Month: October 2017

Conservation Work Party – Saturday 21st October 2017

Our next work party is on Saturday 21 October and we would be delighted to see any new volunteers. We meet at 10.00 am at the top of Intake Lane and work until 1.00 pm with a break midway. If you wish to come later check the “Welcome to Hagg Wood” notice board at the entrance to the wood, where a note will indicate where we are working in the wood. Bring gloves if you can, and wear stout shoes or wellies. All the necessary tools are provided.




Visit to Howsham Mill – Saturday 14th October 2017

Howsham Mill is an 18th Century watermill in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty near Malton. It was designed by John Carr of York as an architecturally unique Gothic-style garden folly.  It has more recently been restored as an education centre and as a generator of renewable water-powered energy. We will meet outside the Children’s Play area on Intake Lane at 10.00am for a cycle ride to Howsham Mill led by John Eastwood. Alternatively, directions for travel by car for visiting Howsham Mill, which is 9 miles north-east of York and 3 miles from the A64, can be found  on

We will aim to meet together at the Howsham Mill car park at 11.30am for a guided tour of the Mill. Please bring a packed lunch. We hope to call in at the Balloon Tree cafe at Gate Helmsley for tea on our return journey back to Dunnington.