Diary

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: Topsham 5th November AND DECMEBER: Fran Sinclair 07804 835905; other bird-watches: Ian Waite 01297 20326; walks: Mike Lock 01297 551556; EDDC Countryside Service 01395 517557; other queries, including problems with grid references and meeting points: Doug Rudge 07702 189914.

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

SEPTEMBER 2018
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.
OCTOBER 2018
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
NOVEMBER 2018
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) ☼
DECEMBER 2018
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) ☼

JANUARY 2019
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) ☼
Sat 19th

(not 16th as given in the Newsletter)

10.00 – 16.00 Work Party – Pennyhayes Farm Scrub clearance.  Meet at Pennyhayes Farm (SY241970) ☼
FEBRUARY 2019
Wed 6th 10.00 – 16.00 Work Party. Undercliffs; Humble Glades. Scrub clearance, tree felling. Meet at Whitlands (SY306911). ☼
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. With Ian Waite. For Snowdrops at the source of the R Otter. Inform IW if attending. Meet at Car Park (ST224141)
MARCH 2019
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). ☼
Sat 16th
(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,

(Steps Bridge)

With Ian Waite. Meet at car park on right-hand side past bridge (SX803883). Inform IW 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.
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