Yorkshire Group – Moonwort surveys

Grinton near Reeth Grinton near Reeth

Moonwort surveys, Grinton near Reeth Meeting Place - Bridge Inn Car Park, Grinton Near Reeth (SE (44) 046 984) or lat/lon 54.381521 -1.929198 (for Sat Navvers). Landranger 98 OL30 Food - Pub grub (Bridge Inn) or pack-up Going - easy on roadsides but a bit hilly in places and exposed (warm clothes and waterproofs) Footwear … Continue reading Yorkshire Group – Moonwort surveys

Yorkshire Group – South Yorkshire

Wheata Wood Sheffield, South Yorkshire

Ancient woodlands of Prior Royd and Wheata Wood, Wentworth Meeting place - car park off  Woodhead Road SK32509501 Food – packed lunch or light cooked meal at Wentworth café Footwear – boots, plus outdoor gear Morning - visit the ancient woodlands of Prior Royd  and Wheata Wood. There is an extensive area of bog where Equisetum … Continue reading Yorkshire Group – South Yorkshire

Weekend in Wales

Capel Curig

Weekend in Wales to celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the Yorkshire Fern Group Based around Betwys y Coed For the 30th Anniversary of the Yorkshire Fern Group, we are planning a week-end in North Wales. Several sites have already been suggested, including Cors Bodgynydd and Llyn Sarnau (just north of Betws y Coed) in Gwydyr … Continue reading Weekend in Wales

Ingleborough

Ingleborough Yorkshire Dales National Park, Ingleton

Meeting place: Roadside parking in layby (rather limited) above the Hill Inn, Chapel-le-dale, SD745778 Food: Packed lunch Going: Mostly rough hill-walking. Footwear: Boots Clothing: Full waterproofs essential (for wind as well as rain) and extra warm clothing recommended. We’re having another go up Ingleborough, weather permitting. We‘ll need to climb to around 650 metres altitude … Continue reading Ingleborough

Yorkshire Group AGM

RHS Garden Harlow Carr RHS Garden Harlow Carr, Harrogate, North Yorkshire

AGM at Learning Centre, RHS Garden, Harlow Carr, Harrogate

Yorkshire Group – Moonwort Surveys

The Bridge Inn Grinton, Yorkshire

Meeting Place - Bridge Inn Car Park, Grinton Near Reeth (SE (44) 046 984) or lat/lon 54.381521 -1.929198 (for Sat Navvers). Landranger 98 OL30 Food - Pub grub (Bridge Inn) or pack-up Going - easy on roadsides but a bit hilly in places and exposed (warm clothes and waterproofs) Footwear - Anything comfy The plan … Continue reading Yorkshire Group – Moonwort Surveys

Yorkshire Group – Cottingham

Thwaite Botanic Garden 57 Thwaite Street, Cottingham, East Yorkshire

Meeting Place - Thwaite Botanic Gardens, 57 Thwaite Street, Cottingham, East Yorkshire. HU16 4QX. Drive in through wrought iron gates and park. Food - Skidby Mill café or a cafe at the Quayside. Footwear – walking shoes In the morning we will tour Thwaite Botanic Garden and the glasshouses with Yvonne’s fern collection. After lunch … Continue reading Yorkshire Group – Cottingham

Yorkshire Group – Stand Wood, Chatsworth & Beeley Village.

Chatsworth Bakewell, Derbyshire

Meeting place: Car parking : Park close by the Chatsworth Stable Yard at top of parking area – car parking fee of £3 .00 for full day parking. Meet 10.30am at coffee shop in the yard. Food: Packed lunch or food at the stables restaurant – can get very hectic at lunch time during the … Continue reading Yorkshire Group – Stand Wood, Chatsworth & Beeley Village.

