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Nidd Gorge Bluebells

Enjoy the Bluebells in Nidd Gorge

Carpets of Blubells are there for all to be enjoyed in the Nidd Gorge.  Photos taken Good Friday 22nd April 2011. More »

Home of Sir Thomas Ingilby Bart.,

Bilton to Ripley Bridleway

The Bilton to Ripley Bridleway  The Public Enquiry into proposals for a Bilton to Ripley Bridleway was completed earlier this year and the Inspector has found in favour of the route. It More »

Spruisty Bridge - summer profile

Spruisty Bridge Project 2011

Throughout 2010 we have collaborated with Harrogate Borough Council, North Yorkshire County Council, Killinghall Parish Council and Knox Valley Residents’ Association regarding the condition of the walkways approaching Spruisty Pack Horse Bridge. More »

Bilton Gala 2011

Bilton Gala 2nd May 2011

We hope we can count on your loyal support on May Day at the Bilton Gala? Your contributions of labelled plants and home-baking are so vital to our annual fundraising. If you More »

Steps to Field, behind Tennyson Ave, Bilton

Steps re-instated

The steps at the rear of Tennyson Avenue leading up into the field have recently been renewed.   More »

Enjoy the Bluebells in Nidd Gorge

Nidd Gorge Bluebells

Carpets of Blubells are there for all to be enjoyed in the Nidd Gorge.  Photos taken Good Friday 22nd April 2011.

Fund raising April 2011

Bilton Grange URC

Saturday 16th April 2011

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Bilton Grange United Reformed Church Ladies Fellowship held a special Coffee Morning last weekend in aid of their chosen charity for 2011 – [Bilton Conservation Group]. Their magnificent efforts raised £113.00 which will plant many trees in Nidd Gorge in the autumn.

We are always grateful to this loyal group of ladies who have shown interest in all our conservation work for many years now.

Typical presentational display

Bird boxes, Common Elm saplings and photographs

 

Bilton to Ripley Bridleway

Home of Sir Thomas Ingilby Bart.,

The Bilton to Ripley Bridleway 

The Public Enquiry into proposals for a Bilton to Ripley Bridleway was completed earlier this year and the Inspector has found in favour of the route.

It will take some months to finalise technical details and resolve compensation issues but, hopefully, construction will be under way soon. The route will enable public access for pedestrians, cyclists, wheelchair users and horse riders from Bilton Lane over the Nidd Viaduct along the old Ripon railway line; turning left along the former Pateley Bridge railway line towards Killinghall Bridge; ultimately reaching Ripley Castle. Existing links such as Hollins Lane, Ripley will take the more adventurous on to Birstwith and upper Nidderdale.

River Nidd crossing

The seven arch span of the Nidd Viaduct

 

Spruisty Bridge Project 2011

Spruisty Bridge - summer profile
Throughout 2010 we have collaborated with Harrogate Borough Council, North Yorkshire County Council, Killinghall Parish Council and Knox Valley Residents’ Association regarding the condition of the walkways approaching Spruisty Pack Horse Bridge. Sponsorship from Killinghall Parish Council, Knox Valley Residents’ Association, Nidd Valley Road Runners and our own fundraising has achieved the target of £3500 to put in place a professional contract to uplift, reset and point the stone setts.

We would ask for the patience of all contributors whilst we resolve some final technical issues with North Yorkshire County Council and Harrogate Borough Council.

Knox Ford through the Oak Beck

In need of a little t.l.c.

Hopefully progress to complete the project will be under way shortly and we will all be able to enjoy safe, refurbished, approaches to the bridge befitting its attractive appearance

Bilton Gala 2nd May 2011

Bilton Gala 2011

We hope we can count on your loyal support on May Day at the Bilton Gala? Your contributions of labelled plants and home-baking are so vital to our annual fundraising. If you have a couple of hours to spare perhaps you would like to help us put up the stall or lend a hand behind it?

Steps re-instated

Steps to Field, behind Tennyson Ave, Bilton

The steps at the rear of Tennyson Avenue leading up into the field have recently been renewed.

 

Spring is here…

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The spring photo was taken during a quick walk around the field on a bright morning, Sunday 10th April.