Current Events

Diary of events

Below is our diary of events for winter 2017-18.

Please wear appropriate clothing and footwear; bring a picnic to events marked with an asterisk (☼). Car share where possible, contacting leader if need be. Contact numbers: Work Party details: Donald Campbell 01297 552945; for Bird Watch details: Ian Waite 01297 20326; walks: Mike Lock 01297 551556; EDDC Countryside Service 01395 517557; other queries, including problems with grid references and meeting points: Martin Drake 01460 220650.

Undercliffs working parties often involve long walks to a remote location. Walking can be strenuous and the ground uneven so you must wear walking boots and be physically fit. Please declare any medical conditions.

At the end of a walk or birdwatch the leader will ask for a donation to Society funds.

You can download this programme as a pdf here ……winter 2017-18

SEPTEMBER 2017
Wed. 20th 10.00 – 16.00 Plateau (Undercliffs)  grassland  management, cutting and  raking. Tom Sunderland 07899 731404. Meet at  Stepps Lane (SY266903). Wear walking  boots. ☼
OCTOBER 2017
Sun. 8th. 8.45 – 16.00 Bird-watch – Steart Marshes Wildfowl & Wetland Trust reserve, Bridgwater With Ian Waite. Visit to this new reserve. Meet at reserve car park (ST252442). Inform IW if going ☼
Wed. 18th 10.00 – 16.00 Work-party – Undercliffs, Humble Pond Pond clearance. Meet at Whitlands (SY306911). Wear wellies. ☼
Thu. 19th 7.30 An informal meeting with Ian Waite for less experienced birdwatchers to discuss the birds of the Axe, identification and behaviour The Enterprise Suite, Town Hall, Seaton. Refreshments available.

Please inform IW if attending.

Wed. 25th 10.30 – 12.30 Devon  Hedge Week – Hooper’s Hedge Rule and what it means A morning looking at hedges and their history. Musbury; meet at village hall car park.
Sat. 28th 10.00 – 12.00 Axe Estuary Clean-up Meet Axmouth Bridge lay-by (SY253901). Gloves and suitable clothes.
NOVEMBER 2017
Wed. 1st 7.30 AGM, members’ evening and talk Colyford Memorial Hall. Talk by Ruth Worsely: An update on the AONB’s Legacy to Landscape project.
Sat. 4th 10.00 – 16.00 Work-party – Undercliffs, Goat Island Scrub bashing. Meet at Stepps Lane (SY266903). ☼
Mon. 13th 10.30 – 15.00 Bird-watch – Bowling Green Marsh With Ian Waite. Meet at Darts Farm lower carpark (SX977883). Inform IW if attending. ☼
Wed. 15th 10.00 – 16.00 Work party – Holyford Woods Woodland management. Meet at Holyford Farm (SY236923). ☼
Sat. 25th 10.00 – 16.00 Work-party – Undercliffs, Pinhay Laurel clearance. Meet at Pinhay (SY316914). ☼
DECEMBER 2017
Wed. 6th 10.00 – 16.00 Work-party – Undercliffs, Ware Pond Pond clearance. Meet at Crow’s Nest/Ware Lane (SY330916). Wear wellies. ☼
Mon. 11th 10.00 – 17.00 Bird-watch – including starling roost on Somerset Levels With Ian Waite. Meeting place to be arranged. Inform IW if attending. ☼
Wed. 13th 10.00 – 16.00 Work party – Holyford Woods Meet at Holyford Farm (SY236923). ☼
JANUARY 2018
Sat. 6th 10.00 – 16.00 Work-party – Undercliffs, Humble Glades Scrub clearance/tree felling. Meet at Whitlands (SY306911). Wear wellies. ☼
Mon. 8th 10.00 – 16.00 Bird-watch – Portland Harbour and Radipole With Ian Waite. Meet Ferry Bridge car park (SY668755). Contact IW if attending. ☼
Wed. 17th 10.00 – 16.00 Work-party – Trinity Hill Scrub clearance. Meet at reserve car park (SY307959). ☼
Sat. 27th 10.00 – 16.00 Work-party – Colyton Community Woodland General management. Meet at site car park, Hillhead (SY245934). ☼
FEBRUARY 2018
Wed. 7th 10.00 – 16.00 Work-party – Undercliffs, Pinhay Laurel clearance. Meet at Pinhay (SY316914). ☼
Wed 21st 10.00 – 12.30 Walk, Otterhead Lakes. c.4 miles. Meet C.P. at lakes (ST 224141). Snowdrops where the R.Otter begins.
Wed. 28th 10.00 – 16.00 Work-party – Undercliffs, Humble Glades Scrub clearance/tree felling. Meet at Whitlands (SY306911). Wear wellies. ☼
MARCH 2018
Wed. 21st 10.00 – 12.30 Walk; Holyford Woods Early spring flowers and early migrants. With Mike Lock.
Sat. 24th 10.00 – 12.00 Axe Estuary Clean-up Meet Axmouth Bridge lay-by (SY253901). Wear gloves and suitable clothing.
Mon. 26th 10.00-14.00 Bird-watch – Dartmoor, Steps Bridge. With Ian Waite. Meet at car park on right-hand side past bridge (SX803883). Contact IW if attending. ☼

 

Birdwatching Tram Trips

As well as our programme of events, there are frequent bird-watching trips from the Seaton Tram.    click here for details


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