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Bilton Conservation Group was founded by local residents on 19th May 1982 to protect and maintain the rural environment of this, the oldest part of Harrogate.


Help the natural flora by removing Himalayan Balsam and improve the habitat. We have organised a balsam bash at Grange Quarry, Harrogate- weather permitting on the following dates:

Friday 8/6 10-12

Sunday 10/6 10-12

Tuesday 12/6 10-12

What does the future hold for Nidd Gorge? - Woodland Trust

A place that’s greater than the sum of its parts. Nidd Gorge and surrounding landscape, made famous by Rob Cowen’s stunning book Common Ground, is a beautiful urban wilderness. But this ‘edgeland’ and its ancient woodland is now under threat from relief road plans.