Today's walk is in Golden Acre Park in Leeds, West Yorkshire. This is only about thirty minutes drive from Knaresborough and so it is easy to get to for us. Golden Acre Park lies in North Leeds between Adel and Bramhope and is approximately six miles from Leeds city centre.
The park is known for its beautiful gardens, circular lakeside walk and tea rooms. The cafe has an outdoor seating area which has recently been extended and your dog will be welcome in this outdoor seating area. There are public toilets and lots of refuse bins for disposing of your dog poo bags !
What I like about this walk is that it is circular and so it's an easy walk to do if you find you don't have much time. You can complete the full circular walk in about an hour, providing you don't stop off at the lovely tea room for coffee and a cake ! The park is so vast ( 55 hectares ), that even on a busy day you never feel crowded in. There is always plenty of room for your dog to enjoy the sights and sounds of the park.
Parking is really easy too and there is plenty of free parking. Yay for free parking ! There are two car parks for Golden Acre. The main one is located on Otley Road although this can get busy at weekends and school holidays. My advice would be to park in the quieter car park which is located on Arthington Lane. This is located at the other side of the park away from the main entrance.
There are plenty of swans and ducks on the lake and there is a good viewing area for the wildlife which is ideal for children and adults alike. Obviously it is wise to keep your dog on a lead if there is wildlife around and to stop your dog falling in the lake !
We certainly enjoyed our walk around Golden Acre Park and we are now regular visitors there. It's a great place for walking at any time of the year and a fabulous place for all the family to enjoy a relaxing Sunday afternoon walk.
Until next time dear friends
Susanna & George x
Golden Acre Park, Otley Road, LS16 8BQ.