The East Yorkshire Herb Group is open to anyone who has an interest in herbs and their uses - cooks, gardeners, botanists, makers of lotions & potions, health practitioners and anyone keen to learn more about useful plants!
The group holds its meetings every two months, on the last Wednesday of the month, from 7.30 - 9.00pm at West Heslerton Village Hall (see maps below for directions). There will also be occasional weekend events including wild food foraging, herb identification walks, outings to places of interest, etc.
There will be a nominal charge each meeting of £2.00 per person to pay for the hall, refreshments, etc. As the membership grows any profit will be used to pay for guest speakers so that you don't have to listen to me burbling away all the time! If you would like to be added to our mailing list for occasional updates on what we're up to, please send me an email with EYHG in the subject line.
If you've missed any of our previous meetings you can find out what we've been up to by downloading our information sheets - just click on the menu at the top of this page.
National Herbal Medicine Week
Herb Walk: Medicinal Herbs of the Yorkshire Wolds
Sunday 24th June 2pm - 4pm
Meet outside the Dawnay Arms Pub in West Heslerton (just off the A64 between Malton & Scarborough - for those of you with SatNav the postcode is YO17 8RQ). Please wear suitable footwear and bring a sunhat (!!) and something to drink. Pace will be easy-going with frequent stops, but some rough ground will be covered. Well-behaved children and dogs (on lead please) are welcome.
Cost: donations to the wild plant conservation charity Plantlife would be appreciated
Any questions, give me a call on 01944 728305 or email
How to get to West Heslerton
Location of West Heslerton Village Hall
West Heslerton is situated just off the A64 Leeds/York to Scarborough road. Itís on the right coming from York; on the left coming from Scarborough.
Turn off the A64 into West Heslerton village. The Village Hall (marked with a red cross above) is on the right, about 100yards after you pass the Dawnay Arms pub. There should be adequate space to park at the side of the road
Public transport: Coastliner buses stop at West Heslerton every hour. Last bus to Scarborough departs at 9pm; last bus to Malton/York departs at 10.30pm (timetable correct as of June 2010 but subject to change from October - you should check the Coastliner website before travelling, or call their information service on 01653 692556)
If you get lost, call me on 07711 552065
The Dawnay Arms pub serves meals and snacks until 8.30pm, and drinks until 11pm. If you don't have to rush home after our meetings, it's a great place to continue discussions!
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Christine Haughton, MA MNIMH MCPP FRSPH
Wold Farm, West Heslerton, Malton, North Yorkshire YO17 8RY, UK
Last updated 3rd March 2013 ©Purple Sage Botanicals