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Wild Flower Discovery Walks - Ancient Woodlands

  • North York Moors National Park

Yorkshire Coast Nature are excited to bring you these new events celebrating the amazing colour and diversity of our home county. Each day is a journey of discovery, an opportunity to explore a new landscape and its native plants. from the wild uplands to lush lowland wetlands. Each of the six walks is led by an expert guide from YCN. Our relaxed learning environment will ensure you learn a lot and have fun. These walks are suitable for beginners and intermediate levels of knowledge. 

Ancient Woodland Flowers

Ancient woodlands in spring are wonderful places to be. Bright green leaves bursting forth above delicate flowers such as Violets beneath the trees. We visited this beautiful woodland with a YCN group in spring 2015. On that day we were surrounded by ancient woodland species such as Wood Melick, Sanicle, Woodruff, Wild Marjoram, Hairy and Slender St John’s-wort, Lily of the Valley and Wild and Barren Strawberry. Swathes of Bluebells and Ramsons made a spectacular backdrop for Wood Speedwell, Yellow Pimpernel and Wood Sedge.  In the adjacent pastures were uncommon species such as Bird’s-eye Primrose and Globeflower. Marsh Valerian, Butterwort, Milkwort, Crosswort and Early Purple Orchid were also flowering. Its really exciting to be returning to this special woodland in May 2021.

Date: 23rd May 2021. Please book on the date below

Meeting Place: Rievaulx Abbey/Ashberry Pasture. Meeting Place map will be sent by email after your booking

What you can expect on one of our Wild Flower Discovery Walks:

  • A professional and local expert guide with lots of enthusiasm and knowledge
  • A small group ensuring a high-quality experience 
  • A fun packed day with exciting locations, wildflower ID tuition and opportunities for photography
  • Your booking makes a difference for wildlife; YCN will donate 20% from our income on these walks to a local conservation project

Wild Flower Discovery Walks - Ancient Woodlands

Richard Baines PGdip MCIEEM YCN role: Company Director and Birding/Wildlife Guide Qualifications: National Diploma Land Use and Recreation, Post Graduate Diploma Environmental Conservation Profession al Membership: Member of the Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management (CIEEM) Personal… Read More »


Wild Flower Discovery Walks - Ancient Woodlands

Claire Bending BSc Hons   YCN role:  Botanist/Wild Flower Walks Guide Qualifications: BSc Hons Agriculture Personal Profile: A Westcountry girl who used to think York was in East Anglia, Claire spent a free-range childhood exploring the downs and woodlands of West Dorset and completely took for… Read More »

Date & Time Duration Location Type Price Availability
Sun 23rd May - 9.00am 8 hours North York Moors National Park Group £60 2 Places remaining