On Tuesday evening, 23rd June, we will walk half a mile up the lane to the path into the top of the dale, then wander down the bottom of the dale listening to birds and looking for flowers, etc. This should take about 1 1/2 hours. At the bottom of the dale we will enter private land (the owners will join us) for wild flowers and possible dragonflies if any are about on the pond. The cold weather has delayed May flowers. The owners haven’t been down the dale at dusk for some years, so don’t know if the glow-worms are still there. As it’s just past the longest day, we may not want to stay long enough for it to get dusk, but we can always return at a more suitable time.
Parking: Sawdon Village Hall (north of village) SE939853 – there is plenty of parking space
Time: Meet 6:30pm
Conditions/Terrain: Field trips are never rushed but always take extra care when walking ‘off path’.
Please come equipped for a walk in the countryside and bring waterproof clothing.
Young people under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult and children should be kept under close control. Dogs are not permitted.
Ticks (tiny spider-like creatures) are found all over Britain in especially in woods. They are much more likely to attach themselves to you when walking ‘off path’ or through vegetation such as bracken and can give you Lyme disease. You are best protected by wearing long trousers tucked in and rubbing insect repellent at easily accessed areas like the ankles and waist. Check yourself for these usually pin head sized creatures after visiting local woods if you have been off path.
Leader: Ian Glaves