Diary

Here is our diary of events for summer 2018.

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: 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 ……2018 summer programme

 

MARCH 2018
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. ☼
APRIL 2018
Thu 5th 14.00 – 16.00 Family Explorer Day  Trinity Hill 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 Trinity Hill car park (SY307959). Book with EDDC at wildeastdevon.co.uk or 01395 517557.£5 per family
Wed 18th 08.00 – all day Bird-watch. Portland for migrants. – With Ian Waite. Portland Bill and Observatory visit.  Inform IW if attending ☼
Wed 25th 10.30 – all day Botanical stroll – Durlston C.P. & Dancing Ledges With Mike Lock. For Early Spider Orchids. Inform ML if attending. Car-share if possible. Meet Durlston Country Park (SZ032773; BH19 2JL)☼
Mon 30th 08.00 – all day Bird watch. Somerset Levels. (Bitterns, Hobbies, etc.) With Ian Waite. Meet Ashcott Corner (ST449396). Inform IW if attending. ☼
MAY 2018
Wed  2nd 10.00 – 12.30 Botanical stroll – Trill Farm.  Optional lunch £15. With Mike Lock. Lunch must be booked (07999 923089).
CANCELLED

Mon  7th

11.00 – 16.00 CANCELLED

Bluebell Day at Holyford Woods

Tue 8th 10.00 – all day Dartmoor stroll for moorland birds. With Ian Waite. Meet King’s Oven C.P. (SX676811). Inform IW if attending. ☼
Fri 25th 17.00 – 20.00 Evening walk – Trinity Hill and Uplyme Pinetum. With Donald Campbell. Meet Trinity Hill C.P. (SY 307959)
Sat 26th 10.00- 14.00 Undercliff Walk – The Slabs and the Plateau For Early Gentian.  Numbers limited; booking ESSENTIAL on-line with jurassiccoast.org/shop. Meet Stepps Lane (SY266903). ☼
Wed 30th 14.00 – 16.00 Family Explorer Day. Colyford Community Woodland. 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 car park (SY245934). Book with EDDC at wildeastdevon.co.uk or 01395 517557.£5 per family
JUNE 2018
Sun 3rd 11.00 – 15.00 Wildlife Day at Seaton Wetlands Guided walks, displays, snacks. Joint event with EDDC Countryside Service
Mon 4th 10.00 – 12.30 Botanical stroll – Musbury Castle. With Mike Lock. Meet Musbury Village Hall C.P. (SY271945)
Mon 11th 10.00 – all day Five mile stroll exploring Emsworthy Mire, DWT Reserve, Dartmoor, and surrounds. Meet Car Park just beyond Saddle Tor on B 3387. SX 748762. ☼ Inform IW if attending.
Tue 12th 10.00 – 14.00 Watermeadows and Wagtails Walk, with Graham Jones – Coly and Axe in the Colyton area. Meet Umborne Bridge end of Station Rd., Colyton. (SY249942). No dogs. ☼
Wed 20th 10.00 – 13.30 Insect hunt at Trinity Hill Join Martin Drake for a stroll in search of insects of all kinds from butterflies to springtails. A slow walk! Meet Trinity Hill CP (SY307959)
Sat 23rd – Sun 24th 10.00 – 18.00 AXE VALE FESTIVAL. Come and enjoy the Show and visit our stand for quizzes and hedgehog mapping!
Sun 24th 10.00 – 14.00 Undercliff Walk – Goat Island and the Chasm Mainly for flowers. Numbers limited; booking ESSENTIAL on-line with Jurassiccoast.org/shop  Meet Stepps Lane (SY266903). ☼
JULY 2018
Mon  9th 10.00 – 16.00 Bird watch. Stroll round Fernworthy Reservoir, Dartmoor With Ian Waite. Inform IW if attending and for details. ☼
Wed 18th 10.00 – 12.30 Beer Head; Botanical stroll With Mike Lock. Meet clifftop C.P. (SY227888) (charge).
Sat 21st 10.00 – 16.00 Natural Seaton Festival. Visit the stands (especially ours, for quizzes and hedgehog mapping).
Wed 25th 10.00 – 12.30 Botanical stroll  Trill Farm.  Optional lunch afterwards £15. With Mike Lock Lunch must be booked (07999 923089).
Sun 29th 10.00 – 14.00 Undercliff Walk; Lynch Meadow and the Crimean Seat Mainly for flowers. Numbers limited; booking ESSENTIAL on-line with Jurassiccoast.org/shop. Meet Pinhay (SY 316914). ☼
AUGUST 2018
Sun 5th 10.30 – 16.00 Butterflies in the Undercliffs Walk at Humble Glades with Butterfly Conservation. Meet at Whitlands (SY306911). Booking essential:  01460 220650. ☼
Wed 8th 10.00 – 12.30 Aylesbeare Common: Botanical Stroll With Mike Lock. Meet Joney’s Cross C.P. (SY057897).
Sat  11th 14.00 – 16.00 Dragons and Damsels: water minibeasts. Whitford Bridge. With Martin Drake. Joint event with Legacy to Landscape. Wellies essential! SY262954.
Fri 17th 12.00 – 14.00 Family Explorer Day at Pennyhayes Farm 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 Pennyhayes Farm (SY241970). Book with EDDC at Wildeastdevon.co.uk or 01395 517557. £5 per family
Mon 20th 10.00 – 12.00 Bird watch. Lamberts Castle. With Ian Waite. Meet at C.P. (SY366988). Short stroll for migrating birds.
SEPTEMBER 2018
Mon 3rd 09.30 – 11.30 Bird Watch – Axe Estuary With Ian Waite. Meet at Axe Bridge (SY253900). Option of Wetlands p.m.
Tue – Thu

11,12,13th

10.00 – 16.00 Goat Island Grassland management – cutting and raking Tom Sunderland. 07899 731404. Meet at Stepps Lane. (SY 266903). Wear walking boots; bring drink and lunch. All welcome! ☼
Sat 15th 10.00 – 13.00 Walk – Golden Cap and Stonebarrow. With Donald Campbell. Meet at Langdon Hill C.P.  (SY 413931).
Sun  16th 10.00 – 12.00 Seaton Beach Clean. Meet Fisherman’s Gap, Seaton (SY244898). Wear gloves; bring a pencil.
Wed 19th 10.00 – 16.00 Undercliff work party: the Plateau. Grass cutting and raking. Meet Stepps Lane (SY 266903) at 10.00 for car share to Rousdon.
Sun 23rd 10.00 – 14.00 Fungal Foray: Undercliff.  Strenuous walk. With David Allen. Booking ESSENTIAL on-line with Jurassiccoast.org/shop. Meet at Pinhay (SY 316914).  ☼
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. .

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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