The Ambleside Natural History 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.

Members of the public are welcome to attend our meetings.

The programme for last year (2017/8) is available at the heading tab.

Next Meeting

Sunday 12 April 2019 

Visit to Foulshaw Moss Nature Reserve

Foulshaw Moss is an excellent example of a raised lowland peat bog with unique flora and fauna managed by the Cumbria Wildlife Trust.

Information about the reserve can be found at


We will meet at the car park at 11:00hrs and have a walk around the reserve followed by a Jacob’s Join picnic. Bring binoculars if you have them to view the ospreys.

Foulshaw Moss is about 20 miles from Ambleside. Follow the A591 past Kendal and take the A590 south. Foulshaw Moss is on the left-hand side just past the Levens turn-off. Please car share if you can.

Note that the date has changed from that appearing in the printed programme.

View map of Ambleside Campus

The Percival Lecture Theatre is in the Langdale Building, number 5 on the map.

The alternative venue is the Beehive, building number 2 on the map.

If you turn in at The Armitt Museum, park in the car parks at the bottom of the hill (free in the evenings) then walk up the hill. The Beehive is the single storey building on your right, the Langdale Building is slightly further, up the steps to the flat area and is again on your right.

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