Scar Close and Brae Pasture
Scar Close is a botanically rich limestone pavement (fenced to prevent sheep grazing) path of the Ingleborough National Nature Reserve and managed by Natural England. We can hope to see lily of the valley, spring cinquefoil and bloody cranesbill. We will park near the Hill Inn and walk less than a mile, including a stile. This pavement can be treacherous so participants will have to be extremely careful will botanising, and the use of a pole will be advised to give support. If it is raining we will have to change our plans as it will not be safe, in which case we will visit Southerscales. We will return along Ribblesdale and visit Brae Pasture where we hope to see a range of flowers and insects.
Leader: Julia Pearson and John Gavaghan
Minibus transport; depart Unitarian Church 9.30am. Cost: £10