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Summer Programme

Please check here for any late details and in the case of doubtful weather do check with the contacts given for an event, in case of cancellation or postponement. For more information and, if possible, to confirm attendance, ring the numbers given below. Children must be accompanied by an adult. No dogs. Suitable outdoor clothing and footwear are strongly recommended. Most are easy walks but one or two may be more demanding - please enquire if you have any questions. Bring a packed lunch for the all-day events. There is no charge but donations to the Wildlife Trust are always welcome.

April 25 Thursday 1:00 PM A Spring Walk in and around Park Wood starting in the village of Hutton Roof

Meet at in the bottom of the village of Hutton Roof near the water troughs. Grid Ref. - SD 570 780
A guided walk looking at the flora and fauna to be found in ancient woodland and in an open area to the south known as Ploverlands.
Bring a drink and a snack if wished. Suitable outdoor clothing and strong footwear recommended Some rough paths
Contact Barbara Crooks 01524 422110 or Linda Renshaw 01524 733036

May 19 Sunday 1:00 PM An exploration of the wildlife at Freeman`s Pools Nature Reserve

Meet at at the western end of the Quay in Lancaster. Grid Ref - SD 459 618
Come and explore the plants and wildlife which can be found in this small nature reserve which is managed by LWT.
Bring a drink and snack if wished. Suitable outdoor clothing and strong footwear recommended.
Contact Martin Sherlock 01524 66131

June 15 Saturday 10:30 AM A walk on Caton Moor above Brookhouse,

Meet at at the car park by the wind turbines at the top of the road above Brookhouse. Grid Ref.- SD 572 643
A guided walk to look at the wildlife to be found in this acidic, upland habitat.
Bring a packed lunch Suitable outdoor clothing and strong footwear recommended
Contact Chris Workman 01524 67326 or Rob Zloch 07767 797797

June 30 Sunday 10:30 AM A guided walk around Ribblehead Quarry in the Yorkshire Dales.

Meet at in the car parking area near the quarry entrance. Grid Ref.- SD 767 787
A walk, led by Steve Garland, around this nature reserve which supports many varied species of plants, animals and birds. Once a working quarry, it is now a National Nature Reserve
Bring a packed lunch and as drink. Suitable outdoor clothing and strong footwear recommended
Contact Steve Garland 01524 730812

July 13 Saturday 10:30 AM A walk around Middleton Nature Reserve, a wonderful brown field site, near Heysham

Meet at in the small car park at the entrance to this LWT managed Reserve. Grid Ref. - SD418 590
A guided walk, led by Linda Renshaw, around the pools and grassland areas. We will be hoping to see plenty of damsel and dragonflies amongst other insects and creatures as well as a good variety of flora.
Bring a packed lunch and a drink. Suitable outdoor clothing and strong footwear recommended
Contact Linda Renshaw 01524 733036

July 31 Wednesday 10:30 AM A survey on part of the Fairfield Association Nature Reserves

Meet at at the Notice Board in the Community Orchard adjacent to the Reserves. Grid Ref SD - 469 612
A short survey of a particular area or species group which will be decided nearer the time.
Bring a drink and a snack if wished. Suitable outdoor clothing and strong footwear recommended.
Contact Chris Workman 01524 67326

August 12 Monday 10:30 AM A guided walk in Barbondale

Meet at just east of Blindbeck Bridge. Parking available by the Tourist Information sign at SD 656 828
A walk, led by Steve Garland, to look at the rich and varied wildlife to be found in this lovely part of South Cumbria. Steve will be focussing in particular on insects but there will be lots of other creatures and plants to observe.
Bring a packed lunch and a drink. Wear suitable outdoor clothing and strong footwear.
Contact Steve Garland 01524 730812

September 13 Friday 10:30 AM A guided walk from Glasson Dock and along part of the Lancaster Canal

Meet at Meet at Glasson Dock Car Park. Grid Ref. – SD 447 559.
A circular walk looking at the wildlife along the pathways bordering the estuary and along the canal.
Bring a packed lunch and a drink. Wear suitable outdoor clothing and strong footwear.
Contact Cis Brook 01524 752280

The next winter programme has not been finalised. Come back in a month or two.