Yorkshire Group – Owlets Plantation and Haxey Turbary

Owlet Plantation Owlet Plantation, Blyton, Gainsborough, Lincolnshire

Meeting place: SK 825 955 From Laughton take the road west, keep bearing right at any road junctions, then the Owlets is on the left after about 3 k, a well signposted gate leads into a good car park. Food: Packed lunch or pub Footwear: Boots, although the going is mostly easy, optional tough bits. … Continue reading Yorkshire Group – Owlets Plantation and Haxey Turbary

Yorkshire Group – Gunnerside Gill, Swaledale

Gunnerside Gunnerside , Gunnerside , North Yorkshire

This is a re-visit to Gunnerside Gill that was led by Richard Lamb in 1988. Meeting place - in the centre of the village, at SD950982 (Sat Nav Lat 54.37934 Lon -2.07715). There should be parking on the west side of the bridge. Meet at the bridge. Food – Packed lunch only I’m afraid Footwear … Continue reading Yorkshire Group – Gunnerside Gill, Swaledale

Yorkshire Group – AGM, RHS Garden Harlow Carr

RHS Garden Harlow Carr RHS Garden Harlow Carr, Harrogate, North Yorkshire

10.00: Classroom open to set up plant sales, and discuss topics of interest over a cup of coffee. 10.30: Activity to be arranged 12.30: Lunch 14.00: AGM 15.30: Tea, members’ slides, plant sales AGM meeting place – Learning Centre at the RHS Gardens, Harlow Carr, Harrogate.

Yorkshire Group – Moonwort surveys

Bridge Inn Car Park Grinton , Richmond

*Please note change of date from Saturday to Sunday Meeting Place - Bridge Inn Car Park, Grinton Near Reeth (SE (44) 046 984) or lat/lon 54.381521 -1.929198 (for Sat Navvers). Landranger 98 OL30 Food - Pub grub (Bridge Inn) or pack-up Going - easy on roadsides but a bit hilly in places and exposed (warm … Continue reading Yorkshire Group – Moonwort surveys

Yorkshire Group – Forge Valley and Hayburn Wyke

Old Man's Mouth Car Park Forge Valley, East Ayton, North Yorkshire

Meeting place: Park at Old Man’s Mouth car park and picnic area SE9842 8712 on the Forge Valley road. This is only shown as a picnic site on my OL27 OS Explorer Map – more information and map on http://www.northyorkmoors.org.uk/visiting/enjoy- outdoors/walking/our-walks/walking-routes/forge-valley-woods Footwear: boots. There are good tracks at both venues, but steep scrambling at both … Continue reading Yorkshire Group – Forge Valley and Hayburn Wyke

Yorkshire Group – Thruscross Reservoir

Thruscross Reservoir North Yorkshire

Meeting place: In the car-park next to the Dam, SE154574, about 2 miles north of the A59 Skipton to Harrogate road. Food: packed lunch Footwear: boots. Clothing: to be suitable for Pennines moorland country. A scenic 5 miles circular walk on permissive paths around the reservoir, with a mix of open areas and woodland plantation. … Continue reading Yorkshire Group – Thruscross Reservoir

Yorkshire Group – AGM

RHS Garden Harlow Carr RHS Garden Harlow Carr, Harrogate, North Yorkshire

Annual General Meeting 10.00 Classroom open to set up plant sales, and discuss topics of interest over a cup of coffee. 10.30 Activity to be arranged 12.30 Lunch 14.00 AGM 15.30 Tea, members’ slides, plant sales AGM meeting place – Learning Centre at the RHS Gardens, Harlow Carr, Harrogate.

Yorkshire Moonwort monitoring

Grinton near Reeth Grinton near Reeth

Saturday May 20 10:30 Moonwort monitoring – Grinton to Redmire road. Meeting Place - Bridge Inn Car Park, Grinton, Near Reeth SE 046 984 (Sat Nav 54.381571 -1.929106). Going - Easy (KT1) on roadsides but a bit hilly in places and exposed (warm clothes and waterproofs) Footwear - Anything comfy Food - Pub grub (Bridge … Continue reading Yorkshire Moonwort monitoring

Yorkshire – Askham Bog

Askham Bog York, Yorkshire

Saturday 10 Jun 10:30 Askham Bog - near York (YWT nature reserve) Meeting Place – The YWT car park (SE 575 481, satnav 53.92429 -1.12607) that can only be accessed off the A64 travelling east. If approaching from the east you need to go past the reserve to the Askham Bryan turnoff (the northern ring … Continue reading Yorkshire – Askham Bog

