I thought I was going to be blogging about Rowntree Park but when we got there (as we half expected) it was closed because the river is in flood. (The rest of the city is fine, just a couple of riverside paths are under water!) Instead, we tracked across town to The Homestead and discovered … Continue reading Always something of interest at The Homestead!
Roses, lupins, clematis, goslings… there’s plenty going on in Rowntree Park! It looked more well-tended than sometimes when we visited the other day and, as ever, the mix of tree types is very striking: copper beeches contrasting with the greenery. There have been some improvements in the pathways, various uneven bits have been smoothed. There … Continue reading Rowntree Park looking lovely!
I recently read an online article in which someone with MS said that they dreaded “ending up in a wheelchair.” It made me feel rather sad and I left a comment to the effect that using a wheelchair can actually be really liberating. It’s not that I don’t empathise with that feeling: even though I … Continue reading Powerchairs are liberating
Decided to give Homestead Park a go with my power chair rather than my scooter. I had my email to the Joseph Rowntree Housing Trust half written in my head, asking if they could make the crazy paving a bit smoother and found that they have done exactly that: the pathway near the pond that … Continue reading York’s most beautiful park: now less bumpy!
We had hoped there would be ducklings in Rowntree Park and there were! Quite big really, and we also spotted a coot on its nest, sheltering several tiny young ones (cootlets?). We came along the riverside path to the main gates from the direction of the Millennium Bridge having parked at the bottom of Butcher … Continue reading Late Spring in Rowntree Park
The wonderfully accessible Rowntree Park and the nearby riverside are looking lush and green with the trees, hedges, herbaceous plants and cow-parsley all bursting with life! Carpets of daisies as well – rather too many in fact – must be all the fertiliser they get, courtesy of the geese! No ducklings or moorhen or coot … Continue reading Lush greenery!
The Homestead Park, York, is a 14 acre park belonging to the Joseph Rowntree Foundation, in the grounds of what was the home of Joseph’s son Seebohm, which is now the headquarters of the JRF. You can enter on foot from Waterend or from Shipton Road, where the carpark is, which includes several Blue Badge … Continue reading Beautiful, accessible flowerbeds!
Here are some places I thoroughly recommend visiting! They are great for everyone but I’ll also mention their accessible features! Click on the title for my full review or the link below to visit their own site. Talkin Tarn Country Park Lake with accessible paths. Café, shop and accessible loos. https://www.visitcumbria.com/car/talkin-tarn/ The Sill, Once … Continue reading Places to visit