The group organises outdoor meets to find lichens and bryophytes and indoor informal identification sessions. Please let us know if you intend to come on one of the meets listed here.
Each outdoor meet usually has a trip leader who will have done a risk assessment in advance. We have basic public liability insurance cover from the British Lichen Society, but this does not cover personal accidents. We usually split into lichen and bryophyte groups, each with their own leader. Please take care of yourself when out and about – and don’t damage the environment you are exploring. We will try to obtain permission from the landowner in advance to collect minimal specimens for identification purposes. We will usually write a trip report and submit records to the BLS and BBS.
The indoor meets are at the Cumbria Wildlife Trust meeting rooms: Plumgarths near Kendal and Gosling Syke near Carlisle. Thanks very much for the free use of the premises. We should have dissecting and compound microscopes available at these sessions. Free parking.
COVID-19. Do not come if you have Covid symptoms or have been told to self-isolate. Read the British Lichen Society Covid-19 Risk Assessment and adhere to the described precautions. You will need to sign in and give an emergency contact name and phone number. Do not share equipment.
|Thursday 20th January 2022, 9:30am||Thorneythwaite, Borrowdale. Parking along the track to Thorneythwaite Farm, NY24951349, with an honesty box, so please bring cash.||Pete Martin, 07816686166||Thorneythwaite Trip report|
|Sunday 13th February 2022, 9:30am||CANCELLED|
Some free parking spaces at Burnbanks NY508160 with an honesty box. Roadside parking before that.
|Caz Walker, 01931 713240|
|Wednesday 2nd March, 6:30pm||AGM Zoom|
|Friday March 18th, 2022, 9:30am||Brantwood, Coniston. Free parking at Brantwood, SD311957||Kerry Milligan||Brantwood Trip report|
|Sunday 20th March, 2022, 10am - 4pm||Indoor id session at Plumgarths near Kendal LA8 8LX||Please email us if you are planning to come.|
|Saturday 16th April 2022, 10am - 4pm||Indoor id session at Gosling Sike near Carlisle CA3 0LD||Please email us if you are planning to come.|
|Sunday 24th April, 2022, 9:30am||Blea Tarn, Haweswater. Free parking at Mardale Head NY469107. Looking around tarn if weather permits, or ghylls and rock faces lower down.||Clare Shaw|
|Thursday 19th May 2022||Helbeck Wood near Brough||Ivan and Pete||Helbeck trip report|
|Sunday 12th June, 9:30am||Humphrey Head near Grange-over-Sands||Pete Bullard. SSSI citation|
|Thursday 14th July, 9:30am||Wolf Crag parking near Dockray NY379219||Clare Shaw||Wolf crag trip report|
|Sunday 14th August, 9:30am||Sunbiggin Tarn between Orton and Little Asby.|
For lichenologists, this is a Frank Dobson commemoration event
|Wednesday, 21st September, 9:30am||Bowscale Fell and Tarn - meet at Mungrisdale Village Hall NY364302||Chris Cant|
|Sunday 16th October, 9:30am||Scales Wood, Buttermere||Caz Walker|
|Tuesday 25th May 2021, 9:30am||Smardale||Clare Shaw||Smardale Trip report|
|Saturday 12th June 2021, 9:30am||Roudsea Woods||David Freeman||Roudsea Trip report|
|Thursday 22nd July 2021, 9:30am||Carrock Fell. Meet at NY353337 Map. CRoW Access land.|
Carrock Fell is in the Skiddaw Group SSSI.
Lichen group is heading for the top which is partly a Scheduled Monument hillfort.
There should be lots of bryophyte interest eg on the lower slopes.
|Chris Cant, 01931 713240||Carrock Fell Trip report|
|POSTPONED TO TUESDAY 24/8/21, 9AM.|
Sat August 21st 2021, 9am
|Kirkstone Pass. Probably heading towards Raven Crag below Red Screes.|
We would be mainly off the path on sloping, occasionally steep, but not precipitous ground.
|Caz Walker, 01931 713240||Kirkstone Pass Trip report|
|Weds 15th September 2021, 9:30am||Stennerskeugh/Fell End Clouds south of Ravenstonedale, meet at NY733005 Map|
This is in The Clouds SSSI: limestone pavement, with acid and calcareous grasslands, small areas of flush, pot holes and old mine workings.
|Pete Martin, 07816686166||Fell End Clouds Trip report|
|Sun 17th October 2021, 9:00am||Coniston Mines and Quarries, meet at SD3004097916 Map||David Freeman||Coniston Coppermines trip report|
|Thurs 18th November 2021, 9:30am||Glencoyne, Ullswater. Meet NY386188- Glencoyne Bay car park - charges apply.||Kerry Milligan||Glencoyne trip report|
|Sat 18 December 2021, 9:30am||Great How, Thirlmere|
Thirlmere Woods SSSI designation
Meet at Legburthwaite car park, NY 31812 19510 which is probably free
|Clare Shaw||Great How trip report|