By mid September the light has changed the berries are on the trees and the leaves are beginning to turn. The FOHW committee have been busy, planning visits, working parties and evening talks on wildlife etc.
The Forestry Commission have recently installed a replacement bench as a result of a generous donation from Mrs Pam Frankland. The original bench was provided in memory of Ron Bielby who worked in the wood for many years. Mrs Frankland’s family knew Ron very well. The new location in the hard area at the end of the stone track is more accessible for those wanting a shorter walk. The position of the bench will enable visitors to enjoy a quiet rest in the peaceful surroundings of the wood. Please remember, though, that cyclists and horse-riders should not use the north-south footpath from Hagg Lane into the southern end of the wood, as it is only a public footpath , and not a bridleway.
Some Important Dates –
14th October – Cycle ride to Howsham Mill near Malton. The mill has been restored in recent years and it is a generator of renewable water-powered energy. Meet at 10am by the play area on Intake Lane. If travelling by car meet at Howsham Mill car park at 11.00am. A guided tour has been organised. Please bring a packed lunch. Tea at the Balloon Tree on the way back.
22 November – illustrated talk on the Hazel Dormouse in the Reading room at 8pm. Free to members – £1.50 for non members.
Working Parties – 21st October, 25th November, 9 December. All are welcome – meet at the end of Intake lane at 10.00am.