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WS: Dare Valley Country Park.
September 15 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Leaders: Brian & Sue Dockerill
The Dare Valley Park was opened in 1973 as the result of the restoration of former colliery sites. Covering over 450 acres it ranges from woodland and scrub through grassland to cliffs and scree’s, the home of the less usual ferns. Altogether the botany is of such interest that Tim Rich and Ceri Gait, whom some of you will know, have published a book covering the wild flowers of the park.
Twenty-five ferns and fern allies have been recorded there – we may not see them all, but we’ll try our best!
The park is located near Aberdare at grid reference SN 9848 0262 and there is a park website at Dare Valley Country Park | Dare Valley Country Park (rctcbc.gov.uk)
As some of the scree areas may be inaccessible for a group, we are still exploring the site and trying to establish the best starting point and route to see as many ferns as possible. This will be a day meeting and a packed lunch plus suitable clothing for the weather and good footwear will be required.
We will send out more details, including a meeting point, a couple of weeks before the dates but for more information or to express an interest please contact Brian and Sue Dockerill e-mail: SouthWalesBorders@eBPS.org.uk