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                                                   Events Programme - Autumn 2018 

Saturday 22nd September -  Cycle Ride to Riccall

Join us if you like for an Autumnal cycle ride along a cross-country route to Riccall, with hopefully plenty of fresh air and healthy exercise to complement the varied scenery. We will meet outside the Children’s Play Area on Intake Lane at 10.30am for a round trip of some 26 miles, with lunch at the Hare and Hounds in Riccall and a stop for tea on the way back at the Naburn Marina Waterfront café. If you would prefer instead to drive to meet us for lunch at the Hare and Hounds at 12 noon, please let John know on York 489056 beforehand so that he can reserve you a place.

 Saturday 6th October  -  Visit to Rodley Nature Reserve

Created on a floodplain in Kirkstall Valley to complement the nearby River Aire and the Leeds and Liverpool Canal, Rodley Nature Reserve provides an attractive wetland habitat for many migrating wildfowl and waders (see For our visit, we will aim to catch the 9.36am First Bus to York from Dunnington, the Zap bus from York to Leeds and then the X6 or 670 bus to Rodley Nature Reserve. Alternatively, if you prefer to drive, we could meet you near its car park at 1pm at the nature reserve’s café, which provides hot drinks but no food. Instead, bring a packed lunch and your binoculars too. There will be an optional walk back to Leeds along the canal of some 5.5 miles if you are feeling fit, or instead take the bus option back to Leeds, and then to Dunnington.


Wednesday 7th November -  Giving the Wild a Voice   

Amy-Jane Beer is a talented biologist, wildlife writer and journalist who lives near York, and who has made many fascinating contributions to the BBC Wildlife magazine and the Guardian’s Country Diary, as well as to other publications. This evening she will be giving us her illustrated presentation on the topic Giving the Wild a Voice: reporting, celebrating and fighting for Nature.  It should be an evening not to miss. Meet at 8pm in Dunnington Reading Room. Admission is free to members, non-members £1.50, refreshments 50p

 Sunday 13th January   -    New Year Lunch

Brighten up the dark days of winter by joining us for our now traditional New Year Lunch, again this year at the Dunnington Sports Centre, with an optional woodland walk beforehand to refresh your appetite. Meet at 11am outside the Children’s Play Area on Intake Lane for the walk, or at 1pm for a drink before the lunch at 1.30pm at the Sports Centre. We need to book you a place at the lunch, so please let Michael know on York 489013 or on  by 18th December. The menu options can be viewed here

 Woodland Working Parties  -   Conservation in Action

These will be held on the mornings of Saturdays 29th September, 13th October, 3rd November, 8th December 2018, and 12th January 2019, so do put these dates in your diary. Meet at 10am at the Hagg Farm end of Intake Lane. Bring gloves if you can, and wear stout shoes or wellies.


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