Day: 2 August 2020

Categories GardensVirtual Festival 2020

Virtual Gardens – deadline extended

Many of us have turned to our gardens this year, no matter what size of garden you have, or maybe a balcony or pots on the street we are celebrating the Gardens of Kirkstall a part of our Virtual Festival we want to help you celebrate you garden or favourite flowers you’ve grown so we are having a bit of a competition. Please send your pictures and the first part of you postcode, eg. LS5 to closing date extended to 31st August. Entries already received can be reviewed on our Festival Website here. We also invite you to submit…

Categories Virtual Festival 2020WalkingWildlife

Walking & Wildlife in Kirkstall

by Paul Holdsworth It is amazing how frequently people who visit me remark on the view from my street.  Even folk from neighboroughing parts of Leeds say things like “I never realised how green Kirkstall Valley is” and “What is all that open space?”  Probably because most people’s experience of Kirkstall is based on driving through it on the A65, and you can’t see much of the valley from there. And even if you could, you would be too busy negotiating the heavy traffic, “challenging” road layout and the latest set of roadworks courtesy of Northern Gas Networks (who seem…