Hello everyone, I was looking through images that I could use for the blog and I have over 2.5gb of images of just Roundhay Park!!. I think I can safely say Roundhay Park is my 2nd home. But when you see some of the photos, you will see why.
This is Upper Lake, which I once thought was Waterloo Lake. But the fine people of Roundhay corrected me. I think I actually got an image printed in the Yorkshire Evening Post with the wrong name as well. But we live and learn.
The Upper Lake is the smaller of the two lakes at Roundhay park, it is not that deep either, around 3-4 feet. I am not about to verify that information by taking a dive. The lake is also home to Clawed Crayfish(I have never seen any) but according to Wikipedia it is.
This is Waterloo Lake, it is the biggest lake at Roundhay Park. I heard it was created by soliders who had come back from war. But I do not know if that is 100% true..seems a little harsh if it is. Also in the early 1900s, you could have taken a boat trip around the lake. I imagine it would have been something like what they do at Harewood House. The lake is about 1.5 miles all the way around, which doesn't sound much. But try do it carrying a heavy camera bag(its a killer). I have walked around the lake on many occasions and I have seen some really cool things such as a man reading a book(while walking). It can be very busy during the summer time, but I would highly recommend taking a walk around it.
This is Barrans Fountain..minus any fountains. I am told that water once ran at the fountain, but since has been stopped,which is a shame because The Lakeside Cafe is expensive!
I read that the fountain was gifted to the park by Sir John Barran(hence the name). I wonder if he would be unhappy you can no longer get water from it.
I could talk about Roundhay Park forever, but I want you to go and explore it. The above photo is The Mansion, stay away from there, unless you have a million zillion pounds. But when you do go, try find the Roundhay Park Folly or go explore in the woods. Roundhay Park is an amazing place, I guarantee you will like it. Plus it is only a short bus ride from the city centre. Jump on the 12, 13, 13a and it stops right outside the park. So what are you waiting for? GO!