Tuesday 26th June from 7:00pm
Join us on a guided walk around Llanymynech Rocks nature reserve near Oswestry with reserve warden Gareth Eggar. A leisurely evening walk for a couple of hours to see the wildflowers, butterflies, orchids and other wildlife. Tea, coffee and homemade cake on the car park to finish.
The dramatic cliff face of the quarry confronts you miles before you get to Llanymynech, rising suddenly from the low-lying, flat fields around the Morda and Vyrnwy rivers. Mining and quarrying on a small scale were carried out for more than 2000 years, right up until the First World War. The old quarries were designated a nature reserve in 1972 and much of it has regenerated as woodland. But the greatest botanical treasures are found in the short grassland and old spoil heaps directly beneath the cliff.
Booking essential. To book, email the coordinators - for those who wish it, car sharing will be coordinated nearer the time.
Suggested donation per head: £5, to be split between Shropshire Wildlife Trust and our Green Party campaigns in Shrewsbury and North Shropshire.
Meet at the Llanymynech Rocks car park, Underhill Lane off the A483, Oswestry, Shropshire, SY22 6HD. See map below.
More information on Llanymynech Rocks can be found on the Shropshire Wildlife Trust website.
Our thanks to Gareth Eggar for an interesting and informative walk around the reserve. Here are some pictures from the day.
Images Copyright © 2018 Chris Davenport