The Society offers a full programme of winter meetings and summer field trips.

INDOOR LECTURES are held in Tullie House Museum and Art Gallery, Castle Street, Carlisle on alternate Wednesday evenings from October to March. Meetings start promptly at 7.15pm (doors open at 6.50pm). Meetings are free to members. Visitors are always welcome, please pay £3 on the door (£2 for students).

Two members’ nights are programmed each winter with contributions relating to natural history studies and observations provided by the membership.

In case of doubt – e.g. over inclement weather – leader will advise if meeting is proceeding. Contact via the contact form for information or see details in your programme card.
Bring packed lunches for all meetings beginning before midday.

CNHS Winter indoor meetings programme 2019-2020
(Wednesdays at 7.15pm, except where stated)


2nd October: ‘Return of the Polecat’
An illustrated talk by Dr Johnny Birks

16th October: ‘Cetaceans and Seabirds – From the Sea of Cortez to the Irish Sea’
An illustrated talk by Rob Petley-Jones

30th October: ‘Two seasons with the South of Scotland Golden Eagle Project’
An illustrated talk by Rick Taylor

13th November: ‘SW Norway – the same only different’
An illustrated talk by Lee Schofield

27th November: Members’ Night
With contributions from the membership

11th December: ‘Natural History of the Ardnamurchan Peninsula’
An illustrated talk by Ewan Miles, Nature Scotland


8th January: ‘From small rockfalls to entire mountainside collapses- how landslides shape the landscape and pose a (growing?) problem’
An illustrated talk by Dr Stuart Dunning, Newcastle University
(Joint meeting with Cumberland Geological Society) (NB starts at 7.30pm)

22nd January: ’20 years of Pied Flycatchers in a Galloway wood’
An illustrated talk by Brian Smith
(Joint meeting with Cumbria Bird Club)

5th February: Two Topics:
    – ‘Cores, clues and climates’ An illustrated talk by Russell Gomm
    – ‘Thornhill: The Wildlife and Management of a Private Nature Reserve’
An illustrated talk by Jeremy Roberts and Frank Mawby

19th February: ‘The LOST Rainforests of Cumbria’
An illustrated talk by April Windle

4th March AGM & Members’ Night
AGM followed by contributions from the membership

CNHS – Carlisle Nats – Cumbria Lakeland Naturalists