Wyre Council

Grab a spade and head to Bleasdale

Published on Friday 27th November 2009

Grab a spade and head to Bleasdale on Saturday 5 December to play your part in a world record attempt.

Volunteers and countryside officers are joining in the BBC's Autumn Watch Tree O Clock event - a national initiative to plant the most amount of trees in one hour between 11am and noon.

Wyre's event will be part of Bleasdale Woodland's open day to showcase the stunning BBC Breathing Place, created by volunteers from the Bleasdale Parish Hall committee in partnership with the local community, farmers and landowners.

Along with a bird hide and tramper trail, it has been made for locals and visitors to enjoy when they are attending events in the parish hall or on a walk through the Bleasdale estate.

Tree planters should meet at the parish hall, in the Forest of Bowland Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, at 10am. If you have the time, a spot of bird and bat box building will continue until 2pm. Or why not simply enjoy a quiet stroll in through the woodland, admiring the technique of willow weaving and have a go at a Bleasdale Woodland Quiz.

Wyre Rangers and Forest of Bowland AONB team will be on hand to provide advice along with our experts from the Lancashire Woodland Project and the RSPB

The BBC Breathing Place event is free and open to all, although there will be a small charge for tea, coffee and mince pies.

More details are available from the Wyre Countryside Service on 01253 887220 or via email: countryside@wyrebc.gov.uk

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