Apologies for the late notice.
We have arranged to clear as much Snowberry Shrub and Cotoneaster from around the car park area on Saturday 7th December. This has been discussed with Natural England who would like to see both plants cleared from the whole of the valley floor. They are both invasive species and suppress the growth of the natural ground flora.
We are also hoping some members of Scarborough Archeology & History Society may be able to join us as they have a keen interest in the grounds. By clearing the shrubs the hidden structures will become more visible.
There are four distinct areas to work on so plenty for everyone to get involved. The ground around the picnic bench is extremely wet so wellingtons or very good walking shoes recommended. If anyone has a pair of waders then there may be some riverbank work to remove Snowberry over hanging the river and spreading plants down stream. This work will only be undertaken if the river has subsided from the high levels this week.
A Christmas theme for the day and hot drinks and mince pies are being planned to keep everyone energised for the day.
Please note parking is limited at Old Mans Mouth car park. There is The Old Ironbridge lay car park just below towards East Ayton which has a footpath connecting to Old Mans Mouth and the Birdwatchers car park just above. Please take care walking alongside the road as traffic seems to have no respect for other users.
Look forward to seeing you all.