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Guided Heritage Walks for   2023

Loftus Bluebells Walk


Come on a guided walk on Monday 8th May to spot Bluebells and other Spring flowers in bloom. Starting outside Loftus Town Hall at 10.30am, this walk takes you through local woods; please be prepared for muddy conditions. You need a good level of fitness for this circular walk of about six miles that includes stiles, descents and climbs. We shall stop for light refreshments in Handale Abbey walled garden.There's free parking at South View off North Road, Loftus TS13 4JL; the town is served by Arriva X4 and 5 buses. This walk is organised by Loftus ACCORD Walking Group and forms part of the Community Earth Festival presented by Community Groups and Organisations in East Cleveland and the Esk Valley. No booking is needed; for more information phone 01287 641000 or email :

Thursday 22nd June

Circular Walk from Cowbar to Saint Hild's Well, Hinderwell, and return by England Coast Path

Our path on this 6-mile walk will lead to Dalehouse and through Oakrigg Wood to Hinderwell, where we shall stop at Saint Hild's Well, then continue to Port Mulgrave and follow the England Coast Path to Staithes and Cowbar. During this walk we shall have an opportunity to discuss habitat in the Cowbar area.

Please meet at Cowbar Car Park TS13 5DA ( charges apply ) at 10am to sign in for a 10.30 start, those arriving by Bus, or wishing to avoid parking charges could park at the Lane end lay-by and walk down to the car park. Please bring a packed lunch for our stop at Saint Hild's Well.

Tuesday 27th June

Circular Walk from Runswick Bay to Kettleness

A 5 mile circular walk to the old Railway Station, using the Coast Path and the old rail path. Please meet at Runswick Bay top Car Park, TS13 5JF at 10am to sign in for a 10.30 start. ( please note charges apply if using the car park ) Please bring a packed lunch for a stop half way.

Fungi Foray,  Tuesday 3rd October  2023

.We are pleased to advise that our 2023 Fungi Foray will take place on Tuesday 3rd October . We shall depart from outside Loftus Town Hall at 10:30 am and walk up South Town Lane to join North East Fungi recorder Alan Simkins at the Warren at around 11 am
This area has revealed over 100 species of fungi during visits over a number of years.
The warm damp weather  this year has resulted in a sharp increase in the number of rare and unusual species identified. The staff at Kew gardens are encouraging observers to post samples of unusual specimens found to enable their genomes to be studied,
We shall spend a couple hours examining species in the area then return to the Town Hall.
There is always lots to learn from Alan and to receive details from his specialist knowledge in this subject area. A hand held magnifying glass will be useful in examining surface texture etc.


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