Mike Bagshaw

Mike Bagshaw

About this author

Mike Bagshaw is a Lancastrian by birth and a zoologist by training. After four years as a student in Sheffield he qualified as a biology teacher and has taught full-time ever since. Initially this took place indoors in school classrooms, but for the last 30 years he has worked in outdoor education centres, introducing children and adults to the delights of water-sports, mountaineering, forest education and how to understand and appreciate the natural world. In his spare time he has travelled the wild places of the world as a naturalist and explorer, often in a canoe or kayak, and written about his experiences for outdoor magazines. He contributes monthly nature columns to local newspapers and has had a book of poetry published.

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Dinosaur hunting in the North York Moors

The Jurassic coast of Yorkshire is a palaeontologist’s paradise.

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Whale watching in North Yorkshire

It might not be the first animal that comes to mind when you think of the North York Moors, but whales are thriving off the coast here.   

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The Mouseman of Kilburn

Author Mike Bagshaw tells the story of this local woodcarver.

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