Botany Walks

CAM VALLEY WILDLIFE GROUP BOTANY WALKS 2019

Contact Helena Crouch for more information on any of the walks

Tel: (01761) 410731 or mobile: 07773037001

Email: helenacrouch@sky.com

All walks are on Wednesday evenings, meeting at 7pm.

Please lift share whenever possible – parking may be limited. Everyone welcome.

To download the programme, please click here.

 

Wed 3 Apr CLUTTON CHURCHYARD [6258]

Park in Venus Lane and meet on the triangular green opposite the church (ST623589) to explore the churchyard and perhaps beyond.

Wed 10 Apr HALLATROW [6356]

Meet and park in Hallatrow, in the lay-by off Claremont Gardens (ST638571). Taking B3355 from Paulton to Hallatrow, Claremont Gardens is on Left just before roundabout. A walk in the fields S of Hallatrow.

Wed 17 Apr HAYDON [6853]

Park and meet in Grove Wood Road (ST686539) for a walk around Haydon.

Wed 24 Apr WHITE OX MEAD [7158]

Park in Eckweek Lane, Peasedown St John, and meet by the Cemetery (ST711577) for a walk to see Bath Asparagus.

Wed 1 May RADSTOCK [6855]

Park and meet in the carpark in Waterloo Road (ST689549) for a walk along the Colliers Way cycle path.

Wed 8 May CHILCOMPTON [6451]

Park and meet in Greenditch Close, which is on the N side of the B3139 through Chilcompton, at the W end of the village, just before Parsonage Lane (ST640513) for a walk in the centre of Chilcompton, exploring the site of the old Watercress Beds.

Wed 15 May BABINGTON WOOD [7051]

Park in Kilmersdon and meet at the Village Hall (ST696523) for a walk to this interesting wood, where we should see Solomon’s Seal, Goldilocks Buttercup and Tuberous Comfrey.

Wed 22 May CLEAVES WOOD [7557]

Park and meet in Wellow car park (ST738580) for lift share to Cleaves Wood where parking is limited. As you drive through Wellow from Peasedown St John, car park is on the Right, signposted but easy to miss! Please arrive promptly by 7pm for car share.

Wed 29 May MIDSOMER NORTON BATCH [6654, 6754]

Park in South Road car park and meet in the NE corner of the car park (ST666541) for a walk up to the cycle path to explore the batch.

Wed 5 Jun COLLIERS WAY, N OF MELLS [7350]

Meet at Conduit Bridge (ST730505) for a walk along the cycle path. There are places to park along Conduit Hill, but please lift share.

Wed 12 Jun SOUTHSTOKE [7460]

Park in village and meet at seat on green (ST747613) for a long walk S from the village. Please lift share as parking is limited.

Wed 19 Jun CHEWTON WOOD [6155]

Park and meet at the Farrington Gurney end of Pitway Lane (ST627556) for a long walk to Chewton Wood

Wed 26 Jun EXCURSION TO HEAVEN’S GATE (Led by Diana)

Meet in the car park for Heaven’s Gate (ST828422) for a walk through woodland to enjoy wonderful views over the Longleat Estate. From Frome take the A362 to Warminster. At the Longleat roundabout (Picket Post Gate), bear Right towards Horningsham. The car park is about 1.5 miles along this road on the Left.

Wed 3 Jul ODD DOWN P&R [7361]

Meet by the shelter at the Park & Ride car park (ST733614) to record around the site.

Wed10 Jul EXCURSION TO UBLEY WARREN

An evening exploring this wonderful SWT Reserve and SSSI on the Mendips, where species of acidic and calcareous soils grow together and former lead mining activity has created conditions for many interesting and rare plants. Meet on the roadside on the bend just S of Charterhouse church (ST503554). Lift share please as parking is limited. The ground is uneven and hilly, so please wear stout shoes or boots.

Wed 17 Jul KILMERSDON CUTTING AND CYCLE PATH [6952, 7052]

Park in Kilmersdon and meet outside the church (ST695524) for a walk along the cycle path (with optional exploration of Kilmersdon Cutting, which is a steep bank.)

Wed 24 Jul FAULKLAND [7354, 7353]

Park where you can and meet on the village green in Faulkland (ST739545) for a walk E of the village. (Peter leading this week).

Wed 31 Jul CROCOMBE, TIMSBURY [6759]

Park locally and meet at the junction of Lippiatt Lane and Bloomfield Park Road (ST669592) for a walk in an under-recorded square.

Wed 7 Aug WELTON BATCH AND BINCE’S LODGE LANE [6655]

Park in Welton Grove (off A362, opposite Welton Baptist Church) and meet by the small green with a circle of trees (ST665551).

Wed 14 Aug DUNKERTON [7159]

Park and meet in Dunkerton by the church (ST710593) to explore the churchyard and surrounding fields.

Wed 21 Aug WELLOW [7458]

Park and meet by the church in Wellow (ST742583) for a walk north of the village.

Wed 28 Aug PEASEDOWN ST JOHN [7057]

Park in car park in Greenlands Road or on street and meet outside Methodist Church (ST703574) for a village walk.

Wed 4 Sept HINTON BLEWETT [5956]

Park in the village and meet outside the pub (ST594569) for a short village walk, finish back at the pub.