The Society meets in a spirit of friendship and goodwill to share in all aspects of natural history, geology, the countryside, its scenery, its flora and fauna, its use, its buildings, its history, the activities of its inhabitants, etc. Almost nothing is excluded.

On this site you will find the current programme of meetings for the Ambleside Natural History Society. Members of the public are welcome to attend our meetings. To get in touch with the society use the 'Contact Us' button on the Main Menu.

Next Meeting

Thursday 10th November 2016 at 7:30pm


Eurasian otters and endangered whitefish in the Lake District


Speaker:   Stephen Hewitt

Tullie House Museum


Location:  Beehive Building,

Ambleside University campus, Rydal Road, Ambleside



The lakes of Cumbria provide a UK stronghold for Ice Age relict fish, species which survive in the deep cold waters and spawn in the shallows.  The talk will describe the behaviour of otters in the Lake District responding to seasonal availability of these prey species at spawning time and what this tells us about the populations of both predators and prey.

Visitors welcome £3 entry, ANHS members free

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