Events Archive

Saturday 30th August 2014 8.30-9.30pm: Bat Night with Clair Merrifield

Meet at the Hob Stone, Little Hob Moor, Tadcaster Rd entrance

Discover the secrets of the Moor at dusk! Come and spot the bats that come out just when you thought there was nothing to see on the Moor. You’ll need a torch, suitable footwear and warm clothes. Booking essential.

Email: clair.suddaby@gmail.com

Phone: 07873 524239

Saturday 2nd August 2014 1.30pm-3.30pm: Butterfly Walk with Tony Fairburn

This very popular family event back after a year’s break. In this bumper butterfly year, hope for a still, dry and sunny day to see all the butterflies which live on the Moor.

Meet at the Hob Moor Drive entrance to Hob Moor

Saturday 21st June 2014 from 6.00pm: Summer Solstice Celebration from 6pm

Following Mark Tyszka’s walk, celebrate the Solstice with music, story telling and shared food and drink.

Gather at the bench by the railway tunnel on the south side of the Moor with your picnic contributions.

Saturday 21st June 2014 4.00pm – 6.00pm: Bugs & Blossoms with Mark Tyszka

Join this always fascinating walk with Mark. Find the familiar; discover the new. Ask questions and be surprised. Meet the creatures and flowers of hedges and pastures. Count butterflies and admire the trees. Bring a camera and a notebook.

Meet at the North Lane entrance to Hob Moor

Monday 28 April 2014 7-8:30pm: Birds in the evening on Hob Moor
Join this informal, enjoyable and informative stroll to look out for the many birds that live on and around Hob Moor. Bob Missin will be our guide to identifying them by sight and sound.
Meet at the Hob Moor Drive entrance.

Saturday 21 December 2013 6:30pm: Winter solstice party
A social get together on the Moor for the Friends of Hob Moor and other Moor walkers. Bring food and drink to share plus a lantern/torch. Party pieces welcome! Meet at bench on left as you come through underpass from Little Hob Moor.

Wednesday 30 October 2013 7:30pm: 14th Annual General Meeting
At West Thorpe Methodist Church, West Thorpe. More details to follow.

Sunday 22 September 2013 7pm: Autumn equinox party

Bring food and drink to share. Also, Bernadette Linfoot is organising donations to York food bank: please give generously of the types of food they need, see http://york.foodbank.org.uk/news-events?newsid=31346. They have plenty of soup, beans and pasta but need things like rice, teabags, tinned veg etc.
Meet on main Hob Moor at bench to right of railway tunnel entrance as you head towards Little Hob Moor/Tadcaster Road.

Wednesday 28 August 2013 8-9:30pm: Bat Walk
Pick up bats’ high frequency calls using bat detectors – appeals to children and adults alike. This is always popular so please book places by contacting Jenny Cairns on 07833 436832 or jennifer.cairns@york.gov.uk

Tuesday 9 July 2013 7pm-9pm: Stewardship walk

Bob Missin, the man who’s organised the 10-year Stewardship Scheme, will tell us how it’s worked over the last three years and how he hopes it will continue over the next seven.
Meet at the Hob Moor Drive entrance to Hob Moor.

Friday 21 June 2013 evening 8:30pm: Summer solstice
Summer solstice celebration on Hob Moor – bring food and drink to share. Stephen Sayers will give a brief talk about the solstice.
Meet at 8:30pm at hawthorn tree in the middle of Hob Moor, at the northern end of the main causeway.

Friday 21 June 2013 evening 6:30-8:30pm: Nature walk

Mark Tyszka will lead an evening walk to explore the creatures, hedges, trees and flowers of the moor and pasture land. With his interest in folklore, this will lead on well to the summer solstice celebrations (see below).
Meet at 6:30pm at North Lane entrance to Hob Moor (Chase Side Court).