NW&Y: Cautley Spout

The Cross Keys Temperance Inn Cautley, Sedbergh, Cumbria

On the A683 about 4 miles NE of Sedbergh, next to the Cross Keys Inn. SD 698 969. The parking area is not that large and can be busy, so please car share where possible. Map: Explorer OL19 Howgill Fells. It's a steep climb up Cautley Spout but there is a good stone-flagged path. The … Continue reading NW&Y: Cautley Spout

Strensall pillwort survey

Strensall York, Yorkshire

Sunday 16 Jul 10:30 Pillwort Survey - Strensall Training Camp Meeting Place – Meet in the large car park just as you leave Strensall heading north. Turn right down a lane where it says to the Defence Training Estates North, bear right and the car park is a short way down on the left at … Continue reading Strensall pillwort survey

Skipwith Common Pillwort survey

Skipwith Common York, Yorkshire

Saturday 22 Jul 10:30 Pillwort Survey at Skipwith Common Meeting Place – The King Rudding Lane car park off the A19 at Riccall SE 64318 37363 (Sat Nav 53.82832 -1.02345) Going – Easy, but wet and tussocky in places (KT1-3) Food – Packed lunch Footwear – Boots or wellies if you want to get up … Continue reading Skipwith Common Pillwort survey

Y: Upper Teesdale

Upper Teesdale Yorkshire

Saturday 12 Aug 10:30 Upper Teesdale Meeting place – On the roadside near a cattle grid on the Langdon Beck to Cow Green road at NY 84753 30963 (Sat Nav 54.67298 -2.23923) Going – Mostly good with excursions over scree and up the side of Cauldron snout waterfall – KT1-3 Footware – Boots Food – … Continue reading Y: Upper Teesdale

Y: Otley Chevin

Otley Chevin

Saturday 23 Sept 10:30 Otley Chevin - Dryopteris Meeting place – Park in quarry car park SE 212 445 (Sat Nav 53.89602 -1.67903), on the south side of East Chevin Road, about a mile up the hill from Otley. Going – Lumpy in places (KT1-3). Footware - Walking boots (or wellies if really wet). Food … Continue reading Y: Otley Chevin

Yorkshire Group AGM

Harlow Carr Crag Lane, Harrogate, Yorkshire

Sunday 8 Oct 10:00 AGM 14:00 Annual General Meeting Meeting place – In the main car parks at Harlow Carr at SE 28192 54023 (Sat Nav 53.98157 -1.57189). Enter via the green gate in the main car park south of the main buildings or through the main entrance stating you are with the Yorkshire Fern … Continue reading Yorkshire Group AGM

Y: Bell Bank and Goitstock Wood

Bell Bank, Bingley Altar Lane, Bingley

Meeting Place – Altar Lane, Bingley. From the A650 turn onto the B6429 Harden Road. Cross the river and turn right into Altar Lane (a no-through road so parking should be OK) and park up after about 200m Going - Moderate (KT3) A bit scrabbly and the usual damp and slippy if wet. Footwear – … Continue reading Y: Bell Bank and Goitstock Wood

Y: Moonwort monitoring – Grinton to Redmire road

Grinton near Reeth Grinton near Reeth

Meeting Place - Bridge Inn Car Park, Grinton, Near Reeth SE 046 984 (Sat Nav 54.381571 -1.929106). Going - Easy (KT1) on roadsides but a bit hilly in places and exposed (warm clothes and waterproofs) Footwear - Anything comfy Food - Pub grub (Bridge Inn) or pack-up. Notes - Continue with the detailed monitoring of … Continue reading Y: Moonwort monitoring – Grinton to Redmire road

Y: Hack Falls Wood, Grewelthorpe

This is a change from the advertised meeting at Lumley reservoir. David Tennant has found conditions there unsuitable and the water levels are being maintained too high over the area where it should be. This visit to Hack Falls will be a recce for the September visit that David can't attend, but he will share … Continue reading Y: Hack Falls Wood, Grewelthorpe

