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.
2019 CNHS Summer Field Meetings
30th March (Saturday): Gelt Woods – Local Geological Site
Leaders: Sylvia and Peter Woodhead (contact Marie Saag)
Meet at 10.30am at NY520592 Lower Gelt Bridge car park.
Walking up to 4 miles, likely to be muddy in places, walking boots recommended. Bring lunch.
27th April (Saturday morning): Glasson Moss – Early Nesting Birds
Leader: Frank Mawby
Meet at 10am at NY236609 Glasson Moss (Aikshaw Lonning car park), by Glendale Caravan Park. A morning session till 13.00 hrs.
25th May (Saturday): Geltsdale RSPB (Hallbankgate) – Birds, Plants & Insects
Leader: John Miles
Meet at 10am at NY588585 RSPB car park. Walking boots advisable. Bring lunch.
15th June (Saturday): South Cumbria – Foulshaw Moss and Latterbarrow CWT Reserves – Dragonflies, plants and more
Leaders: David Clarke and Marie Saag
Meet in Carlisle at 9am by prior arrangement (Contact info @carlislenats.org.uk or phone Marie the day before) OR meet at 10.30am at the Foulshaw reserve car park SD458839. Bring lunch.
3rd July (Wednesday evening): Gosling Sike – evening walk in Houghton
Leader: Jamie Normington
Meet at 6.30pm at Cumbria Wildlife Trust’s car park, Houghton, CA3 0LD at NY410588. General Natural History at an award-winning organic farm, with easy access to ponds, woodland and a ‘rewilding’ wet meadow.
13th July (Saturday): Greenlee Lough – Plants and Nesting Birds
Leaders: Mike and Anne Abbs
Meet at 10am at NY751677 Steel Rigg pay car park.
Walking boots advisable. Bring lunch.
10th August (Saturday): Maryport Coast – plants and insects
Leader: Stuart Colgate
Meet at 10.30am at NY02863549, Car park, Hutton Place, Maryport. CA15 8NQ
21st September (Saturday morning): Finglandrigg Wood – Fungi Foray
Leader: Paul Nichol
Meet at 10am at NY283571 Haverlands layby on the B5307.
A morning session till approximately 13.00 hrs.