Magnificent Meadows & Insects

Visit a magnificent meadow in the Yorkshire Dales

Summertime is a busy time around this area.  Not just for business owners like myself but also for the growing season.

This is the best time of year to really appreciate the types of plants and insects that thrive in the area.  With many projects taking place to help promote how the land evolves around us, there is a fantastic opportunity coming up at the end of July to learn about meadows and the insects that thrive in them.

On Sunday 30th July, 12:00pm – 4:00pm, Broadrake  will welcome passing walkers on the local bridleway to take a short loop around their upland hay meadow,currently undergoing restoration, to see how many wildflowers, bumblebees, hoverflies, butterflies and other insects you can identify. There is also a wildlife pond, young native trees and limestone outcrops which are a good picnic spot.

This is a wonderful opportunity for the whole family to learn something about meadowland, and great fun for the little ones to see how many different insects they can spot and identify. A great idea would be to take a small drawing pad and some colouring pencils and get the children (and adults) to draw what they see.

Parking is available at Broadrake at SD740792, otherwise it’s a pleasant walk of about 2 miles from parking at either Ribblehead or Chapel-le-Dale.  This is a drop-in event for those on foot, bike or horse. 

If you decided to walk either from Ribblehead or Chapel-le-Dale to Broadrake, it is an easy walk approximately 2 miles either way plus about another  mile wandering around the land.

If you would like further about this event, please contact Rachel Benson on 015242 41357 or email

Both children and dogs on leads are welcome.

Enjoy the day!



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1 Response to Magnificent Meadows & Insects

  1. Marlene says:

    Would love to walk to the meadow..images are exceptionally good..maybe if walking year

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