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.
A small group of volunteers will be supporting HBC Countryside Ranger Sam Walker on the next stage of reconstruction.
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