Latest news Summer 2019

‘Due to the wet start to summer, the Woods are really quite vibrant at the moment. The yellow flag irises, that we planted in conjunction with the Calderdale Council Countryside Officer, are blooming on the edge of the pond – see the attached pic. There is however still a problem with the invasive Himalayan balsam, which has spread from the wet flush where it is growing up Ibbot Royd Clough down to the silt island in the old mill-pond – probably washed down in the July 2012 flood.

  A local resident has been kindly hand-pulling the balsam in the pond area to help control it, and recently we did some control works in the lower reservoir, by the Keighley Road entrance – so hopefully we can keep on top of this invasive weed and maintain the variety of plants on the site.’

Flag iris Nutclough pond

Spring Clean 2019

The time has come round again to spruce up the Woods and we will be taking part in the local Town Council’s Spring Clean on Saturday March 23rd. Meet at the entrance to the Woods (off Keighley Road) at 10:30am and we will do a morning in Nutclough till around, say, 1pm.

As well as a clean-up, there will be a job to renew some steps where the original flight we put in the Dell area about ten years ago has started to break up…

Hope to see you on Saturday 23rd.


The dell area, overgrown this summer!