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Meetings in Surrey and Sussex

Fri 10 Sat 11 June 2022


Farthing Downs and Beachy Head
CR5 1DA and BN20 7XB
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These meetings may be booked as individual days.


Friday 10th June: Farthing Downs, Ditches Lane, Coulsdon, Surrey

Leaders: Priscilla Nobbs and Moira Smith

Meet at 10:30 at Farthing Down Car Park (£3 not cash, pay by card or Ringo App), TQ301 571, CR5 1DA, What3words app: moves.groom.lively. Toilets at Coulsdon South Station which is a 25 minutes walk away. If coming by train please say on booking, and we will try to organise a lift.

We hope to see an extravaganza of orchids! Bee Orchids Ophrys apifera, Man Orchids Orchis anthropophora, Common Spotted-orchids Dactylorhiza fuchsii, Chalk Fragrant-orchids Gymnadenia conopsea, White Helleborines Cephalanthera damasonium and plenty of chalk flora. Some steep and uneven paths

To book, contact Janet John wfs.meetings@gmail.com or phone 01753 884490


Saturday 11th June: Beachy Head, Sussex

Leaders Gareth Bursnall & Priscilla Nobbs

Meet at 10:30 at Holywell Tea Rooms at the end of the promenade TV 604 973 at the foot of Beachy Head. We will start the walk at 11-00 so time for a coffee first!

There are toilets here and refreshments. (Allow at least 40 minutes to walk from the railway station) There is no parking here so you will have to find parking in the nearby roads (The Meads area of the town).

A walk along the beach beneath the cliffs at Beachy Head to enjoy the flora typical of this area, a mixture of maritime and chalk loving plants. Plants we hope to see include Tree-mallow Malva arborea,  Silver Ragwort Jacobea maritima, Hoary Stock Matthiola incana, Horseshoe Vetch Hippocrepis comosa, Wild Onion Allium vineale and Sainfoin Onobrychis viciifolia plus many others,

The walk along the beach will be rocky and with shingle. There will be some steep slopes when we climb up from the beach, walking boots are recommended.

Meeting limited to a maximum of 15 participants.

To book, contact Janet John wfs.meetings@gmail.com or phone 01753 884490


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  • Packed lunches are usually required and need to be carried.
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Sat 23 - Sat 23 April 2022


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