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The area around Matlock has rich and varied flora. Join this group if you would like to discover more about our local wild flowers.

You will be welcome at our monthly walks and don’t need to be an expert in finding and identifying wildflowers as members share their knowledge and expertise and learn together along the way.

High Tor, February 2016

The group meets on the third Thursday of each month from March to October, 9:30 to 11:30am, for a short walk in the Derbyshire countryside.

The walks are typically no more than 1.5 miles on smooth trails or good paths with no stiles and usually not steep - we will warn you in advance if there are any steep sections.

The groups' coordinators are Judith Holt, who can be contacted by email by clicking on her name, Irene Hayward - telephone 01629 57918 and Karen Hale - telephone 01629 259763.

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High Tor, February 2016

Fungi on the Longshaw Estate

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Details of the 2019 programme of walks are:

21 March

High Peak Junction - walk to Derwent side Reserve for wild daffodils

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18 April

The Birches Wood, Ambergate for bluebells

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16 May

Magpie Mine, Sheldon for metalliferous flora

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20 June

Black Rocks/High Peak Trail, National Stone Centre to compare limestone and gritstone flora

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18 July

High Tor to find broad leaved helleborine and other grassland flora

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15 August

Froggatt Edge for moorland flora and woodland

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19 September

Matlock–Rowsley Multi access track – what will we find?

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17 October

Longshaw for fungi

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If a planned walk has to be cancelled, the coordinator will send out an email by 9:30pm on the evening preceding the walk date. Please remember to check your email if you are in doubt about the weather.

All images courtesy of Julie Dumelow

High Tor, February 2016

Last updated on 8 March, 2019
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