Actually, strictly speaking, that statement's not true.Leeds City Council don't allow diving in Waterloo Lake, I know, I've asked them!
Actually, strictly speaking, that statement's not true.
Diving does take place in Roundhay Park, but it's usually the police pulling dead bodies out.
It's very deep, and very cold. The kids like to jump in when it's very hot, with the usual consequences.
It's also a boating lake, and as Dave has said, a fishing lake.
If you find somewhere else, let me know!
Years ago I was talking to a guy who had to park his car in an unruly area and as the local thugs looked on he said to one of them "if you try and break into my car the guard dog in the back will have you", the reply was "can it put out fires?" Which I guess would be a mean feat!:frown:There is a challenge nearby called Chippy's Pond . . . . but the challenge is not having you vehicle done over while your in by the local 'chav' element
An old diving mate of mine jumped in the river at Boroughbridge to test his hew dry suit. The locals thought it was quite amusing as he got swept away with the current.In a similar vein what about the lakes at Temple Newsam??!
or on a serious note Iv'e been told divers have been seen in the River Wharfe at Wetherby- anybody done that?
I'd aporach the strid from the down stream end. and check out its depth and flow first. When I was a kid we used to visit and my folks warned us off jumping it, as people have tried and been drown in it. It was rumoured to be 40ft deep, I think. There is a board near it, giving a profile crossection of it.Could the Strid be described as a Drift Dive? I'm not sure I fancy it but would come along for surface support by way of tethering you to a strong rope.
Also, there is a small section just up river from Burnsall, its about 6m deep by 6m wide. There were loads or Red signal craw fish last year.
That brings back memories. As a kid I used to jump off some rocky outcrops at Knaresboroughs Rogers Lido into the Nidd-great fun. I don't know how deep it was there and it looked pretty dark & murky from the surface.I've dived the Nidd at Knaresborough, 2mtrs deep, no viz, full of dead trees, small minnows.
Just seen this after being on holiday.Anyone know if its possible to dive this site? have heard people say they have dived the lakes within this park on more than one occasion...
Please tell me if this is true