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New trail opens up access to wildlife
2:29pm Wednesday 9th October 2013 in News
AN ELEVEN-and-a-half mile trail leading through nine local villages is set to open alongside an art exhibition to celebrate the local landscape and wildlife.
The Great Wold Valley Heritage Trail will open on Friday at 11am, passing through five parishes along the course of the Gypsey Race down the Great Wold Valley.
Set up by a group of local volunteers and funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund and LEADER, part of the agricultural fund for rural development, the trail features information boards along the way.
North Yorkshire County Council Coun Janey Sanderson said: “The trail illustrates the rich diversity of the area’s heritage from prehistory to modern times.
“The project group, with the support of the five parish councils, numerous contributors and suppliers, has created a unique record of the valley to bring it alive to residents and visitors alike.”
The launch of the £116,000 project will also feature the opening of an exhibition of the artwork of the trail, on Weaverthorpe village green. The exhibition will be open to the public until Sunday.
The trail runs from Wharram-le-Street to Foxholes.
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