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Bracken Hall Countryside Centre, Glen Road, Baildon, West Yorkshire, BD17 5EA, ENGLAND


Development at Milner Field Farm

Please click here to see some important information regarding the proposed development at Milner Field Farm - and what you can do to help stop it!

Wednesday 10-05-17: Trip to Ribblehead

The forecast for today was sun. Sun and more sun. So much sun, in fact, that it would have been a crime not to scrounge a day off work and go out for a walk somewhere!

So I went up to Ribblehead area with our Friends Secretary, Joy. We took the train (something I normally don't do) and I was glad we did because the journey itself was lovely, seeing lots of features I'd normally see by car from a completely different perspective!

Ribblehead station, on a hot, almost cloudless blue-sky sunny day, is a 'chocolate box' pretty picture indeed - and the clouds clinging to the top of Whernside and Ingleborough just topped the image off like icing on a cake.

We spent a few hours walking around the quarry near the station and the surrounding limestone area, then went for a cuppa at the small station cafe.

After that, it was up towards Blea Moor, lunch at Force Gill waterfall (I highly recommend that you go there on a sunny day!) and then a gentle stroll back for another cuppa with a relaxing half hour wait for the train. A thoroughly enjoyable day out!

West Yorkshire Bat Group Bat Box Project

We received this communication a day or two ago and we think it's definitely worth while so I've volunteered to go along and hope you can come along too!

If you are interested, please email me (wsm@) or our Secretary (secretary@) and we'll put you in touch.


Subject: Re: WYBG - Bat box project, Bradford

Hi everybodys for that day that would be good too!).


I'd really appreciate it if you could distribute this email to members of the WYBG and also to Friends of Bracken Hall - everybody welcome.  The details are:

meet on Saturday morning 24-06-17 at 1000 near South Lodge, Coach Road which is just off Higher Coach Road, Shipley Glen; Grid Reference SE 128 386.  Parking available on the large track here.

We've got 39 bat boxes to put up in mature trees fringing Loadpit Beck and a small reservoir within the Glen.

Many thanks and best wishes