BLS Autumn Meeting 2023: Petersfield, North Hampshire

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Event Description:

BLS Autumn Meeting 2023 - North Hampshire

Date: Friday 6th October to Monday 9th October

Local contact: Duncan Wright

Based in Petersfield on the edge of the South Downs and straddling vice counties VC11 and 12 (South and North Hampshire respectively), this meeting provides the opportunity to visit sites for which records were last submitted at least 20 years ago. In many cases the records date from between 30 and 50 years ago.

Meeting Base:

The meeting base is Herne Farm Leisure Centre, Petersfield (GU31 4PJ), a very well appointed facility: a large heated hall with 15 tables, plenty of power sockets (extension leads will be needed), built in projector and screen and good wifi. The modern kitchen caters for large groups on site. There are 2 toilets and adequate parking. Pubs and shops are within easy walking distance. The centre is booked for the weekend. 


For this meeting, please arrange your own accommodation. There are several pubs, hotels and B & Bs close to the meeting base. There is a Co-op next door to the leisure centre.

The cost for this meeting is £10 payable at booking, this will contribute to the cost of arranging the meeting.


Please pay the deposit of £10 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 Friday to Monday. Introductions and an introductory talk will take place at 19.00 on Friday 6 October at the Centre. Microscopes can be set up from 1300 on Friday and taken down on Sunday evening.  The local leader will also arrange site visits on Friday afternoon and Monday morning.

Details of the field programme on attached PDF

Maps: OL33