Programme of Winter Field Excursions 2021-22


Please note that car sharing must be made by a private arrangement and a general pick-up at the WI will not operate.






Tues 21st Sept

Fungi of Gait Barrows

10.30am at Gait Barrows car park (SD 4785 7761). (What 3 Words location twisting.fermented.nerve)

John Watt



Tues 12th Oct

Martindale Red Deer Rut

10.15am at St Martindale old church (NY 434 184), (What 3 Words location buck.majoring.survivor), parking limited so car share if possible. Mike Johnson


Walk up the valley to see red deer and any migrant birds


From Pooley Bridge take the road to Howtown on the southern side of Ullswater, go through Howtown and up the steepish road towards Martindale, you will come to St Peter’s Church and car park below Hallin fell, carry on along the road and then turn left and follow road until you come to St Martindale old Church, parking is just off the road, spaces are limited so please park carefully.



Tues 9th Nov

South Walney

South Walney reserve to view winter birds and grey seal pups. John Webb & Mike Johnson

South Walney  CWT reserve CP at 10.30am (SD 215 620), (What 3 Words location stance.fried.wealth)

Introductory talk from the warden then a walk round the reserve to view birds and the seals as high tide approaches at 14.15pm.


Please note entry is free for Wildlife trust members, £3 charge for non-members.


From Barrow follow signs to Vickerstown and South Walney ,just over the bridge take the left along promenade and continue on this road , you will pass the houses on the left then come to a bay, take the next left down Carr lane should be signposted south Walney reserve follow this road till you come to the reserve car park on your right.



Thurs 16th Dec

Pre Xmas lunch local walk

Details to follow. To be decided by tides and weather nearer the date. Either a walk to Jenny Brown’s point from the Silverdale hotel CP or meeting at Leighton Moss CP


David Talbot & Pete Stevens

Silverdale Hotel/Leighton Moss CP, at 9.30am.

Lunch at Silverdale Hotel, 12.30 for 1.00 pm.




Thurs 3rd Feb

Fleetwood High Tide Bird Watching


Car Park at Fleetwood, off Princes Way, the coast road

(SD 31868 48004) (What 3 Words location worldwide.plump.suspend), 10.30am. The car park is at North end of Golf course in Fleetwood. On OS map look for “Lookout Station”


We will walk to Lookout Station at Rossall Point  (opens at 11.00am) (


Pete Stevens


Then drive to other sites after HT depending on time and weather conditions

Possible visits to Fleetwood Marsh NR

Stanah , Wyre Estuary Country Park

Skippool Creek/Marsh


HT 9.8m at 12.50pm



Wed 16th Feb

Glasson & Conder Green

Conder Green car park (SD 45694 56203) (What 3 Words location blockage.wreck.sigh) 9.45am.

Hight tide at 11.30am

Pete Moreton



Mon 28th Mar

Sizergh & Park End

NT Car Park Sizergh CP (SD 4973 8776) (What 3 Words location radio.reliving.civic) 8.00am


Early morning for Hawfinch with Rob Pocklington

Café opens at 10.00am


Weather permitting a walk to Park End bird hide afterwards through Brigsteer woods. The woods are a spectacle at that time of year with wild daffodils.





Contact details

Mike Johnson (MJ) 01524 761450 or 07540767744

Pete Stevens (PS) 01524 733931 or 07933292182


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.


No Dogs.