Tranquil woodland in the heart of Skipton

© Skipton Town Council 2016

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Have a go at our I Spy Challenge    




If you want to help out the plight of bees and other pollinators - build your own Bug Hotel




Have you come across the Forest Shools initiative? Take a look at their website -


One of our local schools uses the Wilderness as a resource to carry out Forest School activities.


(work in progress)

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The 'Craven Curlews', an RSPB Wildlife Explorers group for local children and their families, meets once a month usually on a Sunday morning between 10 am and midday.  


As well as exploring and enjoying the Craven countryside and its wildlife the 'Curlews' get involved in local conservation projects, as you can see in this photograph of the group building a dead hedge at Eshton Grange near Gargrave.







The RSPB Craven Curlews enjoy all aspects of Craven's wildlife including the rare 'Tree Sprite'.  These woodland spirits live inside trees.  Their identity can be revealed only when, like this one in Giggleswick, children apply mud to the bark and build its face!


Take a look at Craven Curlews website: