Cabbage Hill

This former industrial area, known locally as Cabbage Hill, is so named after the abundance of cabbages which were grown and thrived on its clay rich soil. By 1908, the hilltop was occupied by a number of brickworks and was dominated by a large chimney, under the  shadow of which sat Windmill Hill. It was here that workers discovered mammoth and hippo bones in 1852.

Despite a rather bleak top and past remedial works, Cabbage Hill now contains seasonal ponds and a developing wild flower meadow

Cracking view towards Bawn and Park Spring with Pudsey on the horizon

Ribbed Melilot provides a splash of yellow colour on Cabbage Hill

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West Leeds Country Park Part 5 - Cockersdale to Armley and Wortley