Meanwood Valley Trail (MVT) is a popular inner city XC route that runs between the outskirts of the Harewood estate and Meanwood. There’s quite a few places you can join the trail, the best I have found is from either King Lane, just north of Stair foot lane, or the cricket pitch just off parkside road.
Plenty of different routes to take through and around the woods, best just to explore.
Can also be linked in with a North Leeds XC loop, taking in Harewood, Meanwood Valley Trail, Gledhow and Roundhay, usually around 20-23 miles.
Meanwood Grove to the south of the woods is a good place to stop for a mess about on some drops/rocks. Adel trails to the North of the woods are also well worth a look for some jumps and short dh runs
The trail is also popular with walkers, please take care and give way.