Sheffield u3a

Natural History

Status: Active, not currently accepting new members
Group Coordinator:
John Roberts   Tel: 230 6487 or 07752 675363
Group Coordinator:
Al Roberts
Group email: Natural History group
When: Monthly on Thursday mornings
Third Thursday
Venue: Various outdoor
Cost: None

We usually walk for 2 to 3 miles in a given area and explore the landscape looking for flowers, insects, birds, and fungi etc. After the walk we may go to a cafe or pub.
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U3A Natural History meetings 2024 

Meetings start at around ten and finish at lunchtime. They are usually on the third Thursday  of the month although there are two meetings in July and none in January 

15th February Canal walk from Meadowhall toward the City centre. Meet at  Meadowhall South/Tinsley tramstop at 1000Al and John
21st March General Cemetery. Meet at the main cemetery gates on Cemetery  Avenue off Ecclesall RoadTim
18th April First Bamford walk. Meet at the bottom of Mytham Bridge (cul de sac SK 204825) This is the first turn left off the A6013 after the traffic lightsKen
16th May Padley Gorge. Meet on the B6521 near the ice cream van. SK258799Bridget
20th June White Rake. SK 193746 From Calver crossroads take the A623 toward Stoney Middleton. Pass through the village and drive just over 2 miles past Housley to a left hand turn to Cavendish Mill. On the minor road bear right at the sign to Cavendish Mill and then left toward Longstone Edge. Park on the minor road on the left.Robin and Janet
4th July Second Bamford walk. Meet at the Recreation Ground SK204829.  This is the first turn left after the railway bridge on the A6013 but  ignore the campsite entrance.Ken
25th July Coombsdale. Meet at the parking area at the bottom of Coombsdale  on the A623. SK236751Al and John
15th August Hartington Meadows. Car Park at Hartington old station on the  Tissington Trail. Car park charge, toilets. Sk150611Sue
19th SeptemberPleasley Pit. Car park at old colliery, Pit Lane. SK499644 Al and John
17th October Loxley/Wadsley Common. At Hillsborough, Malin Bridge take the  B6077 signed to Dungworth and after passing the cemetery on your  left take the right turn (Long Lane) up the hill and shortly after the  left turn to Holdworth turn right into the car park. SK306908Al and John
21st NovemberOld Moor RSPB reserve. Meet in reserve car park. Leave the M1 at  Junction 36 and take the A61 (Barnsley). At the small roundabout  continue on the A6195 (Doncaster) for about 4 miles. Follow the  brown RSPB reserve signs. SE422022. RSPB membership card, fee if not a member. Toilets and cafe.Bridget 

December 12th. Indoor meeting at The Three Merry Lads, Redmires Road. Meet at 1000 for coffee, planning, photos and lunch.