RAF Riccall World War II Walk - Sat 16 July 10.30–12.30

posted 8 Jul 2011, 08:13 by Paul Brayford   [ updated 8 Jul 2011, 08:15 ]

RAF Riccall World War II Walk

County: North Yorkshire

Sat 16 July 10.30–12.30

A guided walk around the remaining buildings of R.A.F. Riccall, a World War II training base near York, on Skipwith and Riccall Commons (Three Miles).

This will include maps and a display of locally discovered World War II finds from the airbase. For anybody interested in staying on, there are also two nature events booked for later in the day, with a butterfly walk set for 2.30pm with Doctor Dave Chesmore and a moth trap event at 9.30pm with Julian Small of Natural England. Picnic on the Common (bring own food) or food available at local village pubs.

Park at King Rudding Lane car park, one and a half miles along King Rudding Lane off the A19 between Selby and York (turn opposite Riccall village). Grid Reference SE 643374. Organised and run by the Friends of Skipwith Common for the Festival of British Archaeology fortnight 2011 and People, Landscape And Cultural Environment (PLACE). Stout footwear, insect repellent and sun cream are advised.

Free to public.

Location: Start and end at King Rudding Lane car park, one and a half miles along King Rudding Lane off the A19 between Selby and York (turn opposite Riccall village). Grid Reference SE 643374.. Turn off A19 between Selby and York opposite Riccall village onto King Rudding Lane. Drive one and a half miles to obvious car parking area on left hand side. Grid Reference SE 643374.

Org: The Friends of Skipwith Common
Name: Mark Simpson
Tel: 07760 294954
Email: skiparch2009@yahoo.co.uk
Web: friendsofskipwithcommon.org.uk/

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