Friday 5th July 2019, 11:00pm-2:30pm

Hampsfield Allotment Lindale

Contact

  • David Jackson
  • 015395 33322

54.21585, -2.914941

The trip includes locations on Bishop’s and Hampsfield 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.

General advice and information: 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. Before starting, please advise walk leader of any medical or other conditions which could lead to you being unable to complete the walk. 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 before setting out.

We will be supporting the national Big Butterfly Count (Friday 12 July to Sunday 4 August 2019) by encouraging butterfly walk participants to take part. All you need do is record one or more times during this period for 15 minutes in your own garden, a local park, nature reserve etc, then submit the records online. Our walk leaders will bring survey forms, but full details available at www.bigbutterflycount.org/  

Print the directions from your home using our direction tool (using the directions tab on the main navigation menu on the sightings page, www.cumbria-butterflies.org.uk/sightings). Post codes are given for satellite navigation but these are only a guide in rural areas.

Targeted species: High Brown and Dark Green Fritillaries

Directions:  Meet at High Hampsfield Farm, grid ref SD405804 sat nav 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 405786, sat nav LA11 6LY. 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