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Guided walk at Augean landfill site

Coming events

Guided walk to see restoration work at Augean's landfill site beside Bedford Purlieus at Thornhaugh

An unusual opportunity to see some of the new habitat creation work already carried out at the large waste site alongside the A47

Augean Thornhaugh site

Thursday 21st September 2023 10:00 - 12:00

Last March a group of us were able to visit Augean's hazardous water site north of King's Cliffe and enjoyed a fascinating and eye-opening morning. This is a further opportunity to learn about the way in which our modern society disposes of its waste.


This visit is to the Augean site which lies beside Bedford Purlieus and handles various types of non-hazardous waste. Landfill operations are carried out in a sequence of phases using discrete "cells": some cells are currently operational and others planned, but others again have been filled, capped off and and restoration work is under way.


We will be able to visit these restored areas and see the preparations that are under way for a new cell before it begins to be filled. This includes lining the cell with high-quality clay brought from the other King's Cliffe Site.


Our guide on the walk will be Peter Oldfield, Head of Planning and Permitting,  and we are very grateful to him for enabling the event to take place. 


Please note: as this is an operational site, we will be required to wear hi-vis vests and hard hats, which will be supplied on arrival. (Or please bring your own if you have them.)

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The entrance to the site is off the A47 trunk road between Wandsford and Duddington. Full details of arrangements will be sent to those who book.

Distance: less than 1 mile, on uneven surfaces with some quite steep sections. 

Footwear: preferably walking boots or wellies

Not suitable for: dogs, young children or those with wheels - sorry

Please book places by email if you intend to come.  Numbers will be limited to 20 people.   We will confirm your booking and send full details two days before the walk.

Have you seen the other guided walks to less-visited parts of Rockingham Forest?

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