What's the Pollen Count in Leeds Today?
Check the pollen count today in Leeds with Your Pollen Pal. Enter your postcode above to find the levels in your street or at your planned destination to help minimise the impact of hay fever.
Pollen Forecast for Leeds
Keep tabs on the Leeds pollen count over the next few days. Use the tracker for an accurate pollen forecast in any area – get the green light for a day out at Harewood House, kick about in Roundhay Park or walk along the banks of the River Aire.
Pollen Hotspots in Leeds
West Yorkshire has the highest proportion of urban natural land cover in the UK . As the largest city in this part of God’s Own County - and with more than 4,000 hectares of green space itself - Leeds is one of the UK and Europe’s greenest cities.
From leafy suburban parks to grand city centre shopping arcades filled with flowerbeds, those with hay fever may need to do a bit of planning or come prepared with your Allergy Comfort Wipes.
Graph shows mean pollen grains per metre cube in Leeds
Roundhay Park, Temple Newsham and Golden Acre Park are all pollen hotspots across Leeds, but mostly out in the suburbs. In the city centre, the grassy areas of Park Square and Woodhouse Moor are also popular places for pollen.
Hay Fever Friendly Activities in Leeds
Yorkshire generosity extends to pollen levels in spring and summer, when the pollen count in Leeds hits its high. Tree, grass and weed pollen all reach peaks at different times – so it’s worth planning any trips to the city’s parks and woodlands when they are lower.
Graph shows pollen grains per metre cube by month for each main type in Leeds
You can do plenty of other things in Leeds to keep your hay fever under control, whatever the time of year.
Retail is key to Leeds. Popular with locals and visitors alike, stay away from the pollen in its Victorian shopping arcades, modern upscale malls and one of Europe’s largest indoor markets:
1. Victoria Quarter
2. Corn Exchange
3. Kirkgate Market
Once you’ve shopped (but before you’ve dropped) delve into the cultural and historical delights in and around Leeds. Whatever piques your interest – whether it’s getting up close to Ancient Egyptian Mummy, a spot of international jousting or 20th century British art – you can do it all and more in Leeds.
1. Thackray Museum of Medicine
2. Leeds City Museum
3. Leeds Industrial Museum
Leeds is a cultural hub in the north, with an array of venues putting on plays, gigs, comedy shows and more. Even if local lads The Kaiser Chiefs aren’t to your tastes, or you’ve seen every Alan Bennet play going, there’s plenty more to see in the city’s indoor, pollen-free venues:
1. City Varieties Music Hall
2. Leeds Grand Theatre
3. The Wardrobe