The Stray, Harrogate

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  • The Stray is a large area of green land in the centre of Harrogate. It is very pretty with its tree lined roads. Great for a walk or picnic in summer.  more »
  • For the uninitiated (like me), this is a free 5 km timed run which takes place every Saturday at 9:00 am on The Stray. I went to watch a pal finish last week and the camaraderie has to be seen to be b...  more »
  • In the Spring the beautiful cherry trees in The Stray in full bloom are guaranteed to make your heart sing. The flowers in Harrogate are beautiful at any time of the year but T%he Stray is definitely ...  more »
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  • Large, beautiful, green landscape. Suit be for all years. Kids can just run around whilst all the adults can sit in the sun relaxing and having a chinwag! I'd highly recommend it to anyone and everyone. Best time to visit is in spring and summer so the sun can shine right onto you no matter where you are on the Stray. Absolutely amazing wouldn't complain a thing apart from depending where you are on any of its sections of landscapes, there are roads around them so you'll need to be careful and have a watchful eye on kids and dogs!
  • A 200 acre plot of grass given to the people of Harrogate by the previous owner planning permission is not possible. It is used for events such as the circus, fairground, and the work of the Harrogate lions charity events. And is not so well known for its underground drainage system. The grass is well looked after by the council's plants and gardens. In recent years it has become the landing site for the air ambulance.
  • Harrogate is blessed to have this protected open space. Two Hundred acres of flat grassland for leisure. At its finest in Spring carpeted with Crocuses and the famous Cherry ๐Ÿ’ Blossom ๐ŸŒธ Walk in late April. Popular in the Summer with joggers and Sun โ˜€ Worshippers. Particularly pleasant on Montpellier Gardens area and the Christmas Market. (always far too early in mid November).
  • Fantastic place to go for a walk, run, picnic or to take the dog for a walk. Ball games, frisbee and kite flying are all welcome on the stray. Oatlands stray has a fun fair in May/June and end of August as well as the bonfire and fireworks on 5 November. The stray on Montpellier hill hosts a Christmas market in December every year, google whatโ€™s on in Harrogate for more information.
  • A park....as it should be. Close to bars and shop. Great for dogs and children.
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