Flit Vale Local Group
Introduction to the :- Flit Vale Local Group
* Events arranged by WLT Flit Vale Local Group
The River Flit rises in a spring-fed pond to the east of Chalton and then flows through Flitwick, past Greenfield and Flitton, then through Clophill, Chicksands, and Shefford, past Stanford, before meeting the River Ivel at Langford. The Flit and its tributaries are designated a County Wildlife Site.
The jewel in this small river's many treasures is Flitwick Moor, a remnant of a nutrient-rich valley mire, and the largest area of wetland in Bedfordshire. A designated Site of Special Scientific Interest, Flitwick Moor's wetland contain acidic waters from the iron-rich Greensand Ridge, a prominent geographic feature through Bedfordshire, and the alkaline flow of waters rising from the chalk-downs. Harvested of its peat until half a century ago, the Moor's delicate ecology provides a home for rare and special flora and a rich collection of invertebrate fauna.
More information on the Flitwick Moor and Folly Wood reserve.
The Flit Vale local group, formed in October of 2008, draws its membership from the Toddington, Flitwick and Ampthill area and has a mission to promote the wider understanding, appreciation and conservation of all forms of wildlife in the Flit Vale area by:
Organising guided walks around local wildlife sites
Arranging talks by local experts on wildlife topics
Encouraging the participation of local people of all ages in the above, and in other related activities including volunteering and wildlife watch groups...
To contact the group please email flitvale.info @ gmail.com
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The Flit Vale Local Group belongs to the Wildlife Trust of Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Northamptonshire, for more information please visit the BCN site.
(Registered charity number: 1000412).