Take a walk amongst the Orchids

pfho Published Thursday, 15th June 2017

People are being invited to join in WCC Countryside Sites Team's orchid walk.

The free guided walk will take place on Friday 23 June, and will start from Fish Hill Picnic Place at 2pm. The walk will leave from the car park and will take between one and one-and-a-half hours. Please note that there are steep slopes and steps in places.

Fish Hill Picnic Place is made up of limestone grassland and beech woodland and is renowned for its orchids, with six different species being recorded there. Orchids can be spotted there from May through to August, with species including the Common Spotted Orchid, Twayblades, White Helliborines and Bee Orchids.

Tanya Feasey, Assistant Countryside Sites Officer, said: "Fish Hill Picnic Place is one of the best sites for orchids in the county. This is a great opportunity to come and see the orchids and learn more about this fascinating plant."

For more information please contact us on 01905 766155