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Wild Flower Walks - Flowers Of A Yorkshire Dales Hill Farm

  • Richmond, North Yorkshire

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. 

Flowers of a Yorkshire Dales Hill Farm

The iconic Yorkshire Dales are famous for their dramatic valleys criss-crossed with drystone walls, flower-filled hay meadows and picturesque field barns. The limestone rock which gives the landscape its unique appearance also creates the perfect conditions for wild plants; calcareous grasslands contain some of the most diverse plant communities. We will be looking out for Devil’s-bit Scabious, Harebell, Heath Milkwort, Eyebright, Limestone Bedstraw and the spectacular Musk Thistle as well as learning how to identify a range of sedges amongst the wet flush habitats.

Many of these plant communities survive relatively unscathed by modern agriculture in the Yorkshire Dales thanks to the difficult terrain and traditional farming methods, although sadly there are far fewer hay meadows and flower-filled pastures than there would have been in the past.  

On this walk we will be hosted by Sue and Raymond at Kexwith Farm. We are kindly being allowed to explore this beautiful hidden dale which has retained the traditional farming methods so important to the preservation of upland limestone grassland.

Date: 19th July 2021. Please book on the date below

Meeting Place: Kexwith Farm, Marske, Richmondshire. 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 Walks - Flowers of a Yorkshire Dales Hill Farm

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 Walks - Flowers of a Yorkshire Dales Hill Farm

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
Mon 19th Jul - 9.00am 8 hours North & East Yorkshire Group £60 3 Places remaining