This May, the council’s countryside access team has decided to make the most of the nice weather and the area’s outstanding natural scenery, with events arranged at various locations including Oakhill Nature Reserve near Goole;, Millington Wood, near Pocklington; and the Humber Bridge Country Park.
The first event is a spring bird watch at Oakhill Nature Reserve, near Goole, from 9.30-11.30am on Thursday, 2 May, accompanied by a local bird watch guide from Yorkshire Coast Nature. This walk should include astonishing view of marsh harriers overhead, and if you’re lucky maybe you will hear the sound of turtle doves calling. All are welcome and are asked to bring binoculars for the full experience. The event is free, but booking is essential.
‘Enjoy Spring in the Wolds: Millington Pastures’ lets people discover the breath-taking views over Millington Pastures. The 3.5 mile walk takes place from 10am-12.30pm on Thursday 16 May. Booking is essential, with charges as follows: £3.50 for adults, £2.50 for adults over 60 and children under 16 and a family ticket for up to two adults and three children is priced at £9.
Do you love nature? And the beauty of being lost in the wilderness? If you do, Oakhill Nature Reserve’s Wilderness Navigation will excite you! Outdoors expert, Brian Bate will guide and help you understand the bewildering ways of nature. From 10am-1pm on Saturday, 18 May, the walk will take in up to two miles around the reserve; this adventurous experience is one you wouldn’t want to miss! The event is free, but booking is essential.
Finally, ‘Kids Go Wild: Spring watch Dream Catching’ takes place on Thursday, 30 May. This event is a spontaneous spring watch adventure where kids can explore and spot as many signs of spring as they can find. There is also a fun craft workshop making a woven dream catcher available. The event takes place at the Humber Bridge Country Park. Booking is essential, with children’s tickets priced at £2.50 each with accompanying adults going free! The events run from 10am-12noon and again from 1.30-3.30pm.
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.
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