We have not inherited the Stray from our parents;
We have borrowed it from our children

Our AGM is being held on the 18/07/2022. Click for more information

The Stray Defence Association came into being on the 12th May 1933 and almost 90 years later its objective remains the same, to safeguard Harrogate’s Stray against building and encroachment from all quarters and uphold the Act granting freedom of the Stray to all people for all time.

Wrapped around the very centre of the town the 200 acres of the Stray are an intrinsic and unique part of what makes Harrogate special.

This delightful North Yorkshire town is renowned for its elegant buildings, floral displays and once famous ‘medicinal’ spa waters and is also the town voted the happiest place in Great Britain for two years running now.

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