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MEETINGS: Once or twice a month on various days to minimise recurrent clashes with members' other commitments.

We are always happy to welcome new members. None of us claim to be experts but try to puzzle our way to the names of the organisms we find. If you are interested in joining us or want more information please contact us.

We usually meet at the Co-op car park, Church Road, New Mills at 10 am. The number on walks is limited only by having enough seats in cars. Attendance varies with members’ diaries, inclinations and the weather (we are sensible people, not masochists).

Come and join us. There's no limit to the number on the mailing list.

As the situation with Covid is still fluid we have only planned a series of dates for visits to the end of August so far. We will add dates for later in the year as appropriate, including the annual late autumn visit to Burton Mere and Parkgate. Likewise we have planned venues through to early May and others will be added after further consultation with group members.



Tuesday 5 July 2022 - Lathkill Dale

This much-loved dale in the White Peak forms a mosaic of habitats that offer a wide range of flowering plants including the rare Jacob's Ladder, mullein and a number of orchid species. At this time of year butterflies should be numerous as should water-loving birds like wagtails and the loveable dipper together with various warblers, redstarts and others.

Meet at 10.00am New Mills Coop car park to car share.

Let Fred and Dave know if you are attending.


2022 Meetings

Tuesday 22 February 2022
Martin Mere
Thursday 10 March 2022
Mersey Valley Water Parks
Wednesday 30 March 2022 CANCELLED
Carsington Reservoir CANCELLED
Tuesday 19 April 2022
Upper Goyt Valley
Monday 9 May 2022
Stanage Edge and Longshaw Estate
Thursday 26 May 2022
Tideslow Rake
and Tideswell Dale to the River Wye
Friday 17 June 2022
Hartington Meadows
Tuesday 5 July 2022
Lathkill Dale
Wednesday 27 July 2022
Monday 22 August 2022

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January 2022

Walk from Strines


Hartington Meadows, photos taken by Jean

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Lathkill Dale, photos taken byJean


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Chadkirk Country Park

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June 2022