Ox Close Woods
The 35 acre wood which is managed by the East Keswick Wildlife Trust is a delightful place to visit in springtime. A large part of the wood is on Magnesian limestone and slopes down to the River Wharfe. Charcoal burning takes place after coppicing. We will explore the wood and meadow area.
It is a good habitat for birds; summer migrants, woodpeckers, kingfishers & raptors and also butterflies. We also hope to visit one or two other local sites time permitting.
The route could include some uneven terrain so walking sticks are advisable. Total walking won’t exceed three miles.
Leaders: Madeleine Massey and Lorna Leeming
Minibus transport; depart Unitarian Church 9.30am. Cost: £8