Members Events

ENHS SUMMER PROGRAMME 2022

Luckbarrow Gardens, ENHS Head Quarters. Photo by Martina Slater
Luckbarrow Gardens at ENHS Head Quarters at spring time. Photo by Martina Slater.

PLEASE NOTE THAT IT IS ESSENTIAL FOR SEVERAL REASONS THAT YOU BOOK A PLACE IF YOU INTEND COMING TO ANY OF THESE WALKS.  ONLY THOSE WHO HAVE BOOKED WILL BE OFFERED A PLACE ON THE OUTING.  IF YOU LATER FIND YOU ARE UNABLE TO ATTEND, PLEASE LET US KNOW SO THAT THE OUTING IS NOT DELAYED BY WAITING FOR YOU.  Please book with our Membership Secretary, Woody (Ms Tickner): woodytickner@gmail.com  Tel: 01643 841668.  Mob: 07775 851 515.

Exmooor Natural History Society: Members’ Summer 2022 Events

Wed. 6th April10.30 am: Meet at the parking area near Frackford
Bridge, DUNSTER, (SS985432)
for a gentle walk of less than two miles, along Knowle Lane retuning via the bottom of Grabbist Hill.  There is one fairly steep, but short, upward section and boots will be needed as it can be muddy/watery even in dry spells. Leaders: James and Fiona Windle.
Sat. April 30th  MEMBERS’ COFFEE MORNING AT LUCKBARROW 10.30 am. All welcome, please come and join us and have a look around the nature garden at ENHS head quarters, Luckbarrow. Donations welcome!!!
 
Sunday May 8th 3.00 pm  Service at Lynch Chapel of Ease (SS904477).  Followed by tea at  Kitnors.  Booking not required for this.  All welcome, please come and join us.
Sat. May 14th  DAWN CHORUS WALK 5.30 am Meet Webbers Post  (SS902439). Leader:  ALASTAIR STEVENSON assisted by ANDY PYM. Followed by refreshments afterwards in the veranda at Luckbarrow.  (Small fee for breakfast payable on the day).
Sat.  18th June.  10.30 am Meet at Robbers Bridge Car Park (SS821425).WALK IN WEIR WATER VALLEY.   Bring packed lunch.  Leader: Marilyn Jennings and Brian Coulson.
Wed. July 6th   7:00 pm.  MEET AT Luckbarrow for our traditional SAUSAGE SIZZLE.  There will be a small charge for food, payable on the evening.  PLEASE BOOK BY Sat. 2ND JULY. This will be followed by an optional walk at around 9pm to listen for Nightjars at Webbers Post and look out for Bats with James Windle
Wed. 20th  July. 10.30 am. WALK ALONG THE RIVER BARLEMeet Ashcombe Car Park, Simonsbath (SS773394)  Bring packed lunch.  Leaders: Woody Tickner and Martina Slater. Please call Woody if directions are required. 01643 841668.
Wed. 10th Aug.  10.30   am. For a guided walk and talk about recent Beaver introductions at the National Trust Holnicote Estate.   Meet at National Trust Holnicote Estate Office Yard SS909463. We will be Viewing the site and see beaver dam etc.  Maximum of 10 at each visit; please book early to avoid disappointment. Please note: This tour involves a long walk from the meeting point and the site will be extremely wet, muddy and very slippery, and difficult terrain . Essential to bring wellingtons. Contact Woody: woodytickner@gmail.com or 01643 841668 for bookings.
 
Mon. 15th Aug.  10.30   am. For a guided walk and talk about recent Beaver introductions at the National Trust Holnicote Estate.   Meet at National Trust Holnicote Estate Office Yard SS909463. We will be Viewing the site and see beaver dam etc.  Maximum of 10 at each visit; please book early to avoid disappointment. Please note: This tour involves a long walk from the meeting point and the site will be extremely wet, muddy and very slippery, and difficult terrain . Essential to bring wellingtons. Contact Woody:  woodytickner@gmail.com or 01643 841668 for bookings.
Sat. 17th  Sep.  2.30 pm.  ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING at Bossington Methodist Church SS898477.  Followed by tea and biscuits.  Nominations for the committee to be with the Secretary at least 28 days before the A.G.M. 
Also during September we are hoping to arrange an evening at Horner Farm with a talk and pizzas.  If you are interested and do not receive our email Newsletters please contact  Woody to book. (01643 841668.)
We start checking our bird NEST BOXES this month.  If you can come along and help please contact Ruth 10643 863124 ruthehyett@gmail.com
Programme for October onwards to be published in Autumn Exmoor Naturalist and we hope to include a Fungus Foray led by Sian Parry, and a Winter Bird Walk led by Eddie and Averil Allen.  We may also be able to restart the Study Group Meetings at Luckbarrow.

OPENING DATES AT PORLOCK WEIR CENTRE 2022

.We hope to be able to re-open our Natural History Centre at Porlock Weir this season on Thursday afternoons only from 2 – 4.30 pm.  If you would like to help steward please contact Ruth Hyett on 01643 863124 e: ruthehyett@gmail.com   The dates we are opening follow.  Please visit and bring your friends to see the bookstall, cards for sale and displays.

MAY 5th.  12th.  19th. 26th 
JUNE 2nd. 9th. 16th. 23rd. 30th
JULY 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th.
AUG. 4th, 11th,  18th, 25th. 
SEPT. 1st , 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th.

Exmoor Ponies with Dunkery in the background: photo by Brian Ellis