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Wild Flower Discovery Walks - Lowland Meadows And Wetland Flowers

  • Wheldrake near York

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. 

Lowland Meadows and Wetland Flowers

Nestling in a peaceful valley east of the bustling city of York is a wide-open ancient landscape full of wildlife; the Lower Derwent Valley. In June 2015 our YCN flower walk was a huge success with over 150 species seen on the day! In the marshy habitat’s species such as Water Purslane can be found on bare mud together with both Pink Water-speedwell and Blue Water-speedwell. 

The magnificent floodplain grassland has many rare species such as Narrow-leaved Water Dropwort among a range of interesting herbs including Ragged Robin, Pepper Saxifrage, Cat’s-ear and Marsh Stitchwort.

Date: 27th June 2021. Please book on the date below

Meeting Place: Wheldrake NNR car park. 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 - Lowland Meadows and Wetland Flowers

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 - Lowland Meadows and Wetland Flowers

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 27th Jun - 9.00am 8 hours Wheldrake near York Group £60 6 Places remaining