Ornithological Club


Forthcoming field trips           No Dogs Please



Bodenham Lake and Wellington GP Sunday 10th September, 9.30am

Meet at Bodenham Lake car park (SO 529:512) at 9.30am for a walk around the lake including the new hide. Lunch in cars then drive to Wellington GP park in layby opposite the alms houses (SO 500:478) and access the site along the public footpath, reasonable walking, waterproof footwear and clothing. No dogs. We shall look for early winter migrants.

Leader: Gerald Parker (tel: 01432 760023)

Great Doward, River Wye & Whitchurch

Wednesday 18th October, 9.30am

Meet at Forestry car park (SO 548:158) We shall walk around Hereford Wildlife Trust reserves including mixed woodland, possibility of early winter finches. Lunch in cars then after we shall park in Whitchurch and walk along the Wye. Some gradients so stout footwear preferable. The approach to the Doward is along narrow roads the Car Park is on the right on the Forestry road to the Biblins.

Leader: John Pullen (tel: 01600 750266)

Goldcliff and Newport Wetlands

Wednesday 22nd November, 9.30am

Meet and park cars at roadside or in small car park (ST 370:829 / HR9 6BP) adjacent to Goldcliff NR at 9 30am. Directions from Monmouth: take the A40 then A449 towards Newport at the junction with the M4, cross onto the A48 and near Newport on the dual carriageway turn left at the fourth roundabout (just past Tesco). Turn right and keep straight on towards Goldcliff ignoring signs for RSPB Newport Wetlands. Park 100m past the Farmers Arms (NP18 2AU). Afterwards, visit Newport Wetlands (ST 334:834/NP18 2BZ) for lunch and a walk around the reserve. No dogs please. Contact the leader in adverse weather conditions prior to setting out. We shall be looking for winter waders and ducks.

Leader: Tony Eveleigh (tel: 01989 750297)

When meetings are outside the county and in times of adverse weather conditions, please contact the leader for an update.

For extra information about any field meeting contact the meeting leader or the meetings secretary, G R Parker. Ordnance Survey map references are given and members should take suitable food, clothing, a first-aid pack (and a torch for evening meetings) or as advised. Leaders are always pleased to welcome and help new members. Walks may be graded, such as: Easy (slight gradients), Moderate (medium gradients), Hard (steeper/longer gradients) and Difficult (only for the really fit).

Dogs should not be taken to any of the Field Meetings.

CAR-SHARING TO DISTANT MEETINGS:  The Committee suggests that distant meetings would be more environmentally friendly if some members would share cars for the journey. There would of course be a reduction in costs for any travelling members who participate in such a scheme. Please enquire with the meeting Leader or the Meetings Secretary next time you would like to join a Club outing to far off parts!

THE LEADER:  Leaders of Field Meetings have the right to abandon or change the meeting if in their opinion weather or some other factor would cause a hazard or render the venue unsuitable for the purpose on the day. Please make yourself known to the Leader on arrival. Should you wish to leave the party for any reason during the meeting do make this known to the Leader.

Herefordshire Ornithological Club is a registered charity England and Wales number 1068608