Cam Valley Wildlife Group Botany Walks run from April to September, followed by weekly ‘Botany drinks’ in the off-season. The weekly walks are led by Dr. Helena Crouch on Wednesdays at 7 pm. Helena leads the CVWG flora project (Cam and Wellow Valleys flora project) and is also the North Somerset County Recorder for flora.
Contact Helena Crouch for more information on any of the walks
Tel: (01761) 410731
All walks are on Wednesday evenings, meeting at 7pm.
Please lift share whenever possible – parking may be limited. Everyone welcome.
Wed 5 Apr RADSTOCK – WATERSIDE 
Park in Radstock and meet at St Nicholas Church (ST688546) for a short walk beside the stream.
Wed 12 Apr PAULTON – BRITTEN’S HILL TO PAULTON BASIN 
Park on Britten’s Hill and meet by the footpath leading E along Brittens (ST656567), for a walk down to Paulton Basin.
Wed 19 Apr CLUTTON 
Park in Venus Lane and meet on the triangular green opposite the church (ST623589) for a village walk.
Wed 26 Apr HOLCOMBE WOOD 
Park and meet at Holcombe Old Church at end of lane (ST668506) for a spring walk in the woods.
Wed 3 May PITCOT 
Park and meet along Pitcot Lane (ST652491) for a walk in a square just S of the CVWG area which has NO recent records! Take the A367 through Stratton-on-the –Fosse then at the crossroads 1km S of the village, turn Left into Pitcot Lane.
Wed 10 May AMMERDOWN – TERRY HILL 
Park and meet at Terry Hill crossroads. Leave Radstock on the A362, turn R at crossroads, onto B3139. Parking is immediately on L after turn (ST715534)
Wed 17 May BLACKER’S HILL 
Park towards the S end of Stockhill Road, maybe outside the church (ST641503) or just beyond, for a walk along Coalpit Lane, to Crock’s Bottom and Blacker’s Hill Fort.
Wed 24 May CLEAVES WOOD 
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 31 May KILMERSDON TO RADSTOCK CYCLE PATH [6952, 6953]
Meet outside church in centre of Kilmersdon (ST695524) for a walk along the cycle path.
Wed 7 Jun BRINSCOMBE LANE – STONY LITTLETON [7257, 7256]
Park and meet in layby beside Cemetery (ST726575). From Peasedown St John take the Wellow Road towards Wellow; the cemetery is on the Right.
Wed 14 Jun EXCURSION TO CLEY HILL
Take A362 eastwards from Frome. Park in signed car park, on Left of main road, just before Longleat roundabout (ST837442). We hope to see lots of orchids.
Wed 21 Jun COMBE HAY – FORTNIGHT FARM 
Park and meet on S side of road leading down into village from the west (ST730599) for a long walk to the north of the village. Please lift share if you can.
Wed 28 Jun HINTON CHARTERHOUSE TO TWINHOEFORD WOOD 
Park where possible in Hinton Charterhouse (lift sharing would be good here) and meet at the junction of Wellow Lane and the B3110 (ST771583)
Wed 5 Jul SHOSCOMBE 
Park and meet outside the school (ST717561) for a walk around the village. [NB Peter is leading this week.]
Wed12 Jul HOLLOW MARSH MEADOW [6155, 6156]
Park and meet at the Farrington Gurney end of Pitway Lane (ST627556) for a long walk to Hollow Marsh SWT Reserve.
Wed 19 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! (ST 738580). A walk to the north-west of the village in search of arable weeds.
Wed 26 Jul STEPHEN’S HILL/STEPHEN’S VALE 
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.
Wed 2 Aug STONY LITTLETON TO LITTLETON WOOD 
Park and meet in car park for Stony Littleton Longbarrow, along the track to Greenacres (ST734568).
Wed 9 Aug LOWER WRITHLINGTON 
Park in Mill Road and meet at the E end of Mill Road by the bridge over the Wellow Brook (ST698551) for a circular walk around Lower Writhlington.
Wed 16 Aug PAULTO’ HILL and SIMONS HILL 
Park locally and meet on the triangular green at bottom of Paulto’ Hill (ST656565) for a walk to Simons Hill batch.
Wed 23 Aug HAYDON BATCH 
Park locally (eg in Grove Wood Road or down the track to Haydon Batch) and meet at the end of the track to Haydon Batch (ST684537), on Kilmersdon Road.
Wed 30 Aug PEASDOWN ST. JOHN 
Park and meet towards the E end of Wellow Lane (ST706569) for a short late summer walk.
Wed 6 Sept HINTON CHARTERHOUSE 
Meet at the Rose and Crown pub (ST771582) for a short village walk and a drink.