As with any removal, knowing what there is to do in your new area is a vital part of the decision. At Holdsworth’s Removals we wanted to help provide some information on our local area where we run removals regularly such as Leeds, West and North Yorkshire as well as providing some information on things to do over the festive period.
If, like us as we close down from Friday 22nd December to Tuesday 2nd January, you need some winter activities over the festive period then why not consider some of our favourite winter walks in the local area.
Although you have to pay for parking a car, this Wharfedale location is a must do. The spectacular ruins of the 12th century monastery are the picture moment of walk but there are many tracks that take snake you through some perfect North Yorkshire terrain. The other highlight is The Strid waterway which forces the River Wharfe through a narrow bottleneck which is seen as the most dangerous stretch of water in the UK. But from afar, this charming location is a fantastic addition to the walk.
A National Trust site near Ripon, North Yorkshire – Fountains Abbey offers something very similar to Bolton Abbey. The monastery ruins are seen as some of the best preserved in England and the Studley Royal Water Garden provides some of the best scenery that Yorkshire has to offer. Fountains Abbey is often brought to life by lighting in the longer nights of winter which add some much needed warmth!
One of the biggest urban parks in Europe, Roundhay Park is full of scenic parkland, woodland and gardens within the hustle and bustle of city life in Leeds. With two lakes in the park as well, one featuring fountains and the other, the Waterloo Lake, which was constructed by soldiers who had just returned from the Napoleonic Wars is used for boating and a brilliant walk around its edges.
On the outskirts of Leeds overlooking the market town of Otley is The Chevin. Officially a heathland and woodland with a ridge on its southside, there are multiple paths and tracks snaking up and around its 925 ft summit. It is on many official treks including the Dales Way and the Ebor Way.
North of Leeds on the border of West & North Yorkshire is the stunning stately home of Harewood House. Although the 18th century house itself is a true hit, there is a well-trodden pathway that circles the house and its grounds. The grounds include great views across lakes, waterways, nature and the recently preserved Harewood Castle. It is a real hit with dog walkers and runners alike.