Wednesday 5 June 2013 7-8:30pm: Historical features of the Moor
Join Elizabeth Smith, author of the definitive book of the history of Hob Moor, to find out what has happened here in the past.
Meet at the Hob Stone, Little Hob Moor (not far from Tadcaster Road entrance).

Saturday 25 May 2013 1pm-3:30pm: Hob Moor Local Nature Reserve Day
A popular afternoon out, with lots of activities for all the family: details of stall holders and activities to be confirmed. Don’t forget to enter the photography competition – deadline 14 May, entries to be displayed at the Friends stall and winners announced towards the end of the afternoon. Come and vote for your favourite photo!
Held on the area behind Lidl supermarket.

Tuesday 14 May 2013 7-8:30pm: Birds in the evening on Hob Moor
Join this informal, enjoyable and informative stroll to look out for the many birds that live on and around Hob Moor. Bob Missin will be our guide to identifying them by sight and sound.
Meet at the Holly Bank entrance.

Monday 22 April 2013 6:30-8pm: Basic photography session
Get tips and advice on photography and maybe take that winning shot for the Hob Moor photo competition! This 2-hour session will run through basic photography skills. It will cover subjects such as macro photography, landscapes, point of view, depth of field, portraits and framing.
Please bring your own camera if you want to have a go.
For more details, ring Michael Rothwell on 07951 497205 or email michael.rothwell@york.gov.uk

Winter Solstice Friday 21st December 2012 at 6.30 pm

Friends of Hob Moor are celebrating the Winter Solstice on Friday 21st December at 6.30 pm

Please meet at the Hawthorne tree in the centre of Hob Moor at the Northern end on the main causeway.

It will be difficult to see in the dark as it is not a full moon so lights / lanterns will help.

Please bring food & drink and  bring a friend.

Guest speaker Stephen Sayers

Saturday 28th July 2012:    Butterfly Walk      1.00pm-3pm
Join Tony Fairburn and hope for a still, sunny day so that we can see the many butterflies that live in and around the Moor.
Meet at the Hob Moor Drive entrance to Hob Moor.

Wednesday 18th July 2012:    Stewardship Scheme      7.00pm-9.00pm    

Find out from the man who’s organised it – Bob Missin – how this scheme is working out in its second year.
Meet at the Hob Moor Drive entrance to Hob Moor.

Sunday 17th June 2012:    “June is Bursting Out All Over”       2.00pm-4.00pm

Join this always fascinating walk with Mark Tyszka. Come with us to explore the Moor: to look, to see and to marvel. First the children can stroke a beetle, feed a bumble bee, tickle a flowering grass. Then we can count the petals on buttercups to work out how old they are, admire the trees, remember a poem or quote a folklore myth and much, much more. Bring a notebook to make a 2 minute sketch and bring a camera to take back memories. Walk about 1mile in 2 hours.

Meet at the North Lane entrance to Hob Moor (near Chase Side Court).

Saturday 26th May 2012:   Hob Moor Local Nature Reserve Day   1.00pm-3.30

A great afternoon out, with lots of activities for all the family: a falconry display; fun dog show; willow weaving; face painting; story telling; refreshments; stalls and more.

Held on the area behind Lidl supermarket.

Saturday 5th May 2012:    Dawn Chorus Walk on Hob Moor    4.00am-6.00am

Following the success of last year’s Dawn Chorus walk, we are pleased that Bob Missin is willing to lead another this year, so set your alarm clock, prime yourself with a strong tea or coffee and come to delight in dawn birdsong on and around the Moor.

Meet at the Hob Moor Drive entrance to Hob Moor.

Thursday 12th April 2012:    Bat Night on the Moor :               7.45pm-9.15pm

Discover the secrets of the moor at dusk! Come and spot the bats that come out just when you thought there was nothing to see on the Moor. You’ll need a torch, suitable footwear and warm clothes. Booking essential.

