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Ian Wallace Memorial - 23/10/2015

Our late and much respected member Ian Wallace was a renowned botanist who had performed many botanical surveys as a volunteer with the National Trust at Fountains Abbey and throughout Nidd Gorge with the Bilton Conservation Group.

Bilton Beck Bridge

Mike Gurney, NYCC Countryside Ranger and Keith Wilkinson MBE, Honorary Secretary inspect the new Bilton Beck Bridge which was officially opened on 17th August 2016; re-opening this popular Public

2016 Winter Floods

Storm Barbara and some smaller gales brought similar problems to Nidd Gorge as the river Nidd Levels rose dramatically, bringing down trees and piling debris against the Burgess Bridge again.


Bats are very important , they keep the population of moths steady. Most bats eat moths. Some bats pollinate flowers.