Friary Fungus Day

Friary

Leader: Alan Rayner Hosts: Penny and Richard Williamson Meet: 11.00 just within Friary, to the right of the cattle grid, where you will see a sign,’ Welcome to Park’, Gr ST 788591 Landranger 172/Explorer 142. Friary is reached via Friary Wood Lane, a narrow steep road leading down from the A36. Finish: 15.30. Focus: Grassland […]

Trees as micro-habitats

Royal Victoria Park Bath,

Leader: Rob RandalL Meet: 10:00 at Gr ST742653, Royal Victoria Park, Bath at the top end of Cow Lane, running from Marlborough Lane to the edge of the park. Landranger 172/Explorer 155. Finish: 11:30. Focus: Tree trunks as micro-habitats. Description: We will examine a range of trees in the park to see which are most […]

Mere Down, Farmland Birds

Mere Down

Leader: Lucy Starling Meet: 9:30 off B3095 north of Mere Gr ST825345, car share, space for about 8 cars in lay-by. Landranger 172/Explorer 155. Finish: Approx 13.00 with option to extend to explore around Stourhead and look for tree sparrows. Focus: Raptors and farmland birds, including red kite and corn bunting. Description: Linear walk, mainly […]

Poole Harbour joint visit with RSPB

Poole Harbour

Leader: David Newman (Booking and prepayment essential via contact details in the members' Autumn-Winter 2021 newsletter. Coach: Trip will start at 7.30 approx with pick up in Bath (location to be advised). Focus: Will be on winter migrants and wildfowl. Description: Joint BNHS/RSPB trip. We will have a 3-hour cruise around the harbour with local expert […]

Lichens – Weston Church Yard

Weston churchyard Church RdWeston, Bath,

Leader: Rob Randall Meet: 11:00 at Gr ST 731662, entrance to churchyard on Church Road, Weston. Landranger 172/Explorer 155. Finish: 12:30. Focus: Lichens on stonework. Description: As well as the local building stones, churchyards and cemeteries provide a variety of stones not found naturally in our area and as a result they can provide a […]

Kingsdown – Woodland and Farmland Birds

Swan Pub at Kingsdown

Leader: Glen Maddison Meet: 10.00 at the Swan Pub at Kingsdown just before Kingsdown Golf Club. Gr ST 812671. Landranger 173/Explorer 156. Please note that this is intended as a bus outing and bus 271 departs from Walcot Street at 18 minutes past the hour. Finish: 13.00. Focus: Winter farmland/woodland birds and other wildlife. The […]

New Year City Walk – River, Canal And Smallcombe Woods

Leader: David Goode Meet: 10.00 Riverside footpath opposite St John’s Church Gr ST 754646. Landranger 172/Explorer 155. Finish: 13.00 Halfpenny Bridge (at the back of Bath Spa Railway Station) Focus: Urban wildlife in winter. Winter thrushes, peregrine, buzzard, kingfisher and winter heliotrope. Description: A leisurely walk of about 2 miles along footpaths with some steep […]

Riverside And Canal Towpath

Beckford Road Bath,

Leader: Lucy Starling Meet: 10:00am on Beckford Road Gr ST 754654. Landranger172/Explorer 155. Limited on street car parking locally. Finish: Approx 13:00. Focus: Kingfisher, grey heron, raven, winter thrushes, possibly meadow pipit and stonechat. Description: Bathwick to Bathampton via Batheaston Circular. Around 4.5 miles of mainly level walking on grass and hard surfaces with break […]

Avebury and Barbury Castle near Swindon

Avebury NT car park Avebury, Wiltshire

Leaders: Terry Doman and Glen Maddison Meet: 10:00 in National Trust car park sign-posted off A4361. Gr SU 099695 Landranger 173/Explorer 157. SATNAV SN8 1RD. Free parking for NT members. Finish: Approx 13:00 in Avebury or 16:45 Barbury Castle. Focus: Farmland/downland birds including tree sparrow, corn bunting and raptors including red kite. Possibility of short-eared […]

