2018 & 2019 Summer Field Trips

2018 Summer Field Trips

Our 2019 Programme is nearly complete, and will be added soon.

In the meantime you can get a flavour of where we will go from our 2018 trips


Tuesday April 24th 

River Ure

Meet at 2pm. 

Start from Redmire Church car-park 

GR SE 049907 

Spring flowers and Redmire Force

3 miles

Leader Robert Hall 01969 623012 


Tuesday May 1st

Ellington Firth Wood

Meet at 2pm

Start from the car-park one mile west from Brymoor ice-cream

GR SE 193844

Mixed woodland.

1.5 miles.

Leaders John and Elaine Nuttall 01969 368107 


Thursday May 10th

RSPB Fairburn Ings

Meet at 11am 

Start from reserve car-park near Castleford.

Entry free but car-park charge for non-members

Share cars if possible

Visitor Centre provides snacks and drinks

GR SE451277 

Good variety of bird life and more 

Leader Sonia Elsey 01969 624896  


Monday 11th June

Marsett Rigg

Meet 2pm

Start from Marsett Green

GR SD 902863

Good flowers including several orchid species.

3 miles. Some rough ground.

Optional extension walk to Stalling Busk over meadows

Leader Anne Luxmore 01748 826250


Saturday June 16th

Gunnerside Meadows

Meet 11am

Start from Gunnerside Bridge

SD 951981 

Bring picnic 

Flower Meadows and riverside 

5 miles to Isle Bridge and return

Leader Christine Meek 01748 825332 


Thursday June 21st

Burton Leonard Lime Quarry 

Meet 2pm

Start from grassy triangle south of Burton Leonard

SE 327636 

Limited car-parking. Please share cars. 

1 mile. Some short steep slopes 

Summer flowers, orchids, butterflies 

Leader Leonard Shepherd 01969 622043 


Saturday June 30th 

Wildflower identification

Keld to Muker 

Meet for 11am registration

Joint meeting with Keld Countryside and Heritage Centre 

Start from Keld Heritage Centre

GR NY 893012 

Park in village car-park (donation) 

Bring picnic 

3 or 6 miles via the famous Muker Meadows.

Either arrange transport from Muker back to Keld or make the return 3 mile walk 

Refreshments and toilets in Muker. 

Flowers, birds and insects

Yoredale leader Charles Helm 0756 116382 


Wednesday July 11th

Askrigg Meadows 

Meet 2pm

Start from Worton Bridge (roadside parking)

GR 955903

Meadow flowers, riverside and more 

1.5 miles 

Leader Andrew Fletcher 01969 623083 


Saturday August 4th

Semerwater Nature Reserv

Meet 2pm

Start at Stalling Busk Church

SD 916858 

Walk with Mike Gibson, a reserve bird recorder

2.5 miles 

Leader Deborah Millward 01969663379


Sunday September 2nd

Bellflask Nature Reserve 

Meet 2pm 

Meet in Bellflask private car-park

SE 295774 

General wildlife interest

2 miles

Leaders Brian Morland and Deboral Millward 01969 663379 


Saturday October 27th

Around West Burton

Meet 1pm 

Start at West Burton village green

SE 017866 

Autumn colour  

5 miles. Around West Burton and Thoralby