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Natural Flood Management walk

Location: Backsbottom Farm, Roeburndale West, Lancaster, La2 9ll.
Date & time: Wednesday 21st August 2024, 10.30am – 15.30 pm.

Free event in the Forest of Bowland funded by Farming in Protected Landscapes
Join Rod Everett to walk around Backsbottom Farm, which was badly damaged by Wray floods in 1967 and see the variety of flood management techniques he has used. Prepare your land for the extreme weather conditions that climate change is likely to throw at us in the near future.

These include check dams, contour swales, contour tree planting, restoring blanket bog, attenuation dam, adding micro-biology in conjunction with a Erth Panbuster, and In River Training with careful rock placement. Photos from the Wray Flood showing the devastating effects of extreme rainfall will be on display.
Rod works on a number of different flood management projects around Lancaster as a consultant with the Lune Rivers Trust.
Lunch will be provided
Arrive 10.30am for refreshments, followed by a walk on the upper fell land.
Lunch around mid day followed by a longer walk down the valley over the River Roeburn and up into the woodlands. Some of the path is fairly steep.

We aim to be finished by 3.30pm.
Please bring wellies and waterproofs.

From Hornby take Moor Lane going south up the hill, at cross road from B6480 follow on over cattle grid and then take track first on left to the farm.
From Wray village take school lane going south up the hill in the centre of the village
Follow on uphill to T junction Go on up and over cattle grid.
After the cattle grid, our track is the first on left for Backsbottom Farm and Middle Wood Trust. Go down road into car park next to small windmill. Just below the car park is the Portacabin Classroom in the farmyard, please head for there.

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Aug 21 2024


10:30 - 15:30

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