The Grapevine Parish Magazine entry for October 2020

A September walk in Hagg Wood revealed many of the pleasures to be found in an English woodland in autumn. Several types of fungi, acorns on the paths, a bumper bramble crop, and deciduous leaves “on the turn”. There were still some summer migrant swallows over the fields and we will soon be welcoming the winter visitors, Redwings, Fieldfares and maybe Waxwings.

The current crisis has certainly highlighted how lucky we are in Dunnington to have ready access to the fields and woods that surround us. Indeed there are reports that there has been an increased demand for houses in rural areas after the long lockdown as people appreciate the need for open spaces. However this makes it even more unfortunate that the path closure prevents easy access for the people who need it most.

We are looking forward to a happier future when our Conservation Working Parties can be resumed, as well as our trips to beautiful destinations and meetings with interesting talks. We always welcome new members, including young people wanting to protect and enhance our local environment for everyone’s better future. Please visit our website www.fohw.org.uk for further details of how to join us.

If you have not already been in touch with us about the disruptive path blockage from Intake Lane, please do get in touch via our website https://haggwood.wordpress.com/contact/ or by writing to FHW, 5 Church Lane, Dunnington, YO19 5PT. But even if you have contacted us in this way, you still need to fill in a User Evidence form that we can present to the Planning Inspectorate to assist our public footpath claim so please email davidmays10@gmail.com for a form so that you can play your full part in achieving a successful outcome.

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