The group organises outdoor meets to find lichens and bryophytes. Please let us know if you intend to come on one of the outings listed here.
Each 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.
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.
|Tuesday 25th May 2021, 9:30am||Clare Shaw||Smardale||Smardale Trip report|
|Saturday 12th June 2021, 9:30am||David Freeman||Roudsea Woods||Roudsea Trip report|
|Thursday 22nd July 2021, 9:30am||Chris Cant, 01931 713240||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.
|Carrock Fell Trip report|
|POSTPONED TO TUESDAY 24/8/21, 9AM.|
Sat August 21st 2021, 9am
|Caz Walker, 01931 713240||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.
|Kirkstone Pass Trip report|
|Weds 15th September 2021, 9:30am||Pete Martin, 07816686166||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.
|Fell End Clouds Trip report|
|Sun 17th October 2021, 9:00am||David Freeman||Coniston Mines and Quarries, meet at SD3004097916 Map||Coniston Coppermines trip report|
|Thurs 18th November 2021, 9:30am||Kerry Milligan||Glencoyne, Ullswater. Meet NY386188- Glencoyne Bay car park - charges apply.|
|Sat 18 December 2021, 9:30am||Clare Shaw||Great How, Thirlmere|
|Thursday 20th January 2022||Thorneythwaite, Borrowdale|