Next Talk : The Kingfisher Trail

The Kingfisher Trail

The Heritage Society meeting on Weds 18th November is about the new Kingfisher Trail. The 11-mile route follows the path of an old nature trail alongside the River Irwell and its tributary, the River Croal.

Conservationists say the trail is the perfect place to see a kingfisher, as well as to watch nesting dippers, to hear the call of an owl or to go deer spotting.

Project officer Stephen Cartwright said: “Kingfishers can be seen on many parts of the trail.

“Walking the trail will be a great opportunity for people to see these wonderful birds and to learn something about the heritage of the area.”

The route passes through seven nature reserves and an internationally important Site of Special Scientific Interest.

The Heritage Society meets at the Chiurch Inn on Church Lane. Prestwich at 7.30 pm. The Society is also looking to go on a guided walk on part of the route next Spring or Summer.


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