Friends of Gallows Hill would like to invite people to join them for a leisurely, but inspiring, botany walk around Gallows Hill, a small nature area next to the River Wharfe to the east of Otley on Thursday, August 3.

The walk will be led by Laurie and Janine from Wildwood Outdoor Education. They are professional botany tutors who, with their refreshing approach, aim to inspire adults and children to explore and appreciate the natural world. Their professional background is in ecology, conservation and habitat management.

A spokesperson for Friends of Gallow Hill said: "Together you will explore the plants, trees and habitats of the reserve, thinking about what they tell us about the land, both past and present. They will give you lots of guidance and tips about wildflower identification, as well as discussing foraging opportunities and plant folklore!

"The walk is open to all ages and no prior knowledge is necessary. Please make sure you dress appropriately for the weather. There is car parking on site and most of the trails around Gallows Hill are flat and accessible to wheel chairs and pushchairs.

"There is no charge for the event, but any donations received will go towards future events run by Friends of Gallows Hill as well as conservation projects at the site.

"The walk will start in the Gallows Hill car park at 6.30pm on Thursday 3rd August and it will last about 90 minutes.

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