About Us

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. Click on the link to see the rules governing the running of our society.

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 encompassed in a memorandum of understanding to work together to further our aims. Michelle Leek, Pro-Vice Chancellor, and Mike Green, Vice-chair of ANHS, exchanged copies of the MoU at the special lecture given by Lizzie Daly, wildlife biologist and BBC presenter, at the university, on 11 October 2018.

Left to right: Volker Deecke, Chair ANHS, Lizzie Daly, Michelle Leek, Mike Green. (Photo: Nigel Thompson)

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