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Barkbooth Lot and Low Fell Plantation

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Parking is limited so please car-share where possible. Meet in the car park at Crosthwaite Church at 10.00am and operate a shuttle to the reserve from there.

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This diverse reserve near Crosthwaite is made up of a mix of habitats: rough fell, grassland, wetland and woodland, and supports an interesting range of species.

In May there should be a fine display of bluebells, and we would hope to see and/or hear a number of warblers and other woodland and scrubland birds. Depending on weather, there may also be dragonflies and damselflies, including beautiful demoiselles. There are medicinal leeches in the pools.

The walk should take around 2 ½ hours. Come prepared for uneven and perhaps muddy ground. After the walk, refreshments (tea, coffee and cakes) will be on sale at the adjacent Low Fell West. All profits to charity.

Co-ordinator: Alison McLeod 07473 049220

In the event of adverse weather conditions, please refer to the website on the evening before the trip to see if it has been cancelled.

In the interests of reducing our carbon footprint, the protection of habitats and landscape and limited parking we encourage members to car-share. If you require a lift or are prepared to car-share, please contact Clare Shaw on 07827 867188. She will add you to the Society’s WhatsApp group. Guidelines are on the contact page.

Please bring a packed lunch for all the field trips and wear suitable clothing and footwear.

Due to the sensitive nature of the sites no dogs are allowed on any of these walks.

Members and friends attend the field trips at their own risk and the Society cannot be held responsible for any accidents or incidents.