Includes locations on Bishop’s and Hampsfell Allotments and, visits to the newt pond and recently seeded wild flower meadows, so expect a wide variety of habitats and species. The going is fairly long and arduous, and so the day will divide at lunch time back at the farm, giving the option of just doing a half session.
Targeted species: High Brown and Dark Green Fritillaries
We will meet at High Hampsfield Farm, grid ref SD405804 satnav LA11 6BG.
Parking is limited, and ride sharing is desirable for the final leg—see below.
EITHER 1: Approach from Lindale mini roundabout (Audi Dealer)—take B5271 north up Lindale hill, PAST (left) Windermere Road junction and turn next left at the wooden bench seat onto Hollow Lane SD 412808, almost opposite the bypass exit slip road on the right, and BEFORE reaching the Lindale bypass. Follow narrow lane and turn left at signpost/no through road to Hampsfield
Or 2: Approach from Cartmel Lane SD 401813, turning at the opposite end of Hollow Lane. In this case, turn right at the Hampsfield/no through road sign.
Then, in both cases, follow the narrow lane past the first house, then there is a right turn into High Hampsfield Farm driveway SD 404803 (selling various meats off the farm). We have consent to park at the farm.
To ride share, Park on verge of Green Lane (Cartmel to High Newton road) between Broughton Lodge and Hampsfield Hall. Grid ref SD391805, satnav LA11 6HL and car share as above to High Hampsfield Farm.
Contact David Jackson 015395 33322
Wise Words For all outdoor events participants should bring suitable outdoor clothing, waterproofs and boots or similar. Bring a packed lunch for whole day events, and sun cream and plenty of water in hot weather. General safety advice will be given before all our events but we ask all who attend to take personal responsibility for their own safety and possessions and to pay special regard to trip hazards and the likely presence of ticks. Well-behaved dogs on short leads are welcome on our daytime events unless shown otherwise. If you require further information or wish to check whether an event has been postponed or cancelled due to poor weather, please contact the walk leader or contact before setting out.