August Newsletter

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August 2014 Newsletter

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Hen Harrier Day in Derbys

A Message from Mark Avery:

Thank you for registering for this Hen Harrier Day event in the Peak District on 10 August 2014. 

Here are some details and a link to where you can get even more details.

Chris Packham is attending the event and will be available to talk to, cuddle and be photographed for most of the day (as will I but I know which one you will go for…).

At 10am, we will assemble by the Derwent Dam, a couple of minutes stroll from the Fairholmes Visitor Centre for a group photograph. Those photographs will be sent to the media to publicise public outrage at the illegal killing of Hen harriers by the grouse shooting industry.  This, and events in Lancashire and Northumberland, will be the first public events to protest at the killing of Hen Harriers.

There will be a few brief words of welcome, encouragement and thanks, from Chris Packham, probably myself and maybe a few others but it won’t last very long.

After the group photograph you are free to mix and mingle with like-minded people, eat a bacon sandwich at the visitor centre, go for a stroll or head off for other parts of the Peak District. 

We are expecting quite an attendance, and the area is busy on any fine, sunny Sunday in August (which we hope it will be).  The link gives details of public transport options of attending the event.  The car parks will almost certainly get very full so please park sensibly and it will be a good idea to arrive in good time to get a parking place.

Thank you for being prepared to stand up and be counted for the Hen Harrier.

For more details of the other two Hen Harrier Day events, information about public transport6 and a few other bits of information then paste this link into your browser:

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Cancelled – Blacktoft trip on 6th/13th July

Apologies from the trip organiser – due to his incompetence/forgetfulness, he changed the trip date to the 13th (so he could watch the Tour de France) but forgot to amend the website.  To date no one had signed up so he’s not feeling too bad.

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April 2014 Newsletter

April 2014 Newsletter

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Clumber Park – Nightjar Evening trips on 26th June and 3rd July

Meeting Point: Clumber Park (see details below).  Time: just before 19:00.  Transport: Members cars Cost: nothing Leader: John Parlby Numbers Limit: 5 – a shared event with Derbyshire Ornithological Society.

Details of meeting point for both trips Directions - If coming from the west e.g. Chesterfield, make your way to Cuckney which is about 6 miles north of Mansfield on the A60.  Turn right (east) on the A616 for 3 miles to a left turn on the B6034.  Drive along the B6034 for 1 mile then turn right signed Clumber Park.  After about 1 mile enter the park through a massive ornamental gateway (the start of Lime Tree Avenue).  After  1.5 miles there’s a large brown sign at SK619752 indicating a right turn to Clumber Park, Visitor’s facilities.  Take this right turn and drive a further 200 m to the meeting point just through the electronic gates.  These gates close at 19:00 so you need to be parked up inside them otherwise you’ll have to leave your car outside and transfer to someone else’s vehicle.

Any problems with these directions, give me a call on 07833 720542.  Note – my phone has no service at the meeting point.

Bring midge repellant/midge net and clothes to cover ‘everything’ just in case.

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