The walk will start at 10:30. Park in the lane just north of Betchworth Station at TQ 209 514.
A walk along the North Downs Way to visit in particular Koch’s Gentians Gentiana acaulis. These spectacular flowers were first recorded in the 1960’s.
We will follow the North Downs Way to the Buckland Hills, stopping to visit three locations of Koch’s Gentians. The walk will include some steep slopes and maybe muddy areas so walking boots are recommended. Along the route there will be many other chalk-loving plants in flower.
Field meetings are open to all members of the Society. Guests may also attend meetings. Children are welcome but remain the responsibility of parents/guardians at all times.
Leaders have received updated procedures and recommendations to ensure the safety of members on meetings with regard to Covid-19. These include maintaining social distancing and perhaps limiting numbers at a meeting depending on terrain.
To receive monthly updates with details about availability of places or changes to arrangements in meetings and information about extra meetings, sign up for the WFS Alerts system.
Please DO NOT bring dogs as many field meetings are held in nature reserves or where there are grazing animals. Registered guide dogs may be exempt from this requirement, unless they are prohibited by the landowners. Please check with the meeting organiser.
Transport and accommodation is the responsibility of the attendee. However, members who do not drive or who have difficulty in reaching the starting point should contact the leader, whose details you will be given when you book, to see if transport might be available.
Please arrive promptly for the meeting. If you have traffic problems let the leader know so they can advise on the route and how you can find the group.
When you arrive at the meeting, park considerately, act responsibly, bearing in mind the Countryside Code, and stay with the group. Always inform the leader if you must leave before the end of a meeting.
Packed lunches are usually required and need to be carried.
All those attending Wild Flower Society field meetings do so at their own risk.