In 1999 the conservation group decided to celebrate the new millennium by creating a 220 metre permissive footpath from Willow Wood, behind Tennyson Avenue, Bilton to link with the old abandoned mainline railway (now the ‘Nidderdale Greenway’).
It has been over 40 years since it was possible (although probably illegal) to walk from Bilton across the Nidd Viaduct and along the disused Pateley Bridge railway line to Ripley.
A group of cyclists from ‘Wheel Easy’ enjoy a break on the greenway! Two rustic seats were provided by Harrogate Borough Council – formed from the bole of a huge oak tree which blew down in the winter of 2013.
Help us the RSPB, to stamp out albatross deaths by giving us your used postage stamps - we can convert them to cash. In 2012/13 your stamps helped us raise £17,000!
Jack Henry Bouckley
6th April 1919 - 19th June 2013
“Oh those rides across the river
Where the shallow stream runs wide Where the sunset’s beams were crossing The sand on either side
They would cross the sparkling river
On a brown horse and a bay
The Barber Reconstruction Project undertaken by the South Tynedale Railway Preservation Society has progressed steadily with the main body of the locomotive being stripped and rebuilt at Bridgnorth in Shropshire.
‘Barber’ left Keef’s Engineering Works last autumn and is now safely back in Alston, Cumbria on the South Tynedale Railway Preservation Society line where it will be pulling passengers from April/May in time for the spring holidays!
It's a cold, wet, windy Sunday afternoon at the end of December and my day has just been brightened by two male and female Bull Finch visiting my bird feeders. I have a small back garden surrounded by houses, but that does not put the birds off.
Rachel Green & Sandra Schiendorfer were awarded two 'Highly Commended’ awards in the categories 'wildlife volunteer of the year' and 'environment volunteer of the year’ This was for leading volunteer work days at Grange Quarry, New Park