Spring meeting 2023: Lake District

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25 March 2023 - 31 March 2023

A selection of photos from the meeting now attached

Meeting report

The official meeting report was published in Field Bryology in November 2023 and can be downloaded below.

Michael Luth has compiled a photo diary of the week which you will find on his website at https://www.milueth.de/Moose/Aktuell/2023%20England/England-2023.htm.

There are also a few more photos as a reminder of the meeting below.

Download the meeting report

Meeting details

The meeting will be based in Rosthwaite, Borrowdale, and outings will be to various sites in the central Lake District, exploring a range of lakeland habitats. Upland and lowland sites will be included to cater for a range of mobility levels.

Rosthwaite itself is close to many excellent bryophyte sites, in particular some good Atlantic woodland.

A room in the Borrowdale Institute in Rosthwaite has been hired for the week’s microscope work and will be available in the evening and daytime throughout the week. It will be up to individual members to arrange accommodation, but if you would like to share, please let me know and I will put you in touch with others that either have or are looking for beds.  Rosthwaite has many holiday cottages and Borrowdale YHA is 20 minutes’ walk away (across fields) or a short drive. There is further accommodation in the Borrowdale area generally and at YHA Keswick and Derwentwater Independent Hostel. I would recommend booking early! Online booking for these dates are now available on some sites.

Note that 25 March will be for local exploration, potentially with meetings in the afternoon / evening, and the last field trips will be on Friday 31 March.

To register your interest and/or for further information please contact Clare Shaw at clares9597@gmail.com