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Trip Report North Loughton Valley Park and area, 1st June 2021 - Joe Clinch

Posted On: 21 Sep 2021   |   Posted By: Milton Keynes Natural History Society

Trip Report North Loughton Valley Park and area, 1st June 2021 - Joe Clinch

Above: Bee Orchid
Welcome back!
The Society's last outdoor event was on Sunday afternoon 2 nd February 2020 at the Floodplain Forest Nature Reserve some 16 months earlier, so the summer walk on Tuesday evening 1 st June 2021 had a particular importance in our calendar. On a glorious summer evening 28 members and 1 visitor (just within the Covid rules maximum allowed) met at Bancroft Park Parks Trust car park to enjoy the wildlife of Milton Keynes, to view some historic landmarks, and to renew face-to-face contact with fellow members. Paul Lund was on hand to act as co-leader should it have proved necessary to divide participants into two groups but that was not necessary. Covid and other risks were rehearsed before the start of the walk.
Introduction
North Loughton Valley Park is managed by the Parks Trust and forms one of many parks along the green corridor that stretches from Tattenhoe in the south west to New Bradwell in the north where the Loughton Brook joins the Great Ouse....

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