Field Meetings

Field meetings are open to members and non-members alike.

Field Meetings 2020

Resumption of field meetings

With the change in the government guidelines, allowing groups of up to 6 to meet outdoors (with two metre social distancing still to apply), the club will resume field trips at suitable sites from August 2020. However, if the government guidelines change field trips may have to be suspended again at short notice. Accordingly the following arrangements will apply:

·         Attendance on a field trip is only allowed if you have been allocated one of the five available places (unless there is more than one leader for the trip when more places will be available).

·         To apply for a place(s) e-mail Ed Hilton our Field Meetings Officer (ku.gro.bulcdribyerrusnull@sgniteemdleif) stating how many places you want to book and supply an emergency contact number.  Alternatively you can phone Ed, his number is in the back of the latest newsletter. Members will get priority with places being allocated on a first come first served basis.  Non-Members will initially be placed on the reserve list.

·         If you are allocated a place and cannot attend please ensure that you let the field meetings officer know so that the available place(s) can be allocated elsewhere.

·         On the field trip itself please bring hand sanitiser as any field trip is likely to involve either crossing stiles or opening gates and do not share optical equipment.

·         No one is to attend a field trip if he or she is showing symptoms of COVID-19 or has been told to self-isolate.

Once a field trip is fully booked up this webpage will be updated to show that this is the case but you can ask to be put on the reserve list in case of cancellation of a booked place.

Sunday 9th August 2020 – Staines Reservoir

Meet at the west end of the causeway (TQ046729) at 09.30 am. Limited parking is available along the A3044 Stanwell Moor Road.

Morning only. Leader Penny Williams.

Sunday 13th September 2020 – Farlington Marshes Hampshire Wildlife Trust Reserve

Meet at the main car park, halfway along the entrance road, at 09.30 (grid ref SU676043).    If you’re coming down the A3(M), take the left hand lane for Southsea just after you join the A27.  Keep in the left hand lane down the slip road and turn sharp left immediately after the traffic lights under a height barrier into the entrance road. 

Finish about 1pm. Leader Dudley Cox.


All the walks are FREE (except for travel costs, car park or entrance fees).

Everybody is welcome, from beginners to experts. However any children aged 16 or under must be accompanied by an adult.

Most sites visited are, unfortunately, not suitable for wheelchairs with rough, and often muddy, footpaths.