Month: April 2017

Visit to Drax Power Station and Nature Reserve – Saturday 8 April 2017

A group of twenty “friends”  enjoyed a fantastic guided walk around the Skylark Centre and the adjacent Nature Reserve at Barlow Mound, which is a unique ecological setting with over 100 species of wildlife in the new natural environment which has now been transformed into an area of natural beauty.  This was followed by an excellent lunch at the Comus Inn in Camblesforth,  before starting a guided tour around the Drax Power Station in the afternoon to understand how electricity is generated.

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At the Mound viewing area

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At the Drax Visitor Centre for a briefing on the workings of the power station

A supply of bio-mass arriving by rail for off loading into the storage containers

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On the tour bus

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At the bio-mass storage containers

Up close at the cooling towers