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.

2018-2019  CNHS Winter Field Meetings and Workshop

3rd October: ‘Wild Ennerdale – Working with Natural Processes’
An illustrated talk by Gareth Browning, Forestry Commission

17th October: ‘Cumbria’s Living Seas’
An illustrated talk by Dr Emily Baxter, Senior Marine Conservation Officer, NW Wildlife Trusts

31st October: ‘125 years of the CNHS’ followed by Members’ Night
With contributions from the membership

14th November: ‘A Tale of Pine Marten Conservation’
An illustrated talk by John Martin

28th November: ‘The Bogs of Cumbria – their place in the global peatland jigsaw’
An illustrated talk by Dr Richard Lindsay, Head of Environmental Research, Univ. of East London

12th December: ‘Whinchats at RSPB Geltsdale’
An illustrated talk by Stephen Westerberg, Manager, RSPB Geltsdale


9th January: ‘Re-introductions for a wilder Cumbria’
An illustrated talk by Kevin Scott, Northern Reserves Manager, Cumbria Wildlife Trust (Joint meeting with the Cumbria Bird Club)

23rd January: ‘New advances in understanding the British and Irish Ice Sheet with particular reference to Cumbria’
An illustrated talk by Prof. David Evans, Durham University
(Joint meeting with Cumberland Geological Society) (NB starts at 7.30pm)

6th February: ‘Cumbrian Butterfly Populations and DNA research’
An illustrated talk by Steve Doyle & Lucy Gunson

20th February: ‘Violets and Pansies of Britain and Ireland’
An illustrated talk by Mike Porter

6th March AGM & Members’ Night
AGM followed by contributions from the membership

9th March 2019 (Saturday) Field Meeting – South Solway Birds
Leader: Frank Mawby
Meet at 10.00 am at Wedholme Flow car park (NY238539) 1 mile south of Kirkbride.

CNHS – Carlisle Nats – Cumbria Lakeland Naturalists