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Fungi Walks and Meetings

Please contact Penny Cullington if you would like to attend any meetings and are not yet a member. If weather conditions are bad (very windy, frosty or snowy) it would be wise to check with the leader before setting out. Unless otherwise stated, walks start at 10.00 am, and finish around 1.00 pm.

Disclaimer - The Grid Reference given for each event is as accurate as we can make it and may not be at the exact location of the meeting place but should get you within a few hundred yards. Whilst every effort is made to ensure the Grid Reference and link to OpenStreetMap is correct BFG excepts no liability should you get lost.

For guidelines and useful information about our fungi walks click here

Print Programme (Only valid at time of printing. Always check website for latest information)

Date 2017 Event
Sunday 19th March 2017
Finemere Wood (SSSI- BBOWT) This reserve is part of the original Bernwood Forest - a mixture of broadleaved woodland with patches of coppice and scrub, and paths and wide rides. In the centre of the wood is a historic meadow with a pond, now restored. In recent years much of the pine planted in the 1960s and 70s has been felled. Access is through a gate at SP 721 215, on the unclassified road between Edgcott and Quainton, 100 m east of pylons crossing the road. Either park judiciously on the road, or if the gate is open go down the drive to a large clearing surfaced for vehicles. Leaders: Derek Schafer and / or Penny Cullington
Monday 17th April 2017
(Bank Holiday)
Rushbeds Wood (BBOWT/SSSI) An ancient broadleaved woodland (appearing on a map in 1590 and part of the original Bernwood Forest) on heavy clay soil, bordered by unimproved meadows and old hedgerows, this site has produced many unusual fungi during our visits over the last 18 years. With a resemblance and possible continuity back to the ancient wildwood, there is a diversity of trees including ash, field maple, willow, aspen, hazel, oak, blackthorn, hawthorn and spindle. Much felling took place in the 1940s though a few mature oaks remain and the woodland is now recovering. Park judiciously at Rushbeds Wood SP 673 154 at the triangular verge on the T-junction where the Ludgershall road meets the Wotton Underwood to Brill road. (Please avoid blocking the railway access.) Leaders: Derek Schafer and / or Penny Cullington