Favourite places - Boston Spa

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A hidden gem of Boston Spa is featured in this week’s Wetherby News Favourite Places.

Estate agent Andrew Beadnall takes readers along the riverside walk in the village and down to Jackdaw Crag.

Estate agent Andrew Beadnall in his favourite place Jackdaw Crag at Boston Spa.

Estate agent Andrew Beadnall in his favourite place Jackdaw Crag at Boston Spa.

In the video linked to this story at www.wetherbynews.co.uk he talks about the beauty of the place and how the sights and aromas spark memories of his childhood play at the area.

“We had some wonderful times down here just playing,” said Mr Beadnall.

“And now when I am down here and smell the air it takes me back to those times.”

Mr Beadnall also urges local authorities to do more to improve signposting off the High Street in Boston Spa so that more people become aware of the amenity.

“There are no signs off the main road pointing to this area. The only signs are when you get here.

“I imagine there are many people who live here who do not know about Jackdaw Crag and how to get down here.”

For those who do know of the riverside area they realise the beauty and attraction of the footpath through woods.

Apart from the natural beauty of the area there is a lot of history to be uncovered.

The woodland on the eastern side of Deep Dale was bequeathed to Boston Spa Parish Council by Sir George William Martin who lived at Adel Grange and was a former Lord Mayor of Leeds.

Today’s visitors will discover a network of many footpaths and trails, which have been cleared in recent months, around the area with some leading down to the water’s edge.