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August 2019

Visit to Prewley Moor (Entomology Section)

Sun. 4 August 2019 at 10:00 am

A visit to Prewley Moor, near Okehampton. Leader Dave Smallshire. This is a joint meeting with the British Dragonfly Society (Devon Group) to look for Southern Damselfly, Golden-ringed Dragonfly and Keeled Skimmer at an…

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Clayhidon Murder Trail (Exeter Branch)

Tue. 6 August 2019 at 11:00 am
Half Moon Inn Clayhidon, Devon EX15 3TJ

David Pugsley’s guided walk is designed as a re-enactment of the infamous murder of William Blackmore in Clayhidon in 1853, and the subsequent trial, conviction and execution of the perpetrator, George Sparks. Participants will…

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Arable plant meeting at Snapes Point (Botany Section)

Sat. 10 August 2019 at 11:00 am

Meet at the car park at SX73914015 (a National Trust carpark with a donation box). Leader: Hannah Gibbons, Colour in the Margins' Farmland Monitoring and Advisory Officer for Devon & Cornwall. NON-MEMBERS WELCOME. Bring…

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Visit to Gara Rock (Geology Section)

Sat. 31 August 2019 at 10:30 am

A field trip to the vicinity of Gara Rock in the South Hams. To be led by Chris Adams (Kingsbridge U3A) and John Mather (Emeritus Prof, Royal Holloway). Meet at the honesty box car…

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September 2019

Visit to the Museum of Dartmoor Life (History Section)

Mon. 9 September 2019 at 11:30 am
Museum of Dartmoor Life, Museum Courtyard, 3 West Street
Okehampton, Devon EX20 1HQ
£6 – £8

The Museum of Dartmoor Life is in Okehampton and our visit will include a tour of the museum, refreshments, and a talk on “Tracks, Roads and Railways on Dartmoor”. The exact cost is to…

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Okehampton and Lydford Castles 1 (Buildings Section)

Tue. 10 September 2019 at 10:30 am
£9

Meet at 10:30am at Okehampton Castle and at 2:30pm at Lydford Castle. Guided tours by DA President and archaeologist John Allan FSA, who will share his unrivalled knowledge of these iconic buildings and landscapes,…

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Visit to Tor Royal (Tavistock Branch)

Wed. 11 September 2019 at 2:30 pm
£12

Meet at Tor Royal, Princetown, at 2.30 pm where there is plenty of parking.   Tor Royal is a Grade II listed building with a rich history.  There will be a short walk of approximately…

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The Etches Collection and the Jurassic Coast (Geology Section)

Fri. 13 September 2019 - Sun. 15 September 2019
£40

An exciting opportunity to visit the world-famous Jurassic Coast with Prof Malcolm Hart as our expert leader. On Saturday morning we plan to visit the Kimmeridge foreshore. We will have lunch and then visit…

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Uncle Tom Cobley & All (Tavistock Branch and Music Section)

Fri. 13 September 2019 at 7:00 pm
Tavistock Parish Centre, 5a Plymouth Road
Tavistock, PL19 8AU
£5

With Dr Todd Gray MBE,  in association with our Tavistock Branch and Music Section, and the Tavistock Subscription Library. An evening of word and song revealing the long and curious history of Devon’s anthem.…

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Beetle ID Workshop 1 (Entomology Section)

Sat. 14 September 2019 at 10:30 am
The Kenn Centre, SX 914 866
Kennford, Devon

This beetle identification workshop will focus on Carabidae. The Coleoptera are a huge order with over 4,000 species occurring in the UK but the Carabidae or Ground Beetles are much more manageable with only…

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Annual Lunch 2019 (Exeter & E Devon Branches)

Wed. 18 September 2019 at 12:00 pm
Exeter Golf & Country Club, Topsham Road
Exeter, Devon EX2 7AE

This year Exeter and East Devon Branches have jointly organised an annual lunch. After Exeter Branch's brief AGM,  DA President John Allan will give a talk to all present. The lunch will follow. Price…

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Okehampton and Lydford Castles 2 (Buildings Section)

Thu. 19 September 2019 at 10:30 am
£9

Meet at 10:30am at Okehampton Castle and at 2:30pm at Lydford Castle. Guided tours by DA President and archaeologist John Allan FSA, who will share his unrivalled knowledge of these iconic buildings and landscapes,…

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