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BLS RECORDING MEETING - Moccas Park NNR, Herefordshire

16th May 2018 to 17th May 2018

Moccas Park photo Tim Wilkins

Event Description:

Wednesday 16th & Thursday 17th May 2018

Local organisers: Dave Lamacraft & Tim Wilkins

Field Leaders: Mark Powell & Neil Sanderson


A two day recording meeting at Moccas Park National Nature Reserve in Herefordshire is being planned for the summer 2018. Moccas Park is one of the largest and most diverse examples of wood pasture remaining in Britain.

The focus of this meeting will be on recording to provide the input for the production of a report. There will be less emphasis than usual on the in-field teaching that occurs during normal field meetings.

There is no limit on numbers, however because we do need to let Natural England and Estate staff know how many will be attending BOOKING IN ADVANCE IS ESSENTIAL.

The meeting time on Wednesday 16th will be 10.00 and details of the meeting place will be sent out to those who confirm their attendance. It is anticipated that the meeting will finish late afternoon on Thursday 17th.


Members with an interest in attending should let Steve Price, the Field Meetings Secretary, know by email: fieldmeetings@britishlichensociety.org.uk or by post to Woodlands, Combs Road, Combs, High Peak SK23 9UP.


There will no specific base for the meeting and attendees will need to make their own arrangements for accommodation.

A list of inns, guest houses, etc. can be found at http://www.visitherefordshire.co.uk/accommodation/

Location and maps

For information the central grid reference for Moccas Park is SO342424. For an online map of the area see: http://streetmap.co.uk/map.srf?X=334200&Y=242460&A=Y&Z=120

Each of the following OS maps covers the whole of Moccas Park:

OS Landranger 1:50,000 - 149 - Hereford & Leominster, Bromyard

OS Landranger 1:50,000 - 148 - Presteigne & Hay-on-Wye

OS Landranger 1:50,000 - 161 - The Black Mountains

OS Explorer Leisure 1:25,000 - OL13 - Brecon Beacons Nat. Park - East

OS Explorer 1:25,000 - 201 - Knighton & Presteigne