Category Archives: Fylingdales News

Tour de Yorkshire Set to Pass Through Fylingdales Moor

On Sunday 1 May, The Tour de Yorkshire, Stage 3 is set to pass through Fylingdales Moor.  

It will reach the Moor at the summit of the Cote de Robin Hood’s Bay and then follow the A171 until the turn off for Harwood Dale. The last view of the moor, in the distance, is from the summit of the Cote de Harwood Dale.

The race is scheduled to get to the Cote de Robin Hood’s Bay at 3.55pm, so the exact timing of it passing through the moor will be flexible on the day.  As you would expect this event will be very popular, so parking will be very limited. Arriving early to get the best spot would be recommended.  There will also be a Race Caravan located on the route to distribute goodies on the day.  

Please see the map below for the full route.  More information about this exciting day will be posted on our website nearer the time, so please check back.  Thank you

The Tour de Britain Route through Fylingdales Moor
The Tour de Britain Route through Fylingdales Moor

Check Out the Hawk and Owl Trusts Events Listings for Autumn/Winter

Across the Hawk and Owl Trust we have an exciting range or walks, talks and exhibitions taking place throughout the autumn and winter of 2015/2016.   From Sculthorpe Moor, to Shapwick Moor and across several of our national groups, we have a packed calendar of events to keep you busy through the coming months.  Please… Continue Reading

Out of the Ashes of the Fylingdales Fire – Five Days That Shook the Moor

The five days from 17 – 21 September 2003 saw a huge fire devastate part of Fylingdales Moor on the North York Moors, stretching from the A171, where it is believed to have started due to a discarded cigarette, to near the coast at Ravenscar. In total 2.4 square kilometres of moorland and fragile peat… Continue Reading

Barns Owls Fly in for a School Visit

On Friday 15 February, Millie and Bundi, two Barn owls from Parrot and Seal animal displays and their handlers, Lauren Smith and Josephine Schneider, visited the Infants and aptly named Little Owls Pre-School at Bramcote Junior School. The owls were a little ‘fidgety’ as they really wanted to be flying around! Unlike real barn owls… Continue Reading

Nature Trail Boardwalk Completed at Fylingdales

Jugger Beck Nature Trail Boardwalk Opens 2012 saw the official completion of the Nature Trail boardwalk along Jugger Beck on Fylingdales Moor. The task was started on 11 April 2011 and took the ‘HOOTS’ volunteers a total of 19 working days equating to 189 volunteer days to complete the 335 metres of boardwalk which included… Continue Reading

Species Count Reaches 90

Surveys show extra species and firm population numbers Short-eared owl (right) was recorded in the annual breeding season survey at Fylingdales Moor for the first time in 2011. Other species not recorded in previous surveys were nuthatch, raven and fieldfare, bringing the total number of different bird species recorded since 2005 by the Hawk and… Continue Reading

Rare Solitary Mining Bee on Moor

Andrena tarsata discovered by researcher on Fylingdales Bees were among the wildlife highlights of Fylingdales Moor, North Yorkshire, in the summer of 2011. A small colony of the rare solitary mining bee Andrena tarsata (pictured) was discovered there by Louise Hislop, who is doing a two-year study of this Biodiversity Action Plan (BAP) species in… Continue Reading

Iron Age Roundhouse Excavated

Ancient dwelling gives up its secrets An Iron Age roundhouse was excavated on Fylingdales Moor, North Yorkshire, this summer. The hearth is the low stone structure in the foreground of the photo. The gulley behind was caused by rain water running off the roundhouse roof. Archaeologists also investigated a Bronze Age burial cairn and a… Continue Reading