Upper Wharfedale Field Society – Bulletin 2016

Botany
Geology
Local Hisory and Vernacular Buildings
Ornithology
Members Articles
Walks

Editorial

President’s Report

General Secretary’s Report

Treasurer’s Report

Tom Chalmer’s 1925-2015

Cover competition

Winter Programme

  • Geology of Lizard Peninsula
  • Raikes Road Burial Ground
  • Geology of Dent Marble industry
  • Returning Nature to Yorkshire Dales
  • Pennine Henges: Yarnbury & Castle Dyke
  • Beyond Living Memory in Nidderdale
  • Invasive non-native species in Yorkshire Rivers
  • Vaccaries in Blackburn Hundred
  • Early Years of Rievaulx Abbey

Archaeology

Botany

Pg Date Location
24 28 Apr 15 Freeholders Wood, Aysgarth
05 May 15 Burton Leonard Lime Quarry
09 May 15 Strid Woods
02 Jun 15 Kilnsey Park
16 Jun 15 Scout Scar, Kendal
30 Jun 15 Kilnsey & Arncliffe
14 Jul 15 Smardale Gill
28 Jul 15 Ainsdale Sand Dunes, Sefton Coast
11 Aug 15 Dowber Gill, Kettlewell

Geology

Local History and Vernacular Buildings

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

  • Grassington: Rathmell Fold
  • Thorpe
  • Knaresborough
  • Ilkley: Netherwood House
  • Hebden
  • Clitheroe
  • Martholme Manor
  • Pendleton & Sabden
  • Linton: Fountaines Hospital
  • Lascelles: Plumpton Rocks & Spofforth
  • Embsay

Grassington, Thorpe, Knaresborough

Ilkley, Hebden, Clitheroe, Martholme Manor

Pendleton and Sabden, Linton, Plumpton Rocks and Spofforth

Embsay

Ornithology

Pg Date Location
44 21 May 15 Malham
18 Jun 15 Yorkshire Wildlife Trust, Staveley
13 Aug 15 RSPB Saltholme & South Gare, Teeside
17 Sep 15 RSPB Old Moor Wetlands
15 Oct 15 Morecambe Bay
19 Nov 15 Yorkshire Wildlife Trust, Staveley
17 Dec 15 Bolton Abbey estate
21 Jan 16 Fairhaven Lake and Marton Mere
18 Feb 16 RSPB Leighton Moss
17 Mar 16 Tophill Low Reserve
21 Apr 16 Burton Mere Wetlands
05 May 16 Nosterfield
19 May 16 North Cave

Members Articles

  • Richard Fountaine and the Almshouse at Linton
  • Identification: Joint presentation
  • Book: Men of Lead
  • Book: Barden in Wharfedale
  • Birds that swim in Hebden

Walks

The following walks took place and the reports are below:

Pg Date Location
59 20 Jun 15 Thoralby, Bishopdale
60 18 Jul 15 West Burton
61 20 Aug 15 Reeth
62 19 Sep 15 High Birkwith, Horton in Ribblesdale
64 17 Oct 15 Sharp Haw & Flasby
64 21 Nov 15 Draughton
65 19 Dec 15 Addingham
66 16 Jan 16 Linton – Thorpe
66 19 Mar 16 Pendle – Downham
68 16 Apr 16 Sizergh to Scout Scar
69 14 May 16 Hebden – Burnsall – Appletreewick

Thoralby, Bishopdale

West Burton, Reeth

High Birkwith, Horton-in-Ribblesdale

Sharp Haw and Flasby, Draughton, Addingham

Linton, Pendle

Sizergh to Scout Scar, Wensleydale Society Walks