Bathwick to Bathampton via Batheaston

Beckford Road Bath

Please note numbers limited to 15. Leader: Lucy Starling Start: 9:30 Finish: 13:30 Meet: Beckford Road by the canal, ST 758654. Landranger 172/Explorer 155. No roadside parking nearby but buses stop on Beckford Road. Focus: Bird song, particularly warblers, butterflies and dragonflies. Hopefully, Sedge Warblers will have returned to breed in Bathampton Meadows NT fields. […]

Photography Workshop At Friary, Hinton Charterhouse

Friary

Leader: Dan Swallow Bookings: Penny Williamson Prior booking and payment of £5 for Bath Nats members, £10* for non-members at least a week beforehand, please. (*£5 is redeemable for those joining Bath Nats on the day) Start: 10:00 Finish: 14:00 Meeting place: Friary is reached via Friary Wood Lane, a narrow steep road leading down […]

Moth Trap At Elm Farm, Burnett

Elm Farm Burnett, Keynsham

Leaders: Philippa Paget and Carole Catling Bookings: Carole Catling (Booking not essential but useful to know numbers expected) Start: 09:00 Finish: 11:00 Meeting place: Elm Farm, Burnett, near Keynsham, BS31 2TF. Explorer 155 (ST 665 652) From A39 turn right onto B3116 to Burnett. Elm Farm is signposted along a track to the left. From […]

Woodchester Park, Gloucestershire (National Trust)

Woodchesster Park Glos

Leaders: Dave Pole and Lucy Starling Bookings: Dave Pole Numbers limited to a maximum of 20 and car sharing would be sensible Start time: 10:30 Finish time: 15:30 Meeting place: Tinkley Gate NT car park, Explorer 168 (SO 813 005). Betwixt Nympsfield and Nailsworth: after passing through Nympsfield, drive along Tinkley Lane and look for […]

Go-Slow at Bath City Farm

Bath City Farm Kelston View, Bath

Leader: Mike Williams Bookings: Alvan White Start: 10:30 Finish: 15:30 (optional finish time) Meeting place: Bath City Farm offices, Kelston View, Whiteway, Bath, BA2 1NW, Explorer 155 (ST 726 640). Park in farm car park or on Kelston View. Focus: Invertebrates, birds and wildflowers Description: A slow walk, covering the 37ha site, including pasture, hay […]

Fields and Banks of River Avon and Kennet & Avon Canal

Beckford Road Bath

Leader: Lucy Starling Bookings: Lucy Starling  Numbers limited to 15 Start: 10:30 Finish: 13:30 Meeting place: Beckford Road by the canal, Landranger 172 / Explorer 155 (ST 758 654). No roadside parking nearby but buses stop on Beckford Road. Focus: Birds, particularly warblers, butterflies and dragonflies. Hopefully, Sedge Warblers will have returned to breed in […]

Go-Slow at Shapwick and Catcott Nature Reserves

Avalon Marshes Centra Shapwick Road, Westhay

Leader: Alvan White Bookings: Alvan White Start: 10:15 Finish: 15:00 (with optional extension) Meeting place: Avalon Marshes Centre, Shapwick Road, Westhay, BA6 9TT (NB postcode takes you to within half a mile), Explorer 141 (ST 425 414) what3words: cave.logbook.icon Parking: £3 Focus: Flora and fauna, but we hope to encounter the Raft Spider (Dolomedes fimbriatus) […]

Go-Slow at East Woodlands, Southeast of Frome

East Woodlands

Leaders: Andrew Harrison and Alvan White Bookings: Andrew Harrison Start: 10:30 Finish: approx. 14:00 (with optional extension) Meeting place: St Katherine’s Church, East Woodlands, Frome BA11 5LQ Explorer 142 (ST 789 441) Focus: Butterflies including Silver-washed Fritillary and Holly Blue; dragonflies including Southern Hawker, Large Red Damselfly and Common Darter; birds and flora Description: A […]

