Spring Indoor Meeting 2017
At the invitation of Cumbria Wildlife Trust, our Spring Indoor Meeting was held at Plumgarths on 11th March. With grateful thanks to Peter Bullard and CWT for the hospitality. See the report here.
Field Meetings 2017
All meetings start at 10.00 am
May 20th (Saturday): NY00 (Gosforth) – Leader Mike Porter. Meeting-place: car park on A595 at NY049.051.
June 19th (Monday): SD39 (Grizedale) – Leader Mike Porter. Meeting-place: Blind Lane Carpark, Force Mills, S of Satterthwaite, Grizedale, SD343.912 (NB: slightly altered GR from that already announced).
July 4th (Tuesday): NY43 (east side; Hutton-in-the-Forest) – Leader Jeremy Roberts. Meeting-place: Hutton-in-the-Forest, by permission of Lord Inglewood. Meet in the visitors car-park, NY460.358.
July 19th (Wednesday): NY50 (High Borrowdale) – Leader Phill Brown. Meeting-place: lay-by on E side A6, at top of Shap Fells, NY554.062.
August 3rd (Thursday): NY62 (Bolton) – Leader Mike Porter. Meeting-place: N-S road on E side of triangle in middle of village of Bolton, NY6379.2324.
August 25th (Friday) : NY73 (South Tyne to Moorhouse) – Leader Phill Brown. Meeting-place: in centre of Garrigill, NY7448.4155. Weather dependent; rough and exposed ground.
September 9th (Saturday): NY44 (west side; Southwaite) – Leader Jeremy Roberts. Meeting-place: layby on E side of A6 by Wragmire Moss, NY4510.4916.
Meetings of the Flora of Cumbria Recording Group 2016
SD38 Newby Bridge – Monday 30th May (Leader Mike Porter). Meet and park at SD325895 near Ash Slack, Ickenthwaite.
NY43 Greystoke – Tuesday 21st June (Leader Phill Brown). An opportunity to explore and record the area around Greystoke Castle (NY435309), arranged by Phill. Park in front of the castle itself. Summerground Crags and Wood, Gillcambon and Greystoke Forest all look interesting.
NY24 Wigton and NY25 Kirkbride – Wednesday 13th July (Leader Mike Porter). Meet at Natural England (South Solway Mosses) picnic spot and car park on west side of Wigton-Kirkbride road GR NY237539.
NY20 Scafell (Blea Tarn area) – Thursday 4th August (Leader Jeremy Roberts). Meet at Blea Tarn car park on minor road between Little Langdale and Great Langdale, above and to the east of Blea Tarn GR NY295043.
NY45 Carlisle (east) and NY44 Southwaite – Friday 26th August (Leader Jeremy Roberts). Meet at the parking place in High Stand Plantation, reached by turning off the minor road between Armathwaite and Cumwhitton and situated at GR NY497485.
NY63 Cross Fell (Blencarn and the area below Cross Fell) – Monday 12th September (Leader Phill Brown). Meet at east end of Blencarn where track heads up towards Cross Fell GR NY639311.
Contact Mike Porter in case of queries.
BSBI Annual Summer Meeting – Lowland Cumbria – Thursday 19th to Monday 23rd May. BSBI members will already have details of the BSBI Summer Meeting based at FSC Blencathra Centre, with guided excursions on Friday 20th May, and recording days on Saturday and Sunday, 21/22 May.