The Outdoors

Himalayan Garden, Harewood House,Yorkshire, UK. Early Summer, June 2015.

We’re a city that lives life in the open, with a host of chances to get outside and breathe the fresh air.

The jewel in our city’s crown is Roundhay Park, one of the biggest and most popular city parks in Europe. Stroll around the lake, or take to the trails, spotting woodpeckers along the way. Further afield, you might traverse historical estates at Temple Newsam, Lotherton Hall, or Harewood House. And then there’s the dramatic splendour of Otley Chevin, with views to match.

With the Dales on our doorstep, you’ll find our city the perfect base for some outdoor exploration. Enticing scenery, dramatic fells, and the patchwork of dry stone walls and green fields that our county is famous for. Pour the tea and take it all in, or strap on your boots and get active.