Category Archives: Field Trips

Wildflowers galore for our visit to Grass Wood

The PLACE outing to Grass Wood on June 8th took place in perfect weather!   James Ferguson of the Yorkshire Wildlife Trust gave us a wonderful tour of the nature reserve, pointing out  the current management work and discussing plans for … Continue reading

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A lovely walk on the Wolds, despite hail and gale!

The first of our longer walks took place on Saturday 27th April, led by Veronica Wallace.  An intrepid band of 17 people braved the elements for a seven-mile walk in the Fridaythorpe-Huggate area.  Luckily, there were sunny spells as well … Continue reading

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From Abbot’s House to University: a fascinating tour of the King’s Manor

The PLACE party outside King’s Manor  Peter Goodchild led 54 PLACE members on tours of King’s Manor in March. He traced the changing use of the buildings on the site from the house of the Abbot of St Mary’s Abbey … Continue reading

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PLACE visit to Holgate Windmill

On an exceptionally cold day in February, 23 PLACE members braved sub-arctic temperatures for a tour of Holgate Windmill, York. We were told about the history of the windmill, its restoration and re-opening as a local amenity, and shown how … Continue reading

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Tour of Holgate Windmill now full!

Please note that the PLACE tour of the Holgate Windmill on 26th February is now full.  We have had a wonderful response to all our events this spring but there is still room on our spring conference on March 9th … Continue reading

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