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2017 Wild Flowers Of North And East Yorkshire

  • East and North Yorkshire

North and East Yorkshire is a fabulous area for wild flowers. From moorland bogs to chalk grassland meadows and towering chalk cliffs, an amazing range of landscapes creates a diverse range of habitat for plants.

The North York Moors National Park encompasses an exciting variety of habitats, offering a diverse range of flowering plants. In the acid soil of bogs, species such as Marsh Lousewort, Common Butterwort, Round-leaved Sundew, Bogbean and unusual sedges are waiting to be discovered, while the limestone grasslands contain Fairy Flax, Yellow Rattle, Black Medick, Kidney Vetch and a myriad other plants. We will also be looking for members of the fascinating orchid family such as Fly, Heath-spotted, Green-winged and Common Twayblade. A variety of ferns can be seen in the woodlands, along with ancient woodland indicators such as Sanicle. 

In the Yorkshire Wolds we shall visit chalk woodland and grassland such as Millington Wood and Pastures SSSI. Here we may find plants such as Dropwort, Lady’s Bedstraw, Bloody Crane’s-bill, Rock-rose, Burnet Saxifrage, Small Scabious, Devil’s-bit scabious and Thyme.

You will enjoy easy and relaxing rambles in the beautiful landscapes of the Wolds and National Park, while your expert guide helps you find and identify many different flowering plants, with hopefully a few rarities included! 

Accommodation and meals are provided by Highfield Farm, renowned for its delicious home-cooked food. 

Level: This tour is perfect for beginners wishing to learn all about how to identify plants, the habitats we find them in and how those habitats are managed by conservation organisations. 

Places: Up to 12

Leaders: Richard Baines, Jennifer Hunt, Peter Cook, Daniel Lombard

Price: From £360.00

What’s included: Full board for the 2.5 day tour with two nights' accommodation, transport and guiding. A tour itinerary will be added soon.

To Book: Please call Highfield Farm on 01377 270607. For more info give YCN a call on 01723 865498 or 07747753260. 

Queries: Contact Yorkshire Coast Nature 

2017 Wild Flowers of North and East Yorkshire

Richard Baines Richard is an experienced ornithologist/ecologist who has been studying and working as a Wildlife Guide and in Nature Conservation for over 30 years. From recording UK migrant birds as a volunteer for Flamborough Bird Observatory to monitoring Siberian migrants in China; he has become highly… Read More »

2017 Wild Flowers of North and East Yorkshire

Daniel Lombard Dan is an experienced field ecologist and guide for Yorkshire Coast Nature and also works for YCN’s sister company Wold Ecology Ltd .  Having lived in North Yorkshire all his life, Dan has an in-depth knowledge of the region as well as its wildlife and where best to see it.  His… Read More »