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Indoor meeting 2024

2nd March (Saturday), Cumbria Wildife Trust, Houghton, Carlisle, 10 a.m. Contact Mike P. for further details, at

Field-meetings 2024

Venues will posted here when finalised. Start 10 a.m. except where noted. Contact Mike P. for further details, at

Saturday 11th May
Cunswick Tarn and Scar
~ leader Peter Bullard

Monday 3rd June
Orton Farm Cluster
~ leader Trevor Lowis

Tuesday 25th June
Ormside Hall SSSI riverside and wetlands
~ leader Trevor Lowis

Wednesday 10th July
Arnside Knott
~ leader Lynne Farrell

Thursday 25th July
~ leader Mike Porter

Friday 16th August
Torver area
~ leaders Roger Holme and Mike Porter

Saturday 7th September
Upper Irthing
~ leaders Helen Brown and Tom Dearnley

Please note: attendees must accept that attendance at any of our meetings is strictly at their own risk. Neither the organisers nor leaders will be held responsible for personal injury, damage, loss or delay. Likely risks and safety concerns will be outlined before every meeting.

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Field-meetings 2023

13 May (Saturday) Hay Bridge Nature Reserve, Rusland
5 June (Monday) Hoff Farms surveys
24 June (Saturday) Whitbarrow Ferns, joint meeting with BPS Northwest Group (start 11 am)
11 July (Tuesday) Little Asby and Potts Beck
26 July (Wednesday) Eycott Hill CWT Reserve
10 August (Thursday) St Bees Head
1 September (Friday) Silecroft area

Field-meetings 2022

14 May (Saturday) Lowick
6 June (Monday) Sandscale Haws
28 June (Tuesday) Lorton Vale
2 July (Saturday) Warcop Training Area
13 July (Wednesday) Naddle Valley (Mardale)
28 July (Thursday) Miltonrigg, Brampton
12 August (Friday) Smardale
3 September (Saturday) Borrowdale (ferns)

Field-meetings 2021

22 May (Saturday) Scout Scar/Whitbarrow
9 June (Wednesday) Tarn Syke/Sunbiggin Tarn
26 June (Saturday) Millom/Hodbarrow
13 July (Tuesday) Hutton Roof
26 July (Monday) Waitby Greenriggs/Smardale
14 August (Saturday) North Cumbria (Butterburn and/or Gowk Bank)
2 September (Thursday) the coast (Silloth area)

Field-meetings 2020

Due to the covid-19 outbreak the posted meetings were cancelled.

Field-meetings 2019

Saturday 18th May, SD28 Grizebeck (leader Mike)
Meet Lowick Bridge Community Hall carpark; minor road SW from Lowick Bridge. SD290860

Monday 3rd June, NY02 Distington (leader Mike)
Meet extensive layby on E side of A595, NE of Lilyhall, NY039275.

Friday 28th June to Thursday 4th July, SD18, SD19, SD29, NY00, NY10, NY20 Muncaster (leader Phill)
For meeting times and places click here.

Tuesday 16th July, NY52 Melkinthorpe (leader Phill)
Meet layby on NE side of A6, SE of Eamont Bridge, NY528278.

Wednesday 7th August, NY12 Lorton (leader Jeremy)
Meet layby on S side of minor road E of Waterend, opposite N end of Loweswater, NY121223.

Thursday 22nd August, NY55 Castle Carrock (leader Jeremy)
Meet at E end of cutoff section of A69, NY502583. Access either from E end (opposite lane signed Hayon, NY503583) or from W end by Byegill Farm, NY498581.

Friday 6th September, SD57/SD58 Crooklands (leader Mike)
PLEASE NOTE: we have changed the meeting point to the Mart on the south side of the A65. The GR is SD536.822. From M6 junction 36 take A65 eastwards for about 200m to the next roundabout, and turn south on A6070 towards Burton-in-Kendal. After another 200m there is a small roundabout, where turn left down slope, into Mart parking.

Spring Indoor Meeting 2019

At the kind invitation of Cumbria Wildlife Trust, we met at Gosling Sike, CWT’s northern base, at Houghton (northeast of Carlisle), on Saturday 9th March 2019.

Spring Indoor Meeting 2018

As announced in Newsletter No. 4 (28 November 2017), Peter Bullard kindly offered us the use of facilities at CWT Plumgarths for our Spring Meeting, which took place on 10th March 2018.

Field-meetings 2018

Saturday 19th May, SD27 Dalton (Leader Mike)
Meet at SD240.769, just south of Marton village. The road widens here, providing parking for 6–8 cars.

Monday 4th June, NY10 Wasdale (Leader Phill) (NB: replaces previously announced NY12 Lorton)
Meet at NY150.053, one of several car-parks along the shore of Wastwater.

Saturday 23nd to Friday 29th June, SD29 (etc), Broughton Mills and district (Leaders Jeremy, Phill, Mike)
An opportunity to ‘fill in’ an area which has few post-2000 records. The meeting point each day: the large parking area at Wreaks End, SD2225.8656, on a corner of the A595, a kilometre southeast of Broughton-in-Furness.

Tuesday 17th July, NY53 Great Salkeld (Leader Phill)
Meet at NY550.372, a small car-park near Re-cycling Centre just north of Great Salkeld.

Wednesday 15th August, NY62 Knock (Leader Jeremy)
Meet on waste ground, E side of Great Dun Fell road, 100 m up from junction W of Knock village NY6770.2743.

Thursday 6th September, NY30 White Moss Common (Leader Mike)
Meet in lower car-park (south of A591) at NY350.065. (This is a paying car-park so share transport if possible!)

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.

 Field Meetings 2017

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.

Field Meetings 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.