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Butterfly Conservation Cumbria Branch Winter 2016-2017 Wednesday Work Parties

Meet at 10:00 at the Parking places described below. Check below for last minute changes or ring Chris Winnick on 01539 728254 or David Eastlick on 015395 32076.

Dress appropriately for Cumbrian weather, boots, waterproofs, warm clothing and bring lunch and drinks. We supply tools and protective items.

The grid references in the event details are links to show the location on our online Google map. The Directions links allow Google directions to be found to the grid reference of the parking for the event.

DateEvent

Wednesday

13 September 2017

10.00

White Scar Quarry, Whitbarrow

Directions: White Scar Quarry is at the southern end of Whitbarrow Scar. From either direction along the A590, turn off this road at the last turning before (from Barrow direction) or the first turning after (from Kendal direction) the A5074 Lyth Valley road SD466850. After 500m on the former main road, turn right towards Raven's Lodge. Pass through the farmyard, bearing right and park in the second car park on the left. Grid reference SD460852.

Contact: Chris Winnick 01539 728254.

Wednesday

27 September 2017

10.00

Hampsfield Allotment, Hampsfell, Cartmel Valley

Directions: Approach from Lindale mini roundabout, take B5271 northwards up Lindale hill, past Windermere Road junction and turn left on Hollow Lane SD412808, just before reaching the Lindale bypass. There is a bench at the junction. Then, turn left at signpost/no through road to Hampsfield.

Approach from Cartmel Lane SD401872, turning the other end of Hollow Lane. In this case, turn right at the Hampsfield/no through road sign.

In both cases, follow the narrow lane past the first house, then there is a right turn into High Hampsfield Farm driveway SD404803 (selling various meats off the farm). We have consent to park at the farm. The space is tight and share lifts.

Contact: David Jackson 015395 33322.

Wednesday

11 October 2017

10.00

Hampsfield Allotment, Hampsfell, Cartmel Valley - Rescheduled to 8 November

Directions: Approach from Lindale mini roundabout, take B5271 northwards up Lindale hill, past Windermere Road junction and turn left on Hollow Lane SD412808, just before reaching the Lindale bypass. There is a bench at the junction. Then, turn left at signpost/no through road to Hampsfield.

Approach from Cartmel Lane SD401872, turning the other end of Hollow Lane. In this case, turn right at the Hampsfield/no through road sign.

In both cases, follow the narrow lane past the first house, then there is a right turn into High Hampsfield Farm driveway SD404803 (selling various meats off the farm). We have consent to park at the farm. The space is tight and share lifts.

Contact: David Jackson 015395 33322.

Wednesday

25 October 2017

10:00

Work Party

Halecat

Directions: Turn off A590 at Witherslack junction, then follow brown "Halecat Nursery" signs in village centre. Satnav: LA11 6RT. Grid reference: SD433835.

Contact: Chris Winnick 01539 728254.

Wednesday

8 November 2017

10.00

Hampsfield Allotment, Hampsfell, Cartmel Valley - Replaces Yewbarrow work-party

Directions: Approach from Lindale mini roundabout, take B5271 northwards up Lindale hill, past Windermere Road junction and turn left on Hollow Lane SD412808, just before reaching the Lindale bypass. There is a bench at the junction. Then, turn left at signpost/no through road to Hampsfield.

Approach from Cartmel Lane SD401872, turning the other end of Hollow Lane. In this case, turn right at the Hampsfield/no through road sign.

In both cases, follow the narrow lane past the first house, then there is a right turn into High Hampsfield Farm driveway SD404803 (selling various meats off the farm). We have consent to park at the farm. The space is tight and share lifts.

Contact: David Jackson 015395 33322.

Wednesday

22 November 2017

10:00

Work Party

Witherslack Woods - Cancelled due to bad weather

Directions: Turn off A590 towards Witherslack, continue on road to pass through the village to Witherslack Hall. Turn right on to a rough track (the Kennels) for parking. Grid reference: SD436859.

Tools can be driven part way.

Contact: Chris Winnick on 01539 728254.

Wednesday

6 December 2017

10:00

Work Party

Witherslack Woods

Directions: Turn off A590 towards Witherslack, continue on road to pass through the village to Witherslack Hall. Turn right on to a rough track (the Kennels) for parking. Grid reference: SD436859.

