Dave Barlow © Cleveland Naturalists’ Field Club. 30th March 2017
Welcome to the Cleveland Naturalists' Field Club
The Cleveland Naturalists' Field Club is probably one of the oldest clubs in the Teesside area. It was founded in April 1881, the name of Cleveland Naturalists' Field Club has been used since 1886. The United Kingdom has a long history of these local natural history groups and they provide the backbone of knowledge for local and national surveys of the flora and fauna of Britain.
The web site expands the information given on the Club membership card. Prospective members who read these pages are invited to join us on a few walks and find out something about the Club.
The Club seeks to promote an interest in all branches of Natural History and to assist members in finding out about the living things that they see in the countryside around them. The present membership includes those who have particular interests in birds, insects, slugs and snails, lichens, fungi, flowering plants and mosses and liverworts. Members with interests in other fields would be very welcome.
Fox portrait taken at RSPB Saltholme
Capillary Thread-moss (Bryum capillare)
Garden Spider (Areneus diadematus)
In spring and summer there are evening, half-day and whole-day visits to investigate the natural history of a particular area. During the winter months there is a series of monthly meetings that are held at present at the Nunthorpe Institute in Middlesbrough. A meeting usually takes the form of a lecture given by a club member or visiting speaker.
Full details of the walks and their starting points can be found from the links at the top of the page. If you require further details about a walk, or in the event of inclement weather and possible cancellation, please contact the leader of the walk. Please carry suitable refreshment with you! This will be necessary for the walks that start on a morning and it may well be appropriate to take tea on an afternoon walk.
We hope that you will find some of the outings to your taste from the programme (see link). Any suggestions for future field trips are always welcomed by the committee. It is hoped that members will share transport, where possible, to ease any parking problems and be prepared to offer lifts to members without cars.
The club welcomes any prospective members to join our outings. The members are friendly and helpful if you have problems identifying plants, insects, birds etc.
The annual subscription for membership of the club is only £8.
New The 2017 summer programme is below and further details available from here
SUMMER PROGRAMME 2017
DATE TIME AREA OF WALK
Apr Sat 22nd 10:30 am Leyburn Shawl
Sun 23rd 12:00 pm Barnard Castle to Egglestone Abbey
May Wed 3rd 1:30 pm Redcar Stray
Wed 10th 10:30 am Bempton Cliffs
Sat 20th 10:30 am Stonegrave and Caulkleys Bank
Wed 24th 6:30 pm Summerhill Country Park
Sun 28th 10:30 am Ilkley
Wed 31st 6:30 pm Tees Barrage to Newport Bridge
Jun Wed 7th 6:30 pm Birch Wood, Bilsdale
Sat 10th 10:30 am Billingham Beck Valley
Wed 14th 10:30 am Ellerbeck area
Wed 21st 6:30 pm Coatham Dunes
Wed 28th 1:30 pm Gravel Hole Nature Reserve
Jul Sun 2nd 10:30 am Ledston Luck
Wed 5th 6:30 pm Cod Beck Reservoir
Sun 9th 11:00 am Blackhall
Wed 12th 10:30 am Coatham Marsh
Wed 19th 10:30 am Lingdale Meadows
Sat 22nd 10:30 am Saltburn‑by‑the‑Sea
Wed 26th 10:30 am Mickleton to Middleton circular
Sat 29th 8:00 pm Beadale Wood (moth trapping)
Aug Wed 2nd 10:30 am Killhope lead mining area
Sat 5th 11:30 am Eggleston Burn
Wed 9th 10:30 am Saltburn Rockpools
Sun 13th 10:30 am Jugger Howe, Fylingdales Moor
Wed 16th 1:30 pm Errington Woods
Sun 27th 10:30 am Kepwick and Cowesby
Sep Wed 6th 10:30 am Bowlees Woods and Riverside
Wed 20th 10:30 am Whitby to Saltwick Bay
Wed 27th 10:30 am Deepdale Woods, Barnard Castle
Oct Sun 22nd 11:00 am High Coniscliffe