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 CNHS Summer Field Meetings and Workshop

14th April (Saturday): The Geology of the Eycott Hill area
Leaders: Sylvia and Peter Woodhead
Looking at the Volcanic and Limestone landscapes that make this a geological and wildlife hotspot. Meet at the CWT car park NY394 301 at 10.30am. Rough terrain, wellies (am), boots (pm) recommended.

29th April (Sunday): Caldew riverside walk from Caldbeck
General Natural History – spring flowers, insects, birds.
Leader: Russell Gomm
Meet at Caldbeck car park NY 323 398 at 10am.

10th June (Sunday): NNRs – Sandy Beck Meadow (Lorton Vale) and High Leys (Nr Rowrah just off A5086)
Plants and insects of MG5/8 Hay Meadows
Leader: Frank Mawby
Maximum 12 people – booking with Leader in advance required.
Meet at Sandy Beck Meadow at 10am at NY134 268

8th July (Sunday): West Silloth dunes and shore
Plants, Birds, Insects
Leaders: Dave Hickson and Dorothy Iveson
Meet at 10am at the car park on the south side of Silloth Docks at NY1052 5339

26th July (Thursday evening): Langholm Moor –Fledging Moorland Birds
Leader: Guy Broome
Meet at 7pm McDiarmid Memorial car park, on the Langholm to Newcastleton Road at NY 382 856

17th August (Friday): Moth Night at Campfield Marsh (RSPB)
Leaders: Mike and Anne Abbs
Meet at 9pm at Campfield Marsh RSPB car park NY198 617.

8th September (Saturday): Grune Point: Passage & post breeding birds
Leaders: Mike and Anne Abbs
Meet at 10am Coast Road car park at NY1175 5517

19th September (Wednesday): Fossil Identification Workshop at Tullie House 2-5pm       
Leader: Simon Jackson
Short talks and practical sessions investigating the major fossil groups charting the geological story of Cumbria and the UK. Chance to see and handle Tullie house specimens. Hand lenses recommended. Please book through box office 01228 618700. Spaces limited to 15.

CNHS – Carlisle Nats – Cumbria Lakeland Naturalists