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Gledhow Valley Woods:
Take a Virtual Tour

Click on the orange markers on the map below to see 360 degree panoramas of Gledhow Valley Woods. The locations are described under the map.

Note: QuickTime must be installed for the panoramas to work properly... if you have any difficulties, please see the Help! page.

Virtual Tour Map

  1. Family FunDay on the Common (2013)
    Family FunDay on the Common (2012)
    Family FunDay on the Common (2011)
    Family FunDay on the Common (2010)
    Family FunDay on the Common (2009)
    Family FunDay on the Common (2008)
    Family FunDay on the Common (2007) #1
    Family FunDay on the Common (2007) #2
    Family FunDay on the Common (2006)
    Family FunDay on the Common (2005)
    Family FunDay on the Common (2004)
    Family FunDay on the Common (2003)
    Family FunDay on the Common (2002)
    The Common (2001)
    This is the open grassy field at the corner of Gledhow Valley Road and Allerton Grange Way. You may like to see the Local Area Street Map if you are unfamiliar with the area. The FunDay panoramas of the Common were taken during the FGVW Family FunDays on 28th May 2002, 17th May 2003, 22nd May 2004, 14th May 2005, 20th May 2006, 16th June 2007, and 14th June 2008. If you would like to see more pictures from these events, or find out what happened, please see the Events Gallery section.

  2. Gledhow Hall Bathroom (2001)
    Gledhow Hall is a Grade II Listed building designed by John Carr in 1764. It has been owned by various Leeds worthies, including Sir James Kitson, and was sketched by J M W Turner in 1816. Though much altered and converted into flats, many original features remain intact. This panorama shows the luxurious bathroom and toilet of hand-painted Burmantoft tiles, designed for the Prince of Wales' visit around 1885. For more information about the history of the Hall and the Burmantoft bathroom, please see the in the About the Woods section.

  3. Woodland Path (2001)
    One of the many woodland paths that wind their way through the woods.

  4. Gledhow Valley Lake (2001)
    The lake is a popular place for both people and wildfowl to gather. Photographs tracing the development of the lake over the years can be found on the Photographic History page.

  5. Woodland Path (2004)
    Another of the many woodland paths that wind their way through the woods.

  6. Former Quarry Site (2001)
    This panorama shows the location of some large sandstone blocks (Elland Flags) which mark the site of a former quarry. For a brief history of the area's geology and of the quarry itself, please see the page entitled Stone Quarries: Regionally Important Geological Site.

  7. Heritage Open Day at Gipton Spa Bath House (2005)
    Gipton Spa Bath House (2001)
    This 17th century open air bath house was constructed by Edward Waddington of Gledhow in 1671. More details of Gipton Spa can be found in the About the Woods section. The Bath House was opened to the public in September 2005 by the Friends of Gledhow Valley Woods as part of the Leeds Heritage Open Days event.

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