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Hob MoorHob Moor is part of Micklegate Stray and is also one of York's four Local Nature Reserves. It has been used for grazing from the mediaeval period to the present day. Today it is still used for grazing in the summer months but is also a valuable area for wildlife and flora, as well as a recreational area for dog-walkers, footballers, cyclists, pedestrians, birdwatchers and many others. It has a long history with records going back to 1374. It is the only area within York ring road where skylarks still nest which makes it a particularly rare and wonderful place to visit. In this section you will find more information about this incredible inner-city resource.
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This is a reminder of the events we have planned for May. If there are additions or changes, they will be announced here, on Facebook and on Twitter. Thurs. 4th May 9am-10am Litter Pick. Tues. 9th May 7pm-8pm Litter Pick. … Continue reading
Eight early-risers accompanied Barry Bishop of the York RSPB onto Hob Moor and the Railway Pond on Saturday. Plenty of birdsongs were heard and 21 species were either seen or heard (or both:) Blackbird, Blackcap, Blue Tit, Carrion Crow, Chaffinch, … Continue reading
Stephanie Luxton, chairwoman of Friends of Hob Moor will be visiting three local schools in the coming weeks to talk to children about the Moor, its future, and its care. The three schools are Dringhouses to talk to 150 children, All Saints to talk … Continue reading
Saturday 29th April will be the very popular Dawn Chorus walk with Barry Bishop, leader of York RSPB. Meeting at 6am by the yellow railings near the tunnel, this fascinating walk is well worth the early start. Forecast is dry … Continue reading
Two upcoming events: Sunday 16th April we are holding another photo event, this time to take photos of the Sunrise. We will be meeting at 5.40am so it won’t interfere with any Easter celebrations. We will be meeting at the … Continue reading
This Saturday, April 8 at 10:00am, there will be a bug-hotel making event on the Moor behind Lidl amongst the trees. Please wear gardening gear and gloves. Children are welcome with supervision from parents. [Edit: There was a disappointing … Continue reading
Although we know that some people like to help us with litter-picks on their own, we would like to continue offering Friends Litter Picks. The following are the next few dates and times: Monday 24th April 6.30pm-7.30pm Thurs 4th May … Continue reading
Here is a list of upcoming events on the Moor! Further details such as meeting places will be forthcoming. April 29: Bird Walk (leader – Barry Bishop) 06:00 May 19: Nature Walk (leaders – Malcolm Cresser & Steve) 19:00 June 10: History … Continue reading
BHE Agricultural Contractors have been installing fences around Hob Stone Development recently. Simon who owns BHE is also the owner of cattle who graze the Moor in the summer, and will update his Facebook page with news about the cattle.
The “Presence on the Moor” scheduled for March 25 between 10am – 12noon (listed in the Autumn newsletter) has been postponed. We will post a new date when it is decided.