Tuesday, 1 December 2015

Next Meetings

Wednesday 9th December: DANKS DOWN, nr Ford, Wilts

Leader:CHRIS WOODS (01225 742897 or, preferably chris.wods@gmail.com)

Meet: 10.30 am in the car park of The White Hart, Ford, where permission to park has been given. GR ST 841748 Landranger 173/Explorer 156.

Finish: Approx. 13.00. Please contact leader in advance if wishing to lunch at the White Hart, in order to provide indication of likely numbers.

Focus:  Winter wildlife, especially birds, in woodland and grassland habitats.  Possible green and great spotted woodpeckers, buzzards & dipper, with yellow meadow ant colonies.

Description: Mostly easy walking through deciduous broadleaved woodland, climbing gently onto Danks Down, a botanically rich limestone grassland SSSI. Footpaths and a short section on road. Path sometimes sloping and rough with a short fairly steep section, likely to be muddy and slippery in places if wet. Walking boots, waterproofs and warm clothing essential. One Cotswold stone cattle stile.

Informative websites and other information: Parking & toilets available for patrons at The White Hart; drinks, including coffee and tea & meals available all day, http://whitehart-ford.com/location. The Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty www.cotswoldsaonb.org.uk .Danks Down SSSI,

Please note that the correct phone number for Chris is 01225 742897 [The last two digits got transposed in Newsletter description].

This could be an enjoyable pre-Christmas gathering.

Please note the request to contact Chris in advance if wanting lunch at the White Hart. It always helps leaders anyway, to know in advance who to expect to attend field meetings.

And also, don’t forget our Indoor Meeting with Mya-Rose Craig on Tuesday 8th December. It would be great to have a good turnout for this.



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