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Dalby Forest Says Get Fit For 2014

Dalby Forest Says Get Fit For 2014

Get fit in Dalby Forest! The Forestry Commission say that its 22,400 hectares (56,000 acres) of woodland in the region, including Dalby Forest, near Pickering, and Guisborough Forest and Walkway, offer endless possibilities to help raise your fitness levels, whatever your age or ability. Studies show that a quarter of the British population is now […]

Forestry Commission clamp down on illegal bikers in North Yorks woods

Forestry Commission clamp down on illegal bikers in North Yorks woods

Forest chiefs and North Yorkshire police are warning that local woods are strictly off limits to motorbikers. Patrols are being stepped up in Dalby Forest, near Pickering, and Ingleby Greenhowe, near Guisborough, to deter illegal scrambling bikers, whose activities pose a danger to woodland visitors and wildlife sites. The Forestry Commission say the problem has […]

North Yorks Moors Campaign to restore ancient woodland in the National Park

North Yorks Moors Campaign to restore ancient woodland in the National Park

A campaign to restore the North York Moors National Park’s ancient woodlands will see a return of the much-loved bluebell, primrose, wood anemone and wild daffodil. The National Park Authority’s new Management Plan has identified the restoration of ancient woodlands planted with conifers as a key conservation priority. The North York Moors contains the highest […]

Nightjars Return To North Yorkshire Moors

Nightjars Return To North Yorkshire Moors

The elusive nightjar – under threat of extinction just 40 years ago – has returned to North York Moors woodlands in record numbers. The nocturnal bird, famed for its churring love call and aerobatic courtship dance, has made local Forestry Commission woods its key summer stronghold in northern Britain. A survey underway in 3,000-hectare (7,500-acre) […]

Badger Spotting In Dalby Forest

Badger Spotting In Dalby Forest

Nature fans are being offered a close encounter with badgers deep in a Forestry Commission woodland in North Yorkshire. Mystery tours led by Scarborough expert Jane Payne begin in mid-May and run until August revealing the highs and low of badger family life. Strikingly coloured, the creature is one of England’s largest wild mammals – […]

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