Gisburn Forest and Black House Farm Meadows

Tuesday 11th July, 2017
Forest of Bowland

We will return Forest of Bowland area for another wildflower walk. This year we will park in the Gisburn Forest Hub (Stephen Park, GR SD 746 599) and our walk will start through the woodland, a mix of conifers and deciduous trees. We will pay a visit to the church yard at St James Chapel, before making our way to the meadows which are designated as a SSSI.

The walk of 3 ½ miles includes views of Stocks Reservoir and wooded areas so we hope there will be bird interest as well as flowers. The paths and tracks are generally easy, though could well be wet in places, and there are a couple of stiles. There are couple of ascents, but not too steep or prolonged. There are toilets at the parking place and a café which people can visit at the end of the walk.

Leaders: Julia Pearson and John Gavaghan
Minibus transport; depart Unitarian Church 9.30am. Cost: £10