SE3338 : Path through Castle Wood in Roundhay Park

taken 3 years ago, near to Roundhay, Leeds, Great Britain

Path through Castle Wood in Roundhay Park
Path through Castle Wood in Roundhay Park
Allegedly one of the largest city parks in Europe, Roundhay Park, covers an area of around 200 hectares (2 sq.km). That includes a golf course, two lakes and woodland, besides the grassed areas. The whole area is a Grade 2 scheduled park.

Originally a 14th century deer park, the area was used for quarries and mine workings by the late 18th century. the estate was bought by Thomas Nicholson, a wealthy banker, and his descendant William Nicholson sold it in 1871 to Leeds City Council, since when it has been a public park (apart from the golf course, which is private).

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Date Taken
Saturday, 7 July, 2018   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 10 July, 2018
Geographical Context
Park and Public Gardens  Woodland, Forest 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SE 333 384 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:50.4688N 1:29.7245W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SE 333 384
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WEST (about 270 degrees)
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