Members Events

ENHS Winter Programme 2023/2024

Walk from Heddon Mouth towards Woody Bay. Photo by Carl Reading.

Note: The indoor meetings in Minehead are to be in the Methodist Church Hall, The Avenue (just below the old hospital, opposite the Co-op car park). No need to bok a place for these. No charge for members, entrance fee for vistors £3 on the door. Tea/coffee served during the internval.

Meetings of the Luckbarrow Study Group are at Luckbarrow House, Gr. Ref: SS893461.

Please book for other events with our Bookings Secretary: Mrs Fi Windle:  Tel: 07968 792071.  REMEMBER EXMOOR TERRAIN CAN BE STEEP, STONY AND DIFFICULT SO PLEASE WEAR SUITABLE CLOTHING.

Tuesday 3rd October 2023 10:00 am. Luckbarrow Study Group. A talk about frogs and toads by Martina Slater.
Wednesday 4th October 2023. 7:30 pm. First of our indoor talks at the Methodist Church Hall.
An illustrated talk entiled Marvellous Mammals by Vanessa Mason, our Mammal Recorder.
21st October 2023. 2:30 pm. Fugus Foray. Meet at Webbers Post post code TA24 8TB Leader: S. Parry.
Wednesday 1st November 2023. 7:30pm, Methodist Church Hall.
An illustrated talk on Hedgehogs by Jane Sharp.
Tuesday 7th November 2023. 10:00 am. Luckbarrow Study Group.
A talk on Fungi by Sian Parry.
Saturday 18th November 2023. 10:30 am.
A morning walk to look for winter birds on Dunster Beach. Leader Marilyn Jennings. Meet at Sea Lane end in the public car park. TA24 5UH. Parking fee required.
Tuesday 5th December 2023. 10:00 am.
Luckbarrow Study Group. Mince Pies and please bring something to entertain us with. (A reading, a quiz, photos, etc.)
Wednesday 6th December 2023. 7:30pm.
Methodist Church Hall. Christmas Social. Bring and share food. Used bookstall. Members Slides.
Wednesday 3rd January 2024. 2:30pm, (please note this is an afternoon talk).
Methodist Church Hall. An illustrated talk by Rob Wilson-North ENPA Head of Conservation & Access, entitled “What is Natural? In search of John Knight’s Exmoor”.     
Saturday 20th January 2024. 10:00 am.
A morning walk on Porlock Marsh led by Andy Pym. “Wintering Birds”. Meet at Bossington car park. TA24 8HF. Fee for non NT members.
Tuesday 6th February 2024. 10:00 am. Luckbarrow Study Group.
Woody will tell us about some of her walks on Exmoor.
Wednesday 7th February 2024. 2:30 pm (NB Afternoon meeting).
Illustrated talks by Cherrie and Dave Temple. Cherrie will tell us about Cranes and Dave’s talk is entitled ” The Development of Minehead as a Tourist Resort”.
Saturday 17th February 2024. 10:30 am.
A morning walk (approx 2-3 hours) from Allerford car park TA24 8HN – (opposite the Blacksmiths) to Selworthy. Some uphill but all on tracks. Leader: Woody. Limited parking.
Tuesday 5th March 2024. 10:00 am. Luckbarrow Study Group. Alistair Stevenson has information about moths.
Wednesday 6th March. 7:30pm. An illustrated talk by John Walters. Full details to follow.
Saturday 17th March 2024. 10:30am. Meet in the car park by ENPA offices for a walk in Burridge Woods. Leader: Ruth Hyett. Burridge Wood is at grid reference SS912285. Most of the woodland forms part of a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI), designated for its important wildlife including rare lichens which thrive in the clean, moist air, as well as woodland bird species such as pied flycatchers.
Saturday 20th April 2024. 2:30pm. A.G.M. at Bossington Methodist Church. TA24 8HH. Nominations for the Committee to be with the Secretary by 6th April. Please make every effort to come, we need your support. Cream tea to follow the meeting.

photo by Brian Ellis

Juvenile Spoonbill at Porlock Marsh 2023 by Alastair Stevenson