High Hirst Woodmeadow - the new biodiversity project developed by Hebden Royd Town Council during 2021 - has its first official event on May 7th. A free guided walk around the site will explain more about the project and its important ecology.
The site - part of which is an ancient hay meadow - has many plant species and is considered an important grassland. The project aims to manage the meadow using traditional methods to benefit plant life, as well as establish a heritage orchard and other habitats to boost biodiversity. It's open to the public and is just a short walk from the town centre.
The guided walk will explore the site's history and hear about the meadow's importance from local ecologist Steve Hindle. There will be a chance to sign up to be more involved and learn about other events in the summer such as our scything course and haymaking weekend.
Meet at the Birchcliffe Centre, Birchcliffe Rd (right hand entrance), May 7th, 10am. Refreshments will be provided.
Please note that the site is steep and is not suitable for people with poor mobility, and there is no car parking close to the site. You will need decent footwear and dogs must be on leads. We anticipate the walk will take around an hour maximum.
Added: Thursday, 14 April 2022