Ham Wall and Shapwick Heath

Ham Wall RSPB Reserve Meare, Ashcott,, Glastonbury, Somerset

Leader: Lucy Starling Meet: 10:00 Ham Wall RSPB car park. Gr ST 449396. Landranger Map 182/Explorer 141. Free parking for RSPB members. Non-members £2.00. Finish: approx 15:00 - optional extension until dusk for starling roost, weather permitting. Focus: Raptors, wildfowl, herons and egrets including bittern. Possible bearded reedling and whooper swan. Description: Level walking along […]

In The Footsteps of Monks, A Botanical Study at Friary

Friary

Booking  essential via contact details in the members’ Autumn-Winter 2021 newsletter Leader: Helena Crouch and  Penny Williamson Start: 11:00 just within Friary, to the right of the cattle grid, where you will see a sign,’ Car Park’. Gr ST 788591 Landranger 172/Explorer 142. Friary is reached via Friary Wood Lane, a narrow steep road leading down […]

Spring Wildlife, Box

Box, Selwyn Hall Valens Lane, Box, Wiltshire

Leader: Terry Doman Meet: 10.00 in the public car park behind Selwyn Hall, Valens Lane off the A4. Gr ST 823686. Landranger 173/Explorer 156. Finish: 13.00. Focus: Winter wildlife in and around the By Brook and surrounding hillside grassland and woodland, plus a geological visit to the Box Rock Circus. Dipper, grey wagtail and possible […]

Greyfield Wood & Stephens Vale, High Littleton

High Littleton

Leaders: Marion And Alan Rayner (07704 333267). Meet: 10:30 along Greyfield Road. Gr ST 641586 Landranger 172/Explorer 142. Finish: 14:30. Focus: Early spring wildlife, including woodland birds, flowers, ferns, fungi, lichens, mosses and liverworts. Description:  A slow walk through this beautiful and richly diverse woodland habitat, with unusual underlying geology. Some slopes and a waterfall. Stout footwear is […]

Spring Flowers of Combe Hay

Odd Down

Leader: Rob RandalL Meet: 10:00 at Gr ST 734616, where Combe Hay Lane is crossed by Sulis Manor Road, near Odd Down Park & Ride. Landranger 172/Explorer 155. Finish: 12:30. Focus: General interest walk with a focus on spring flowers. Description: Odd Down to Combe Hay and back via un-metalled tracks and local roads, about […]

Spring in the Ancient Woodlands of Englishcombe

Odd Down

Leader: Alan Feest Meet: 10.00 Entrance to Odd Down Park & Ride Car Park. Gr ST 733616. Landranger 172/Explorer 155. Finish: 12:30. Focus: Spring flora in ancient woodland. Description: We will visit Duchy-owned woodland in Englishcombe Parish to note the signs of Spring, especially the ground flora typical of these traditional oak-hazel woodlands, which are still […]

Westhay Moor

Westhay Moor, Somerset GR ST456437, Somerset

Leader: David Goode Meet: 10:30 Westhay Moor Car Park Gr ST 456437 Landranger 182/Explorer 141. Finish: 15:00 approx. Focus: Bog ecology, sphagnum mosses, wetland birds, early migrants. Description: A walk along paths and boardwalk within the Nature Reserve. Bring sandwiches, wet weather gear and wellingtons.

Langford Lakes and Battlesbury Hill

Langford

Leader: Phillip Delve Meet: 10.00 Langford Lakes WWT Reserve Car Park. Gr SU 038369. Landranger 184/Explorer 130. Directions: This is a two-centre meeting, beginning at Langford Lakes, followed by Battlesbury Hill near Warminster on the return journey. Langford Lakes: Follow the A36 south, past the A303 junction and turn right for Steeple Langford. Turn right […]

Elan Valley coach trip with RSPB

Elan Valley, Wales

Leader: Dave Newman Meet: 08.00 Coach leaves Riverside, Avon Street and returns about 18:00. Focus: Summer migrants, pied flycatcher, moorland birds. We will not revisit the Red Kite feeding station at Gigrin Farm, but plenty of kites will be seen in the area. Description: Joint BNHS/RSPB meeting. Booking and prepayment essential, see booking form which will be sent to […]