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  • Woodcock Walk Launched

    The Otley Woodcock Walk, a poetry trail celebrating the iconic woodcock, has been launched with the unveiling of a sculpture in the Chevin Forest Park. The poem, entitled ‘Roding’ is written by official Town Poet Matthew Hedley Stoppard with guidance…more

  • Chevin Discovery Day

    As part of Otley Nature Network, the Friends of Chevin Forest were joined by many other local organisations for a Chevin Discovery Day on Sunday 22nd August. Wildlife Friendly Otley, Otley 2030, Yorkshire Wildlife Trust, Otley Community Land Trust, Walkers…more

  • Eavesdrop

    Eavesdrop is a sonic nature trail taking place in Otley over the summer of 2021 – check it out at The White House! Over 200 hours of wildlife field recordings from Otley and its surrounding nature reserves have provided the inspiration…more

  • ‘Give a Little Back’: Love Leeds Parks’ Fundraising Event

    Join Love Leeds Parks on Saturday 4th September from 10.00am – 4.30pm in Golden Acre Park – the launch will be a fun day with activities taking place including: ·         free guided walks by Park Manager (at 11am and 2pm)…more

  • Bio Blitz Irish Fields, Otley Saturday 26th June 10-3

  • Chevin Discovery Day

    Keep the date! Sunday 22nd August 2021   10-4 on the field next to The White House Fun family and adult activities including Maths Trial, historical exhibition, Treasure Hunt, Mini Beast Hunt and much much more! Bring your own picnic or try…more

  • Dog Controls Consultation

    In 2018 a Public Spaces Protection Order (PSPO) was revised and introduced a number of significant changes to dog controls in Leeds, including excluding dogs from all tennis courts and multi-use games areas (MUGAS) and  introducing some additional dogs on…more

  • Clean Air Day – Thursday 17th June

    If you are interested in finding out more information about Cycling, Walking, Public Transport, Car Clubs, Air Quality and/or Electric Vehicles and the opportunities for all of these here in Leeds, then visit the newly pedestrianised Cookridge Street on Thursday…more

  • The chiffchaffs are back

    Heard my first chiffchaff of the year on 17th March. Yay, summer is coming! (Photo courtesy of The Wildlife Trusts)

  • Make rewilding part of our Environmental Land Management

    DEFRA are currently consulting on the UK government’s environmental land management scheme. If you support the inclusion of rewilding as a key option in this scheme, then you have until 31st July 2020 to respond. Just follow this link: https://www.rewildingbritain.org.uk/blog/public-consultation-on-uk-governments-environmental-land-management-scheme…more