Tools can be driven part way.

Contact: Chris Winnick on 01539 728254.

Wednesday

20 December 2017

10.00

Gillbirks, Whitbarrow

Directions: Take A5074 from Gilpin Bridge, take second left turn to 'The Howe' (no signpost), cross minor road and climb to the centre of the hamlet. Turn left on tarmac road, and then bear right onto a track with concrete wheel tracks. Parking (limited) at the first clearing in the wood. Grid reference SD454885.

Contact: Chris Winnick 01539 728254.

Wednesday

10 January 2018

10.00

Wartbarrow, Allithwaite

Directions: From the east, turn off A590 at Meathop roundabout, first exit and follow sign posted road to Grange. Drive through Grange centre following the major roads signed to Allithwaite and Flookburgh. Leave Grange by Risedale Hill (large pink building on right) and enter open country. In Allithwaite, turn right at Yakkers pub, then right just after Post Office into Quarry Lane, which leads to the community playing fields at grid reference SD387767. From the west, turn right at Haverthwaite crossroads and follow B5278 to Holker, Cark and Flookburgh to Allithwaite. Turn left at Yakkers pub, then right just after Post Office into Quarry Lane, which leads to the community playing field. Grid reference SD387767.

Please do not park in Quarry Lane as it causes friction.

Contact: Martin Chadwick 015395 32553

Wednesday

24 January 2018

10.00

To Be Confirmed

Wednesday

7 February 2018

10.00

Holme Stinted Pastures

Directions: Take the Burton in Kendal road from the roundabout A65/A6070 on the Kirkby Lonsdale road, just off M6 junction 36. Head south for about 3km before turning left onto the Clawthorpe road at the Clawthorpe Hall Hotel [before Burton in Kendal]. Follow this narrow lane uphill for about 1.5km until you almost reach the hill summit. Park in the layby on the right. Approximate Grid reference SD543783.

Contact: Chris Winnick 01539 728254.

Wednesday

21 February 2018

10.00

Holme Stinted Pastures

Directions: Take the Burton in Kendal road from the roundabout A65/A6070 on the Kirkby Lonsdale road, just off M6 junction 36. Head south for about 3km before turning left onto the Clawthorpe road at the Clawthorpe Hall Hotel [before Burton in Kendal]. Follow this narrow lane uphill for about 1.5km until you almost reach the hill summit. Park in the layby on the right. Approximate Grid reference SD543783.

Contact: Chris Winnick 01539 728254.

Wednesday

7 March 2017

10.00

High Dam Primrose Planting

Directions: Turn off A590 over bridge at Newby Bridge towards the Swan Hotel. Bear left after bridge and take right turn to Lakeside. Continue through Lakeside. At Stott Park Bobbin Mill, bear left to Finsthwaite (ignore minor junction on right) and continue for 500m. At entrance to village turn right up unmarked tarmac road and park in the High Dam carpark. Parking authorisation will be provided. Grid reference SD368882.

Contact: David Eastlick 015395 32076.

Wednesday

21 March 2017

10.00

High Dam

Directions: Turn off A590 over bridge at Newby Bridge towards the Swan Hotel. Bear left after bridge and take right turn to Lakeside. Continue through Lakeside. At Stott Park Bobbin Mill, bear left to Finsthwaite (ignore minor junction on right) and continue for 500m. At entrance to village turn right up unmarked tarmac road and park in the High Dam carpark. Parking authorisation will be provided. Grid reference SD368882.

Contact: David Eastlick 015395 32076.

Wednesday

4 April 2018

10.00

Gillbirks, Whitbarrow

Directions: Take A5074 from Gilpin Bridge, take second left turn to 'The Howe' (no signpost), cross minor road and climb to the centre of the hamlet. Turn left on tarmac road, and then bear right onto a track with concrete wheel tracks. Parking (limited) at the first clearing in the wood. Grid reference SD454885.

Contact: Chris Winnick 01539 728254.

Wednesday

18 April 2018

10.00

To Be Confirmed

Butterfly Conservation Cumbria Branch Winter 2016-2017 Sunday Work Parties

Work parties are arranged for the second Sunday in each month (except November this year when it is the first Sunday) starting in September. Meet at 10.00 at the places in the table below. Bring rainwear, warm clothing, lunch and stout footwear and note additional advice below.

