Woodland Walk with Fran Halsall: Padley Gorge
Join woodland expert Fran Halsall for a walk through magnificent Padley Gorge SSSI, considered to be the best remaining example of the oak-birch woodland that once covered much of the Peak District’s uplands. This ancient woodland survives thanks to the steep terrain, yet despite this it was managed for producing charcoal. The legacy of this industrial landscape can today be seen in the many coppiced trees, including oaks that are several centuries old. A set of notes on tree ID designed to accompany the walk will be available to download afterwards.
The walk is around 2.5 miles. Please note that there are uneven footpaths and sloping, rocky ground throughout.
Meeting Point: Grindleford Station Cafe. Parking available – £2 payable by card.
To find out more about award winning landscape photographer and natural history expert Fran Halsall please follow the link: Fran Halsall