Yeadon Tarn

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Anthony
Leeds, UK117 contributions
Jan 2020 • Friends
I used to go here as a kid and still love to go with family for a walk and some fresh air. It's dog friendly as many people walk their dogs around the lake. The walk around the lake is 0.75 miles and there's plenty to see such as the birds, the planes flying over, members of the sailing club on the lake and sometimes there are people fishing. Last time I went there were some school kids building rafts for the lake and there were some other children in the indoor caves. There was even one man using his remote control boat in the lake, as long as you're not causing trouble then you can pretty much do anything. I think you can also rent canoes from the sailing club but I'm not sure how much that costs. There's also some local shops in the village that are just a short walk away. I highly recommend if you've not been before, I always enjoy my time in Yeadon!
Written January 24, 2020
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Kayra-Marie
Glasgow, UK92 contributions
Oct 2020 • Couples
My partner and I visited here yesterday and were not disappointed. I read the reviews on this beforehand and found that I agreed after visiting. The pond was lovely and we were there just before the sun was beginning to set. Very pretty and going round the whole pond gives you a decent walk. Always a bonus to have free parking too, seems rare these days!
Written October 16, 2020
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Zachary
2 contributions
May 2021
I love walking around Yeadon Tarn. And I really like feeding the the ducks there.

One of my favourite things to do is to ride on the bike track , play in the park there and eat those yummy ice creams!!
Written May 13, 2021
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tracy s
Bradford, UK4 contributions
Jan 2014 • Couples
How typical of the ignorant parents of today who seem to think it is fine to let their kids do as they like. The 'no cycling' signs at the tarn apply to everyone and do not exclude your children. I am not an OAP but use the tarn on a daily basis and regularly see children with no regard for anyone speeding round on scooters and going in to the back of people. The tarn is a beauty spot to be enjoyed by all and it is a shame you cannot encourage your kids to enjoy it on foot as a family so they are not a nuisance to the rest of the users there. This is not the place for scooters and bikes but i am sure there are suitable places if you bother to look for them.
As for the Tarn it is a lovely, happy place and highly respected by most users. Excellent for the kids to feed the ducks and swans etc and a chance for parents to teach them to respect nature.
Written January 5, 2014
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Rebecca C
1 contribution
Aug 2013
Went here as a big family group and our children took their scooters and my 8 year old daughter took her bike so we could go round the Tarn (adults were on foot). Some old man with his wife sat on a bench tells my daughter sge isnt allowed to cycle and she immediatlet burst into tears which ruined the afternoon. What a fool. Cycling is different to a young child following her parents slowly on a bike. I wish it said no old people and we could enjoy the place better.
Written August 27, 2013
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snortington-f
Leeds, UK18 contributions
Jun 2017 • Family
right next to Leeds Bradford airport runway so great fun watching planes takeoff and land. Lovely flat walk round tarn. Excellent fenced play park. And there's usually and ice cream van!
Written October 8, 2017
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HollyTony
Leeds, UK24 contributions
It is brilliant because I can roller skate along the flat bits. But I cannot go up the hilly bits but it is still great for the people with bikes, scooters and other wheeled vehicles like roller skates. I <3 Yeadon Tarn!!!!!
Written March 6, 2013
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Whiterose87
Wakefield, UK360 contributions
Aug 2018 • Family
Came here today with my husband and step son and I have to say it really is one of the best free attractions I have been to.

To start off... parking is free and plentiful and there are different entrances in to the park.The play area is very modern, trendy and does not have the usual graffiti all over it like you tend to find in other parks. The area does not have loads of equipment but it’s well spaced so children have room to move.
The toilets are right next to the play area and were open when we went. Just make sure you are carrying some tissues with you as there was no toilet roll.

The lake itself is beautiful, you can see people fishing, you can see ducks and can also feed them. To walk around the lake it’s about 3/4 mile and there are plenty of benches to stop at on the way if you have mobility issues or just generally want to sit down and capture the breathtaking views.
There is also a large picnic area.

You can do some plane spotting around the lake however I would recommend leaving the park on cemetery road and turning right as you can stand at the top of a hill and see the full runway.

This place really is a hidden gem and I would recommend it to any age!!
Written August 4, 2018
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KaynChris
Leeds, UK51 contributions
Apr 2016 • Couples
A lovely place for a leisurely stroll.
Also Ideal for wheelchairs or prams as its nice and flat.
Plenty of benches if you just want to sit awhile.
There is a boating club, so you often see members sailing their little boats.
You can feed the ducks, enjoy an ice-cream and even watch the planes flying in & out of the nearby Leeds & Bradford airport.
Parking is FREE.....
There is a childrens play area.
Also toilets near by the Bandstand....
Written June 15, 2016
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Paul from Ilkley
Leeds, UK159 contributions
Aug 2015 • Solo
If you like your walks flat then the Tarn is perfect. There's not a hill to be seen. The Tarn is a large manmade lake that is used by the local boating club. It makes a thoroughly enjoyable walk any time of year and the fact that it is right next to the flight path makes it even better still as you can watch the planes coming in to land. I had to deduct a point because of the rather dog unfriendly notices around the walk. If you don't like dogs you'll be fine, but if you are a dog lover, and you think dogs should have a chance to be free (i.e. not on a lead all the way) then these notices are a bit of a downer as they tell you how much you'll be fined if you let your dog off the lead. Hopefully, they'll change this back to how it used to be so that dog owners and their dogs can enjoy the tarn in the same way as they have done for years. So, to sum up, the Tarn makes for a terrific walk on an even flat surface that is perfect for pushing prams round or wheel chairs, and the only downside is that if you have a dog you will need to keep it on a lead at all times.
Written August 14, 2015
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