Countryside events this Spring in the East Riding

Mon, 08 Apr 2019

The clocks have gone forward, and Spring has sprung – and the council’s countryside access team has a series of events to make the most of the season, in Goodmanham, Millington Wood, and the Humber Bridge Country Park.

Enjoy Spring in the Wolds with a geocaching Treasure Hunt on Thursday, 11 April from 10am -2pm, using GPS units to follow part of the Yorkshire Wolds Way along the rail trail and through Goodmanham. The trail will be around three miles in length, and starts at The Fiddle Drill tearooms in Goodmanham (participants should use the car park in the village). The event costs £5 per group (up to six people) with at least one adult per group. Each group will have the use of one GPS unit. Booking is essential.

Birdwatching for Beginners will take place on Sunday, 14 April at Humber Bridge Country Park Local Nature Reserve, from 10am-12 noon. This will be a chance to find out where to see birds, how to identify them, and learn how to use binoculars. All questions will be welcome on the day. Binoculars will be available to borrow, and the stroll of up to a mile will be led by a local birdwatching guide from Yorkshire Coast Nature. Participants should meet at the Hessle Foreshore entrance next to the black mill car park. The event costs £3.50 for adults, £2.50 for over 60s and under 16s, and a family ticket costs £9 (two adults and three children). Booking is essential.

As part of the Kids Go Wild programme, there will band enjoy ae Nest Building for Beginners on Tuesday, 16 April, at Humber Bridge Country Park Local Nature Reserve, from 10am – 12 noon, and from 1.30-3.30 pm. This event will be an opportunity to discover how and why birds build their nests, and have a go at building one! Wildlife artist Michele Davy will be on hand to help make decorative clay eggs, and there will be special eggs hidden in the woods. This event is suitable for children accompanied by adults and costs £2.50 per child (accompanying adults go free). Participants should meet at the Hessle Foreshore entrance next to the black mill car park. Booking is essential.

There will be a Spring Photography Walk on Sunday, 28 April at Millington Wood Local Nature Reserve, near Pocklington, from 1pm-4pm. Participants can bring their own cameras and enjoy a stroll around the wood with its abundance of wild flowers, improve their photography skills, and take home pictures to be proud of. The slow walk – of around one mile – will be led by Wolds photography expert Paul Moon. All levels of skill and interest are welcome. The event costs £10 for adults, and £5 for young people under 16. Booking is essential.

Book for all these events online at www.bridspa.com/events (click ‘venue’ and then ‘Sports Play and Countryside events’). Or telephone 01482 395320 in office hours.