Guided Walk: Hampton Meadow & Museum Orchard

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Sat, 16/06/2018 - 10:00am - 1:00pm

Part of the 30 Days Wild BIG WILD WEEKEND!

Guided Walk: Hampton Meadow & Museum Orchard, near Lugwardine village.

  • Time: 10am – 1pm, Saturday 16th June 2018.
  • Skill level: a 2.5km circular walk on predominantly flat ground. There will be uneven surfaces on an unpaved public right of way. No climbing of styles is required on this walk.
  • Meeting Point: Please meet at the entrance gate to Museum Orchard, where Tidnore Lane meets Rhystone Lane, 1km south of Lugwardine (grid reference SO 556 397). Parking is available in the small layby immediately opposite, or within the perimeter of Museum Orchard.
  • Cost: A suggested donation for parking at Museum Orchard is welcomed.
  • Dogs: Dogs must be kept on a lead at all times, to avoid disturbance to rare ground nesting birds and otter.

Booking

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Details

A special opportunity for a behind the scenes tour of the Museum Orchard with owner Anna Lunt, followed by a circular guided walk by HWT Development Director John Clark on the beautiful Hampton Meadow nature reserve.

Museum Orchard is a privately run young orchard with a superb collection of fruit trees having been awarded National Collection status by the charity Plant Heritage. Owner Anna Lunt will welcome you upon arrival and provide an opportunity to view some of the collection and talk about the environmental aims of Museum Orchard. There will be an opportunity to purchase their produce, including cider and fresh eggs. https://www.facebook.com/MuseumOrchard/

Hampton Meadow is an HWT nature reserve on the quieter side of the river Lugg floodplain. Traditionally managed as a Lammas Meadow since at least the time of Domesday, the grasses and wildflowers will be high this time of year, so expect to see classic floodplain meadow species, smell the sweet vernal grass and hopefully listen to the bubbling call of nesting curlew - now exceptionally rare in lowland areas. Other notable species include kingfisher, otter, yellow rattle, narrow leaved water-dropwort, and one of the best locations to hear cuckoo near Hereford city. 
 

Venue location

Please meet at the entrance gate to Museum Orchard, where Tidnor Lane meets Rhystone Lane, 1km south of Lugwardine.,
Museum Orchard,
Nr Lugwardine,
Herefordshire,
HR1 4AP

Grid reference
SO 556 397

Event information

Date
Saturday 16th June 2018
Time
10:00am - 1:00pm
Price / Donation
A suggested donation for parking at Museum Orchard is welcomed.
Audience
All
Suitable for All Ages
Trust
Herefordshire Wildlife Trust
Venue location
Please meet at the entrance gate to Museum Orchard, where Tidnor Lane meets Rhystone Lane, 1km south of Lugwardine.,
Museum Orchard,
Nr Lugwardine,
Herefordshire,
HR1 4AP
Grid reference
SO 556 397
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Wheelchair Access
no
Mobility
People with limited mobility please contact organiser in advance
Dogs
yes on lead
Contact details
Tel: 01432 356872
enquiries@herefordshirewt.co.uk