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Monday, April 18, 2016

Come and enjoy our fabulous parks events in May

There are some fabulous free events for all the family being organised by West Lancashire Borough Council’s Parks and Countryside Service in May.

If you fancy getting out and about on the bank holiday Monday on 2 May, then why not join the health walk exploring the wonderful wildlife corridors linking the Mere Sands Woods to the Rufford Canal. The walk is between four and six miles and sets off from Rufford Marina at 10am.

Walkers can stride out again on the eight-mile Lathom Circular Walk on Sunday 8 May. The walk sets off from Ruff Wood at 10am.

There is no need to book for either walk but please wear sturdy footwear.

You can find out what Coronation Park in Ormskirk may have looked like 1,000 years ago by coming along to the Ormskirk Medieval Weekend on Saturday 14 May and Sunday 15 May. Between 11am and 5pm on both days visitors can experience the sights, smells, sounds and tastes of the past as Historia Normannis take them on a journey through time. The park will be alive with interactive displays, including medieval crafts and archery demonstrations. A similar event held last year was hugely successful with about 6,000 people attending over the weekend.

If you get a buzz from nature events then come along to Beacon Country Park to enjoy An Introduction to Bee Surveying at Beacon Country Park on Saturday 21 May. This will involve an interesting look at bees and habitats - led by an expert from Plan Bee – and starts at 2pm from the park’s Ranger Station. The event is free but booking in advance is essential. Please call the rangers on 01695 622794 or email beacon.park@westlancs.gov.uk. Booking opens seven days before the event takes place.

On Saturday 28 May visitors to Beacon Country Park can join the Rangers on the Useful and Edible Plants walk, starting at 10am. This is a gentle three-mile stroll on which local experts will reveal some of the fascinating uses for different plants found growing all around us. No need to book, just turn up on the day.

Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult if attending any of these events. Please wear clothing and footwear that is suitable for the weather, ground conditions and the activity taking place at each event.

For more information regarding any of our Parks and Countryside sites or any of the events organised by West Lancashire Borough Council Parks and Countryside Ranger Service please go to parks and countryside.

For more information about volunteering opportunities with the Ranger Service please contact 01695 622794. You can also find out more about parks and countryside events by following the Rangers on Twitter @WLBC_Rangers or on Facebook (external link).

For more information about other West Lancashire borough council events please visit events.

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