Nature trail through ancient parkland

Children from Meadowside, Forest, St Mary's and Scotton Lingerfield schools at the launch of Jacob Smith park's new nature trail (S)
Children from Meadowside, Forest, St Mary's and Scotton Lingerfield schools at the launch of Jacob Smith park's new nature trail (S)

A Knaresborough park is home to a new attraction after a nature trail was officially launched.

The Friends of Jacob Smith Park have set up the nature trail at the park in Scriven, with help from Harrogate Borough Council and nearby Meadowside School.

Patrick Kilburn, Harrogate Borough Council’s Head of Parks and Open Spaces said: “This will be a great new leisure activity for all ages to enjoy. Jacob Smith Park is a very interesting ancient parkland with plenty of plants and wildlife to spot. The nature trail will be a good guide. I would like to thank everyone who has helped develop the nature trail and we are especially pleased to be able to link into the education curriculum.”

The trail will be an educational resource for all primary schools in the area, and was desgined by ecologist Bernadette Lobo and artist Carline Miekina.

The trail will be available to collect from Knaresborough Library and Tourist Information Centre, or from www.jacobsmithpark.org.uk