If you wish to discover more about the rich and varied flora of the many habitats that Derbyshire has to offer, then this group invites you to come along to one of our monthly walks. You don’t need to be an expert, as members share their knowledge and expertise in finding and identifying wildflowers along the way.

The group meets at 10.00am on the third Thursday of each month to enjoy a short walk in the Derbyshire countryside. We walk throughout the year, but some winter meetings will take place indoors, depending upon the weather.

If a planned walk has to be cancelled, the coordinator will send out an email by 8am on the walk date and we will meet on the following Wednesday which helps some members who find Thursdays difficult.

Note that the Wednesdays will only happen if we have to cancel a Thursday.

High Tor, February 2016

New members are welcome - the groups' coordinator is Julie Dumelow, who can be contacted by email by clicking on her name, or by telephone on 01629 823297.


High Tor, February 2016


Fungi on the Longshaw Estate

2018 programme.:

15 March – The Birches Wood near Ambergate for woodland spring flowers.

19 April – Atlow hedgerow and meadow flowers.

17 May – Bow Wood near High Peak Junction.

21 June – Cheedale for orchids.

27 June – (Wednesday) – Pleasley - NB to be confirmed.

19 July – Hognaston and Brassington – to compare two different habitats.

16 August – Bike trail from Rowsley.

12 or 20 September – (date depending on weather forecast) – Chesterfield Canal.



All images courtesy of Julie Dumelow

High Tor, February 2016

Last updated on 25 March, 2018
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