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Wildlife & Nature Event, from 6 Apr 2019

St. Aidan's crossroads

St. Aidan's crossroads

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Join Andy Chapman on this wildlife walk around St Aidan’s to learn more about the birds that make their home here. The walks will change with the seasons; in April and June the focus will be on summer migrants, particularly song birds and how to identify them by sight and sound. In October the focus shifts to how to identify the huge range of ducks and wildfowl which migrate from the North to overwinter.

This is a lovely introduction to the basics of birdwatching and identification, it also includes a bacon, sausage or egg bap and hot drink to warm up and chat at the end.

This walk should last approximately two hours, please dress for the weather with good footwear.

Booking essential via https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/rspb-aire-valley-13775638153

Baby changing facilitiesDisabled toiletsOn-site light refreshmentsPicnic sitePublic toiletsAccepts groups

Disabled access

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Dates Times
Sat 6 Apr 2019 09:00 to 12:00
Sat 1 Jun 2019 09:00 to 12:00
Sat 5 Oct 2019 09:00 to 12:00

Prices

£15 (£12 RSPB members)

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    Address

    St Aidan's,
    LS26 8AL

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    Map reference: SE 401287  Lat: 53.75316 Long: -1.39312

    By Train:
    The nearest train stations are Woodlesford (3.2 miles), Castleford (3.2 miles) and Garforth (4.3 miles). If you're going to be walking or cycling from the station to St Aidan's, choose Woodlesford station. Turn left out of the station then left onto the main road. When you get to the bridge over the Aire and Calder navigation, cross it, then turn right and walk along the riverbank until you reach St Aidan's. If you're going to take a taxi from the station to St Aidan's, head towards Castleford station as it's easier to get a taxi there.

    By Bus:
    The nearest bus stop is just outside the entrance to St Aidan’s, on Astley Lane. The Number 167 Leeds to Castleford bus stops here and is run by Arriva Yorkshire.

    By Road:
    Reach us from junction 46 of the M1. Follow the A63, signposted Selby and Garforth. At the roundabout, take the fourth left for Wakefield A642, Swillington and Oulton. Follow the A642 for 1.5 miles then turn left on to Astley Lane. St Aidan's is 1.8 miles on the right.

    From Castleford, follow the A656 (Barnsdale Road) north out of the town centre for 1.4 miles. Turn left onto Station Road towards Allerton Bywater and travel 1.2 miles. Turn left onto the Leeds Road (next to the yellow corner shop). St Aidan’s is 0.5 miles along the road on the left.

    Parking: In celebration of St Aidan’s opening, the RSPB is offering free parking for the first week (25 – 31 May) to all visitors. It will be £2.50 thereafter for non-RSPB members (free for members).

    Facilities

    • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
    • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
    • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
    • Picnic sitePicnic site
    • Public toiletsPublic toilets
    • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
    • Disabled accessDisabled access