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Aug012016

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Walking Near Harrogate

walksThere is fantastic and varied walking to be found so close to my home in Horsforth, North Leeds. Within a 15 mile radius I can walk in places like Ilkley Moor, Otley Chevin, Harewood, Harrogate and Knaresborough, Wharfedale, Airedale, Lower and Upper Washburn, Nidderdale and Baildon Moor. The Leeds to Liverpool Canal passes by less than a mile from my house and there are lots of woodland and park walks in the pretty area around Horsforth itself. There are lots of interesting Leeds walks and Harrogate walks like the Harrogate Ringway and Knaresborough Round. I am simply blessed with great walking potential so close to home and these pages will reflect those areas as all the walks included on this site will be no more than 15 miles from my front door. The walks include hill walking on some interesting fells, rivers and valleys, tracks around towns and villages, places of historical interest and even a walk on the canal. When I get the time to! Enjoy reading about them and if you live near me then get out there and do some.

Visist this website for lots of walks in and area the surrounding area. http://www.walkingenglishman.com/leedsharrogate.htm

   

Valley Gardens & Park

The Valley Gardens, located in the heart of Harrogate, is famous for its beauty and is highly regarded throughout the United Kingdom.

 

Valley Gardens and the adjacent Pinewoods in Harrogate comprise about 17 acres of park, woodland, and floral displays. It is believed that a greater number of mineral springs come to the surface in Valley Gardens than in any other known location on earth. 36 of Harrogate’s 88 mineral wells are found within the gardens, with no two being alike. The floral displays are spectacular and include a rhododendron area, a magnificent dahlia garden and seasonal bedding displays that are re-planted throughout the year.

 

The gardens give you a great place to walk, relax in the sun and also has a great cafe, toilets and a fabulous play park for children, here are some photos of the the park and gardens. It's a great place for children to get rid of some energy and exercise dogs.

 

   

RHS Harlow Carr Gardens

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Harlow Carr seeks to push the boundaries of design and planting styles, creating displays that are beautiful to the eye. Gardening techniques that respect the environment are used to ensure that flourishing wildlife can also be enjoyed on a visit to the garden. Harlow Carr is a stunning place to meet friends, bring the family and enjoy a leisurely stroll you can also enjoy Bettys at Harlow Carr.

Address:gardens
RHS Garden Harlow Carr
Crag Lane
Harrogate
North Yorkshire
HG3 1QB

Opening times:
Open all year, except Christmas Day, 9.30am-6pm (4pm Nov-Feb inc).

Prices:
RHS Members (+ 1 family guest): free
Adult: £7, Child 6 -16: £2.50, Child under 6 years: free, Student: £3
Groups (10+) £6 each

   

Fountains Abbey

fountainsFountains Abbey with Studley Royal Water Garden, four miles west of Ripon in North Yorkshire, is of outstanding historic and aesthetic importance.

Attracting approximately 300,000 visitors a year, Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal is the National Trust's most visited pay-for-entry property. Acquired by the Trust from North Yorkshire County Council in 1983, it was declared a World Heritage site in 1987.

Enjoy the sight of 500 wild deer in the medieval park and imagine life in the 18th century as you stroll around the elegant Georgian Water Garden with its canal, temple and surprise views.

Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal is a World Heritage Site and one of the most remarkable sites in Europe. Give yourself plenty of time to explore spectacular remains of this 12th century Cistercian abbey, rare monastic water mill, over 800 years old, an Elizabethan mansion, and one of the best surviving examples of a Georgian green water garden. Elegant ornamental lakes, avenues, temples and cascades provide a succession of unforgettable eye-catching vistas in an atmosphere of peace and tranquillity. St Mary's Church, built by William Burges in the 19th century, provides a dramatic focal point to the medieval deer park with over 600 deer.

http://www.fountainsabbey.org.uk/

   

Newby Hall

newbyA visit to Newby Hall is another opportunity for a full day out in the Ripon area.

The family home of Mr & Mrs Richard Compton, Newby Hall is an exceptional example of 18th-century interior decoration and one of Englands finest Robert Adam houses. Built in the 1690s and enlarged and adapted in the 18th century, Newby Hall epitomises the Georgian "Age of Elegance". The early history of Newby leaves gaps from the thirteenth century, when it was recorded as the property of the Nubie family, who took their name from the place, to the seventeenth century when Newby belonged to Sir Jordan Crossland, appointed Governor of Scarborough Castle by Charles II. His son sold the estate to Sir Edward Blackett, who had become Member of Parliament for Ripon in 1689. Blackett demolished the old house, which stood much closer to the river, and built the main block of the present house during the 1690s.

Here, you can explore 25 acres of award winning gardens, stroll through the woodland walk and, from June 1st, take in the delights of the contemporary sculpture trail. Its a fantastic place for young people and children too. The adventure garden includes a fort, raft and wobbly bridge, not to mention the paddling pool, swing boats and miniature railway, which runs alongside the River Ure. Look out for summer events throughout the year at Newby Hall including craft fairs and the historic vehicle rally.

http://www.newbyhall.co.uk/

   

Pateley Bridge

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The peaceful setting of Pateley Bridge has provided inspiration for artists, writers and film and television productions. The winding High Street is packed with small, specialist shops that cater for virtually any requirement. There are quality craft centres, charming pubs and country tea-rooms. To experience a truly authentic taste of early dales life, visit the Nidderdale Museum, it is packed with relics and artefacts chronicling a Yorkshire way of life of years gone by.

Between Pateley Bridge and Ripon, lie the spectacular Brimham Rocks. This surreal landscape of weird and wonderful rock formations is accessible to visitors; a short climb is rewarded by breathtaking views across the Yorkshire Dales. Drive through Upper Nidderdale past the blue expanse of Gouthwaite Reservoir, well known for its Bird Sanctuary and you come to How Stean Gorge, or 'Yorkshire's Little Switzerland'. A dramatic limestone cleft plummets as far as 80 feet in some places with bridges and pathways providing a variety of walks.

http://www.yorkshire.com/do/places/harrogate/pately-bridge

   

Brimham Rocks

brimhamBetween Pateley Bridge and Ripon, lie the spectacular Brimham Rocks. This surreal landscape of weird and wonderful rock formations is accessible to visitors; a short climb is rewarded by breathtaking views across the Yorkshire Dales. Drive through Upper Nidderdale past the blue expanse of Gouthwaite Reservoir, well known for its Bird Sanctuary and you come to How Stean Gorge, or 'Yorkshire's Little Switzerland'. A dramatic limestone cleft plummets as far as 80 feet in some places with bridges and pathways providing a variety of walks.

http://www.brimhamrocks.co.uk/

   

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