A major clean up by local scouts resulted in nearly 40 black bin bags of rubbish being collected from a popular footpath.
The Harrogate and Nidderdale District Scouts Association helped the Bilton conservation Group to clear rubbish from the Greenway near Ripley Castle.
Tom dwarfed by the balsam at Grange Quarry. Saturday 8 August
Over the past 4 years we have organised balsam bashing sessions at Grange Quarry, Skipton Road. The hard work is starting to pay off with a noticeable increase in native flora, bees and butterflies.
We have organised another session to be held on Saturday 8 August
Over the past four years volunteers from Bilton Conservation Group have spent time pulling out Himalayan Balsam, at Grange Quarry. Grange Quarry is situated off Skipton Road behind Pets at Home.
Let us venture back to the Palaeozoic Era (about 570 million years ago), at the start of which plant life began. These simple plants were limited to algae which gradually evolved into non-flowering plants.
The river Nidd takes its name from a Celtic word which is believed to mean ‘the shining one’.
A small group of volunteers will be supporting HBC Countryside Ranger Sam Walker on the next stage of reconstruction.
Video showing the Barber Line steam engine