I DRAW your attention to Yorkshire Wildlife Trust’s new appeal to help create a ‘Wilder Ingleborough’.

Thanks to its unique geology criss-crossed by drystone walls, Ingleborough and its foothills are one of our most inspiring icons of our regional heritage.

The area is home to some of the best limestone pavements in the country, brightly coloured patches of grassland wildflowers, and also threatened species such as the curlew and the globeflower. The Wild Ingleborough Reserve has the potential to support hundreds of wildlife species and be a real beacon for nature’s recovery in the Yorkshire Dales.

Right now, the ‘Wild Ingleborough’ team, working with partners and local people, are in a critical race against time to create bigger, better and more connected areas of habitat.

The anonymous Greek philosopher who penned the proverb “society grows great when old men plant trees whose shade they know they shall never sit in”, could easily have been talking about Yorkshire Wildlife Trust volunteers planting trees on Ingleborough in mid-winter.

So please donate or register to volunteer at www.ywt.org.uk/Wild-Ingleborough and together we can create a truly Wild Ingleborough, for our future generations to enjoy.

Paul Whitaker, Yorkshire Wildlife Trust Volunteer

Over Kellet ,Carnforth.