Field Trip Programme

Field Trips 2017

The field trip programme for 2017 has been compiled by the Development & Publicity Sub-Committee, in the absence of an Excursion Secretary. Everyone is very welcome on these trips – you don’t need to be an SOS member. They have a friendly and inclusive atmosphere and are open to beginners and experts alike.

In order to indicate the numbers intending to go on each trip, please contact the leader/organiser designated for the trip concerned – their phone numbers are given below. Please share cars if possible and remember that, at some locations, amenities may not be available. Meet at the location given, no later than the time stated.  Before attending, please read the Field Trip Guidelines. We look forward to seeing you on the next excursion.

Remaining Trips

Saturday, 19 August 2017 – Upton Warren – By Car – Organiser: Helen J Griffiths   Leader: from Worcs. Wildlife Trust    

  • Full Day – Meet at the Flashes Car Park at 9.30am.
  • Post Code: B61 7ET & Grid Ref:  SO 936 677.
  • Directions:Take A38 north towards Bromsgrove from Junction 5 of M5. Go past Webbs Garden Centre and turn in the Flashes car park on the right after about 1 mile. This lane is not tarmacked. There will be small charge for those not members of a Wildlife Trust.  Details to follow.
  • See www.worcswildlifetrust.co.uk/reserves/the-christopher-cadbury-wetland-reserve-at-upton-warren

Sunday, 10 September 2017 – Wirral: Leasowes, Hoylake & Burton Mere – By Car – Organiser: Sue Brealey

  • Full Day – Meet at the Leasowes Car Park at 10am.
  • Grid Ref: SDS353205.
  • Directions: – Travel towards The Wirral and go onto M53. Come off at J1 onto A554 going north. At the T-junction, turn onto A551. Just as the road turns left go straight ahead onto rough road towards the lighthouse. The car park is on the left.

Sunday, 29 October 2017 – Lunt Meadows – By Car – Leader: Estelle Hughes

  • PLEASE REMEMBER THE CLOCKS GO BACK THIS WEEKEND!!
  • Full Day – Meet at the car park for 10.30am.
  • Post Code: L29 7WL.
  • Directions: Take A55 west & join M56. Turn onto Weston Expressway (A557) then M57. At end of M57 continue on Brickwall Lane (B5422). Go to Sefton village & turn left onto Lunt Road. Follow this through village, and turn right onto the reserve, just after leaving Lunt. A new reserve; on the lookout for owls.
  • See: www.lancswt.org.uk/reserves/lunt-meadows

Sunday, 12 November 2017 – Tregaron Bog (Cors Caron) – By Car – Organiser: Sue Brealey

Sunday, 3 December 2017 – WWT Martinmere – By Coach – Organiser: Sue Brealey

  • Full Day – Meet at the Shirehall car park at 8am.
  • Cost will be £15 per person for the coach plus entry to the reserve for non WWT members. More details at a later date. Please book with Sue Brealey from September 2017.
  • See www.wwt.org.uk/martinmere

Contact Numbers

Sue Brealey              01939 262450 // 07713 164463

Dave Pearce             07582 352061

Allan Dawes             01691 654245

Helen Griffiths         07800 880445 // 01743 761507

Estelle Hughes        07817 243693 // 01948 840902

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