There's a line-up of free ecology walks, traditional crafts, orchard activities, 'Meadow School' for children and more at High Hirst Woodmeadow's first Meadows Activity Day on Saturday 9th July.
The event aims to introduce more people to the woodmeadow, which has recently been officially designated a Local Wildlife Site in recognition of its ecological importance, and to spread the word about the value of meadows and the need to tackle the growing nature crisis.
Councillor Nikki Harvey, Chair of Hebden Royd Town Council's Climate Emergency Committee, said, "Our first Meadows Activity Day is full of fantastic activities that will be enjoyable to kids and adults, as well as helping raise awareness of the importance of our ancient hay meadow and heritage orchard. We have many important plant species on the site and can't wait to share the beauty of our meadow with the community."
The full line up:
High Hirst Woodmeadow is located behind the Dodnaze estate, Manor Drive, HX7 8DS, next to the allotments (bus 595). You can also access the site from Sandy Gate.
Please note there is NO PARKING. Please walk or use public transport to access the event.
Please bring a picnic as there won't be food available on site, but there will be access to water and toilet facilities.
The woodmeadow is a steep site with uneven ground. Please wear sensible footwear and take care on the meadow. The site isn't currently suitable for people with poor mobility.
Added: Thursday, 16 June 2022