open up into a big clearing. The hill itself is to your left hand side of the clearing. Heavily overgrown these days, but stilll frightening, especially if you walk up the bloody thing!
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Post by Si »

Walk? Go up it on a motorbike!

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Post by BIG N »

Cheers Guys - I know exactly where it is now, and thanks for the link Si.

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Post by carrotol »

Hi Big N. Bit late now but yes I meant on your right. Must have been having a blonde moment. Which is very odd as I'm not blonde

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Post by weenie »

i love post hill. when i was younger we used to go tadpoling and stickleback fishing on the beck then see who would get to the top of roman hill first.i once remembered wanting to sledge down it when we had snow i chickend out half way ( maybe a bit lower down) and sledge from there.. was a great thrill.. its a pity they knocked harrisons down and built houses though.

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Post by Richard A Thackeray »

Just browsing around, as I'm stuck in, & ended up re-reading this thread.In the early 90's, I used to do Mountain Bike Racing, & the 'Yorkshire Mountain Bike Club' got permission to hold a couple of races at Post Hill(nowdays, I just race Cyclo-Cross & do some running)I was one of the few who went on prior occasions to try & sort a route out.We eventually ended up 'slaloming' our way up the field & through the woods towards the top.Then we gave everybody sore legs by making them run/walk/stagger whilst carrying their bikes up the last 30 yards or so of the Hill.Which took some doing!!!Of course there were the odd few nutters who tried to ride all the way down.......................................... who usually failed abysmally & valiantly proved the old saying of '@rse over tit'The more stupid ones even tried to ride up! (& ended up falling off)I've got a load of prints somewhere that show the races in progression (including views from the top & bottom)    

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Post by Chrism »

billy the buffalo wrote: I have just put a link to the Pathe news site and i did notice that it did have a film from Post Hill in the early part of the last century www.britishpathe.com/     WOW that pathe site is ace, put Leeds into the search bar and there's loads of little pathe films from times gone by.
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Post by hicklingmick »

Just found this thread..

I remember going many times to watch scrambling at post hill in the 50/60"s..

They didnt always go straight up to the top ,most times they veered off to the left which then gave them a longer track length.

Also if I remember correctly the straight up the hill was mainly just used for hill climb events where 2 riders went at same time 1 on left ,1 on right the first up won and went straight into the 2nd round ,where as the loser would go into rounds for chance to go into 2nd round.

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Post by tilly »

Hi Mick i dont know how long ago you last saw it but the trees on either side have closed in a lot in a few years it will be all woodland.
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Post by hicklingmick »

Hi Tilly ..

Yeah last time I saw it would have been in the 60"s so should imagine its changed especially looking on google maps seems to be surounded by housing estates.

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