Programme of Summer Field Excursions 2015




Sat 25th Finding Evidence of Otters in South Cumbria - John McMinn. WI 10.00. JW.
Tue 28th Spring in Silverdale - Jill & John Webb. WI 10.00, or 10.15 at Woodwell, SD465744. JW.
Thu 7th

 LWT Brockholes including 2 hour guided walk on reserve, 2 per person.

WI 9.30, or 10.30 at reserve car park, next to Junction 31, M6.

Thu 14th 

Low Tide Exploration Morecambe - Martin Summers.

WI 13.00, or West end of Oakley Rd, SD415626 at 14.00. WELLINGTONS ESSENTIAL. Afternoon only.  

Fri 22nd  Spring Butterflies of Warton Crag - Chris Winnick. WI 10.15, or Warton Crag car park, SD492724 at 10.30. CW.
Sat 30th  Butterflies of North Cumbria. Steve Doyle. WI 9.15, or Finlandrigg NNR layby on B5307 at NY282572 at 10.45. CW.
Wed 3rd

North Walney - Julie Clark. WI 9.30, or 10.45 at car park, Earnse Point, SD170699.

Jointly with The Wild Flower Society.  

Fri 5th Fri 12th

 Picos d'Europa - Society Overseas Trip (fully booked)

Thu 18th  Brigsteer Wood - Rob Pocklington. WI 10.00, or 10.30 in car park at SD489876.  RM.
Thu 25th

 Hodbarrow - David Talbot. WI 10.00, or Hodbarrow bird hide, SD174780 at 11.15.

Tues 30th  Juniper and Montane Scrub Restoration / Upland Flora. Mike Douglas. WI 8.45, or 10.00 a.m. at Blea Tarn car park, NY295043. 200 metres of ascent. JW.
Tue 7th                     An Introduction to Grasses and Sedges, Hawes Water or Coldwell Parrock - Roger Spooner. WI 13.45, or 14.00 at Gait Barrows car park, SD478775. Afternoon only. EG.
Fri 10th          Watching Swifts and viewing camera recording system for nests - Tanya and Edmund Hoare. WI at 18.45. Max 12 people, pre-book with John Webb, 01524 701497, or David Talbot, 01524 701570.  JW.
Wed 22nd  Sandside Cutting - Tony Riden. WI 10.00. Morning only. JW.
Mon 27th  Lakeland Red Squirrel Success - Bob Cartwright, Westmorland Red Squirrel Group. WI 10.00.  JW.
Mon 3rd The Butterflies and Day-flying Moths of Arnside Knott - Brian Hancock. WI 13.45, or NT car park, SD450773 at 14.00. Afternoon only. CW.
Thu 13th Geology of Kingsdale - Colin Patrick (c 6km) WI 9.30. Bring a powerful torch, waterproof walking boots or wellies. JW.
Mon 17th Moth Morning - Pete Stevens WI 10.00, or 16 Newcroft, Warton, SD503729 at 10.20. Morning only. Light refreshments provided. Anyone with a moth trap is invited to bring their own catch. JW.
Mon 24th Foulshaw Moss.  Led by Simon Thomas of CWT. WI 10.00, or Foulshaw Moss car park, SD458840 at 10.30. JW.
  On 1 morning between Tue 1st and Fri 4th Bird Ringing - John Wilson. 6.30 a.m. Leighton Moss Visitor Centre. Weather dependent. Register interest in advance with John Webb (01524 701497)  
Tue 8th

Seeds, Fruits, and Trees - Julie Clarke. WI 9.45 or Leighton Moss car park 10.00. Morning only.

Wed 23rd

Fungus Foray - Sheila and John Weir. WI 10.00, or 10.15 at Gait Barrows car park, SD478775.



Field Trip Co-ordinators

John Webb JW 01524 701497

Robert Metcalf RM 01524 761297

Chris Winnick CW 01539 728254

Elspeth Gregory EG 01524 782890

It is recommended that, in the event of adverse weather reports prior to a field trip the leader of the day be contacted. If they are not available contact Keith Williams: 01524 760035.

Please bring a packed lunch for field trips.

Members and friends attend lectures/meetings/ field trips at their own risk and the Society cannot be held responsible for accidents.

We encourage members to share cars to field trip sites in the interest of the protection of habitats and landscape and as there is often limited parking. The cost of the trip should be divided as agreed by those sharing the car.

No Dogs.