Botany Walks

Contact Helena Crouch for more information on any of the walks

Email: helenacrouch@sky.com

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

Walks programme download: CVWG Botany Walks 2022.

Cam Valley Wildlife Group botany walks 2022

Wed 6 Apr MIDSOMER ENTERPRISE PARK [6754]

Park and meet in main service road of industrial estate, just past Welton Recycling Centre (ST674548) for some urban botanising through the industrial estate and along the Greenway.

Wed 13 Apr CAMERTON CHURCHYARD [6857]

Park and meet in car park for Camerton Church (ST685573).

Wed 20 Apr FARRINGTON GURNEY [6355]

Park and meet in the old village hall car park, opposite the school in Church Lane (ST631556) for a walk around the village.

Wed 27 Apr CLUTTON TUMPS [6258]

Park in Clutton (eg Venus Lane) and meet at church (ST622589) for a walk to the S of the village.

Wed 4 May COMBE HAY [7359]

Park and meet on south side of road leading down into village from the west (ST730599) for a walk around the village. (Peter will be leading this walk.)

Wed 11 May GOOSARD BATCH NATURE RESERVE [6557]

Park on Britten’s Hill and meet at the end of Brittens Close (ST656569), for a walk down Hanham Lane to Goosard Batch Nature Reserve.

Wed 18 May AMMERDOWN [7153]

Park and meet at Terry Hill crossroads (ST715533). Leave Radstock on A 362, turn R at crossroads, onto B3139. Parking is immediately on L after turn.

Wed 25 May EXCURSION TO DRAYCOTT SLEIGHTS

We are visiting this SWT reserve on the Mendips to see the display of Green-winged Orchids and cowslips and other limestone treasures. Meet at the entrance to the reserve (ST486513) on the N side of New Road. Parking is limited along the roadside so lift sharing is advisable. The site is a steep rocky hillside – if weather is bad we may have to cancel.

Wed 1 Jun FARRINGTON GURNEY [6255, 6256]

Park and meet in Pitway Lane (ST627556) for a circular walk along Ham Lane, over fields towards Hollow Marsh and returning along Pitway Lane.

Wed 8 Jun WHITE OX MEAD [7157, 7158]

Park and meet at Peasdown St John Cemetery in Eckweek Lane (ST711577) for a walk to White Ox Mead.

Wed 15 Jun CHURCH FARM, STRATTON-ON-THE-FOSSE [6650]

Park and meet at Church Farm (ST661508). Driving south through Stratton-on-the-Fosse, turn left along lane past church. Church Farm is on left, opposite turning to Holcombe.

Wed 22 Jun EAST HARPTREE WOODS

Park and meet in the Forestry England car park off Smitham Hill (ST557541). This conifer plantation, on the site of former lead-mining activity, has broad rides and varied habitats, with relics of its industrial past, in particularly the impressive Smitham Chimney, and fine views across the Chew Valley.

Wed 29 Jun TUCKERS GRAVE AND HASSAGE [7555]

Take A366 East from Faulkland. Park in lay-by before crossroads (ST751551), just before Tuckers Grave pub on Left.

Wed 6 Jul SOUTHSTOKE [7461, 7561, 7560]

Park in village and meet at seat on green (ST46613) for a walk SE from the village. Parking is limited so please lift share if possible.

Wed 13 Jul CAMELEY AND NANNY HURN’S LANE [6157, 6058, 6057]

Meet on the verge past Cameley Lodge (ST608575) for a walk on the hills north of Cameley. Either park here or by the church – we will return past the church.

Wed 20 Jul WELLOW [7358, 7258]

Park and meet in village car park. Driving through Wellow from Peasedown St John, car park is on the Right, signposted but easy to miss! (ST738580). A walk to the north-west of the village in search of arable weeds.

Wed 27 Jul GREYFIELD WOOD [6358]

Meet at the large tree at the start of the track to Greyfield Wood (ST639586). Park by the tree, or in Greyfield Road, or by the main entrance to the wood.

Wed 3 Aug COLLIERS WAY, KILMERSDON [6952, 6953]

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 10 Aug LITTLETON LANE [7357]

Park and meet in car park along the track to Greenacres (ST734568) for a walk along the lane and beside the Wellow Brook.

Wed 17 Aug RADSTOCK : BRISTOL ROAD ACCESS LAND [6855]

Park in Bristol Road and meet by the footpath into N part of field (ST688553).

Wed 24 Aug SILVER STREET NATURE RESERVE [6653]

Park locally and meet at the entrance to Silver Street Nature Reserve, down the footpath just below Midsomer Norton South railway station (ST664537).

Wed 31 Aug BRONWEN, PAULTON

All are welcome for botany and drinks in the garden. Please contact Helena if you need directions.