The Ambleside Natural History Society was formed in 1954 as the Ambleside Field Society and was renamed in 2007.
It 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.
The Society meets through the darker days of October to April when talks and presentations are given.
In the summer months outings to places of interest are arranged.
In 2016 the Society developed a strong link with staff and students on the Ambleside Campus of the University of Cumbria which is now encompassed in a memorandum of understanding to work together to further our aims. We hold most of our meetings on the Ambleside campus.