Contact in the first instance the named individual in the table for updates or Chris Winnick 01539 728254. It will be as well to check the status of the work party during periods of bad weather particularly ice and snow.

The grid references in the event details are links to show the location on our online Google map. The Directions links allow Google directions to be found to the grid reference of the parking for the event.

DateEvent

Sunday

10 September 2017

10.00

Farrer's Allotment, Whitbarrow

Directions: Turn off A590 at Gilpin Bridge and follow Lyth Valley road, A5074. Take first turning left, where the main road bears right. After 500m, turn left into Johnscales. There is a locked gate on right. Please wait by gate and we'll offer lifts up a good forestry road. Grid reference SD462867.

Contact: Chris Winnick 01539 728254.

Sunday

8 October 2017

10.00

Farrer's Allotment, Whitbarrow

Directions: Turn off A590 at Gilpin Bridge and follow Lyth Valley road, A5074. Take first turning left, where the main road bears right. After 500m, turn left into Johnscales. There is a locked gate on right. Please wait by gate and we'll offer lifts up a good forestry road. Grid reference SD462867.

Contact: Chris Winnick 01539 728254.

Sunday

5 November 2017

10.00

Township Plantation

Directions: Take A5074 from Gilpin Bridge, take second left turn to 'The Howe' (no signpost), cross minor road and climb to the centre of the hamlet. Turn left on tarmac road and then bear right onto a track with concrete wheel tracks. Parking (limited) at the first clearing in the wood. Grid reference SD454885.

Contact: Chris Winnick 01539 728254.

Sunday

10 December 2017

10.00

Wartbarrow, Allithwaite

Directions: From the east, turn off A590 at Meathop roundabout at first exit and follow sign posted road to Grange. Drive through Grange centre following the major roads signed to Allithwaite and Flookburgh. Leave Grange by Risedale Hill (large pink building on right) and enter open country. In Allithwaite, turn right at Yakkers pub, then right just after Post Office into Quarry Lane, which leads to the community playing field. Grid reference SD388767. From the west, turn right at Haverthwaite crossroads and follow B5278 to Holker, Cark and Flookburgh to Allithwaite. Turn left at Yakkers pub, then right just after Post Office into Quarry Lane, which leads to the community playing field. Grid reference SD387767.

Please do not park in Quarry Lane as it causes friction.

Contact: Martin Chadwick 015395 32553.

Sunday

14 January 2018

10.00

Township Plantation

Directions: Take A5074 from Gilpin Bridge, take second left turn to 'The Howe' (no signpost), cross minor road and climb to the centre of the hamlet. Turn left on tarmac road and then bear right onto a track with concrete wheel tracks. Parking (limited) at the first clearing in the wood. Grid reference SD454885.

Contact: Chris Winnick 01539 728254.

Sunday

11 February 2018

10.00

Wartbarrow, Allithwaite

Directions: From the east, turn off A590 at Meathop roundabout at first exit and follow sign posted road to Grange. Drive through Grange centre following the major roads signed to Allithwaite and Flookburgh. Leave Grange by Risedale Hill (large pink building on right) and enter open country. In Allithwaite, turn right at Yakkers pub, then right just after Post Office into Quarry Lane, which leads to the community playing field. Grid reference SD388767. From the west, turn right at Haverthwaite crossroads and follow B5278 to Holker, Cark and Flookburgh to Allithwaite. Turn left at Yakkers pub, then right just after Post Office into Quarry Lane, which leads to the community playing field. Grid reference SD387767.

Please do not park in Quarry Lane as it causes friction.

Contact: Martin Chadwick 015395 32553.

Wednesday

11 March 2018

10.00

Gillbirks, Whitbarrow

Directions: Take A5074 from Gilpin Bridge, take second left turn to 'The Howe' (no signpost), cross minor road and climb to the centre of the hamlet. Turn left on tarmac road, and then bear right onto a track with concrete wheel tracks. Parking (limited) at the first clearing in the wood. Grid reference SD454885.

Contact: Chris Winnick 01539 728254.