Hiking Through History: The Transformation of Great Ridings Wood
England’s woodland history may surprise many. Contrary to the popular belief that England's forests have diminished, the past century and a half has witnessed many farmlands revert to woods. A case in point is the Great Ridings Wood. While its bluebell-carpeted grounds in April might mislead you into thinking it's an ancient forest, this expanse was an arable land till the 1770s. Intriguingly, the bridleway, known as the Old London Road, once connected the countryside to the bustling city. Today, The Woodland Trust oversees its preservation, ensuring it remains a testament to England’s evolving landscape.
HOW TO FIND US
Maria will be at the meeting point detailed in the section "Transport and Meeting Point" below. In case of difficulties locating her you can call her on 07535295739
We'll stop during the hike for a snack lunch so please bring food and drink. We’ll visit a pub after the hike where we can get refreshments.
The price is £29 per person which includes the guided hike and return train travel from the group departure station listed at the top of this event.
No Members: £29
WHAT TO BRING
- Suitable hiking clothes & hiking footwear ideally hiking boots, and waterproof jacket.
- Water (at least 1 and ideally 2 litres).
- Packed lunch/picnic.
- Money for drinks and refreshments after the hike.
That's it! We will take care of train tickets, logistics on the day etc, so that you can just turn up and have a great day
Dogs can use this trail as well, but must be on a leash.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
Payments are non-refundable and non-transferable.
By signing up to this event you agree to the Terms and Conditions.
Photos & Video - All were taken by the hike leader on previous trips so are the actual views that you will see from the route that you'll be hiking.
This hike is led by a trained hike leader and qualified Outdoor Activity First Aider. Outdoor activities involve a risk of personal injury. Please come with suitable hiking footwear and hiking clothes such as warm clothes, waterproof jacket and trousers in case of rain - more info
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