Time to enjoy the blossoming view

Graham Reed from Pudsey rides his 1866 Penny Farthing through the Cherry Blossom, on the Stray, Harrogate.16th May 2016..Picture by Simon Hulme
Graham Reed from Pudsey rides his 1866 Penny Farthing through the Cherry Blossom, on the Stray, Harrogate.16th May 2016..Picture by Simon Hulme

The Stray’s famous cherry trees attract visitors from far and wide offering a picturesque view of spring in bloom – and some even come on penny-farthings.

The Stray’s famous cherry trees attract visitors from far and wide offering a picturesque view of spring in bloom – and some even come on penny-farthings.

Graham Reed, from Pudsey, is pictured in what could be the most photographed scene in Harrogate.

Visit Harrogate director and former mayor Mike Newby said: “The image of the Stray is a fantastic advert and gateway into the town – it sets the standard for our floral and natural landscape.

“It’s a splendid, iconic view that I am sure will bring back memories for people who have lived here, and is something to show off for people who currently do.

“The Stray is so much much a part of Harrogate’s origins as a spa town, of relaxation and restoration of health – something the Stray has in abundance.

“At this time of year the cherry trees on the Stray must be our most photographed image. They just look so beautiful!”