Wetherby Whalers Explorer Scouts

We would just like to say a massive thank you to this amazing team of young people who came to help restore the riverside footpath to its former glory. Shown on maps since at least the 1850’s this footpath linked St Oswalds church at Collingham to Wetherby. Heavy flooding in recent years however, meant the old footpath had become blocked and littered with fallen branches, downed fences and had generally just fallen into a state of disrepair. The explorer scouts came to the rescue and dedicated an evening of their time clearing the overgrown bushes and marking out the old walkway. This now means locals and visitors of the area can access the old walking route and view much more wildlife along the riverbanks. Some species you can see along this section of the river include otters, kingfishers, little egret, heron, goshawks, buzzards, red kites, sparrowhawks and kestrels. If anyone has any wildlife images along this section of the river they would like to share we would love to hear from you.

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