Email Jenny Cairns at jennifer.cairns@york.gov.uk or call her on 07833 436 832

Meet at the Hob Stone, Hob Laine on Little Hob Moor (Tadcaster Rd access)

Wednesday, 12th October 2011: Twelfth Annual General Meeting

This year, before the formal business begins, our guest speaker will be Toni Bunnell from Helping York’s Hedgehogs. After the business meeting, there will be an opportunity for questions and discussion, and refreshments will be served. Do come along and meet other members of the group.

West Thorpe Methodist Church, West Thorpe, 7.30pm. Parking is available.

Wednesday 24th August: Bat Night on the moor: 7.00pm – 8.30pm

Discover the secrets of the moor at dusk! Come and spot the bats that come out just when you thought there was nothing to see on the moor. You’ll need a torch, suitable footwear and warm clothes.

For details please email Jenny Cairns at jennifer.cairns@york.gov.uk or call her on 07833 436 832.

Meet at the Tadcaster Road entrance.

Saturday 30th July: Butterfly Walk with Tony Fairburn: 2.00pm – 4.00pm

Hope for a still, dry and sunny day so that we can see the many butterflies that live on and around the moor.

Meet at the Hob Moor Drive entrance to Hob Moor, between Nos 55 & 57.

Wednesday 6th July: The Stewardship Scheme and Hob Moor with Bob Missin: 7.00pm – 9.00pm

Find out from the man who’s organised it how this scheme will affect Hob Moor over the next 10 years.

Meet at the Hob Moor Drive entrance to Hob Moor.

Sunday 19th June: Bugs, Butterflies & Blossoms with Mark Tyszka: 2.00pm – 4.00pm

Join this always fascinating walk with Mark. Find the familiar; discover the new. Ask questions and be surprised. Walk with us and meet the creatures and flowers of hedges and pastures. Count butterflies and admire the trees. Bring a camera and a notebook. Children welcome.

Meet at the Hob Moor Drive entrance to Hob Moor.

Tuesday 7th June: History of Hob Moor Revisted with Elizabeth Smith: 7.00pm – 8.30pm

Join the author of the definitive book on the history of Hob Moor to find out what has happened on the moor in the past.

Meet at the Hob Stone on Little Hob Moor.

Saturday May 28th 1-3.00 pm: Hob Moor Local Nature Reserve Day

A great afternoon out, with lots of activities for all the family: a falconry display; fun dog show; willow weaving; face painting; story telling; refreshments; stalls and more.

Held on the area behind Lidl supermarket.

Saturday 14th May 2011: Dawn Chorus Walk with Bob Missin: 4.00am – 6.00am

Set your alarm clock, prime yourself with a strong tea or coffee and delight in dawn birdsong on and around the moor.

Meet at the Hob Moor Drive entrance to Hob Moor.

Tuesday 26th October 2010: Hallowe’en with Adrian Spendlow 7.00pm to 8.00pm

Adrian Spendlow is back by popular demand with another spooky walk across the moor for families and adults with tales of ghosts, hobbs and old folk lore.

Contact Jenny on 07833 436832 or email: jennifer.cairns@york.gov.uk

Don’t forget your torch. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Not recommended for the under 8s.

Wednesday 13th October 2010: 11th Annual General Meeting 

Before the business part of the meeting there will be a talk about bats by Nancy Irwin, a bat researcher at York University.

West Thorpe Methodist Church, West Thorpe. 7.30pm parking is available.

Wednesday 25th August 7.30pm – 9.00pm: Bat Walk

Discover the secrets of the moor at dusk! Come and spot the bats that come out just when you thought there was nothing to see on the moor. You’ll need a torch, suitable footwear and warm clothes.

Please book onto this event through Jennifer Cairns: 07833 436832 or jennifer.cairns@york.gov.uk

Tuesday 17th August 1.30pm – 3.00pm: Grassland Safari

Come and explore the meadows in close up. Learn more about the minibeasts that live here and see what you can catch.

Please book onto this event through Jennifer Cairns: 07833 436832 or jennifer.cairns@york.gov.uk

Friday 6th August 10.30am – 12.00: Holiday Hunt

This family activity will take you on a walk around this nature reserve. Complete the challenges along the way to receive your certificate.

