The Fern Club is heading outdoors, this time for a family day. We’re heading out to the Yorkshire Dales for a walk along the river from Buckden to Starbotton. A chance for families to come together and let the littles run wild. The route in total is 4 miles (2 miles there and 2 miles back), it’s relatively flat with a stop half way.
There’s a bail out at 2 miles if little legs are getting tired, there’ll need to be a few cars ready to collect if needs be. This will be organised a little closer to the time.
It takes between 1-1.5hrs one way depending on speed of little legs, how many drink breaks, exploring hands, bird watching, wee stops etc.
Here are all the details you need to know
This is a free event for members of The Fern Club. Booking is essential.
Date: Sunday 9th June
Time: 10am meet for a 10.30am start. Finish 3.30pm (ish)
Meeting Place: Buckden Car Park, BD23 5JA
Parking Cost: £4.50 for the day
Suitable for: All ages, parents and children
Not suitable for: Buggies! Although it’s flat, it’s rough underfoot. Backpack carriers and slings for littlest are recommended.
What to bring: Lunch, snacks, drinks, layers, waterproofs, hats and gloves if weather is cold. Sunscreen if the weather is particularly fine. A family first aid kit is useful, just in case.
Other non-essentials to bring: A torch, binoculars, bug inspecting magnifying pot, a ball!
Snacks for the car journey back and a spare change of shoes and clothes for the car.
There’ll be a little activity for the children on route, booking is essential so I’m able to provide for all the children (and big adult kids too.)
There is a pub at half way; The Fox and Hound at Starbotton. Depending on numbers we can stop here for a break before heading back.
There’s plenty of grass space on the trail for a lunch break and drinks.