Here is our diary of events for winter 2018-2019
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: January: Lesely Clarke 07979 300100; February & March: Fran Sinclair 07804 835905; walks: Mike Lock 01297 551556; EDDC Countryside Service 01395 517557; other queries, including problems with grid references and meeting points: Doug Rudge 07702 189914.
MORE WORK! In January and February we’ve added two more work parties and changed the location of one in February. This is the outcome of getting to know the National Trust team at Musbury Castle.
MORE BIRDS! There is an extra bird-watch at the end of January – Somerset Levels. Check with Lesley Clarke if you’d like to go (contact above and in diary listing below).
At the end of a walk or birdwatch the leader will ask for a donation to Society funds.
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.
Dogs – We don’t encourage dogs on guided walks as the pace is too tedious for them, but if you do bring them, please keep them on a lead.
You can download this programme as a pdf here …… winter programme 2018 – 19
Birdwatching Tram Trips As well as our programme of events, there are frequent bird-watching trips from the Seaton Tram. click here for details
|Sun 30th||14.00 – 16.00||Fascinating Fungi at Enna Wood.||With David Allen. At Enna Wood near Colyton (SY216977) Joint event with Legacy to Landscape.|
|Wed 10th||10.00 – 16.00||Work Party – Holyford Woods||Woodland Management. Meet at Holyford Farm (SY236923) ☼|
|Sat 20th||10.00 – 16.00||Work Party – Undercliff; Humble Glades.||Scrub clearance/tree felling. Meet at Whitlands SY306911). ☼|
|Tue 23rd||14.00 – 16.00||Family Explorer Afternoon
Holyford Woods LNR
|Join Penny Evans for an afternoon of outdoor fun. Explore the area, find out about the wildlife that lives there and get creative using natural materials. Parents too, please. Meet at Seaton Down Hill Picnic Site (SY233913). Book with EDDC at wildeastdevon.co.uk or 01395 517557.£5 per family|
|Mon 5th||13.00 – 17.00||Bird Watch. Bowling Green Marsh and Dart’s Farm||Meet at Dart’s Farm Lower Car Park (SX977883). Inform Fran if attending (07804 835905)|
|Wed 7th||10.00 – 16.00||Work Party. Undercliff (Ware Pond)||Meet/Park at Crow’s Nest/Ware Lane. Potentially WET! ☼|
|Wed 7th||19.30||AGM and Talk by Marian Reed & Phil Wilson about their farm||Colyford Memorial Hall, Swan Hill Road (A3052)|
|Sat 17th||10.00 – 16.00||Work Party – Holyford Woods||Woodland Management. Meet at Holyford Farm (SY236923) ☼|
|Sat 1st||10.00 – 12.00||Axe Estuary Clean-up||Meet at lay-by N of Axmouth Bridge. Wear wellies and old clothes; bring gloves.|
|Wed 5th||10.00 – 16.00||Work Party, Undercliff, Goat Island.||Scrub clearance. Meet at top of Stepps Lane, Axmouth. (SY266903). ☼|
|Sat 15th||10.00 – 16.00||Work Party, Undercliff, Pinhay.||Laurel clearance. Meet at the first fork in the Pinhay driveway (SY316914)|
|Mon 17th||10.00 – all day||Bird Watch, Ferrybridge and Portland.||Meet Ferry Bridge Car Park (SY668755).
Inform Fran Sinclair 07804 835905 if attending (not Ian Waite) ☼
|Mon 7th||10.00 – 12.30||Identifying trees in winter. Walk at Holyford Woods.||With Mike Lock. Meet at Seaton Tower lay-by. SY233914.|
|Wed 9th||10.00 – 16.00||Work Party – Trinity Hill||Scrub clearance. Meet at reserve car park (SY307959) ☼|
|Thurs 17th||9.30 – 15.00||Work Party – Musbury Castle||Scrub clearance. Church Hill Car Park, Musbury (SY275946). Limited space – car share where possible. ☼
** EXTRA SESSION **
(not 16th as given in the Newsletter)
|10.00 – 16.00||Work Party – Pennyhayes Farm||Scrub clearance. Meet at Pennyhayes Farm (SY241970) ☼|
|Mon 28th||10.00 – 17.00||Bird-watch – Somerset Levels, with starling roost||Meet at RSPB Greylake (ST399345).
Inform Lesley Clarke if attending (07979 300100). ☼
** EXTRA SESSION **
|Wed 6th||9.30 – 15.00||Joint AVDCS / NT Work Party. Musbury Castle||Scrub clearance. Meet at Church Hill Car Park, Musbury (SY275946). Limited space – car share where possible. ☼
** CHANGE OF LOCATION **
|Sat 16th||10.00 – 16.00||Work Party. Undercliffs; Goat Island.||Scrub clearance. Meet at top of Stepps Lane, Axmouth. (SY266903). ☼|
|Mon 25th||10.00 – 14.00||Walk – Otterhead Lakes.||For Snowdrops at the source of the River Otter. Inform Fran Sinclair if attending. Meet at Car Park (ST224141)|
|Mon 25th||9.30 – 15.00||Joint AVDCS / NT Work Party. Musbury Castle||Scrub clearance. Meet at Church Hill Car Park, Musbury (SY275946). Limited space – car share where possible. ☼
** EXTRA SESSION **
|Sat 2nd||09.30 – 15.30||Walk: 7 miles. Lyme Regis to Axmouth on the Coast Path.||With Roger Critchard. Meet at Holmbush Car Park, Lyme Regis (SY336920). Contact RC on 01460 220756 to arrange return transport. ☼|
|Wed 6th||10.00 – 16.00||Work Party. Undercliff. Pinhay.||Laurel clearance. Meet at the first fork in the Pinhay driveway (SY316914). ☼|
(not 19th as given in the Newsletter)
|10.00 – 16.00||Work Party – Colyton Community Woodland||General management. Meet at site car park, Hillhead (SY245934) ☼|
|Mon 25th||10.00 – 14.00||Bird Watch, Dartmoor,
|Meet at car park on right-hand side past bridge (SX803883). Inform Fran Sinclair if attending.|
|Wed 27th||10.00 – 12.30||Walk, Holyford Woods.||With Mike Lock. For spring flowers and early migrant birds. Meet at Seaton Tower lay-by. SY233914.|