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.

DateLeaderLocationTrip report
Tuesday 25th May 2021, 9:30amClare ShawSmardaleSmardale Trip report
Saturday 12th June 2021, 9:30amDavid FreemanRoudsea WoodsRoudsea Trip report
Thursday 22nd July 2021, 9:30amChris Cant, 01931 713240Carrock 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

Sat August 21st 2021, 9am
Caz Walker, 01931 713240Kirkstone 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, 9:30amPete Martin, 07816686166Stennerskeugh/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, 9:00amDavid FreemanConiston Mines and Quarries, meet at SD3004097916 MapConiston Coppermines trip report
Thurs 18th November 2021, 9:30amKerry MilliganGlencoyne, Ullswater. Meet NY386188- Glencoyne Bay car park - charges apply.
Sat 18 December 2021, 9:30amClare ShawGreat How, Thirlmere
Thursday 20th January 2022Thorneythwaite, Borrowdale
CLBG lichenologists inspecting a hazel
CLBG lichenologists inspecting a hazel – Chris Cant