Plant Group walks 2024

Community Wildlife Plant Group walks 2024


These events will be held in the areas of the Camlad, Rea Valley and Upper Onny Wildlife Groups and are open to anyone interested in plants, whether you are a complete beginner, an experienced botanist or somewhere in between. This year’s events are a combination of species recording, survey and informal ID sessions. The events include several miles of walking, often over rough ground, so a reasonable level of fitness is needed.

Please bring sturdy footwear (walking boots or wellies), waterproofs, and lunch/refreshments if needed. Booking is not essential, but it is helpful to know how many people are intending to come so if you are able, please email in the week before the walk if you are intending to come. For more information on these events contact Rob Rowe 01588 442 008 /

Click on the Plant Group image on the top right on this page to open a pdf with all walks listed.

The Walks

Ancient Trees – Linley Old Moores Wood
Sunday 14th April 2pm – 4pm
A Spring walk to look at the ancient trees.
Meet at Lydham Village Hall, SY9 5HG
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South Stiperstones Cowberry Survey
Tuesday 14th May 10am – 3pm
Recording Cowberry at Nipstone, The Rock and maybe beyond (and looking out for other interesting plants along the way.
Meet at the Bog car park. Grid ref: SO 358 978

Hope Valley SSSI meadow
Wednesday 5th June 10am – 1pm
A visit to this privately-owned flower-rich meadow.
Meet at Holt Farm, Hope, Minsterley, Shrewsbury, United Kingdom, SY5 0JB.
Drive through the gate after you turn off the main road, and somebody will be there to wave you into the parking area.
Grid ref: SJ 340 012
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Ritton Castle Bog
Thursday 13th June 10am – 3pm
A visit to this species-rich rush pasture.
Meet at the Bog car park. Grid ref: SO 358 978

Barnes Farm Local Wildlife Site
Wednesday 26th June 10am – 3pm
A day surveying the grassland and rush pasture of this traditional farm.
Barnes Farm, Asterton, SY7 8BJ (but the postcode covers a large area)
The driveway to Barnes Farm is off the Asterton/Norbury road. The track is signed ‘Barnes Farm’. Follow the track to the farm buildings. The track is quite rough – please take it slowly!
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The Monastery
Tuesday 9th July 10am – 3pm
Recording Devil’s Bit Scabious in the rush pasture on the East side of the
Meet at the Stiperstones NNR (Knolls) car park. Grid ref: SO 370 976
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Stapeley, East side
Wednesday 17th July 10am – 3pm
Recording Devil’s Bit Scabious on the East side of Stapeley
Parking on roadside corner. Grid Ref: SO 314 980
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Waxcaps and other grassland Fungi
Saturday 5th October 10.30am – 3pm
Discover the colourful fungi of grasslands
Meet at the Bog car park. Grid ref: SO 358 978

Woodland Fungi Identification, Snailbeach
Saturday 26th October 10.30am – 3pm
A day identifying woodland fungi above Snailbeach with Shropshire Fungi Group
Meet at Snailbeach Village Hall car park Grid Ref: SJ 373 023
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