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MEETINGS: Once or twice a month on various days to minimise recurrent clashes with members' other commitments.

We are always happy to welcome new members. None of us claim to be experts but try to puzzle our way to the names of the organisms we find. If you are interested in joining us or want more information please contact us.

We usually meet at the Co-op car park, Church Road, New Mills at 10 am. The number on walks is limited only by having enough seats in cars. Attendance varies with members’ diaries, inclinations and the weather (we are sensible people, not masochists).

Come and join us. There's no limit to the number on the mailing list.



Wednesday 26 June 2024 - Lathkill Dale

This much-loved dale in the White Peak forms a mosaic of habitats that offer a wide range of flowering plants including the rare Jacob's Ladder, mullein and a number of orchid species. At this time of year butterflies should be numerous as should water-loving birds like wagtails and the loveable dipper together with various warblers, redstarts and others.

Please be aware that parts of the track are quite rocky and steep so you will need sturdy footwear.

Meet at 10.00 am New Mills Coop car park to car share.

Let Fred and Dave know if you are attending.

2024 Meetings

Wednesday 14 February
Strines (morning walk)
Tuesday 12 March
Parkgate High Tide Watch and Burton Mere
Tuesday 26 March
Carsington Water
Monday 15 April
Upper Goyt Valley (cancelled because of awful weather)
Wednesday 8 May
Stanage Edge and Padley Gorge
Tuesday 4 June
Hartington Meadows
Wednesday 26 June

Lathkill Dale

Nightjar Safari (evening)
Date to be arranged depending on reports of activity.
Thursday 11 July
Millers Dale and Priestcliffe Lees
Wednesday 14 August
Tittesworth Water
Tuesday 3 September
Pennington Flash
Monday 23 September
Old Moor RSPB
Further visits to be arranged.

For previous years outings
click on dates below






June 2024