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.
Our past programmes for 2017/8 and 2018/9 are available at the heading tab. This page also contains brief reports and photos of our field trips in May each year.
The committee is currently looking to organising meetings using Zoom sometime during the autumn term. Do check our web site and Facebook pages occasionally for updates. Access our Facebook pages via the symbol at the top or right of this page.
Meanwhile we invite you to read the 2020 report on what has now become the annual swift survey in Ambleside. The link is at the bottom of this page.
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.
Swifts in Ambleside
Following a talk on swifts to ANHS by Peter Moreton in April 2019, Pete Martin set up a small group to monitor swifts and their nest sites in Ambleside each summer.
Click on the links to read Pete’s reports of their observations.