Y & N: Wensleydale and Swaledale

7th September 7pm Pre-meeting Meeting Place - For those members arriving early enough for a get-together, we can meet in Leyburn, probably at the Bolton Arms Hotel, in the market place, town centre. Bar meals and B&B are available here, 01969 623327. There are other pubs and cafes around the market square. On Saturday we … Continue reading Y & N: Wensleydale and Swaledale

Y: Pillwort Survey and Translocation – Skipwith Common

Skipwith Common Yorkshire

PLEASE NOTE CHANGE OF DATE Meeting Place – The King Rudding Lane car park off the A19 at Riccall SE 64274 37398 (53.82858 x -1.02252). Going – Easy, but wet and tussocky in places (KT1-3) Food – Packed lunch Footwear – Boots or wellies if you want to get up close with Pillwort Notes – … Continue reading Y: Pillwort Survey and Translocation – Skipwith Common

Y: Pillwort Survey and Translocation – Strensall Training Area (STA)

Strensall York, Yorkshire

Please note the change of date: Friday 21st September Meeting Place – Meet in the large car park just as you leave Strensall heading north. If you don't have a copy of the Yorkshire programme, please contact Barry Wright to ask for a map. Turn right down a lane near the 19 on the map … Continue reading Y: Pillwort Survey and Translocation – Strensall Training Area (STA)

Y: Indoor meeting and AGM

Harlow Carr Crag Lane, Harrogate, Yorkshire

Meeting place – In the main car parks at Harlow Carr at SE 28192 54023 (Sat Nav 53.98157 -1.57189). Enter via the green gate in the main car park south of the main buildings or through the main entrance stating you are with the Yorkshire Fern Group and make your way to the Bramall Learning … Continue reading Y: Indoor meeting and AGM

Y: Woodsia monitoring – Teesdale

Langdon Beck Hotel

Meeting Places – Meet at 11.15 on day 1, Wednesday 26th, at the gate of the road down to Widdybank, NY84700 30953 where we will car share to first visit the Natural England base at Widdybank Farm. Bring a packed lunch. We will then drive to the Tinkler site for an afternoon of monitoring. Some … Continue reading Y: Woodsia monitoring – Teesdale

Y: Malham

malham Malham

Meeting Place – The Village car park at SD 900 627 (coins for meter £4-5) or free roadside on village approach. But meet at car park. Going – Slippery if wet KT3 Food – Packed lunch Footwear – Boots Notes – Joint meeting with BBG. The route will follow our earlier visit there with Ken … Continue reading Y: Malham

Y: Castlebeck Wood, NYMNP

Meeting Place – On the roadside verge on a slight bend at SE 95083 97980 (SatNav 54.36876 -0.53825) Going – Moderate (KT3) Food – Packed lunch Footwear – Boots Notes – This is a re-visit of a site we went with Jack Bouckley and Richard Unett in 1988 (see Bulletin Vol3 No6 p187) and 2001 … Continue reading Y: Castlebeck Wood, NYMNP

Y: Castle Eden Dene, Peterlee

Castle Eden Dene

Meeting Place – NNR car park as shown on the Reserve leaflet attached to the meetings programme, and on the website below. NZ 42798 39363 (SatNav 54.74836 -1.33836). Going – Moderate Food – Packed lunch Footwear – Boots Notes – New site so who knows what we might find. It will be recce'd so might … Continue reading Y: Castle Eden Dene, Peterlee

Y: Annual General Meeting

Harlow Carr Crag Lane, Harrogate, Yorkshire

Meeting place – In the main car parks at Harlow Carr at SE 28192 54023 (SatNav 53.98157 -1.57189). Enter via the green gate in the main car park south of the main buildings or through the main entrance stating you are with the Yorkshire Fern Group and make you way to the Bramall Learning Centre, … Continue reading Y: Annual General Meeting

MM&Y: Smithills Country Park, Bolton

Smithill Country Park Smithills Dean Road, Bolton

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. … Continue reading MM&Y: Smithills Country Park, Bolton

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