Our Calorie Calculator estimates how many Calories you will burn using Metabolic Equivalent (MET) values from Compendium of Physical Activities. The Compendium idenitifes the relative energy cost of undertaking various activities compared with doing nothing. We then combine this with your weight and the estimated duration of the activity, taking into account the length of the route and the hills involved, to estimate the total Calories burned.
When selecting an Activity setting, select the speed you would normally travel at on flat ground.
Please remember, the estimated number of Calories is just a guide and the actual number of Calories burned may vary depending on other factors such as weather and terrain.
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The Way encircles the city of Leeds passing through some attractive countryside and villages especially on its north and eastern sides. The leaflets provide many options to walk the route, with four main 15-mile segments each broken into 5-mile parts. Links to numerous other long distance paths offer other possibilities from the city and elsewhere. There are public transport connections using the many services around Leeds. From its start at Golden Acre Park the clockwise route visits the Harewood estate and Barwick-in-Elmet, goes via Garforth to the Aire riverside, then threads its way where possible through green corridors between Leeds and Wakefield, Dewsbury and Bradford, to return passing the airport. The original route currently named on OS mapping included sections in Wakefield but its new line is almost wholly within the Leeds area to enable the one authority to manage it. The significant route changes are between Swillington and Howden Clough/Haigh Moor with minor changes elsewhere.
Please be careful to observe all signs for rights of way when following other people's routes, as we cannot guarantee that they do not cross private or hazardous land.
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