BLS Autumn Meeting 2022 – St Breward, Cornwall

Event Type
BLS Field Meetings & Workshops (Open)
Start date
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Event Description:

Saturday 8th – 15th  October 2022

Field sites organiser – Nicola Bacciu

This meeting gives the opportunity to visit some of the most under recorded sites in the county. There is good access to the Granite Tors of Bodmin, steep valley woodlands of the Rivers Camel and Allen and the coastal communities between Tintagel and Newquay. And some old mine sites.

Meeting Base

The meeting base is St. Breward's village hall, PL30 4PP grid ref SX 097763, a very well appointed facility: a large hall with 15 tables, ample power sockets, built in projector and screen with good wifi and has heating. The modern kitchen caters for large groups on site. There are 2 toilets and adequate parking. The village pub and shop are very close. The village hall is booked for a week. 


For this meeting arrange your own accommodation. There are several pubs in the area, B&B’s in Bodmin, Wadebridge and Camelford and lots of self-catering outlets in St.Breward, St. Tudy & Blisand. There is a backpackers' hostel in Tintagel and several camp sites within a short drive. People are free to cook and eat at the village hall.

The cost for this meeting is £5 payable as a deposit - this will cover the cost of the meeting base.


Attendees should book with the Field Meetings Secretary, Graham Boswell email or by post to Base Lodge, 16 The Parks, Minehead TA24 8BS. Please pay the deposit of £5 direct to the British Lichen Society (not the BLS) at CAF Bank Sort code 40-52-40 A/C No. 00012363 


The meeting will run Saturday to Saturday. Introductions and an introductory talk will take place at 7pm on Saturday 8th October at the village hall. The local leader and I will arrange sites for the first 4 days of the meeting, after which individuals/groups are free to explore other sites within the region.

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


The Landranger 1:50000 200 Newquay, Bodmin & surrounding area covers St. Breward, part of Bodmin and the coast. Landranger 201 Plymouth & Launceston covers the inland section. Other maps might be beneficial once the detailed itinerary is known.