Country & Coast: Missing out on forager’s bounty of native nuts

Like many foragers I have several closely-guarded secrets about exactly where to locate the very best free food in the Yorkshire countryside. Most such secrets are related to edible fungi, but one of them is this: I know a plentiful supply of wild hazelnuts.

A view across Upper Nidderdale from Middlesmoor, one of the stops along the Nidderdale Way.  Picture by Janina Holubecki.

Free guide breaks down epic trail through Dales valley

A new walking guide has been launched to help people follow a spectacular 53-mile route in the easternmost valley of the Yorkshire Dales.

Storm Ophelia left a trail of destruction as she swept across the country... but Yorkshire has seemingly escaped the worst.

Ophelia passes into North Sea as Yorkshire escapes full force of her 90mph gusts

Yorkshire seems to have escaped the full force of former Hurricane Ophelia as the storm moves out past Scotland and into the north sea.

Former Hurricane Ophelia battered parts of Ireland, Wales and the western coast of England yesterday.

Travel chaos as former Hurricane Ophelia brings 70mph winds to Yorkshire

The one-time Hurricane Ophelia has brought rush-hour chaos to Yorkshire this morning as it blows across the county with gusts of up to 70mph.
Former Hurricane Ophelia brought with it high winds and severe storms throughout Monday.

Ophelia winds batter western parts of United Kingdom as Yorkshire holds its breath

Yorkshire was waiting to see if former Hurricane Ophelia would strike the county with her full force after a day of fierce winds and storms struck Ireland and the west coast.
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Red sun phenomenon casts ghostly haze across Yorkshire... and leaves some to question if this is the end of the world?

A red sun spotted in the sky over parts of Yorkshire on Monday morning may have been caused by Hurricane Ophelia but that didn't stop many from sharing their own 'scientific' opinions on social media.
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A black slug.

Yorkshire Water urges considered pesticide use to beat farm slugs

Farmers battling slug infestations to protect their crops are being asked to make smart use of pesticides as pest control to limit any potential impacts on tap water.

Young participants of The Explorer Club at work in the North York Moors National Park.

National glory for efforts to connect people with nature in Yorkshire

Efforts to inspire communities to look after some of Yorkshire’s most precious areas of countryside have been celebrated as examples for others to follow.


Campaigner climbs 150-year-old Sheffield Vernon Oak tree to save it from the chop

An activist scaled a 150-year-old oak tree in Sheffield today in a bid to prevent it from being felled as part of the city council’s controversial Streets Ahead programme.

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What's the strange orange haze over Yorkshire?

Have you noticed the strange coloured sky today?

Fracking protesters at Kirby Misperton.

YP Letters: Weak rules have allowed fracking in North Yorkshire

From: Jon and Val Mager, Park Avenue, Beverley.

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Storm Ophelia

When will Storm Ophelia hit Yorkshire?

With Tropical Storm Ophelia currently over parts of the UK, travel operators are warning for disruption and cancellations to ferry and train services.

Storm Ophelia: All you need to know as former hurricane approaches Yorkshire

Storm Ophelia: All you need to know as former hurricane approaches Yorkshire

Strong winds are expected in Yorkshire as the remnants of Hurricane Ophelia hit the UK.
This satellite image released by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration shows Hurricane Ophelia.

Ophelia loses hurricane status but still poses danger to people and property

Storm Ophelia is to batter the UK with gusts of up to 80mph, with the Met Office warning of potential “danger to life”.

Yorkshire weather warning: Hurricane Ophelia to bring 'exceptional' conditions

Yorkshire weather warning: Hurricane Ophelia to bring 'exceptional' conditions

Gusts of up to 80mph will batter parts of the UK as Hurricane Ophelia sweeps in threatening to cause travel chaos.
Fracking demonstrators at Kirby Misperton.

YP Letters: Fracking site protesters are fighting for all of our futures

From: Gill Orme, Pickering.

Main Street in Haworth decked in bunting last year to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the birth of Charlotte Bront�.  Picture by Tony Johnson

Literary treasure

IT has many of the facilities associated with small or even medium-sized towns and a profile to match, but the Brontë village of Haworth remains just that... a village.

Head gardener James Taylor pictured at Mount Grace Priory. PIC: Simon Hulme

The Yorkshire garden going back to its roots

With the wheelbarrows at the ready, Sarah Freeman meets the team at Mount Grace Priory who are about to take on one of English Heritage’s biggest ever planting schemes.

Michael Fish giving his infamous weather forecast in 1987

Ill wind over the gale they didn’t see coming

IT WAS one of the biggest gaffes in TV history, and exactly 30 years after Michael Fish’s weather report on the “hurricane that never was”, the Met Office was still trying to cover its tracks.

Martin Hughes, Chair of the YGA, at the Strawberry Fields greenbelt site. Image: Lizzy McEllan

Fury as hearing over future of Leeds’ greenbelt is pushed back

Greenbelt activists who raised thousands of pounds to hire a barrister to help with their campaign say they are ‘furious’ after Leeds City Council cancelled planned public hearings days before they were due to go ahead.

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