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Landfill and Lichens

November 18, 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Free

Join in this guided walk at Lamplighter’s Marsh, led by multi-award winning conservationist Steve England and community experts on local history. Explore the resurgence of nature in this unique post-industrial landscape. Lamplighter’s Marsh lies next to the tidal River Avon in Shirehampton where the river flows into the Severn estuary. It forms part of an important wildlife corridor as well as providing a habitat for nationally-rare plant species. Steve will be helping identify the local flora and fauna as well as migratory birds. The nature writer Tim Dee says that in the face of climate change and species depletion, the edgelands of towns and cities ‘might come to… mean as much to us as any wilderness ever might have done’. Come and fall in love with one of Bristol’s unsung, edgeland gems.

The walk will start from outside The Lamplighters Pub and Restaurant. The walk is suitable for wheelchair users. Please dress for the weather and bring a pair of binoculars if you can!

Two other versions of this walk will be led by a variety of experts throughout the Being Human festival.

On Wednesday 21 November there will be a walk between 11:00am and 12:30pm.

On Saturday 24 November there be a walk between 11:00am and 12:30pm.

In partnership with

Friend's of Lamplighter's Marsh, A Forgotten Landscape, Shirehampton Community Action Forum

Contact email address

P.J.Marland@leeds.ac.uk

Booking required?

Yes


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Date:
November 18
Time:
11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Cost:
Free
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Website:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/landfill-and-lichens-community-walk-at-lamplighters-marsh-bristol-tickets-48641172055

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Join us for a guided walk at Lamplighter's Marsh, exploring the resurgence of nature in this post-industrial landscape. Discover the richness of one of Bristol’s unsung edgelands! The walks run from 11am to 12.30pm on 18th, 21st and 24th November.
Is booking required?
Yes
If your event is part of a series, please put the series title here
Landfill and Lichens: Community Walks at Lamplighter's Marsh
Contact email address
P.J.Marland@leeds.ac.uk
Event partners
Friend's of Lamplighter's Marsh, A Forgotten Landscape, Shirehampton Community Action Forum
Region
South West
City/town
Bristol
Accessibility information
The walk has level access at each end and is suitable for wheelchair users, pushchairs etc.
Image copyright information
Photo by Katie Marland, used with permission

Venue

The Lamplighters Pub and Restaurent
Station Road
Bristol, BS11 9XA United Kingdom
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Accessibility information
The walk has level access at each end and is suitable for wheelchair users, pushchairs etc.