Harrogate - Visit to Allerton Waste Recovery Park
This event has been cancelled.
Alumni and guests are invited to join the Cambridge Society of North and West Yorkshire for a visit to AWRP, followed by lunch at the Blue Bell.
- 10:00 am - Guided tour of Allerton Waste Recovery Park
The guided tour of AWRP will take around two hours and involves a session in the visitor centre plus a short site tour. This involves a walk which is about 1km in total for the return trip. There is a set of 30 metal steps to climb, although there is a lift for those unable to climb them. They are only able to take one person per tour who would not be able to use the lifts in the event of a site evacuation. It is essential to arrive with suitable footwear and clothing for an industrial site visit. This includes having thick-soled shoes with no open toes and feet fully covered (no bare skin on the feet) – no high heels. Legs must also be covered, preferably by trousers, but leggings or similar are acceptable. Anyone unsuitably dressed will not be allowed on the site tour.
- 12:00 pm - Lunch at Blue Bell at Arkendale
- 1:15 pm - Guided tour of Allerton Castle
Allerton Castle a Grade 1 Victorian Gothic house, here we will learn about the history of the Allerton estate and then take a guided tour of the main floor rooms, followed by tea/coffee and cake. If time and weather permit, we can then enjoy a walk in the garden before departure. (Please note: thin-heeled shoes are not allowed in the house).
If you would like to attend this event please contact the event organiser, Jenny Buck by Sunday 12th April using the link below.
- The tour of AWRP is limited to 15 people, so bookings will be taken on a first-come, first-served basis.
- AWRP need to know in advance about any mobility issues or hearing impairment
Allerton Waste Recovery Park (AWRP) is situated on the east side of the A1(M), off the A168 (what some people know as the old A1) where it runs between Jn. 47 and Jn. 48 of the A1(M). The Visitor Centre has its own car park and the postcode is HG5 0SD. Information about the visit, including directions to the Visitor Centre, will be sent to you when booking.