MM: Deepdale ferns and flora (Provisional)
June 8 @ 10:30 am - 4:30 pm
Deepdale near Bakewell. Leader Henry Folkard. Arrangements for this meeting may change so please email the leader for further details nearer the time
Deep Dale is a Plantlife Reserve and is good for cowslips and calcarious grassland species particularly in its upper reaches. The ferny bit is towards the bottom end. A fairly easy, wide path runs its full length with parking possible at both ends. There are some slightly uneven bits on it and if it’s wet the limestone can be slippery – there is little soil cover in places.
For variety there are lots of woodland ferns in Great Shacklow Wood, which adjoins it.
The village of Sheldon is above the wood, and there are three footpaths from the village through the wood to the river Wye, and thence into Deep Dale.