Month: May 2016

Conservation Work Party – Saturday 28 May 2016

Our next work party is on Saturday  28th May  and we would be delighted to see any new volunteers.  We meet at 10 am at the top of Intake Lane and work until 1 pm with a break midway, but even help for just an hour would be appreciated.  All the necessary tools are provided.



20th Anniversary Celebration – Saturday 4th June 2016

In 1996 the Friends of Hagg Wood was formed to campaign for continued public access to the wood and will be celebrating its 20th Anniversary in Hagg Wood from 2.00pm until 4.00pm.

Music and songs will be performed by the Dunnington Community Choir and local folk group Woodsmoke.

Nature trail and Craft Activities

Soft drinks and cakes will be available.

All are welcome to join in the celebration  (Children to be accompanied by a responsible adult)

If arriving by car please note that parking at the end of Intake Lane is very limited and it would be best to park before the lane narrows.  Please do not block drives and gateways.

If heavy rain on the day the event will be held in the Dunnington Reading Room.

Woodsmoke performing at the Hagg Wood Jubilee Party on 14 July 2012

Urban Buzz York (The Story So Far) & AGM – Wednesday 25th May 2016

Woodlands provide especially fertile areas for insects to flourish, to the benefit of local bird life and other wildlife. The importance too of bees and other insect pollinators to the human food chain is increasingly recognised. Andrew Cutts and the Urban Buzz York team (see are now actively aiming to improve our local natural environment for them to flourish.  Andrew will be giving us an illustrated talk on how we can make the wood more attractive to pollinating bees, butterflies and other insects. His talk will immediately follow our AGM

Meet at 8pm in the Dunnington Reading Room. Admission is free to members, non-members £1.50, and refreshments 50p.


Walk to Markenfield Hall – Saturday 14th May 2016

Markenfield Hall is one of England’s finest surviving 14th Century country houses, and is located 3 miles south of Ripon.  We will meet at the Reading Room car park at 10.30am or directly at the West Gate Car Park (free to NT and non-NT members) at Fountains Abbey at 12 noon for our walk to Markenfield Hall by about 1.30pm. Bring a packed lunch. We aim to have tea at the Fountains Abbey main visitor’s centre at about 4pm.  Please let David know on 488674 if you need a lift from Dunnington.

Markenfield Hall