Upper Wharfedale Field Society – Bulletin 2014

 

 

Botany
Geology
Local history and Vernacular Buildings
Ornithology
Members Articles
Walks

Richard Harland Lecture

President’s Report

General Secretary’s Report

Treasurer’s Report

Richard Stuart Harland 1920-2103

 

Cover Competition

Nature Notes

  • Tawny Owls in Grassington
  • An Otter at Kilnsey

President’s evening

  • How safe are our skies

Winter Programme

  • Pennine adders, Amphibians and Reptiles
  • Grimwith Reservoir
  • Rare plants, bryophyes, Fungi and Lichens in YDNP
  • Leeds Liverpool canal
  • Herbs of Great Britain
  • Grassington’s ancient Heritage
  • Nethergill Farm
  • Archaeology of Swaledale
  • Camp followers of the Viking Great Army

Archaeology

Botany

Pg Date Location
p28 24 Apr 13 Skipton Woods
  7 May 13 Oxenber and Wharfe Wood, Feizor
21 May 13 Teesdale
  4 Jun 13 Askham Bog
18 Jun 13 Kilnsey Park and Deepdale
  2 Jul 13 Tarn Moor, Orton near Penrith
16 Jul 13 Malham Water Sinks
30 Jul 13 Humphrey Head

Geology

Pg Date Location
  1 May 13 Cliffs of Pen-y-Ghent
29 May 13 Whitbarrow
31 Jul 13 Great Coum, Dentdale

Local History and Vernacular Buildings

The group paid visits to the following places and the reports are below

  • Barden Tower & Boyle Room, Bolton Abbey
  • Skipton: High Corn Mill & Church
  • Weston & Denton
  • Bramham Park
  • Wensley village
  • Wycoller, Lancashire
  • Fountains Hall
  • Langcliffe
  • Harewood Castle and Church
  • Gawthorpe Hall
Barden tower, Skipton, Weston & Denton, Bramham Park, Wensley

Barden tower, Skipton, Weston & Denton, Bramham Park, Wensley

Wycoller, Fountains Abbey, Langcliffe

Wycoller, Fountains Abbey, Langcliffe

Harewood Castle & Church, Gawthorpe Hall

Harewood Castle & Church, Gawthorpe Hall

Ornithology

Pg Date Location
p45 20 Jun 13 Malham
  8 Aug 13 RSPB Saltholme & South Gare
19 Sep 13 RSPB Old Moor Wetlands
17 Oct 13 RSPB Leighton Moss
21 Nov 13 Martin Mere & Wetland  Reserve
19 Dec 13 Strid Wood
16 Jan 14 Martin Mere & Fairhaven lake
20 Feb 14 RSPB Old Moor Wetlands
20 Mar 14 Stocks Reservoir & Hellifield Flash
17 Apr 14 RPSB St Aidan’s
  1 May 14 RSPB Leighton Moss
15 May 14 Strid Wood, Bolton Abbey estate

Members Articles

  • Lismore
  • Field Society Library
  • Birding Year in Hebden
  • Butterflies in Upper Wharfedale
  • Yorkshire Dales Biodivesity Forum
  • Barden Scale

Walks: The Dales Highway and Other Walks

The following walks took place and the reports are below:

Pg Date Location
p67 20 Apr 13 Dales Highway: 1. Saltaire to Ilkley
p68  1 Jun 13 Dales Highway: 2. Ilkley to Draughton
p69 15 Jun 13 Dales Highway: 3. Draughton to Sharpaw
p69 20 Jul 13 Dales Highway: 4. Sharpaw to Gordale Scar
p70 17 Aug 13 Dales Highway: 5. Gordale Scar to Settle
p71 21 Sep 13 Dales Highway: 6. Settle to Feizor
p73 19 Oct 13 Appletreewick & Trollers Gill
p74 16 Nov 13 Hellifield
p74 21 Dec 13 Yarnbury
p75 22 Feb 14 Simon’s Seat
p76 15 Mar 14 Kettlewell to Grassington
p77 26 Apr 14 Hackfall Wood
p78 17 May 14 Buckden – Yockenthwaite – Hubberholme
Dales Highway: Saltaire to Ilkley

Dales Highway: Saltaire to Ilkley

Dales Highway: Ilkley to Draughton

Dales Highway: Ilkley to Draughton

Dales Highway: Gordale House to Settle

Dales Highway: Gordale House to Settle

Appletreewick & Trollers Gill, Hellifield

Appletreewick & Trollers Gill, Hellifield

Yarnbury, Simon's Seat, Kettlewell to Grassington

Yarnbury, Simon’s Seat, Kettlewell to Grassington

Hackfall Wood

Hackfall Wood

Joint Wensleydale Walks

Joint Wensleydale Walks