This picture was taken recently in my garden. This hedgehog has been a constant visitor along with a couple of others over the past few weeks. I leave dried mealworm out for them along with fresh water.
The Bilton Beck Bridge spanning the Bilton Beck in Nidd Gorge was built by the Nidd Gorge Project; managed by Harrogate Borough Council/Countryside Commission from 1983 – 1992.
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’.
Video showing the Barber Line steam engine
Throughout the Nidd Gorge area there is evidence of almost continuous human activity, from pre-history to the 21st century.
The Bilton Conservation Group has been putting up and maintaining bird boxes throughout Nidd Gorge (Willow Woods, Sir Johns Wood, Bilton Beck Wood and Scotton Banks woodland) almost continuously since 1985.
Members will recall our joint project with Knox Valley Residents’ Association (2009 – 2012) to lift all the stone setts on the footway and refurbish the oak bollards across Spruisty Bridge and the magnificent support from the community and other sponsors.