10:30 start. Meet on the verge by the buffers at New Addington Tramlink terminus TQ382622. Free parking available at adjacent New Addington Central Parade Car Park CR0 0JB. We will walk to Selsdon Wood via Frith Wood to see Herb-Paris Paris quadrifolia growing in ancient woodland then return via the chalk grassland at Hutchinson’s Bank, visiting other nearby sites if time permits. Other species we are likely to see in flower include Early-purple Orchid Orchis mascula, Midland Hawthorn Crataegus laevigata, Greater Yellow-rattle Rhinanthus angustifolius, Common Gromwell Lithospermum officinale, Sanicle Sanicula europaea and Bird Cherry Prunus padus. We will be walking around five and a half miles along paths that may be uneven or overgrown and there are a few slopes.
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.
Sign up to receive The Wild Flower Society updates.
It’s the best way to stay up-to-date with all of our news.