Please book onto this event through Jennifer Cairns: 07833 436832 or jennifer.cairns@york.gov.uk

Thursday 29th July 2-3.30 pm:  Fun and Games 

Join in the fun and games with an environmental theme. Learn more about the wildlife found on Hob Moor though a morning of games. How do bumblebees find their food, how do butterflies scare off their predators and more.

Please book onto this event through Jennifer Cairns: 07833 436832 or jennifer.cairns@york.gov.uk

Sunday 18th July 2-4 pm:  Hob Moor Creepy Crawlies in Summer

Find the familiar; discover the new. Ask questions and be surprised. Walk with us and meet the bug life of the hedges and the flowers that grow in the pastures. Count butterflies and admire the trees. Bring a camera and a notebook. Children welcome.

Meet at the North Lane entrance to Hob Moor (Chase Side Court).

Tuesday 25th May 7-8.30 pm:  A look at the Ecology of Hob Moor

Come along for a pleasant and fascinating evening walk on Hob Moor in which we will explore the diverse ecology of the moor and discuss its management with a local expert.

Meet at the Thanet Road entrance.

Saturday May 29th 2-4.30 pm: Hob Moor Local Nature Reserve Day

A great afternoon out, with lots of activities for all the family: a falconry display; fun dog show; willow weaving; face painting; story telling; refreshments; stalls and more.

Held on the area behind Edmund Wilson Baths/Lidl supermarket.

Sunday 16th May 10-11.30 am: Wild Birds on Hob Moor  

Join this informal, enjoyable and informative stroll to look out for the many birds that live on and around Hob Moor. If we are lucky, perhaps we will  even hear the rare and beautiful song of the skylark that nests on the moor.

Meet at the Holly Bank entrance.

Friday 23rd October 2009: Haunted Hob Moor with Adrian Spendlow

Leading this walk will be famous storyteller and poet, Adrian Spendlow. As we plunge into the dark, eerie silence of Hob Moor, Adrian will tell us stories of ghosts and times gone by. It will be a walk you will never forget.

Don’t forget your torch. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Not recommended for the under 8s.

Please book onto this event through AnneMarie Heslop: 07767 318103 or annemarie.helsop@york.gov.uk

Wednesday 14th October 2009: 10th Annual General Meeting 

Before the business part of the meeting there will be a topical talk on “The Hallowe’en Feast” from Stephen Sayers, an expert in folklore from Leeds Metropolitan University.

West Thorpe Methodist Church, West Thorpe. 7.30pm parking is available.

Wednesday 2nd September 2009: Bat Walk 8.00pm

Discover the secrets of the moor at dusk! Come and spot the bats that come out just when you thought there was nothing to see on the moor. You’ll need a torch, suitable footwear and warm clothes.

Please book onto this event through AnneMarie Heslop: 07767 318103 or annemarie.helsop@york.gov.uk

Sunday 31st May 2009: Hob Moor In Spring 

Come and join Mark Tyszka on another of his entertaining and informative walks and talks about Hob Moor. This time we shall be discovering the spring wildlife on the moor including some folklore, local plant names and perhaps an investigation! Bring a camera if you have one – although this is by no means essential.

2.00pm – 4.00pm. Meet at North Lane access to Hob Moor (Chase Side Court).

Saturday May 23rd 2009: Hob Moor Local Nature Reserve Day

A great afternoon out, with lots of activities for all the family: a falconry display; fun dog show; willow weaving; face painting; story telling; refreshments; stalls and more.

2.00pm – 4.30pm. Held on the area behind Edmund Wilson Baths.

Sunday 10th May 2009: Wild Birds on Hob Moor

Join this enjoyable and informative stroll across Hob Moor to listen to the skylarks and also look for the many other birds that live on and around the moor.

10.00am – 11.30am. Meet at Edmund Wilson Baths car park.

