Sat 16 - Sat 16 July 2022
Saturday 21st May and Sunday 22nd May: A meeting in Yorkshire around York and Harrogate
Saturday 21st May: Ashberry Pasture, Helmsley
Leader: Roger Martin
Information about the change of location for the meeting on Saturday 21st May, previously at Askham Bog, York. This is due to the travel problems likely to be encountered as a result of the York Spring Race Meeting, which is taking place over the 21st and 22nd May.
The Saturday 21st May Meeting will now take place at Ashberry Pasture, Helmsley, which is about 25 miles north of York.
There is very limited parking at this site, so depending on the direction from which you intend to arrive, we will arrange to meet and car share, probably either in Helmsley or on the B1257 north of Rievaulx.
We will be in touch again to sort out the details of where to meet.
Ashberry Pasture is a Yorkshire Wildlife Trust reserve and SSSI in Upper Ryedale, situated half a mile from Rievaulx and 3 miles north-west of Helmsley. It has a range of habitats including ancient woodland, limestone grassland and calcareous fen. Its rich flora includes Bird’s-eye Primrose Primula farinosa, Globeflower Trollius europaeus, Black Bog-rush Schoenus nigricans, Baneberry Actaea spicata, Lily-of-the-valley Convallaria majalis, as well as a variety of sedges Carex spp.
We apologise for not finding out about this earlier and hope that the change of location doesn’t spoil your plans for the weekend.
If the new arrangement doesn’t suit you and you would like to cancel your booking, please contact Sheila Wynn, firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible, as there is a reserve list for the meeting.
Sunday 22nd May: Birk Crag and Oak Beck, Harrogate, North Yorkshire
Leader: Dr Kevin Walker and Sheila Wynn
Maximum Number 15
Meet for a 10:30 start, in Car Park 3 (the overflow car park) at Harlow Carr RHS Garden, Crag Lane, Harrogate, HG3 1QB, (SE280542). The car park soon fills up, so early arrival is recommended. Parking is free.
There are toilets at the RHS Garden and there is a cafe but it is always very busy – there is usually a long queue.
The walk is mostly on woodland paths, which are steep in places. We will have to cross the stream, so wellies are advisable.
Part of the area we will visit is adjacent to the RHS Gardens so as well as woodland species, there is a variety of plants from the gardens that have become naturalised along the stream and in the woods. We would hope to see Causcasian Penny-cress Pachyphragma macrophyllum, Ostrich Fern Matteuccia struthiopteris, species of Skunk-cabbage, Lysichiton spp.and others.
To book, contact Janet John email@example.com or phone 01753 884490Click to book
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