|Crag House farm.|
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It is the most beautiful place, hid away from the main road, high up so you can see the end of the runway for Leeds/Bradford Airport. With lovely views over to Cookridge and Leeds
I have been a few times for a look round and Afternoon tea. We have had a little look round the gardens in the past but it was raining so didn't venture to far.
On Saturday we popped up for a coffee, I wanted a sneaky look at the house plants in the garden centre, telling OH we won't be long... Three hours later we came home !
The day was beautiful, sunny and warm bringing the Butterflies out to feed.
We walked down to the first pond, before heading round the garden, there are little summer houses dotted all over the site, with numbers and information boards, locked up to day but there is seating next to them.
The ponds are full of grasses, reeds and flowers, in the beds wild flowers.There were a few birds in the hedges but plenty of Butterflies and Dragonflies .
From here you can see the farm buildings, a working farm were they use some of their products in the shop, follow the track round the back of the pond, to be honest there are no sings saying you can go this way but as you get round the corner you can see the summer houses along the path. This bit is a part of the farm I have not been to, I was not disappointed.
We watched, swallows, swifts and house martins flying across the open field and around the farm,
a small beck followed the path with more ponds , all teaming with wildlife.
The path kept going!
A large pond with plenty of wildflowers to discover.
The hedges were full of blackberries, and other fruiting trees, as well as bird feeders .
(bird feeders all over the site)
Looking back at the bird hide from the pond.
More paths and yet another pond...
Finally we reached the bottom,
Sways of wildflower banking's, gone over a bit now but must have looked amazing.
We found, Sloe trees and Hazel nuts after spotting this notice board.
Looking back over to Cookridge and Horsforth.
Then back up to the gardens near the Granary Restaurant.
We had such a lovely time.