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O- Wildlife Walks (no cars)

Wildlife Walks by Public Transport

To explore and enjoy the wonderful countryside and wildlife of Yorkshire, according to the seasons and members’ particular interests, including birds, butterflies and dragonflies, mammals, flowers, trees and fungi.

Details of meeting place and transport (bus or train) will be provided in each Newsletter. All participants need to be able to walk 4-5 miles in the countryside and will require walking boots. However, walks may be shorter than this as the aim is to study the wildlife rather than to achieve a specific target distance. Please bring a packed lunch to eat en-route, but we will also try to finish the walk at a suitable point for refreshment before returning to York.

Group Leader NameColin Sherwood
Contact phone01904 640915
Contact emailsee pigeon link on the right
VenueVarious
Time and FrequencyMonday monthly
Start date9th September 2019
End dateAugust 2020
CostBus / train fares
Accessibility

The dates for walks during the remainder of 2019 have now been fixed, as below. Please note that there may well be further bus or rail timetable changes before these events so please check start times with me before joining a walk. We would be happy to welcome a few more walkers to explore the wonderful wildlife that can be found within an easy day trip, by bus or train, from York. Please wear suitable footwear and invite any of your U3A friends along too. Please bring a packed lunch to
eat en route, but we will also try to finish the walk at a suitable point for refreshment before returning to York. Indeed many nature reserves now include a visitor centre with refreshment facilities, which can also provide warmth and shelter when needed.

LET COLIN KNOW IF YOU PLAN TO ATTEND

DateDestinationTargetTransport
12-AugYorkshire Arboretum, Castle HowardWoodland and fungi10:00 CastleLine No 181 bus from Station Avenue
09-SepSaltholme RSPB reservebirds09:40 train to Middlesbrough, then bus towards Hartlepool
30-SepSkipwith Commonwinter birds, fungi etc10:40 No 18 bus from Merchantgate
28-OctOld Moor RSPB wetlands centrebirds10:02 train to Doncaster, then X20 bus
18-NovHarewood Estatered kites and deer09:55 ZAP Bus from railway station to Leeds, ch to No 36 bus to Harewood
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