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BLS RECORDING MEETING - Rydal Park, Cumbria

4th September 2019 to 5th September 2019


Event Description:

BLS RECORDING MEETING - Rydal Park, Cumbria
Wednesday 4 & Thursday 5 September 2019
Local organisers: Dave Lamacraft & April Windle
Field Leaders: Neil Sanderson & Brian Coppins

A two day meeting in the parkland and woodland at Rydal Park, Cumbria. The main purpose of this meeting is to
record lichens. All BLS members are welcome to attend however the less experienced should not expect much time
being given over to tuition.

Rydal Park consists of a large parkland area with scattered mature oaks and mixed deciduous woodland on the
slopes above (including a number of ancient ash pollards), the lichen interest has not been looked at in any detail
for some years and a brief visit in March yielded new records of Caloplaca herbidella s. str. suggesting the site is
well worthy of further exploration. Recent information on the lichen interest has also been requested by Natural
England to update their records. This is part of the National Heritage Lottery Fund funded Back from the Brink
Ancients of the Future project.

A meeting room has been booked at Rydal Hall for the evening of Wednesday 4th for microscope work, showing the
days finds and sharing the days problems.

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

The meeting time on Wednesday 4th is 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 5th.

Booking
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.

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

Location and maps
For information the central grid reference for Rydal Park is NY365063 (the parkland and woodland extends southwestwards,
northwards and eastwards from here).

For an online map of the area see:
http://www.streetmap.co.uk/map.srf?X=336550&Y=506350&A=Y&Z=115

The OS Explorer Leisure 1:25,000 map - OL7 - The English Lakes,South Eastern, covers the whole of the area of
interest.