Saturday, 19 May 2012

Keld Countryside & Heritage Centre ~ Birds of Upper Swaledale

After lunch and about to set off for the moors in the hope of seeing Black Grouse and Golden Plover

Today, Saturday 19th May was the start of a series of events taking place fromThe Keld Countryside & Heritage Centre.  A 'Birds of Upper Swaledale' Guided Walk,  lead by Rev David Peel and his wife Pat, both knowledgeable and experienced bird watchers was the first event of the season.  Despite the unseasonably cold and wet weather that we have experienced this month, the day remained dry and calm and the event was well supported both locally and from further afield (the furthest being from Doncaster).  Eight people stayed for the whole day with a further two sets of three people joining the group for either the morning or the afternoon session.  The feedback has been both  positive and encouraging and it is hoped that the event will be repeated next year.  Thanks to Rev & Mrs Peel for their valued time and support in making today a success.   

The next event is a Farm Walk on Sunday 10th June from 1 - 3 p.m.  Please meet at the Countryside & Heritage Centre in Keld at 12.45 p.m. Enjoy this easy-moderate walk through meadow, pasture & moorland guided by a local farmer who will happily answer your questions about the sheep and their surrounding landscape.

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