Wow… its been a while since I have blogged. Where has the time disappeared to? I have had lots going on (more on that soon) so been a little distracted from writing and I have really missed it. Hope you have missed me too!
So I thought I would kick back off with a bit of Bradford love. In the wake of the Olympic Torch, Jubilee Weekends and general love-in with City Park, I have neglected my immediate area a little bit. You can read about the fantastic Miss Penny’s and the unimitable Cannon Mills in previous blogs, but this is something a little greener and very surprising for this area of Bradford.
At the top of Great Horton Hill, where the road turns off towards Shelf, there is a small paddock with horses and a Doctor’s surgery – you could be forgiven for thinking that there is a tip behind them (see council sign below), when actually there is a bit of an oasis hiding!
Horton Country Park was previously a quarry and a reservoir but is now a lovely park with a pleasant lake and walks around a few hillocks, plus places to sit and relax and a view over the gold club and out over Bradford.
It is well worth a stop if you are passing by and if you live locally, its right on your doorstep. I think Bradford should be proud of its parks….we just really really need to get some bins installed. Great Horton Park, which is a stunning place to have a stroll around, is marred with heaps of rubbish and only about 2 bins to put waste in. We always end up picking it up as we go around, but it doesn’t seem to make much of a difference.
Anyway, rant over 🙂 If you want to find out more about parks in Bradford, go to www.bradforddistrictparks.org My next spot to visit is St Ives Estate Country Park near Bingley – which has a sculpture trail!