Monday 20th October 2008: Annual General Meeting 

Before the business part of the meeting there will be talk from the Holgate Windmill Preservation Society about their project to restore the windmill.

West Thorpe Methodist Church, West Thorpe. 7.30pm parking is available

Rescheduled for Thursday 28th August 2008: Bats and Moths

Discover the secrets of the moor at dusk! Come and spot the beautiful moths and bats that come out just when you thought there was nothing to see on the moor. You’ll need a torch, suitable footwear and warm clothes.

Please book onto this event through Clair Suddaby: 07769 963127 or clair.suddaby@york.gov.uk

7.30pm – 9.00pm. Meet at Edmund Wilson Baths car park.

Wednesday 16th July 2008: Landscape History on Hob Moor (*)

Coinciding with National Archeology Week, this fascinating walk will open your eyes to the rich history of Hob Moor and how, even today, you can spot traces of it for yourself.

7.30pm – 9.30pm. Meet at Edmund Wilson Baths car park.

Sunday 15th June 2008: Summer Nature Walk (*)

There are more flowers, plants, butterflies and creepy-crawlies on Hob Moor than you might ever imagine! Come and meet a few face-to-face, and find out more about them.

2.00pm – 4.00pm. Meet at North Lane access to Hob Moor (Chase Side Court).

Saturday May 31st 2008: Hob Moor Local Nature Reserve Day

A great afternoon out, with lots of activities for all the family: a falconry display; fun dog show; willow weaving; face painting; story telling; refreshments; stalls and more.

2.00pm – 4.30pm. Held on the area behind Edmund Wilson Baths.

Sunday 18th May 2008: Wild Birds on Hob Moor (*)

How lucky we are to have skylarks on our doorstep! Join this enjoyable and informative stroll to listen for their rare and beautiful song and look out for the many other birds that live on and around Hob Moor.

10.00am – 11.30am. Meet at Edmund Wilson Baths car park.

Monday 1st October 2007 Annual General Meeting

Before the business part of the meeting John Brierley from St Nicholas’s Fields will give a talk about the recycling project there.

West Thorpe Methodist Church, West Thorpe. 7.30pm parking is available

Sunday 2nd September 2007: Butterfly Walk

Tony Fairburn will lead a walk around the moor to look at the butterflies and moths.

Meet by Edmund Wilson Baths, 11.00am. No need to book.

Saturday 25th August 2007: Bats and Moths

Come and discover wildlife on the moor at dusk! You’ll need a torch, suitable footwear and warm clothing.

Meet at Edmund Wilson Baths car park. 8.00pm – 9.30pm.

* Please note* if you plan to come along, please ring Clair Suddaby on 0776 9963127 beforehand to book a place.

Sunday 29th July 2007: Butterflies and Flowers Walk

This ever-popular walk with Mark Tyszka. Learn about the flowers, butterflies and other creepy-crawlies and their folklore history on Hob Moor.

Meet North Lane access to Hob Moor (Chaseside Court). 2.00pm – 4.00pm.

Wednesday 11th July 2007: Hob Moor History Walk

Ever wondered about the humps and bumps on the moor? Did you know about the golf course and the plague victims who were housed here? Come along and find out the answers and much more on this fascinating walk led by Elizabeth Smith, author of the recent book on Hob Moor.

Meet at Edmund Wilson Baths car park. 7.30pm – 9.30pm.

Wednesday 13th June 2007: Birdwatching

Come and listen to the skylarks. An Interesting and informative stroll across Hob Moor to look and listen to the birds.

Meet at the Information Board by the Hob Moor Drive entrance to Hob Moor. 9.30 am – 11.00am.

Saturday June 2nd 2007: Hob Moor Local Nature Reserve Celebration Day

A range of activities for all the family: falconry display; fun dog show; juggling; face painting; live music; stalls; arts and crafts; and much more.

Held on the area behind Edmund Wilson Baths. 2.00pm – 4.30pm.

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