The seasons are changing - and we asked the #Leedsrecommends community to suggest their ideas for the best autumnal walk in Leeds and the Yorkshire countryside.
Martin Walker. In and around Golden Acre Park, from Pinfold Lane. Roundhay Park. Temple Newsam House estate. Castle Howard estate. Brodsworth Hall estate. Newmillerdam.
Alison Henning. The Yorkshire Aboretum, the trees in autumn are simply beautiful and they have lots of exotic species, like American and Japanese.
Mark Briggs. Castle Howard. Stunning views across the hills of the changing colours.
Jessica Craig. I love to go and look for conkers in Roundhay Park. An autumn tradition!
Anthony Abelow. Gledhow Woods, north Leeds. Lovely setting and amazing colours. Also interesting to take a look at the Gipton Bath House, which is hidden away.
Sarah Taylor. The woods near Adel are great for a walk, and the trees look lovely at this time of year.
Liz Lane. RHS Harlow Carr, near Harrogate. It’s such a fabulous place and being a professional show garden, it’s designed to look great at all times of the year, it never looks tired or dead even in the winter. They also have lots of good autumn activities, like flower shows and workshops.
Jack Ramsden. I’d say Knaresborough, because the views from the castle, over the gorge, are superb when the trees are in colour.
Jayne Sheldrick. Temple Newsam. The trees there are always stunning, and in autumn they look at their best, I think.
Michael Odell. Kirkstall Abbey - a dramatic setting enhanced by the colours of autumn.
Tony Beagle. Harewood - the sight of the red kites soaring over trees with changing leaves is spectacular. The whole estate looks great at this time of year.
Tim Appleyard. Probably Valley Gardens in Harrogate - a beautiful park with great scenery.
Sally Cheung. The wind blowing across the water at Yeadon Tarn is always quite autumnal for me.
Astrid Canning. The Cow and Calf walk, Ilkley, because you can look out across the town and the moors and see the spread of the autumn colours in the dale.
Pete Watkins. Perfect time of year to visit Roundhay Park. Trees look brilliant and there are nice cafes nearby to warm you up afterwards.
Alice Kingham. Potternewton Park - it’s the pleasure grounds of an old mansion so the landscaping is beautiful, and there are some stunning trees which look good at this time of year. Conkers too!
Harry Rose. Otley Chevin for the views over the valley. Always a nice walk and an ideal one to do when it’s a bit cooler.
Jenna Hirst. Not a walk as such, but a trip on the North York Moors Railway in autumn is highly recommended. The crowds are less, the steam looks great on a misty day, and they also have a gala event that’s worth going to. Plus the passing moors look even better when the leaves are changing.
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