Hetchell Woods

Hetchell Wood is an ancient woodland near the village of Bardsey, north east of Leeds. We will take a circular walk round the site, which is notable for the fact that it exists on both acidic and alkaline soils and therefore has a wider variety of species. The woodland has been extensively coppiced to benefit the ground flora. It is one of the few sites where thistle broomrape occurs. This is a parasitic plant with no leaves or chlorophyll. The paths are uneven and may be muddy. The gradient is not severe, but the land is hilly rather than flat.
Leader: Madeleine Massey
Minibus transport; depart Culture Fusion 9.10am*/Unitarian Church 9.30am.   Picks up at Horsforth Park   Cost £9.