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
|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. ☼|
|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.|
|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). ☼|
|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). ☼|
|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). ☼|
|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. ☼|
|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