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April 2018

Eldad Reimagined (IA Section)

22 April 2018 at 10:45 am - 12:30 pm

Meet at 10:45 at the entrance to Plymouth Railway Station, for an 11:00 - 12:30 walk and talk on Brunel’s plans for a grand railway terminus. The leader will be Alan Barclay. In 1843…

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May 2018

Poltimore House (Buildings Section)

9 May 2018 at 10:00 am

A visit to Poltimore House. It is designated a Grade II* listed building and was a finalist in the BBC Restoration programme. The Manor of Poltimore was acquired by the Bampfyldes in 1303 and…

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Field Trip Branscombe & Beer (Geology Section)

12 May 2018

Day field trip led by Professor Malcolm Hart to Branscombe (am), and John Scott to Beer caves (pm). Please book by 2nd May.

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Visit to Sampford Courtenay (History Section)

15 May 2018 at 10:30 am
£8 - £14

A visit to Sampford Courtenay and Solland Farm. Sampford Courtenay is most famous historically as a centre for the Prayer Book Rebellion of 1549 and where the rebels made their final stand. The three-page…

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A ‘Devon Day’ (Buildings Section)

17 May 2018 at 10:30 am
Matthews Hall, Fore St
Topsham, Devon EX3 0HF
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This is a joint event with ExeDFAS. 10.30 Dr Susan Andrew ‘Church Houses in Devon: Community, Continuity and Change’. Built in the late 15th and early 16th centuries to accommodate Church Ales and other…

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Haytor Quarries and Granite Railway (IA Section)

17 May 2018 at 10:30 am
£3 - £5

Note that this event was previously advertised as being on 17 April. We apologise for the error. A 2½ hour walk to be led by Peter Stanier. Meet at the car park below Haytor…

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West Devon Commons (Botany Section)

26 May 2018 at 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

A meeting to look for Viola canina, V. lactea and perhaps Carex montana and Platanthera bifolia. Meet at the north end of Plaster Down, SX5146.7295. NON-MEMBERS WELCOME. Bring packed lunch and appropriate footwear. Please…

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Stover Country Park (Entomology Section)

27 May 2018 at 10:00 am
Stover Country Park, SX833751
Newton Abbot, Devon TQ12 6QG

This is one of the prime Dragonfly sites in Devon and the focus will be on local specialities: Hairy Dragonfly and Downy Emerald. Optional visit to private ponds nearby after lunch to look for…

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June 2018

Moth trapping at Warleigh Point (Entomology Section)

1 June 2018 at 9:00 pm
Warleigh Point, SX450608
Tamerton Foliot, Plymouth, Devon PL5 2SL

Meet at the venue at 9:00pm and see what is attracted to the traps. If the weather looks unsettled please contact the leader by 6:30pm to check the event is still happening. Leader: Barry…

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Sidbury Manor (Buildings Section)

5 June 2018 at 2:00 pm

A visit to Sidbury Manor which was built in 1879, on the site of an earlier 17th century house which burned down. The house was designed by David Brandon, a Scottish architect who had…

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Mary Tavy Hydroelectric Power Station (IA Section)

6 June 2018
£3 - £5

A visit to the Mary Tavy Hydroelectric Power Station which is owned and operated by South West Water, where they produce power from water flowing off the western side of Dartmoor. The station, built…

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The Elephant’s Graveyard (Botany Section)

9 June 2018 at 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

"The Elephant's Graveyard", Axmouth-Lyme Regis Undercliffs NNR. NOTE EARLIER START TIME. With David Allen & Donald Campbell in search of Purple Gromwell (Lithospermum purpureocaeruleum) and a count of Nottingham Catchfly (Silene nutans) in this…

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