Tag Archives: River Ouse

The Story of the Ouse Ings – a guided walk Tue 20th June 2017 at 6:30

  You’re probably aware that the remaining Ings meadows along the River Ouse are an important part of York’s natural environment. But these grasslands can also tell us fascinating stories about how local people used the resources around them. Perhaps harvested for … Continue reading


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Yorkshire Wildlife Trust Volunteers Help Out at Rawcliffe Meadows 20th November 2015

Our thanks go to Emily McGregor, the River Ouse Floodplain Project Officer at the Yorkshire Wildlife Trust, who is looking after the “Reflowering the Flood Plain” project funded by BiffaAward, for bringing seven of their volunteers onto Rawcliffe Meadows to help. … Continue reading

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By flowery meads

In the 8th century, the great Anglo-Saxon scholar Alcuin wrote a poetic account of his home town of York in which he described the River Ouse flowing “by flowery meads on each side of its banks”. These flower-rich meadows, still … Continue reading

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