Go wild in the Wye Valley

Derbyshire Wildlife Trust is organising a fun-packed day in the wild Wye Valley with activities for everyone. The event takes place on Sunday 24th July at Miller’s Dale near Buxton.

Visitors can learn about the wildlife of this beautiful area, which includes five Derbyshire Wildlife Trust nature reserves at Miller’s Dale, Chee Dale, Priestcliffe Lees, Cramside Wood and Deep Dale. The reserves are internationally important for their limestone grassland and woodland; during the summer they contain a variety of wildflowers, butterflies and other insects.

During the day guided walks will give an introduction to Chee Dale, with self-guided trails and I spy sheets also available. Visitors can try their hand at making bird and insect boxes and take part in a bug hunt. Face painting, badge making and other craft activities will be taking place, and there will be a chance to learn more about the history of Miller’s Dale Station and the former railway line.

The fun starts at 11am and continues until 4pm. The event is based at Miller’s Dale Station. Guided walks, suitable for adults and children aged eight and over. Walks will last two hours, starting at 11am and 2pm – booking is advisable for these as places are limited. Please note that the ground can be uneven with some steep slopes and stout footwear is recommended. Contact the Trust on 01773 881188 to book and for further information.