Leeds: Historic Roundhay Sun 24 July 10.30–12.30

posted 19 Jul 2011, 04:42 by Paul Brayford   [ updated 19 Jul 2011, 04:42 ]

Historic Roundhay

County: West Yorkshire

Sun 24 July 10.30–12.30

This guided walk will traverse a royal deer park, Asket Hill, 19th-century buildings of interest and a Romano-British sacred site.

Roundhay was a royal deer park created by the Normans and it was visited by several medieval kings. Cistercian monks also farmed the land and exploited the iron and coal deposits along Wyke beck.

In the early 19th Century rich merchants from Leeds built mansions here. A Roman altar was discovered in the grounds of one of these and recently this has been found to be a Romano-British sacred site. The walk will encompass all these features including the houses of some of Kate Middleton's ancestors!

Location: Wetherby Road, Leeds LS8. Park in Lido car park , Wetherby Road. Walk to entrance of wykebeck Way on the opposite side of the road.

Org: Friends of Wykebeck Woods
Name: Dr B. E. Roberts
Tel: 0113 2933193
Email: bryon.roberts@ntlworld.com