Adder emergence amble
Sunday 29th March 2020 at 10.00am to Sunday 29th March 2020 at 3.00pm
A stroll on Big Moor taking in the sights and sounds of spring, including adders as they emerge from hibernation
Sunday 29 March 2020
Morning walk: 10.00am-12.00pm
Afternoon walk: 1.00pm-3.00pm
Meet at Barbrook Cottage, Big Moor.
Suggested ticket donation £5 per person.
Booking essential via Eventbrite - limited to 15 places per walk.
Spring is a time of change on the moors, with animals become more active as the days get longer and warmer. One resident taking advantage of the sunshine is the adder, Britians only native venomous snake which while rare nationally, we are working to conserve on the Eastern Moors.
Our wardens will guide you in the best way to view this amazing but incredibly sensitive species its natural habitat, without disrupting the adders as they prepare for the year ahead. Find out why it is so important to protect these secretive reptiles and their habitat.
Not suitable for photographers.
What to bring with you
Please come dressed appropriately for the weather, in warm clothes and waterproofs with spare layers in a bag with suncream or a woolly hat as necessary. Good, sturdy, waterproof boots with a deep tread and ankle support are recommended. No food or drink is provided, but if you wish you may bring your own.
We will have some pairs of binoculars to share but you may wish to bring your own.
How to get here
Visit our site map to see the location of Barbrook Cottage.
Address: Eastern Moors Partnership, Barbrook Cottage, nr Owler Bar, Sheffield, S17 3BQ.
Grid reference: SK282769
By road: Do not use the postcode in your satnav - search for Eastern Moors Partnership. From Owler Bar take the A621 towards Bakewell for 1/2 mile until you see a white gate on the right. From Baslow/Chesterfield, take the A621 towards Sheffield for 4 miles until you see a white gate on the left. Follow the tarmac track through this gate to the cottage.
Public transport: To see a map with the nearest bus stop locations click here.
The meeting point for this event has free parking for all and accommodates blue badge holders. The walk is approx. 2.5km in length and there will be regular stops, but no seating is available. It uses footpaths which in places are uneven or muddy with some steep slopes. You will be guided through the event by a ranger providing spoken interpretation in English. Accessible toilets are available at the start and end of the event but not throughout the walk. During the event, we may be taking photographs – you will be asked to sign a consent form at the beginning of the event so if you do not wish to be photographed please inform a member of the team. For further information about accessibility, please email email@example.com.
In the event of bad weather this walk is likely to be cancelled. Please check you email inbox the day of the event for any updates.