NEWS FROM THE GREENWAYS
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Two student botanists from the University of York have got funding to undertake a survey of wildflowers along the SSG. So far they have identified 77 species and photos of a selection have been displayed near Naburn Station and at the plant-based cafe at Naburn Lock.
The survey will be repeated through all 4 seasons and the results circulalted through talks, pamphlets and interpretation boards More photos can be found on our Instagram site.
UPDATES ON PAST NEWS
Works on the Greenways
The Solar System Greenway improvements including tree maintenance and re-surfacing are now complete making the route even more accessible than ever
York Rally 2023
York Greenways are on the organising committee and have responsibility for 'family' rides around York's Greenways. Dates have been confirmed for 23rd-25th June
On Friday evening we lead a group of early campers along the Solar System Greenway to the Happy Haddock in Deighton, then back to the Marcia in Bishopthorpe.
Saturday morning will see us back out on the SSG stopping the ride at key points to illustrate the history of the path, the ecology and the planets. The more energetic can continue on to Riccall for tea and buns at the Methodist Hall.
Sunday's ride will take us over the "col de Kimberley" to see the magnificent views back to the Minster, south to Drax and north to the White Horse at Kilburn. We return along the Foss Island Greenway past the Minster stopping only at the Two Hoots ice cream boat.
Naburn Trust Hut
Audrey plans to re-open the self-service Trust Hut as soon as the weather warms up a bit. Hot and cold drinks, fruit, and fruit cakes available - pay as you feel. It's even better when it is staffed but our previous volunteers have had to stop so if there are any would-be baristas out there, let us know.
A generous grant from Dringhouses and Woodthorpe councillors has enabled us to purchase a cordless electric strimmer and hedge trimmer. The paths are getting overgrown and we are looking to Good Gym and York Cares to join us again over the next few months.
We ahve also got additional funding from Naburn to look after the path alongside Naburn Lane.
20/Jun/22 - Gateway Sculptures
The Railway to Greenway project officially ended in September withthe creation of Gateway sculptures at either end of the SSG. These were designed and manufactured by the same team that created the Solar System. Sustrans installed one at the Riccall end while volunteers from Netwok Rail helped us at the Park and Ride end.