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Our side of Castle hill.

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A few weeks ago,Yorkshire wrote a blog entitled ’God’s own County’,which featured Castle hill from her viewpoint.We live not far away,but ‘over the hill’so to speak,so thought I would show you another perspective.The photo’s are taken from a lovely natural area,called Beaumont Park.It is mainly trees,Rhodendrons etc,and a number of people formed a group,named ..The friends of Beaumont Park,as the powers that be,some years ago,were hoping to take some of this lovely place,and build houses on it.Luckily ,they were turned down,due to all the protests ,and have worked tirelessly to preserve its beauty,and to maintain it.They also have a small cafe,and organise lots of events all year round,..mother and baby pram walks,local brass bands,Gala’s etcThese are all volunteers,I may add,and are doing a fantastic job.It is situated very high up,as we live in a valley,and the sheer side of it goes to the railway line at the bottom,via so many paths,too numerous to count,criss crossing in every direction.Its a childs paradise,as so many things to explore on the journey down..under supervision of course,and for adults too.Hope you enjoy the scenery.

This is the first view of Castle hill in the distance,via the entrance to the park.A lovely children’s play area,with plenty of room for them to run all that energy off

We are now starting our walk

This is the recently built Bandstand,as the old one was past its best,and it enables a Gazebo to be erected for inclement weather,

This was one of the hardest projects to restore,as it was overgrown,unsafe,and in desperate need of repair to the leaking walls.It took a very long time to do,but what an achievement,and a beautiful place to just relax and admire.It also has koi carp in the fountain area too.

Continuing on,you will notice that the walk is very flat,so it is suitable for everyone

You will notice a viaduct in the distance,which gives you an idea of the height of the park from ground level.This is the Railway line from Huddersfield to Sheffield,and is one of the highest Viaducts built.

This is another view of Castle Hill,and dates back to Neolithic times,3,500 years ago..think I’ve got that right.The tower at the top was built to commemorate Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee,so naturally is called Jubilee tower,and it is said that this would fit inside any of the 34 arches of the Viaduct..

Time for a breather now,just to sit and enjoy the view.

Just taking a look at the map,before heading back

It was about 4.30pm,so most of the visitors had left,and it was so peaceful.Hope you enjoyed the walk,and a little bit more about our lovely Yorkshire

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Comments

 

It looks a lovely place Sandra.....thanks for sharing it with us........

2 Sep, 2010

 

A beautiful spot and a credit to the volunteer labourers too...surely a labour of love for your community. The fountain is especially nice :) Thanks for some lovely photos.

2 Sep, 2010

 

Beautiful walk through Beaumont Park ... much nicer than the housing estate near us ... also called Beaumont Park ! I love the Jubilee Tower photo ... what a stunning view !

2 Sep, 2010

 

Thanks Sandra, a really good blog, lovely scenery, made me wish I was there, thank goodness that area has been restored, it would have been awful if it had been lost under a housing estate.......

2 Sep, 2010

 

What a beautiful Park Sandra and lovely scenery all around, I can see you taking Thomas here in the very near future, like you said a fantastic place for children to explore;0)

2 Sep, 2010

 

Lovely blog Sandra, what a lovely place. Thank you for taking us on your walk.

2 Sep, 2010

 

Thank you all so much for your lovely comments.It is only about 5 minutes by car
for us,and go quite often.Glad you enjoyed the walk with us..We will be looking forward to taking Thomas there,as it is ideal for families, always lots of children with their little bikes,and also for dog walking,although in certain parts,they have to be on a lead.We used to take Alison and her friend when they were small,as they used to have a lovely paddling pool as well...happy picnic days...

3 Sep, 2010

 

Hi bloomer, my husband enjoyed looking at this blog too, he's Sheffield born and bred. He moved to the Midlands to teach. :-)

3 Sep, 2010

 

Hey Bloomer, this blog is great, well done you promised me you would do it, the photo's are fantastic, its so lovely to see it from the other side.

3 Sep, 2010

 

What beautiful scenery you have Sandra, Beaumont Park is absolutely lovely. My son lived and worked in Leeds a few years ago and despite living in the city he told me the surrounding countryside is very beautiful. :o)

3 Sep, 2010

 

Glad you both enjoyed it,Ba,and glad you had the common sense to marry a Yorkshire lad..Lol
This was an extra blog,Yorkshire,as the blog I promised of the Colne Valley has yet to be written,although I finally got round to taking the photo's last Saturday,so after our holiday,I will post it.Beaumont Park is so easy for you to get to,if you fancy a visit.If you turn to the left towards Almondbury,it is quite straightforward,and would only take you about 15 minutes from there.Of course you may have already been,but if you want directions,PM me,unless you have Satnav..Well worth a visit.
Thank you Sandra,it is lovely,and we appreciate it very much.your son has good taste..lol.He is right,and lots of lovely places there too.

3 Sep, 2010

 

Yorkshire.how uncanny.have just seen your PM,..after I added the above comment...I wiil send you the directions with pleasure...NOW,which is left,and which is right..Lol...onlt kidding:o))

3 Sep, 2010

 

left will go to grange moor right to huddersfield/almondbuy!!!!!!!! Lol if I go straight over will end up at morrisons,

4 Sep, 2010

 

First time I've been accused of having common sense Bloomer, ditto my husband being a lad;-))

4 Sep, 2010

 

First time for everything,Ba....thought it was about time I paid you a compliment.:o))

5 Sep, 2010

 

Aw shucks, thanks:-)

5 Sep, 2010

 

You're welcome,Ba...:o))

5 Sep, 2010

 

lovely place and pictures sandra, its kept beautifully, so nice to have a place to stroll and take the kids ;o))

7 Sep, 2010

 

Absolutely breathtaking views, Bloomer, what a wonderful blog this is! Great photos too! :~))))x

8 Sep, 2010

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