Explore the Park – Self Guided Walks

Keeping our park beautiful for everyone

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The Friends of Roundhay Park have produced a series of leaflets enabling visitors to explore different areas of the Park while learning more about various features and the history of the Park.

The geology of Roundhay Park is interesting as it consists of different types of rock some of which have been quarried for building stone and its location on the edge of the Yorkshire coalfield shows traces of coal deposits. The Geology Trail is approximately 3 miles so should take about 90 minutes.
You can download a leaflet by CLICKING HERE.

Covering the history of the Park from the purchase of the land for a country estate and the building of the Mansion by Thomas Nicholson in 1803. Then the purchase of the estate for a Park for the citizens of Leeds by the Mayor, John Barran, in 1871, boat trips on Waterloo Lake, Childrens Day in the Arena etc. To download a History Trail leaflet CLICK HERE.

Each year the staff of Roundhay park plant a number of spectacular displays to compliment the established areas such as the Rose Garden in front of Tropical World, the Friends Garden and of course the Chelsea Flower Show award winning Specialist Gardens. To download a leaflet CLICK HERE.

The area between Princes Avenue and the Mansion was designed as an Arboretum. It contains many unusual and exotic trees. This area can be explored by means of an App on your phone. For instructions on how to obtain the App and how to use it CLICK HERE