Branch EventsMid Devon


Field Meetings

Enquiries: Annabelle Strickland
Phone: 01392 439685
Mobile: 07557 736456
Email: jfajstrickland@outlook.com

Or: Nick Armstrong
Phone: 01363 866860
Email: armstronick@gmail.com

Some walks may continue into the afternoon so please bring a packed lunch if you wish to stay. All welcome. Note instructions.

2018

Feb 2811:30–15:00Stuart Line River Exe bird cruise. Departure 11.30am. Meet at Stuart Line Cruises in the marina at Exmouth. Tickets £12.50. Leader Dave Smallshire. Please email Nick Armstrong by 31st January to confirm your attendanceMap
Mar 1309:30–14:00Tottiford/Kennick Reservoir and adjacent plantations - meet at car park SX811826 (by pier/dam between Trenchford and Tottiford Reservoirs). Packed lunch advisable. Leader Annabelle StricklandMap
Mar 2709:00–13:00Steps Bridge - meet at car park SX802882. Riverside walk. Leader Nick ArmstrongMap
Apr 1709:30–14:00Fernworthy Reservoir - initially meet at car park (pay & display) SX669839 prior to continuing to park in layby near hide. Leader Roger JewellMap
Apr 3009:30–14:002 day trip to Somerset Levels. Day 1 - Ham Wall for escorted RSPB morning walk (£4pp). Picnic lunch followed by Shapwick in afternoon. Meet at RSPB car park Ham Wall. Overnight at Premier Inn, Glastonbury - to be booked individually if required. Day 2 -Catcott and Greylake. Meet at Catcott Lows ST400415 at 9.30am (1 mile north of Catcott village, car park next to main hide). Please advise Annabelle Strickland if you are intending to stay overnight. Members welcome to either day if preferred.Map
May 109:30–14:002 day trip to Somerset Levels. Day 2 - Catcott and Greylake. Meet at Catcott Lows ST400415 at 9.30am (1 mile north of Catcott village, car park next to main hide). Please advise Annabelle Strickland if you are intending to stay overnight. Members welcome to either day if preferred.Map
May 1509:30–14:00Meeth Quarry and Ash Moor - meet in the DWT car park at Meeth Quarry SS539084. Leader Digby GreenhillMap
Jun 309:00–14:00Rothamstead Research Centre - meet at visitor's car park at North Wyke Research Station (SX660983). Learn about the facility's contribution to agricultural science, surrounding bird life and significance of the buildings and park. Leader Jerry TallowinMap
Jun 1909:30–14:00Witheridge Moor - a private estate with some interesting breeding birds and butterflies. Guest leader Roger Crouch. This trip is limited to no more than 15 people. Please email Nick Armstrong to confirm attendanceMap
Jul 309:30–14:00Throwleigh Common - meet in layby SX659914. To include moorland edge, quiet lanes, fields and woodland. Packed lunch advisable. Leader Mary WallisMap
Jul 2809:30–14:30Belstone - meet at Belstone village hall car park SX621938. Woodland trails to Priestacott and on to the moor at West Cleave/East Okement valley, over Watchet Hill to the River Taw valley and back to Belstone, about 6km. Packed lunch advisable. Leader Chris WalpoleMap
Sep 1109:30–14:00Knightshayes Court, Bolham, Tiverton EX16 7RQ (National Trust)- meet outside the entrance to the National Trust shop. Parking free for NT members otherwise pay & display. Park and woodland birds. Leader Nick ArmstrongMap
Sep 2909:00–13:00Pelagic Bird Cruise from Brixham Harbour. Meet at quayside in front of the Optimist(New Fish Quay, Brixham TQ5 8AJ). Use pay & display parking. A 4 hour boat trip led by Nigel Smallbones on board the Optimist. Only 3 seats remaining on the trip. Tickets £28. Email Nick Armstrong to book.Map
Oct 1609:30–14:00Shipley Bridge/Avon Dam - meet at car park SX680628. Packed lunch advisable. Leader Roger JewellMap
Oct 3009:30–14:00Dawlish Warren - meet at far end of car park SX980787. Leader Nick ArmstrongMap
Nov 1309:30–14:00Roadford Reservoir - meet at layby near hide SX435930. Leader Digby GreenhillMap
Dec 1309:30–15:00Exminster Marshes followed by Christmas lunch. Park at rear of Swan's Nest Inn, Station Road EX6 8DZ. Leader Nick Armstrong. Followed by Christmas Lunch at the Swan's Nest.Map

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Indoor Meetings

Enquiries: Annabelle Strickland
Phone: 01392 439685
Mobile: 07557 736456
Email: jfajstrickland@outlook.com

Or: Nick Armstrong
Phone: 01363 866860
Email: armstronick@gmail.com

2018

Nov 2919:30–21:30Photographic Workshop at the Lamb Inn, Sandford, Nr Crediton EX17 4LW, with Tom Wallis. Learn the techniques to better bird photographyMap

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