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Wednesday 26th April (outdoor meeting)

Join Godfrey Meynell at 2:00pm for a walk at Meynell Lodge off Kirk Langley to Kedleston Road (SK301399) to find daffodils and early flowers.


Wednesday 10th May (outdoor meeting)

Join Bill Grange for a walk near Cromford, including part of the canal and ancient Bow Wood with its strong associations with Derbyshire author, Alison Uttley.  Meet 2:00pm at the CP (charge) at High Peak Junction (SK314561) 


Saturday 20th May (outdoor meeting)

Meet David Gibbons in Ticknall Village Hall CP at 10:30am for a morning walk along the tramway to see a display of wildflowers. (SK352240)


Tuesday 30th May (outdoor meeting)

Meet Steve Plant at Williamthorpe Ponds at 10:30am. CP off Mansfield Rd, between Temple Normanton and Heath (SK430671) for flora and butterflies. Carry lunch


Saturday 10th June (outdoor meeting)

Help John Bland conduct a PSYM survey of pond(s) at Sinfin Moor Park.  Meet 10:30am in CP on Sinfin Moor Lane (SK347314).  Café on Site.  Afternoon view butterfly garden and wildflower meadows.


Wednesday 21st June (outdoor meeting)

Alan Willmot will take us around Darley and Nutwood NR.  Meet 7:00pm at upper entrance to reserve on South Avenue, Darley Abbey (SK352390) for flowers of grassland and riverbank.


Friday 30th June (outdoor meeting)

Join John Bland for a walk by ponds and along the riverbank to the DNHS Copse.  Meet 2:00pm in Fisherman’s CP in Derby Commerce Park (SK395339)


Tuesday 11th July (outdoor meeting)

Meet Steve Plant at Dimmingsdale at 10:30am CP at The Ramblers Retreat for unusual plants sundew and bog asphodel (SK 062431).  Carry lunch.


Saturday 22nd July (outdoor meeting)

Join Bill Grange for a walk in Charnwood Forest to see some of Britain's oldest fossils, ancient oaks and a ruined Tudor mansion where tragic Lady Jane Grey lived.  Meet 10:30am at the car park (honesty box) at the north end of Swithland Woods (SK537129). Carry lunch.


Saturday 5th August (outdoor meeting)

Visit Slaley Fields with Alec Rapkin in a different season for Grass of Parnassus and other wild flowers.  Meet at 10:30am Leys Lane, Bonsall, by the footpath (SK262575). Afternoon at Hopton Quarry (SK261562) Bring lunch.


Saturday 19th August (outdoor meeting)

Mickleover Meadows to view butterfly bank with John Bland.  Meet 2:00pm at ???


Saturday 2nd September (outdoor meeting)

Meet Brian Gough at Stanley for ferns and aquatic species.  Park in White Hart CP at 10:30am (SK417403).  Bring lunch or pub meal.  Afternoon walk optional.


Saturday 14th October (outdoor meeting)

Fungus Foray with Pete Smith at Carver Rocks.  Meet 10:30am outside gate on A514 on main Ticknall Road (SK334222).  Bring lunch or local pub.  Afternoon Ticknall Limeyards (SK352240)




Our indoor programme of lectures starts in September. The venue for these is the Evergreen Hall, Cornhill, Allestree, Derby. For details on how to find this - click on or touch the button ‘MEETINGS VENUE’ on left.


During the spring and summer we have a varied programme of outdoor meetings, taking place in Derbyshire and neighbouring counties, to explore a wide range of wildlife. All are welcome to join us - and you definitely don't have to be an expert!


Our spring & summer programme of walks

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