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Spring Has Sprung

Written by Kirsty Jones on

Spring meadow

Today spring feels like it has well and truly sprung, the birds are tweeting, the flowers are flowering and it seems everyone has a spring in their step, although I think Friday might have something to do with it.

So this weekend taking a trip to a local farm to hopefully catch a glimpse of a new born animal is definitely on the agenda, Hesketh Farm Park which is a mile away from the picturesque village of Bolton Abbey recently opened last week so it seems like a perfect time to go and see some cute animals.

It might seem like jumping the gun slightly and last year the weather certainly made that clear with the coldest March on record and lots of widespread snow but for now that seems like a distant memory.

Also near to Bolton Abbey is The Strid & Strid Wood which is beautiful place to see the newly budding flowers, these ancient woods are the largest area of acidic oak woodland in the whole of the Yorkshire Dales and is a perfect place to visit on a sunny spring morning.

Paying a visit to Skipton Castle is another way to make the most of ever longer days of light, it’s one of the best kept medieval castles in the whole of England. Admission into this mighty castle is just £7.50 for adults and £4.50 for children and there’s lots of opportunity to learn about the exciting history surrounding the building!

On the 8th April Skipton Castle woods has a Woodland Trust course where you can learn about all the birds that will be migrating here for the summer, it’s free and starts at 1pm so not only will it feel like spring to you but you can tell when it feels like spring for the animals too!

Kirsty Jones

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