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Discovering Orchids Walk in Bickershaw Country Park

June 22 @ 10:00 - 12:00

Discovering Orchids Walk in Bickershaw Country Park

Join artists Helen Mather and our Anna FC Smith for a walk in Bickershaw Country Park with Leigh Ornithologist, Dave Wilson and Lancashire Wildlife Trust volunteer Alan Cargill. Together they will guide us on a search for orchid species that are colonising the post-industrial ground and preparing it for new plants species and to thrive.

The walk will also give us the opportunity to welcome in and honour the summer Solstice, marking midsummer and a time observe the seasons.

This walk is part of a project by Helen and Anna, to explore the new green heritage of post-industrial landscapes, how we think about these spaces now and how they may become part of our civic identity, as the industry there once was. Helen and Anna are keen to develop new ways of connecting with nature and sharing these experiences as a group through walking together.

On this walk we will share stories of our relationships to the land at Bickershaw, both old and new, learning about the place through our connections to it.

Important information:


Due to the time of year, it is essential you come prepared:

· Wear appropriate walking footwear, no sandals

· Bring a hat

· Bring water and snacks

· Wear sunscreen


· The walk will be approximately 2 hours, walking and stopping to observe as we go.

· We will first look for orchids in the lower ground before climbing the ruck/hill so anybody with mobility issues is welcome to finish the walk at the lower point.

· There are no seating areas on the walk.

· The walk is not suitable for prams or wheelchairs due to uneven ground and inclines.

When: Saturday 22nd June 10am -12pm

Where: Bickershaw Country Park – We will meet at 10am on the corner of Common Lane and Plank Lane and then walk across the road to the entrance to the park.

If you are driving, please use postcode WN7 4UQ.

What Three Words address: perfected.drizzly.reconnect

Cost: Free, booking essential


June 22
10:00 - 12:00