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Monday 10 May 2004

10 May 2004


Wildflowers, bird song and a woodland walk are the order of the day this Sunday (16 May) for a free, family event organised by the National Park Authority.

Anyone who would like to explore Curbar Wood and find out about its fascinating natural history is invited to come along.

National Park staff Jonathon Winn and Emma Mortimer, who specialise in ecology and woodlands, will be on hand to guide visitors through the bluebells.

Meet at the entrance to the play area off 'The Green', at Curbar, grid reference SK252 747, at 10.30 am on Sunday (16 May). Parking space is limited in the village so please park considerately.

Curbar Wood is owned and managed by the National Park Authority. The trees are mainly oak, birch, rowan and hawthorn. Wildflowers include bluebells, wood sorrel, heather and bilberry.

Emma said: "There’s no need to book, just turn up on the day. The walk starts at 10.30 and lasts for about an hour and a half. Outdoor clothing and stout footwear are recommended and you might want to bring a warm drink.

"Curbar Wood is a beautiful woodland with an interesting mix of mature and new wood with heathland. There are fabulous views of the surrounding countryside and it has a fascinating history which we'll be explaining on the day."

The walk is suitable for all ages and levels of fitness although the route includes two stiles.

For more information on the guided walk contact Emma Mortimer or Jonathan Winn on 01629 816200.

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