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

Fairburn Ings

Fairburn Ings

Details

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

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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

Prices

Adults £3, Children £1.50

Location

Directions

See location of RSPB on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

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

Parking: free

Contact

Sally Granger

01977 628191

Address

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

Facilities

  • 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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