Six Of The Best

Six Of The Best

Six of the Best: Festivals in Leeds

There are an increasing number of community festivals across Leeds.

Hardwick Hall.

Six of the Best: Weekend walks across Yorkshire

The Land Trust has kindly put together a list of spring and summer walks across the region to try out on your own or with the family.

Kirkstall Festival. PIC: Tony Johnson

Six of the Best: Leeds events to diary

With summer just around the corner, there are plenty of events to look forward to in and around Leeds.


Six of the Best: Easter events in Leeds and West Yorkshire

With the school holidays upon us, here are six of the best ideas to fill your days and keep the whole family entertained.

Fountains Abbey.

Six of the Best: National Trust spring walks

Spring has sprung, the clocks have gone forward, so what better way to celebrate longer, lighter nights and the run up to summer than six National Trust spring walks

Harden Beck in Goit Stock Woods. PIC: Tony Johnson

Six of the Best: Scenic views across Yorkshire

We’re blessed in this part of the world, having the Yorkshire landscape right on our doorstep.

Hazlewood Castle.

Six of the Best: Mother’s Day gifts

It’s never too early to plan for such events.

Plans for a Leeds underground in the 1930s. PIC: National Tramway Museum

Six of the Best: Wish List for Leeds

We all love our city but there’s always room for improvement. So, here are six suggestions which would improve all our lives. Neil Hudson asks whether Leeds needs to think bigger.

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Six of the Best: Days out in God’s own county

Now the weather is cheering up, you might want to plan some days out. Hannah Bryan and Danny Roberts have some suggestions for you.

Shrove Tuesday comes to Scarborough . Enjoying the day. pic Richard Ponter 160610d

Six of the Best: Pancake Day events in Leeds, Yorkshire and beyond

Shrove Tuesday on February 28 marks the traditional feast day before Ash Wednesday, which then leads into the 40 days running up to Easter. Neil Hudson finds six good reasons to mark the day

Oulton Hall, Leeds.

Six of the Best: St Valentine’s Day days out in Leeds and Yorkshire

Valentines Day is swiftly approaching giving you the perfect opportunity to enjoy some quality time with that someone special. Holly Beattie looks at the most romantic days out in Yorkshire

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Leeds Feast an Indie Food Festival held at The Tetley this weekend. 
23rd May 2015.
Picture Jonathan Gawthorpe.

Six of the Best: Events and festivals coming to Leeds in 2017

There’s so much going on in Leeds this year that it’s difficult to choose just six but Neil Hudson gives it a go, with an eclectic events list, which should give most people something to look forward to

Date:5th January 2016. Picture James Hardisty.
 Pictured A member of the pubic plays Noughts and Crosses in the sky under a winter sun at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Bretton, Wakefield.

Six of the Best: Burns Night events in Leeds and Yorkshire

Haggis, bagpipes and a ‘toast to the lassies’ - it’s a Scottish tradition which travels (and translates) with astonishing ease - if you’re not holding your own Burns Night event on January 25, here are six to try across Yorkshire

Otley, February 1947
Ice Skating

The photo of Otley taken in February 1947 (Let It Snow, Yorkshire Evening Post January 2, 2009) asks where it is? It's on the Wharfe just past the bridge at Otley. I was taken there when I was a child by my father. My auntie lived in one of the cottages seen in the picture. 
Gary Wheelhouse, Kentmere Avenue, Seacroft, Leeds, email:

Six of the Worst: Winters in the UK

With the first widespread snowfall of the season, Neil Hudson takes a look back at some of the worst winters to affect Yorkshire. If you think it’s cold now, think again...

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Woods at Newmiller Dam

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Six of the Best: Winter Walks

Christmas may be over but winter has a long way to go yet, which means there’s ample opportunity to get out and discovered some of the breathtaking beauty we have right on our doorsteps.

Alistair and Jonny Brownlee in action.

Six of the Best: The sporting stars who have made Leeds proud in 2016

With the New Year Honours List due next week, here’s our round-up of six deserving sporting stars from Leeds who have made a city proud in 2016.

Date:27th May 2016. Picture James Hardisty.
Gaping Gill, situated on the SW slopes of Ingleborough at an altitude of 1300ft (400m) above sea level in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales. A natural cave in North Yorkshire and probably the most well known pothole in the United Kingdom. Twice a year between May and August two local caving clubs Bradford Pothole and Craven Pothole arrange the Gaping Gill Winch. This is where cavers can explorer well known tunnels and visitors to the site are lowered in a chair decending 330ft(100m) through Britain�"s highest unbroken waterfall as it lands on the floor of Gaping Gill, the largest cavern in Britain, known as the Main Chamber and large enough to fit most of York Minster, two Boeing 747 Jumbo Jets, the volume of 18 Olympic swimming pools or the plan area of ten doubles tennis courts.  Pictured Bradford Pothole Club Secretary Ian Cross, aged 58, in the main chamber of Gaping Gill.

Six of the Best: Yorkshire Records

It’s not called God’s Own County for nothing - here in Yorkshire we are blessed with some of the most breathtaking scenery in the country. Here are half a dozen examples of the great Yorkshire outdoors

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Six of the Best: Unusual Christmas Gift ideas in Yorkshire

Stuck what to get your loved ones this Christmas? Do you want to get them something a little different? Here are six suggestions for unusual yuletide gifts, available in Yorkshire

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A Stellars Sea Hawk and his handler at the Duncombe Park Bird of Prey Centre. Picture Kathryn Bulmer.

Six of the Best: Yorkshire Days Out

Before our brains become saturated with festive fayre and muddled with a multimedia onslaught in the run up to the big day, you might want to get away from it all... so here are six places to visit in Yorkshire

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Quarry Hill.

Six of the best: New Leeds developments

Was there a recession recently? No-one told Leeds City Centre, which carried on with ‘business as usual’, with new developments across the city and it’s not finished yet... here are six recent and forthcoming schemes.

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