MM&Y: Smithills Country Park, Bolton
September 25 @ 10:30 am - 5:00 pm
This is a joint meeting with the Yorkshire Fern Group led by Michael Wilcox and Bruce Brown. On a recce 18 fern taxa were recorded including self-sown Polystichum polyblepharum for example. The site is listed on several web sites for example see:- https://www.woodlandtrust.org.uk/visiting-woods/woods/smithills-estate/
Meet at the free car park off Smithills Dean Road at SD698119. There is a café and toilets on site though a packed lunch is recommended. Michael gives more accurate GPS details for parking as follows SD69812 11891, with main overflow (larger more cars) SD69827 11962.
For field meetings members must abide by the BPS Code of Conduct BPS-Code-of-Coduct-Jan-2020.pdf (ebps.org.uk) and BPS-Safety-Code-Jan-2020.pdf (ebps.org.uk) – the Safety Code which covers responsibilities, clothing and equipment etc. but for avoidance of doubt members must bring adequate warm and waterproof clothing, walking boots and sufficient food and drink for field trips unless otherwise indicated.