Please be particularly vigilant as recent dry weather has led to an increased risk of moorland and forest fires in the North York Moors National Park. Club Secretary Gerry Orchard has been helping the National Park Authority rangers to put fire risk warning signs up on key sites advising people what they can do to help to reduce the risk. The signs will remain in place until the fire risk passes. More information on the National Park website.
Bernie McLinden (Senior Ranger – Coast Area) and Tom Evans put up a warning sign.
The 2017 Wake was held on Saturday 1st April (and despite the date there was an excellent turn out). There’s a full report and a fine selection of photographs on the 2017 Wake page.
The 2018 Wake will be held on Saturday 3rd March, again at Swan House Bed & Breakfast, Trenholme Bar, Northallerton. The price has been held at £16 each for the evening and meal. More details on the Wakes page where you can already make a booking.
Harvey North York Moors Map
The Club has managed to secure copies of this detailed map of the North York Moors on one sheet at 1:40,000 scale, with the Classic Lyke Wake Walk route illustrated. Tough, light and durable: £14.50, or a special price of £19.61 for the Lyke Wake Walk Guidebook and Harvey North York Moors Map . Head over to the Things to Buy page to do just that.
Friday 22nd May 2015 saw a recording on the Lyke Wake walk by Clare Balding for the Radio 4 Ramblings series. A number of Dirgers and Witches gathered for the event and we were even blessed by the presence of an Olympic torch! The programme was transmitted on Thursday June 4th. More details here on the BBC website, or download the podcast (12MB – right click & "save target as / link as").
Our picture shows Colin Walker being interviewed by Clare Balding. There’s a gallery of photos on the BBC website.
Club helps inspire future conservationists
In 2015 we made a grant to young volunteers who carry out practical conservation tasks in the North York Moors National Park. They now have some new equipment thanks to our donation of £200. Tools such as spades, trowels and secateurs were purchased to help the National Park Authority’s Explorer Club volunteers carry out their work to look after the North York Moors. More details and pictures here.