The trees include all native species, save the elm, and many others. In spring the ground under them is a carpet, first of snowdrops and aconites and then of bluebells followed by wild garlic. Later there is a profusion of ragged robin, forget-me-nots, willow herb and nettles. Visitors who walk upstream will see, on their left, a bridge painted by J.S.Cotman, now in the Leeds Art Gallery and, on occasion, dippers, kingfishers, a heron or two and trout rising. Whether or not visitors find the riverside walk ‘romantic’ or ‘calculated for….religious rhapsody’ they surely cannot deny its beauty in all seasons and all weathers.