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‘Scout Scar’ – An Arnside & District Natural History Society Summer Field Trip

Meet at 10.15am at Helsington Church SD 488 889; what3 words/recent.wide.tigers

Scout Scar offers a range of limestone habitats which support a rich flora and fauna. These include wildflower-rich limestone grassland, heath, screes and crags.

We should see a wide range of limestone flowers including common rockrose, dropwort, salad burnet, wild thyme and carline thistle. We may encounter a scarce orchid, a dark red helleborine and a number of more local flowers and ferns such as lesser meadow rue and green spleenwort. Look out for butterflies as well.

A walk of around 4.5 miles with the aim of finishing by 3pm. Bring a packed lunch with you.

Leader: Richard Jefferson 07747 354318

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 who 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.