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Guided Walk, Sun 24 Sep 2017, £1.50-£3

Fairburn Ings

Fairburn Ings


2017 marks 60 years since Fairburn Ings was first designated a nature reserve, thanks to the campaigning efforts of local people. As part of the anniversary celebrations this summer volunteer ranger Chris will be leading a series of walks to unravel the history of the site and discover how this man-made landscape was formed, before it was taken over by nature once more.

From the Coal Face to a Wild Place looks at how the Ings has always been important in the local community, how it was forged by mining and now acts as a flood plain to protect local homes and businesses.

We would love to hear your memories about the reserve and why it is important to you.

The walk will last approximately 2 hours, please let us know your access needs at booking so we can tailor the walk.

Please book in advance where possible, children must be accompanied by an adult


These walks form part of a larger 60th anniversary project. Throughout the spring and summer we will be asking you to share your memories of Fairburn – from mining days through to an afternoon spent pond dipping. Four of these memories will be picked and displayed permanently on a new Coal Tips installation to mark the occasion.

Event details

Dates Times
Sun 24 Sep 2017 13:00


Adults £3, Children £1.50



See location of RSPB on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: SE 446279  Lat: 53.74570 Long: -1.32410

Parking: free


Sally Granger

01977 628191


RSPB Fairburn Ings,
Newton Lane,
West Yorkshire,
WF10 2BH


  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Credit cards accepted (with charge)Credit cards accepted (with charge)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Pushchairs availablePushchairs available
  • Wheelchairs availableWheelchairs available
  • Helicopter landingHelicopter landing

Grab and Go food offer, not a Café.


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