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The Hull Natural History Society

Programme > 2020

Programme of Events 2021

Tuesday
9 March
19:30

Annual General Meeting (by Zoom)

We were required by our Constitution to hold an AGM and this was conducted via video-conferencing.

Saturday
10 April
10:00

Wheldrake Ings

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Meet in the car park at Bank Island next to the main road. A walk connecting the hides along the Derwent mainly looking at waders and wildfowl. It can be very muddy most years.
Leader: Andrew Chadwick.

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Sunday
25 April
10:00

Allerthorpe

Meet on the main street between the church and the pub. A circular walk, taking in the YWT reserve.
Leader: Andrew Ashworth.

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Tuesday
4 May
18:30

Burton Bushes

Meet at the Westwood. There is roadside parking opposite the main racecourse building.

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Saturday
8 May
10:00

Raincliffe Wood

Meet at the car park. Travelling from East Ayton, this is found shortly after turning right at the top end of Forge Valley, heading toward Scalby.
Leader: Richard Middleton

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Tuesday
11 May
18:30

Gleneagles Aquagreen

A visit to the first of the seven Aquagreen sites which we are surveying this year. This one is fairly small and so we may move on to Loglands later in the evening. Meet initially in Gleneagles Park off Dunvegan Road.

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Tuesday
18 May
18:30

Welton Top

Meet on Wauldby Road just south of the stables at the gated entrance to the public footpath.

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Tuesday
25 May
18:30

Wimpey Fields Aquagreen

The second Aquagreen is potentially more interesting and backs on to the Hornsea Rail Trail so there should be plenty to look at. Meet on Howdale Road.

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Tuesday
1 June
18:30

Priory Road

Meet at the lay-by, north of the police station for a walk round the fields.

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Tuesday
8 June
18:30

Bristol Road Aquagreen

There is probably not a lot to see here so we will move on to Calvert Lane later. Meet initially in the north-eastern section of Bristol Road.

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Sunday
13 June
10:00

Scoardale

One of the many areas of Access Land near Millington with hopefully a good selection of chalk grassland species. Meet at Millington Wood car park.
Leader: John Killingbeck.

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Tuesday
15 June
18:30

Newbald Becksies

Meet at the YWT reserve.

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Tuesday
22 June
18:30

Willerby Carr Culvert Aquagreen

This Aquagreen was created by exposing Willerby Carr Dike which had previously run through a culvert . A community wood has been planted. Meet at the entrance on Coronation Road North.

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Shropshire weekend - Ludlow

Friday
25 June
13.30

We intend to meet just after lunch at Ludlow Castle entrance. We will to do the “Bread Walk”, starting at the castle entrance, which may take in the Whitcliffe Common reserve. There is the option to look round the castle for those arriving early- admission details on line, and you can get lunch there if you wish. Evening option to meet up for food and drink.

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Saturday
26 June
10:00

We will visit an area of wet and dry heath and marsh (Catherton Common) and valley mire (Cramer Gutter). Meet 10am on the roadside at SO 643 784. Packed lunch today with evening meal in Ludlow.

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Sunday
27 June

On Sunday morning we may visit part of the Wyre Forest before returning home. A decision will be made on Saturday by those on the trip.

Tuesday
29 June
18:30

Risby

Meet at the lay-by next to the wood on Dunflat Road, just east of the entrance to the fishing ponds.

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Tuesday
6 July
18:30

Barbara Robson Aquagreen

Although this is fairly large, it is mainly playing fields so we may also walk south down the Hornsea Rail Trail which passes through the site. Meet in the Sutton village car park.

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Saturday
10 July
10:00

Farndale

Park at the old roadside quarry at the top of the hill above Park Farm. Travelling from Lowna or Gillamoor, north on Daleside Road, it is on the left just before the track to Harland Farm.
Leader: Gabrielle Jarvis

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Tuesday
13 July
18:30

Keyingham Quarry

We have obtained permission to visit Keyingham Sand and Gravel Quarry which promises to be of interest from all sorts of aspects, not just natural history. The owner has agreed to spend time showing us round so please make an effort to attend.

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Tuesday
20 July
18:30

Lockington

Meet near the church.

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Tuesday
27 July
18:30

Lambwath Stream Aquagreen

Despite the name don't expect running water. If there is not a lot to be seen we can move on to the demolished housing area nearby or the woodland off Bellfield Avenue. Meet at the Ings Playing Field car park off Ings Road.

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Sunday
1 August
10:00

Aldbrough

Park just before the road goes over the cliff. A circular walk along the coast to Cowden. There is a possibility of looking at Cowden itself if it is in Yorkshire Wildlife Trust ownership by then.
Leader: Africa Gómez.

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Tuesday
3 August
18:30

Broomfleet Washlands

Meet at the junction of Common Road and Carr Lane to walk down to the site, or there is limited parking on the site itself for those with strong suspension on their vehicle.

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Tuesday
10 August
18:30

Noddle Hill Green Squares Aquagreens

We will look at these tiny Aquagreens first and then move on to Bransholme Fishing Lake. Meet initially in Kestrel Avenue near Kingfisher Close.

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Tuesday
17 August
18:30

Hedon Road, Hull

Meet at the junction of Lee Smith Street and the old Hedon Road, A1033. There is the Sportsman pub at the corner of this junction. We will walk east and explore towards the cemetery and beyond, depending on time.

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Tuesday
24 August
18:30

Leven Canal

Meet at the junction of Sandholme Lane and Carr Lane.

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Tuesday
31 August
18:30

Tickton

Meet on Main Street in Tickton for a circular walk down Carr Lane to Weel Road and back via Hull Bridge.

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Saturday
11 September
10:00

Skeffling

A variation on our usual trip to Spurn. Meet at the car park at the end of Humber Lane for a walk east towards Kilnsea.
Leader: Andrew Ashworth.

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Tuesday
14 September
19:30

Planning Meeting for 2022

Please check our website nearer the time.

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Sunday
17 October
10:00

Skipwith Common

Hopefully there will be some fungi to see. Meet in the Sands Lane car park.
Leader: Helen Kitson.

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Saturday
6 November
10.00

Hornsea Mere

A circular walk to Hornsea Mere then back along Southorpe Road. Meet in Wassand Road.
Leader: Andrew Chadwick.

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Saturday
4 December
10:00

Filey Brigg

Meet at the entrance to the Country Park. A walk either to the Brigg, around the cliff tops and/or south along the beach. Fish and chip restaurant for lunch.
Leader: Africa Gómez.

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From March 29th gatherings of up to six people outdoors (the "Rule of 6" ) will once again be permitted, as long as social distancing guidelines are followed. We are therefore recommencing our programme of field meetings, subject to the condition that if more than six people wish to attend, we will split into separate groups of a maximum of six people. There will still be a small risk of infection and so you must decide, based on your personal circumstances, whether you come to the meeting. There is further guidance in our Covid-19 notice, which can be downloaded from the Publications page of the website.


In accordance with our Safety Notice, each field trip will have a designated leader. For weekend trips the leader is shown in the programme. For Tuesday evening trips a leader will be elected from those who attend. If there is any doubt as to the meeting being cancelled due to bad weather, please contact the leader.


For more details, contact the Secretary, Andrew Chadwick, email: info@hullnats.org.uk

Species lists bug list odonta list lepidoptera list plant list bird list general list

We usually make a note of the things that we see on our excursions. When any of the above icons appear on the programme to the left, it indicates that a species list is available, either a general list covering all orders, or a list specifically for birds, plants, butterflies, dragonflies or insects. Clicking will open the list in a new browser tab.


External photo albums flickr

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Grid references

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