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The fells and valleys of Upper Wharfedale are overflowing with delights from which, once under their spell, very few can escape.

Upper Wharfedale Field Society works to increase the enjoyment derived from the area by deepening and widening understanding of its many and various elements.

Open any of the pages of this site and see what we do.

Meet us and experience it for yourself. You are very welcome to our talks or to join us.

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Covid 19 Situation

The Society welcomes new members and a membership application form can be found at the bottom of our Contacts page.

The Society has re-commenced our outdoor events and welcomes  members back. If you wish to wear a face mask whilst joining in, then please do.

We have restarted our talks in the Grassington Devonshire Institute (GDI or Town Hall) in the usual venue of the Octagon Theatre, although the Main Hall may need to be used on occasion. Attendees are welcome to wear face masks, should they choose to.

We hope you keep fit and well and find interest in your excursions outdoors.  To our existing members, welcome back.

Upper Wharfedale Field Society Committee

January 2022

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Covid 19 Situation

The Society welcomes new members, even if they are unable to enjoy the full benefits yet. The membership application form can be found at the bottom of our Contacts page

The Society has re-commenced our outdoor events and welcomes our members back. If you wish to wear a face mask whilst joining in, then please do.

Government guidance permitting, indoor lectures continue at Grassington Devonshire Institute (GDI or Town Hall). Face masks must now be worn and we are unable to offer refreshments after our lectures at that time.

With the rise of Omicron variant, the Committee has decided that Janaury 2022 lectures will be by zoom. Members will be emailed a link.

We hope you keep fit and well and find interest in your excursions outdoors. Until we meet again, good wishes.

Upper Wharfedale Field Society Committee

January 2022

 

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The Upper Wharfedale Field Society is constantly working hard behind the scenes. See what is happening here.

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Special Interest Groups

The Upper Wharfedale Field Society covers a wide range of special interest groups.

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LOCAL HISTORY & VERNACULAR BUILDINGS

In the Yorkshire Dales, local history and its vernacular buildings are inextricably linked. We have especial interest in all local history, through all aspects of industry including farming, social history from peasant to aristocrat, early trading, tracks and coach routes.

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GEOLOGY

The earth formations and movements of the past have created an area of outstanding natural beauty. The most recent apparent dominant force is glaciation which has created the landscape which we see today, in particular the Upper Wharfedale Valley, but there is much more to the valleys, hills and rocks of the Yorkshire Dales.

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Burnt Orchid
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BOTANY

The Botany Group holds its meetings every other Tuesday from end of April to mid August usually for the whole day. The meetings vary from those sites very close to Grassington eg Kilnsey park, the banks of the Wharfe, to further afield e.g. the west coast for dune systems, reserves in Cumbria and our National Natures Reserves as around Ingleborough. In this way we can become familiar with plants that are not on our doorstep and sites away from limestone grassland.

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ORNITHOLOGY

Our principal aims are to enjoy and learn more about the birds in our area by improving our recognition skills of both appearance and calls.

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ARCHAEOLOGY

There are a considerable number of archaeological sites in Upper Wharfedale and Archaeology is regularly represented the Society’s talks programme . In recent years we have had guest speakers from Bradford University and York Archaeological Trust as well as presentations on field work being carried out locally in Wharfedale, Nidderdale and Ingleborough.

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“The fells and valleys of Upper Wharfedale are overflowing with delights from which, once under their spell, very few can escape.”

Upper Wharfedale Field Society

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Events & Talks

Here’s what is coming up soon.

Botany Group: Fewston Reservoir

August 16 @ 09:00 - 17:00

Details of the visit will be sent to members on the mailing list before hand.

A visit to West Burton

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Contact Us

If you have any questions for the Upper Wharfedale Field Society, or you just want to get on touch, please contact us below.

    Upcoming Events

    1. Botany Group: Fewston Reservoir

      August 16 @ 09:00 - 17:00
    2. The Green Man Fountains Abbey
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