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BLS AUTUMN MEETING 2016 - The North York Moors

26th September 2016 Evening to 30th September 2016 Noon

Event Description:

Monday 26th – Friday 30th September 2016

Local organisers – Peter O'Neill and Mark Seaward


The North York Moors offers a range of wooded valleys, moorland and coast. Churchyards aside the area is in general lichenologically under-recorded. This meeting gives us an opportunity to improve this situation.


Meeting Base

The meeting will be residential at Cober Hill, Cloughton, Scarborough, North Yorkshire YO13 0AR

tel: 01723 870310 email: enquiries@coberhill.co.uk

approximate grid reference TA010948

See www.coberhill.co.uk to have a look at the accommodation and facilities.


Accommodation and costs

Accommodation for 20 people in single and twin en-suite rooms has been reserved and a deposit paid by the BLS. These bed spaces were being held for us until mid-March 2016 (6 months before the meeting date). Subject to availability rooms will be able to be booked after this date by contacting Cober Hill directly.

Full board accommodation (incl. dinner, breakfast and packed lunch) for the four nights is £256 per person (inc. VAT at 20%). The group package is for the 4 nights and there is no reduction for a shorter stay.

The earliest check-in time for rooms is 14.30. Dinner is at 19.00.



After the end of March 2016 members wishing to join the meeting should contact Cober Hill directly to book and to arrange payment. Say you are with The British Lichen Society to obtain group rate of £256.

Bookings through the BLS needed to be made and the deposit of £60 paid before 21st March 2016. The deposit once paid by BLS to Cober Hill will be non-refundable. Cancellation of places less than 16 weeks before the meeting will incur extra charges, therefore the balance (£196) needs to be paid by the end of May.

Balances, cheques payable to 'The British Lichen Society', should be sent to the Field Meetings Secretary, Steve Price, Woodlands, Combs Road, Combs, High Peak SK23 9UP.

Please advise of any dietary needs and also if you do not need dinner on the evening of arrival. Note there can be no reduction in the cost if you do not take dinner that night.

Microscope work

A meeting room has been reserved for the duration of the meeting for microscope work and presentations. The BLS microscopes will be available for communal use.



Meet for dinner on Monday 26th at 19.00. We vacate the accommodation first thing on the Friday 30th.

Further details of the programme will be sent out to attendees nearer the time of the meeting.


See http://streetmap.co.uk/map.srf?X=501070&Y=494832&A=Y&Z=115 to view a map of the area.