YDMT Walk: Spring woodland flowers

16 May 2019

A pretty 6 mile walk including Freeholders Wood in Aysgarth - an ancient woodland home to a variety of spring flowers such as bluebells, primroses and orchids.

A pretty 6 mile Wensleydale walk from Aysgarth to Castle Bolton and back, via Aysgarth Falls, with our own woodland and wildflower experts. We will be joined by Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority’s senior trees and woodlands officer as we explore Freeholders Wood where we hope to enjoy carpets of spring flowers in including bluebells, primroses and early purple orchids. We’ll also walk through St Joseph’s Wood, which YDMT supporters helped us to plant in 1998/99. Lunch at Bolton Castle tearooms en route (extra charge) followed by a short tour.

The walk includes some moderate climbs, and some short sections of road walking. Some of the footpaths may be rocky, muddy or slippery. Please wear appropriate footwear to walk over this terrain and wear warm, waterproof clothing. We also suggest that you bring a drink and snack. Sorry, no dogs.

When 10am on Thursday 16 May
Where Meet outside Aygarth Falls National Park Centre, Aysgarth, nr Leyburn, North Yorkshire DL8 3TH. Please note, this is a pay & display car park.
Cost Suggested donation in the region of £15.00 per person would be very much appreciated. All donations will help to support local projects that make a big difference in the Dales - from helping to protect and restore important habitats and native woodlands, to supporting rural communities and improving opportunities for young people in the area, and much more besides.
Booking Essential. Please call us on 015242 51002 or email info@ydmt.org to reserve your place, request directions, and find out more information.