National Meadows Day 2021

21st June 2021

Bell Sykes Meadow

Pre-book your place for a chance to explore Lancashire's very own Coronation Meadows in all their summer colours!

Enjoy guided walks taking a closer look at Slaidburn's Bell Sykes hay meadows and their invertebrates, or expand your knowledge on a wildflower ID session.  Stalls and refreshments available.

Places are booking fast1

Saturday 3rd July:

Invertebrate walks - 10.30am and 12 noon

Hay meadow walks - 11am, 1pm and 2.30pm

Meadow plant ID workshops - 11am, 1pm and 2.30pm

Bell Sykes MeadowPlease note that this event will be subject to Covid-19 guidelines. Lancashire is an area where the Covid-19 Delta variant is currently spreading. Please make sure you are aware of the latest government guidelines https://www.gov.uk/guidance/covid-19-coronavirus-restrictions-what-you-can-and-cannot-do

Pre-booked entry essential as numbers are limited. For more information and to book your place(s) please email sandra.silk@lancashire.gov.uk

Free attendance but there will be a charge for refreshments.

Stands on-site at the event include:

  • AONB information stall
  • Goosnargh Gin – tasting of this season's Hay Time gin, made with botanicals from the meadows on the farm
  • Reuben Parsons, local waller demonstrating cobbling in the yard
  • Butterfly Conservation – opening up their moth trap at the beginning of the day
  • Scything and hay timing demonstrations
  • Pole lathe demo
  • Local spinner Helen Dawson
  • Local proddie rug demo
  • Wood carver, demos and chopping boards etc for sale
  • Mike Ravey, Turnerford Oak, bespoke products from local timber
  • Refreshments

PLEASE BRING CASH ON THE DAY IF YOU WISH TO PURCHASE ANYTHING.