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A national coast to coast route for recreation and transport – for walkers, cyclists and (in parts) horse riders

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A national coast to coast route for recreation and transport – for walkers, cyclists and (in parts) horse riders

Sunday 30th June 2019 – Guided Bird Walk

Sunday 30th June 2019 Guided Bird Walk, RSPB St Aidan’s Nature Park, Astley Lane, Great Preston, Leeds LS26 8AL

Why not help TPT Leeds Volunteers celebrate 30 years of the Trans Pennine Trail at RSPB St Aidan’s Nature Park?

This TPT Anniversary event is being offered in partnership with the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) showcasing St Aidan’s as a great place to visit on the Trail. See more details about St Aidan’s at:

 https://www.rspb.org.uk/reserves-and-events/reserves-a-z/st-aidans?channel=paidsearch&gclid=CjwKCAjwp_zkBRBBEiwAndwD9dyvKhA5NlX5GUDua9uebx0oBgGw-2FWJMp7T0KOCCjHleaXgD6dcRoCg4oQAvD_BwE

TPT Volunteers will have a stand on site from 10.30 a m. to give information about the Trail and the work of the Friends and volunteers who work to maintain and improve the Trail. Then at 2 p.m. there will be a 4.6 mile led walk taking in:

  • Some of the varied wildlife habitats on the nature park (bring binoculars and/or cameras);
  • The extraordinary history of this former opencast coal mine with its own railways, canal and “Oddball” the huge walking dragline excavator;
  • The links to the 370-mile Trans Pennine Trail giving cycle and footpath access from Leeds, Wakefield and beyond;
  • A riverside walk along TPT itself’

On the way, look out for buzzards, kestrels and maybe a kingfisher on the river and enjoy the birdsong as you walk. Admire the beauty of wildflowers being attended by butterflies and other pollinators. You may spot some of the Roe deer that live in the area, perhaps see a stoat or a weasel running across the path in front of you.

The walk will take about 2 hours and is mostly on level paths.

You can sign up for the walk from 10.30 a.m. on the day at the TPT Information Stand (first come, first served!). Tea, coffee and snacks are available from the RSPB Visitor Centre but best bring a picnic if you are staying all day.

Sorry, no pets are allowed on the walk and under 16s must be accompanied.

All in all, an anniversary event not to be missed.

 

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