Launch of New Volunteer Led Guided Walk Programme at Nidd Gorge & Hackfall
Yesterday saw the launch of our new volunteer led guided walk programme at Nidd Gorge, near Knaresborough.
Led by volunteers Neil Griffin and Janet Kazlauciunas, the inaugural walk of the programme was fully booked and a fantastic success, despite the inclement weather!
The walk, devised and developed by our volunteer guided walk leaders, had something for everyone, taking in the Iron Age Fort, a stroll along the River Nidd and fascinating snippets of information on trees and flowers, including the ancient cherry tree and interesting fungi. With plenty of bird spotting along the route, the walk paused at the Dame Thora Hird seat which was nearly submerged in the floods of 2015, before checking out the Red Oaks just coming into leaf.
A fabulous walk full of interesting facts, everybody at the end went home a little wetter but having had a really enjoyable couple of hours in the wood.
A huge thank you to all the time and effort that has been put in by all of our new volunteer guided walk leaders, both at Nidd Gorge and also at our nearby Hackfall site in Grewelthorpe, and a brilliant start to our new walk programme.
Our next walk will be at Hackfall on 16th May 2019. To book your place, please click here
More information on the dates of our volunteer led guided walks are available on the Woodland Trust website’s ‘Events’ page under ‘Guided Walks’
Claire Green – Volunteer Development Officer, North