SE2741 : Adel Beck in Golden Acre Park

taken 4 years ago, near to Eccup, Leeds, Great Britain

Adel Beck in Golden Acre Park
Adel Beck in Golden Acre Park
The beck flows out of the ornamental lake in the park, towards Adel Dam a little further downstream. The footbridge in the photo carries a bridleway.
Golden Acre Park, Adel, Leeds :: SE2641

Advertised as covering an area of 137 acres (rather than the one implied by the name), Golden Acre has been a public park owned by Leeds City Council since 1945, prior to which it was an unsuccessful commercial venture in the 1930s. Given how many visitors it now attracts, the Council could probably make a tidy sum charging a modest admission fee (or at least charging for parking, which surprisingly is free).

The attractions in the park include impressive floral displays, themed 'demonstration' gardens, a wildfowl lake with observation hut, cafe, and extensive paths in both wooded and open areas.

Marsh / Adel / Meanwood / Sheepscar / Lady Beck

A tributary of the river Aire which changes its name four times in its 15.5km (10 mile) course, the beck rises at SE 24004300 and flows as Marsh Beck for 3.5km to Golden Acre Park, thereafter becoming the Adel Beck for a further 3.5km to Scotland Wood. Up to this point it has been a small rural stream, but from here onwards takes on an increasingly urban and industrial character, as it becomes the Meanwood Beck for the next 5.5km with many small weirs, dams and intakes that provided water for the mills of the Meanwood Valley. From Buslingthorpe, it becomes the Sheepscar Beck for 1.5km to where it flows under the A61 (Regent Street), and finally as the Lady Beck flows mainly in open or underground culverts for a final 1.5km through the city, discharging to the Aire just above Crown Point Weir at SE30863311.

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Date Taken
Sunday, 13 August, 2017   (more nearby)
Monday, 14 August, 2017
Geographical Context
Rivers, Streams, Drainage  Park and Public Gardens 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SE 2716 4147 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:52.1241N 1:35.3070W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SE 2714 4148
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EAST (about 90 degrees)
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Wooden Footbridge  Bridleway 

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