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Fungi Walks and Meetings

Unless otherwise stated, walks start at 10.00 am, and finish around 1.00 pm.

Our walks are for members only , but if you'd like to come on a particular walk but are not yet a member, joining is very cheap and very easy: just click here. All are most welcome - especially families - and no previous experience is needed.

If weather conditions are bad (very windy, frosty or snowy) it would be wise to check with the leader before setting out.

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. We now include the What3Words reference for the turn off spot from the road as an extra guide to each location. Clicking on the W3W link will open the app. Clicking on 'Navigate' will allow you to select your preferred navigation software (e.g. Google Maps).

For guidelines and useful information about our fungi walks click here

NB: If any members find they are not regularly receiving Penny's information circulars before an event (these are sent out the day before booking opens for each event) or have maybe changed their email address, please get in touch with her.

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

NB: BOOKING FOR EACH EVENT REMAINS IN PLACE FOR 2024 with a maximum of 18 places available for each event, on a first come / first served basis.
INSTRUCTIONS: Under the date for each event please note when booking opens and click on the blue box provided there to book your place, stating your full name(s). Please respect this requirement and do not turn up unless your booking has been acknowledged.

NEW FOR 2024! PLEASE REFRAIN FROM SENDING IN BOOKINGS BEFORE 7am on the opening morning!!

Date 2024 Event
Sunday, March 24th
Booking essential
Opens March 17th at 7am
Closes March 23rd at 8pm
Click here to book
Rushbeds Wood (BBOWT/SSSI). An ancient broadleaved woodland - part of the original Bernwood Forest - on heavy clay soil, bordered by unimproved meadows and old hedgerows. The site has produced many unusual fungi during our visits over the last 20 odd years, including 3 new to the UK, and has a diversity of deciduous trees though no Beech. Sadly Ash Dieback has much affected this woodland in recent years, with the result that BFG is now restricted to exploring the paths and rides but not 'off-piste' until further notice. It is, however, a delightful stroll at this time of year so well worth the visit. The main parking area is at SP673154 (W3W: daunting.levels.yacht.) at the triangular verge on the T-junction where the Ludgershall road meets the Wotton Underwood to Brill road. (NB: Avoid blocking the railway access and be prepared to double-park to accommodate all if necessary.) Find your way to the entrance to the wood (W3W: donation.envy.unscathed.) walking 50 yds along from the T junction on the Ludgershall road, then turning left along the short narrow drive over the railway where there's another small parking area with space for about 4 cars. We'll gather in this small parking area. Leaders: Derek Schafer and/or Penny Cullington.
WEDNESDAY, April 21st
Booking essential
Opens April 14th at 7am
Closes April 20th at 8pm
Click here to book
Burnham Beeches (SSSI - City of London Corporation).An outstanding example of ancient Beech woodland with an extensive list of interesting and rare species, this is now recognised as a site of national and arguably international importance for fungi. Today's meeting forms part of our 3 year funded project for CoLC, now in its final year. Meet at SU954 849 in Sir Henry Peek's overflow car park as last year: Turn into Lord Mayor's Drive (W3W: miss.penny.shrimp) - this is the main entrance opposite Beeches Road, Farnham Common - and continue past the main parking area and café on your left to the cross roads (Victoria Cross). Here turn left and go through the gateway to the car park which is on your left after a few yards (W3W: catch.pots.cone.) . NB: Please note there is a £3 charge per vehicle; payment is by card only (machine near the café) or in advance through RingGo (area no 28452). NB2: No dogs - we are likely to visit areas where dogs are not permitted. Leaders: Kerry Robinson with Derek Schafer and Penny Cullington.

OTHER LOCAL EVENTS OF INTEREST to which members are welcome though booking will still apply.:

Date 2024 Event

BMS = British Mycological Society (contact Carol Hobart geastrum@tiscali.co.uk).

HBFG = Herts & Beds Fungi Group (contact Stephen Kelly stephen.kelly@talktalk.net ).