Go Slow at Bath Spa University / Newton St Loe Park

Bath Spa University

Leaders: Darrell Watts and Alvan White Bookings: Alvan White Start: 09:30 Finish: 15:00 (with optional extension) Meeting place: outside Visitor Reception, which is the central Georgian building east of the lower lake, see: https://www.bathspa.ac.uk/media/bathspaacuk/hr/jobs/Map-of-Newton-Park-Campus-(1).pdf Explorer 155 (ST 695 641) Parking is available at the university via pay and display machines. Or park near the church […]

Visit To Malaby Biogas, Warminster

Malaby Biogas Bore Hill Farm Biodigester, Deverill Road, Warminster

Bookings: Penny Williamson Numbers limited to 20 Charges apply, £5 for Bath Natural History Society members and £10 for non-members, reduced to £5 on joining Bath Nats. Please bring exact cash on the day. Start: 16:30 Finish: 18:00 Meeting place: Malaby Biogas, Bore Hill Farm Biodigester, Deverill Road, Warminster, BA12 8FB, Explorer 143 (ST 867 […]

Bathampton Meadows

Bathampton Meadows reseve

Leaders: Helena Crouch and Glen Maddison Bookings: Helena Crouch  Numbers limited to 12 Start: 11:00 Finish: approx. 16:00 Meeting place: small car park at the reserve Explorer 155 (ST78016692). There is space here for about 6 cars, but if possible please park in the public car park in Batheaston (ST779673), free on Sundays, and walk […]

Siston and Overscourt Wood

Siston and Overscourt Wood

Leaders: Dave Pole, Andrew Harrison and Alvan White Bookings: Dave Pole Start: 10:30 Finish: 15:00 (or earlier) Meeting place: car park Explorer 155 (ST 687 748), nearest postcode BS30 5LY, what3words: toward.empty.arrive. Heading N on Siston Lane towards Siston, turn R up track by signpost for Overscourt Wood. Room for around 10 cars but the […]

Go Slow at Bath University and Bathampton Down

Bath University Claverton Down, Bath

Leader: Catherine Turner Bookings: Catherine Turner Start: 10:00 Finish: approx. 13:00 Meeting place: University East Car Park: Explorer 155 (ST 7775 6452), what3words: mobile.fills.urban There is very limited parking available at the university. Visitor parking is either in the East Car Park or South Car park using the JustPark App/SMS/phone. See: https://www.bath.ac.uk/locations/east-car-park/ but note that […]

Sand Bay, Kewstoke

Sand Bay, Kewstoke

Leader: Helena Crouch Bookings: Helena Crouch Start: 10:30 Finish: approx. 15:00 Meeting place: Sand Bay car park and bus terminus Explorer 153 / Landranger 182 (ST 332 646) what3words: brew.bedroom.pink Parking costs £2.50 for the day (cash or MiPermit) Focus: Strandline plants and dunes (am), saltmarsh and coastal rocks (pm) Description: We will explore the […]

Moth Trap At The American Museum, Bath

American Museum Claverton Manor, Claverton Down, Claverton,, Bath

Leaders: Phillip Delve and Carole Catling Bookings: Carole Catling (Booking not essential but useful to know numbers expected) Start: 09:00 Finish: 11:00 Meeting place: American Museum and Gardens, Claverton Hill, Bath, BA2 7BD. (ST 784 640). Two car parks. Meet at front of museum. Focus: Moth identification and recording. Description: An opportunity for those with […]

Fungal Foray in Greyfield Wood, High Littleton, Somerset

Greyfield Wood, GR ST641587, High Littleton, Somerset

Leaders: Alan Rayner and Helena Crouch Bookings: Helena Crouch Start: 10:30 Finish: approx. 14:30 Meeting place: park and meet along Greyfield Road, High Littleton. Explorer 142 (ST 640 586) Focus: Fungi and other Autumn wildlife Description: A slow walk looking at fungi in particular, but also the other wildlife of this varied woodland. Greyfield Wood […]